Summer Services

FUUSN Summer Services 2023

July 2

July 9
Parish Hall only
The Church of Jazz
Church is where you find it. Join us for a jazz concert tuned to the qualities of human experience we look for in church. Geoff Hicks, celebrated local jazz artist (and minister) will transform our Parish Hall into a jazz club where you will be invited to refine the habit of finding church everywhere.

July 16
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Moral Foundations
Curt Lamb will lead a service that explores the fundamental values behind positions taken across our polarized political spectrum with the goal of expanding our understanding of, and perhaps empathy for, people whose views differ from our own.

July 23
Parish Hall only
Losing and Finding in Poetry, and music
Life is a round of losings and findings. Cathy Morocco, Lois Shapiro, Chris Welles and Norm Thibeault will lead a service on losings and findings filled with poetry that has found its lost music, and poetry that is still searching.

July 30
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How much attention do you give to your habits of attention? Have you ever noticed how hard it is to take in goodness? Claire Willis will help us understand new research that suggests we can actually increase our resilience, strength and capacity to carry our suffering by reconsidering our habits of attention. We will become happier as well!
Habits of

Aug 6
Parish Hall only
Deepening connection to spirit through silence and song.
This Sunday enjoy a respite from busy summer days. Join us in a service of silent meditation, quiet reflection and singing led by Suzanne Buchko and Joan Caplan..

August 13
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FUUSN’s Activist Heritage
FUUSN has a long and formidable history of social activism, including 19th century campaigns for abolition and public education, and 20th century crusades for civil rights. Bob Ellertsen will evoke our activist heritage in today’s service to invigorate our commitment to action on issues of the 21st century.

August 20
Parish Hall only
Beethoven and Transcendence
How does music take us beyond our assumed identities? The ‘physical world’ of Beethoven’s final piano sonata fills no more than 27 minutes of clock time, but through it we experience a sound world in which time seems to stand still and we gain the experience of individual identity merging with a larger whole. Lois Shapiro, FUUSN ‘s concert pianist and music educator will help us understand the intricacies of this work and show us its force, from beginning to end.

August 27
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New Forms of Church
Younger generations are increasingly taking a pass on church attendance. At this service, Sue Phillips, an expert observer of this development, will help us understand where they might be going instead to find what they are searching for.

Sept. 3
No Service (Labor Day)