First Universalist Society in Franklin

3-12-17 Announcements


 ***Today is a Souper Sunday! Please stay after the service for some lunch and conversation in the foyer.

***Visit our “Ask Me About Ferry Beach” table after services this Sunday 3/12! Stop by to learn more about the annual FUSF weekend retreat at Ferry Beach located in Saco Maine. The dates of our annual FUSF retreat are May 19th -21st. All FUSF members & non-members are invited (and encouraged) to attend. The retreat is a time to have a weekend away in a safe summer camp setting, right on the beach with others in our FUSF community. For more information visit the information table on Sunday or contact Pam & Maddy Rivera-Bellino at

***TODAY – the Adult Faith Development Committee and the Social Justice Committee will host an informative forum  following Souper Sunday from noon to 1:30.  John Emmitt, member of FUSF, will present the documentary “Legalize Democracy” and hold a discussion afterward.  Come find out how the “Move to Amend” initiative has spread across communities in response to the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.  This grass-roots movement is focused on amending the constitution to outlaw corporate “personhood” and restore democracy to America. This is a multi-generational activity.  Children’s activities will take place in the foyer and we have several choices all surrounding our democracy!

***This year for the first time FUSF has a team walking in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace in Boston on the morning of May 14.  This 6.8 mile walk from Dorchester to City Hall Plaza raises funds for the important work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.  FUSF has its own fundraising page which you can access by going to and then clicking “get involved”, then “list of teams” to find us.  The direct link is  It costs $10 to register to walk or if you want to support the walk, any amount is welcome.  Please share the page with family and friends to help us reach our goal.  For more information, contact Rev. Ann Willever,

***Irish Breakfast Saturday March 18th  Come get your green on with a great Irish breakfast on Saturday March 18th! Featuring slab bacon, eggs, hash browns and Irish Soda bread, and more (and a few veggie alternatives), bring your family, friends and foodies all for $13.00 for individuals, kids $5.00 and $25.00 for  families. Green food will be available!

***Don’t forget to register for the Thankful Thursday Daytime course on Thoreau or the evening one on Mar. 20 & 27 (WE MUST HAVE 8 PEOPLE REGISTERED for the CLASS to make! So sign up to let us know you are interested…and you can e-mail me, as well to register!).

***On the 1st & 3rd Sundays, beginning March 19th, we will also begin our Healing Circle. Susan Givatovsky will be offering a group session starting with a Guided Meditation, an energy activity, and Reiki. Reiki sessions will be offered by a team of Reiki Practitioners organized by Susan. (Contact Susan at if you’d like to join her team.) Sign up at the side table.

***The Fundraising Team is hosting a Donation Drive on Sunday April 2nd to help you de-clutter your clothing, shoes, linens, old sporting goods, household items, small appliances, books, CDs and MUCH more…Please help us reach our goal of 400 bags of “Stuff”.  It should be very easy for all of us, our friends and neighbors to help out by simply bagging up our old items. A SAVERS truck will be at FUSF Sunday April 2nd from 9:30-10:15am to collect our items.  They will bring them back to their facility where they’ll weigh them then disburse our proceeds. Please share with your friends, co-workers and neighbors. Please see the flyer on the vestibule bulletin board. Email Kathy with any questions (

***Your FUSF Board of Trustees is meeting Tue, Mar 14th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cook Room.  Board meetings are open and any interested member or friend of our congregation is invited and encouraged to attend

***Donations to the 2017 Boston Pride Parade: Saturday June 10, 12-3 PM.  gratefully accepted in the rainbow box on the side table. Sign up on the side table to join us.

***Visit the Social Justice Table after service each week to learn about opportunities for learning or advocacy. We look forward to seeing you!

***Next Sunday,  the Senior Youth group will be leading our service! This service is sure to be thoughtful, profound, critical and creative.  They hope to see you here!

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We invite you to visit us at First Universalist Society in Franklin

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Children and youth religious education 10 a.m.

phone: (508) 528-5348


Our Meetinghouse is located at 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA.

Our mailing address is: PO Box 316, Franklin, MA 02038