First Universalist Society in Franklin


What Feeds Your Spirit? : Reflections from Interim Minister

FUSF Interim Minister

Rev. Jenny Rankin, Interim Minister

“I went to the woods that I might have the leisure to watch the spring come in,” Henry David Thoreau writes in Walden.  I love that line!  Watching the spring come in is something we New Englanders look forward to with bated breath, especially as the sharp chill air lingers into these early days of April! I’ve enjoyed diving back into the thicket of words that is Walden as we celebrate this 200th year anniversary of Thoreau, one of our Unitarian heroes.

I also appreciate the rapidity with which you are bringing your annual fundraising campaign to a close.  And the generosity!  Many of you have been able to increase your pledge in response to your awareness of what is needed to offer a “fair compensation package” to your ministerial candidates.  Thank you so much.  Your faith in the future here is evident in the strength of your pledging this year.

And thank you to the Stewardship Committee which has put so many hours into running a campaign that is clear and well-organized. I have been very impressed.  And also to the board who gets involved in making the follow up phone calls to get those last pledges in.

Whatever amount you can give, your participation in the life of this community-through your presence, your financial gifts, your time, your “soul light”-is so appreciated.  It is what keeps this community strong and on a positive, forward course.

See you in church!



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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