First Universalist Society in Franklin


Justice Works
By Rev. Ann Willever, Community Minister

By the time you read this a loyal group of climate activists from FUSF will have returned from the People’s Climate March in DC! Temperatures the day of the march were predicted to be in the 90’s! A reminder to all that climate change is real and we must all get serious about addressing it. Thanks to everyone who participated on our behalf!

About thirty-five people attended a wonderful presentation April 23 by Tina Chery and two other staff members from the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester. Their approach to working with families impacted by homicide resonated with our Unitarian Universalist values. They firmly believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their trauma. We heard their personal stories of what brought them to this work and what a vital resource the center has become, not only within the city of Boston, but in all of eastern Massachusetts. The Mother’s Day Walk which began 21 years ago with just a few participants has now grown to more than 15,000!

It is not too late to join our walk team, participate as a volunteer or provide a financial donation to support our team’s goal.

To join the walk team, please contact Jen Johnson,

To volunteer, please go to

To donate, either put a check in the canister on the side table marked Mother’s Day Walk for Peace OR go to the FUSF Team page

Thanks to all who have contributed thus far! We are on track to exceed our fundraising goal!

There are several upcoming events at FUSF including:

Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm – “We the People” multi-media presentation sponsored by the Corruption of our Democracy working group

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm – “Climate Change 101” sponsored by the Climate Justice working group

Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 am – Social Justice Council meeting – for all currently active working groups and those interested in forming new working groups. We will be looking at the 2017-18 calendar to begin planning meetings and events! All are welcome!

To stay in the info loop on Social Justice happenings, please visit our table in the sanctuary after church each week where you can sign up for the social justice google group.


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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