First Universalist Society in Franklin

Community Minister Blog

Dear FUSF friends,

Recently the FUSF Board affirmed my proposal to be affiliated with FUSF as a community minister and you may be wondering what this means.

Community ministers in our Unitarian Universalist context are those whose primary “ministry” is not within a congregation but in the larger community.  Some community ministers are employed full or part-time as chaplains, administrators of non-profits, serving as UUA staff or in a multitude of other ways.  Some offer their time and service to causes and organizations that depend upon volunteer support and this is what I plan to do.

One thing that is important to note is that an affiliated community minister is not employed by the congregation. Rather in this role I share my interest and passion for social justice with you and help connect the congregation with resources and opportunities.

Here are a couple of upcoming possibilities for involvement:

  • Tuesday, April 12 in Boston:  11th annual UU Mass Action Advocacy Day – join with other UUs across the state to lobby our legislators on issues of importance that match our values.
  • Sunday, May 8th – 20th annual Mothers Day March for Peace.   I’m putting together a team (hopefully 3 or 4 of you might consider joining me).  This 4.6 mile (Fields Corner to City Hall Plaza) fundraising walk helps to support the important work on non-violence and healing done by the Lewis D. Brown Peace institute.

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like more information about either of these events.

On Sunday, May 1st, I’ll be preaching at FUSF and look forward to connecting and reconnecting with you in this new role!

Faithfully, Ann

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