First Universalist Society in Franklin

Artistic Life

ART Wall at FUSF

Sharing Our Artistic Talents

Our congregation is filled with many talented people, including visual artists, musicians, and writers.

Visual Works of Art from FUSF members and the larger community are displayed on the Art Wall in the sanctuary, pictured above. The Art Wall had its first exhibit during May 2008 and has been continuously showing wonderful pieces ever since. We hold a Congregational show every year, and offer special exhibits such as the traveling “Love Makes a Family” exhibit. Other showings have exhibited photography, fiber arts, and works created by FUSF children.

Click here to visit the Art Wall page.

In addition, many other types of artists–musicians, singers, graphic artists, writers, and those who work in the creative fields–donate their many talents to FUSF.

FUSF Jazz Service 2014

Jazz Service at FUSF Spring 2014 (photo by Jake Jacobson)

The Music Team, chaired by Sue Bencuyacoordinates the music in our services. This team also oversees our talented pianists (Phil Hall, Michele Kelly) the Universal Singers, and our choir.

Many of our members are talented musicians, and several are professional performers. During Sunday services, musicians of all ages sing and perform.

Professional Sound & Lighting at FUSF

FUSF member Mark Plukas manages the sound system

The FUSF stage and sound system are professional grade, thanks to Mark Plukas, Jake Jacobson, Ed Szymanski, and other volunteers. This allows FUSF to host the Circle of Friends coffeehouse and classical musicians from LiveARTS. Chestnut St Revue -FUSF fundraiser

Members of FUSF have formed various musical groups. Some perform for fun, while others perform professionally and have booked gigs around the New England region.

Every year, FUSF members perform in the Chestnut Street Revue, a family variety show fundraiser where our talented musicians, dancers, and performers of all ages share their talents. See more photos on our Facebook page.

FUSF father and Daughter perform

FUSF is blessed with many talented writers, including  including journalists, bloggers, content creation experts, songwriters, poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. Many of these writers have published books or write professionally for a living.

Singer at FUSF