First Universalist Society in Franklin


Upcoming Services

FUSF Remembering Deoarted Souls ServicenWorship Services

Our services are designed to unite our diverse UU community in spirituality. Worship services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. from September until June. Childcare for babies and toddlers is provided; Religious Education for ages 4 and up is offered.

May 5 What Makes you come alive?

I love the words of the African-American theologian and activist Howard Thurman who once wrote “don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it because the world needs more people who have come alive.” On this Sunday when we welcome new members, we’ll reflect together on how we “come alive” spiritually and how being part of this “living tradition” of Unitarian Universalism can help us do that.

Worship leader: Jenny Rankin

 

May 14 Coming of Age 

Please join us for a very special service in which we will honor our youth in the Coming of Age program. Coming of Age is UU tradition which marks the rite of passage of a youth out of childhood to be formally recognized as an emerging adult in our religious community. These 9th, 10th and 11th graders have been embarking on a journey of spiritual development, reflection, and deep conversation with their adult mentors.

Lilia, Isaiah, Ethan, Jade, Nicholas and Patrick will present their credos, or statements of belief.

Worship Leaders: The youth, their mentors and their leaders, David Kassay and Sonya Roberts.

 

May 21 Ferry Beach Retreat in Saco, Maine

We’ll gather for “worship in the grove” at Ferry Beach on Sunday May 21.

***The church will be closed and there will be no worship services at 262 Chestnut St. on May 21.

 

May 28   The Interdependence of Culture and Faith Development

It’s not easy to carve out a spiritual life, but in a culture of consumerism, it is made more difficult to develop your faith or to encourage it in your children. In fact, we find ourselves trying much harder to hang on to our beliefs, and continuously develop our spiritual life.

FUSF’s Adult Faith Development Team is planning much more to help you spread your wings and soar. Thoreau wrote this about living a simpler life: “A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.”

When culture teaches us that happiness is filled through acquiring things, this puts the economically-challenged in a position of not being able to compete. Even college students are at-risk of having debt and anxiety, because credit cards are easily available to them and are quickly maxed out. And while people try to avoid these pitfalls, we are greatly influenced by cultural trends. Housing and the growing geographical space between families is another cultural trend affecting families and churches today.

Worship Leader: Connie Dunn

 

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