First Universalist Society in Franklin


Upcoming Services

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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.

March 5 – “Shared Ministry in Time of Transition: Where is Your Entry Point?”

Our UUA ministerial representative Lisa J. Anderson will speak about shared ministry in time of transition and invite us to reflect on how we will individually engage in our beloved community’s search for a new settled minister. What does it mean to be in shared ministry? What are we looking for in a minister? What are the lessons we can draw from our time of transition which will be the bedrock for a successful settled ministry. Ms. Anderson will draw on her experience as a member of her congregation’s ministerial search committee – a joyful but bumpy journey which started with the departure of a long tenured (mostly) beloved minister and resulted with a unanimous call.

Worship leader: Lisa Andersen, Ministerial Settlement Representative; Rev. Jenny Rankin will be assisting in worship.

After the service, there will be a 45-minute meeting with the congregation to provide an overview of the search process and address questions and concerns.

March 12 – “Nurturing our Justice Ministry”

Our Social Justice Council has taken off, with current working groups on immigration and refugee issues, climate justice and corruption in democracy! “Our congregation is writing letters, making phone calls, attending meetings and showing up at marches to witness for our Unitarian Universalist values.” This morning we’ll hear from justice advocates across the lifespan on how their work has inspired them and made a difference in their lives.

Worship leaders: Social Justice Steering Council
Special music will be provided by Michele Kelly, Alec Danz and Mark Stankard

March 19 – Senior Youth Group Presentation

This week’s service will be brought to you by the Senior Youth Group and is sure to be thoughtful, profound, critical and creative. They hope to see you here at FUSF!

March 26 – Thoreau as Spiritual Guide

We’ll celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau by exploring the wit, wisdom, heresy and prophetic voice of this American-grown Unitarian hero. Thoreau counselled us to “live deep and suck out the marrow of life,” but how, exactly, might we try to do that in the modern day world? Thoreau’s roots went deep in a small New England town, but his words echoed around the world and his essay on Civil Disobedience had a profound influence on Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

Worship leader: Rev. Jenny Rankin