- Sunday programs
- Tuesday program
- See Social Justice page for more activities
- See Shared Interest page for social events
- See First Sunday Forum page for special guest speakers
- Talking about Race and Racism with Kids, September to October 2017, Sundays, noon-1:30 pm. Our Religious Explorers program is bringing in educator Denise Konen for a five-week workshop on how to talk to your kids about race. This is in-depth work aimed at building communities that are able to engage in productive conversations about racism and whiteness with kids. Note: families registered and signed up to volunteer for the FUS RE program in 2017-2018 are eligible for a fee waiver. Space for this workshop is limited. For more information on how to register for it, please .
- Fourth Sunday Mindfulness
Oct. 22, 9:30 am.
This month, FUS member Pattie Dorf gifts us with her unique piano improvisation. Come meditate to the music and to specially selected landscape paintings. For more info, contact Ministerial Intern .
- Religious Naturalism with Dr. Demian Wheeler
Sunday, Oct. 22, noon-1 pm.
As you may have heard during Demian’s summer talk at FUS, religious naturalism can be an excellent theological framework for humanists. Come learn more from this United Theological Seminary professor, explore your own philosophical orientation, and join us as we consider ways to continue the religious naturalism conversation at FUS. A recommended reading is here. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read this article by Michael Hogue on “Religion Without God” (a large PDF).
- The “Widow’s Mite” in Context: Generous or “Deplorable”?
Sunday, Oct. 29, 9:30 am.
FUS member Rev. Wendy Jerome is one of our in-house religious scholars. Join her for a closer look at the familiar biblical story of the widow and her two coins, a story often taken out of context. What do you think its authors truly intended? And can the story help us examine why we need to think before we give?
- How You Can Make a Difference as a Citizen Scientist
Sunday October 29, 12:00-1:00 pm.
Come learn what it means to be a citizen scientist. You will get to try out a few citizen science platforms. Anyone can be a citizen scientist and all ages are welcome to attend this drop-in program facilitated by Director of Religious Education .
- “The Big Read,” Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:45-9:15 pmin the FUS Library. This year’s “Big Read” is The Design of Everyday Things, 2013 edition, by Don Norman. We’ll be using online talks and podcasts to inform our monthly discussions. For October, please read Chapter 2, pages 37-73.
HISTORICAL: Dietrich 100 Address-of-the-Month Discussion
To mark the 100-year anniversary of Rev. John Dietrich’s arrival at FUS, we looked in-depth at one of his addresses. The topics we examined follows.
- April 16: “What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual?” led by Frank Hanson.
- March 19: “Can the God-Idea Be Saved?” (12/14/30) led by Frank Hanson.
- February 19: “How the Gods Were Made,” (4/18/1926) led by Martha Hardesty.
- January 15: “Thoughts on God,” (1950s manuscript) led by Nick Rowse and Mikki Morrissette. Read a column Mikki wrote about Dietrich’s thoughts here.
- December 18: “What and Why is Christmas?” (1924), led by Phil Duran
- November 20: “What if the World Went Humanist?,” led by Adele Hansen.