- Sunday programs
- Tuesday program
- Thursday program
- See Social Justice page for more activities
- See Shared Interest page for social events
- See First Sunday Forum page for special guest speakers
- Due to Super Bowl visitors, activities and traffic, FUS will hold Sunday Assembly at 10:30 am, followed by a mini-meal and social hour, but will not hold first-hour or regular noon programs.
- Our assembly theme for February is adaptation.
- Second Sunday Science, Feb. 11 at 9:15 am, Circle Room. Our February and March read will be Why Time Flies by Alan Burdick. Please read in advance, then join us for lively conversation. For more info, .
- Mindfulness, Sunday, Feb. 11, 9:30 am in the Chalice Room. Join FUS members Rebecca Chesin and Mirza Baig to learn about using mindfulness for connection. In this session, we will learn how to better connect with people and experiences in life.
- Darwin Day Celebration! Sunday, February 11, noon-1:00 pm in the Chalice Room. Featuring Jonathan Tweet, professional game designer and author of Grandmother Fish, a children’s storybook about evolution. Join us for educational fun for all ages! Read more about Jonathan Tweet.
- Gender 101: Fostering Justice, Equity, and Compassion for All Genders. Sunday, Feb. 18, noon-2:00 pm in the Chalice Room. With trans people experiencing unprecedented momentum as well as dangerous backlash in their fight for safety, visibility, and acceptance, making our communities truly accessible and welcoming to people of all genders is more important than ever. In this lively and informative workshop, we’ll start with the basics and cover vital knowledge for understanding gender diversity along with “dos and don’ts” you can start practicing today to help build a safe, equitable world for people of all genders. Led by special guests Rev. Karen Hering and her son Catherine Charles Hammond.
- FUS University presents: “World Religions and Humanism, Part 2: Christianity,” Sunday, February 25, noon- 1:00 pm in the Dietrich Room. Most people at FUS practice a humanism that is agnostic or non- theistic, but humanistic values can be found across the world’s religions. Join FUS member Rev. Wendy Jerome, one of our in-house religious scholars, for part two of this series, which will outline the basics of four large religious movements -Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism – and explore how humanist thinking intersects with each.
- Religious Naturalism Group, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Circle Room.
With knowable reality as its foundation, religious naturalism can be an excellent framework for humanists. Join this growing group for learning, reflection, and insightful discussion, and develop a greater understanding of your own theological orientation. With Rev. Kelli Clement. If you’d like a few readings for background, contact .
- “The Big Read,” Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:45-9:15 pm in 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. This month, please read the second half of Chapter 5. To ask questions or receive updates, please .
- Weekday Wisdom with Rev. Dr. David Breeden, Thursday, Feb. 15, 1:00-2:30 pm, Library. Join our Senior Minister for this new monthly gathering, which will explore humanism and other theological and philosophical topics in a discussion format. Open to all.
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.