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Join Us Sunday @ 11 a.m.
October 11 / 11 de octubre / Service in English / Servicio in Inglés
October Theme: Forgiveness / Tema de octubre: Perdón
Arrive early to enjoy Albanza at 10:15 a.m
Llegue temprano para disfrutar Albanza a las 10:15 a.m.

“No One Is Alone”: First Unitarian’s Vision 2020!

With so many crises calling for our attention, how do we decide where to place our focus? Can we choose an intentional direction, or must we always be reacting to the most recent “fires”? (Did someone say “fire”? Be sure to join us for next week’s celebration of 20 Years of Surviving the Fire of 1995!)

Can we forgive the mistakes of the past and learn from them? Can we commit to placing our loving energies on the areas of our personal and congregational lives that most need our attention? This Sunday, with the guidance of our Board of Directors and Rev. Nancy, we begin to create First Unitarian’s Vision 2020.

What specific goals for this Beloved Community will guide our hands and feet over the next five years? How shall we minister with each other “Within, Among, Beyond”—“within” our own spiritual lives, “among” the members and friends of our community, and in the world “beyond” our doors? What a relief it will be to set our sights on our next goals and to create a flexible, sustainable sense of direction! The Alegría Singers will urge us to “Listen to the Voices” (Holly Near, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day) and remind us that “No One Is Alone” (Stephen Sondheim). Please join us!

Worship Leaders: Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones and Members of FUCSJ’s Board of Directors; Worship Associates:Frank Bosche and Robert Strong

“Nadie Está Solo”: ¡Visión 2020 de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria!

Con tantas crisis llamando nuestra atención, ¿cómo decidir en que enfocarnos? ¿Podemos escoger una dirección intencional, o debemos siempre estar reaccionando a la más reciente “incendio”? (¿Alguien dijo “fuego”? Asegúrese de unirse a nosotros para la celebración de la semana próxima de los 20 años de sobrevivir al incendio de 1995!)

¿Podemos perdonar los errores del pasado y aprender de ellos? ¿Podemos comprometemos a colocar nuestras amorosas energías en las áreas de nuestra vida personal y congregacional que más necesitan nuestra atención?

Este domingo, con la dirección de nuestra Junta de Directores y la Rev. Nancy, empezamos a crear la Visión 2020 de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria. ¿Qué objetivos específicos para esta Amada Comunidad guiarán nuestras manos y pies durante los próximos cinco años? ¿Cómo ministraremos con otros “Dentro, Entre, Más Allá”—”dentro” de nuestra propia vida espiritual, “entre” los miembros y amigos de nuestra comunidad y en el mundo “más allá” de nuestras puertas? Qué alivio sería fijar nuestra mirada en nuestras próximas metas y crear un sentido de dirección flexible, sostenible! Alegría Singers se nos instan a “Escuchar a las Voces” (Holly Near, en honor al día de los pueblos indígenas) y nos recuerda “nadie está solo” (Stephen Sondheim). Por favor únase a nosotros!

Dirige: Nancy Palmer Jones y Miembros de la Junta de Directores de la FUCSJ;
Asociados de Culto: Frank Bosche y Robert Strong

Please note: some roads near First Unitarian will be obstructed on October 11 for Viva Calle SJ

Standing on the Side of Love

Venga Este Domingo / Servicio en Espanol y Inglés
Todos los domingos / Every Sunday @ 10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Half-hour Multicultural Small Group Ministry Gathering

Come join us for this simple half-hour prayer-meditation service (without sermon) at 10:15 a.m. in a mixture of English and Spanish in the library. Accessible and welcoming to all, this service provides time to sing, meditate, and reflect in a small group in preparation for the service at 11:00.

Alabanza: Media Hora de Reunión del Pequeño Grupo del Ministerio Multicultural

Venga a unirse a nosotros para este servicio simple de oración-meditación de media hora (sin sermón) a las 10:15 horas en una mezcla de inglés y español en la biblioteca. Accesible e incluyente para todos, este servicio ofrece tiempo para cantar, meditar y reflexionar en un pequeño grupo en preparación para el servicio de las 11:00.

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Celebrating 20 Years of Surviving the Fire, and Launching our 150th Anniversary Year

Be sure to join us on this special Sunday, when firefighters and city officials, generous donors and church leaders return to First Unitarian so that we can honor the courage, strength, and determination that allowed this community to survive a devastating six-alarm fire on October 16, 1995.

Fire engines will be parked outside the church, and we’ll have an informal party in St. James Park after worship.

Want to help make this celebration memorable for us and the wider community? Please contact Dana Spinney, Office Manager, to add your name to the volunteer list: fucsjoffice@gmail.com.

Fénix Levantándose de las Cenizas: Celebrando 20 años de Sobrevivir al Incendio y Lanzando Nuestro 150 Aniversario

Asegúrense de unirse a nosotros en este domingo especial, cuando los bomberos y funcionarios de la ciudad, generosos donantes y líderes de la iglesia vuelven a La Primera Iglesia Unitaria para que nosotros podamos honrar la valentía, fuerza y determinación que permitió a esta comunidad sobrevivir a un fuego devastador del seis-alarmas el 16 de octubre de 1995.

Los carros de los bomberos estarán estacionados afuera de la iglesia, y tendremos una fiesta informal en St. James Park después del servicio.

¿Quieren ayudar a hacer esta celebración inolvidable para nosotros y para la comunidad en general? Por favor, póngase en contacto con Dana Spinney, Gerente de oficina, para añadir su nombre a la lista de voluntarios(as): fucsjoffice@gmail.com.



Nursery: Birth - 5 years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level

Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.

1st-4th Grades: Holidays & Holy Days — Henry Bergh Day

Unitarian Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in April, 1866, three days after the first effective legislation against animal cruelty in the United States was passed into law by the New York State Legislature. Bergh also prompted the formation, in 1874, of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The class will hear a presentation about Henry Bergh and afterward engage in wondering questions such as: I wonder what was the most important part of the story? I wonder if you have ever been really angry about something unfair? I wonder what you did about your anger? I wonder if anyone has ever made fun of you? I wonder if you have any pets? I wonder how you take care of them? I wonder if you have ideas about helping animals or people?

5th-8th Grades: The Questing Year: Meeting Mystery

This session introduces the concept of spirituality. Participants will experience and discuss spiritual practices. Most people don't talk about "connection" when they go to church. They talk about "spirituality" instead. But the words aren't really all that different. When we are feeling spiritual, we are connecting with something larger than ourselves, something like the world and the universe and the mystery — however you want to say it.

9th – 12th Grades
The senior high youth group meets from 11:30-12:30 after attending the first part of the 11 a.m. service.  The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers.  The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.

Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2015-16.

Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.

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