Dear FUS Friends;
See you this weekend!
Dear FUS Friends;
See you this weekend!
Challenges come our way in life. Some are pretty manageable. Others leave us feeling very alone and overwhelmed, or demand great contemplation.
Lay Ministers are available to offer personal support to those enduring grieving, illness, injury, life changes, unemployment, care-giving, isolation, or other difficult life situations.
Lay Ministers provide a caring, listening presence, spiritual support, and hope in times of need. How can you get in touch with a Lay Minister?
• e-mail layministry(at)fusmadison.org.
You can find out more at www.fusmadison. org/counseling
by Sara Goodman, Ministerial Intern
Social justice is more than making signs, shouting, and going to protests or—the other extreme—giving our money and letting other people do the work. Social Justice is a practice of living justly. It is a daily commitment to living our values and encouraging others to do the same. So what can you do to live justice every day?
Musically, on Saturday, accordionists Joyce Carey and Jenny Marquess will play the musical offerings. Sunday, cellist David Gould and harpist Linda Warren will play.
We are offering a New UU Orientation Classes on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning March 16 and continuing March 23, 30 and April 6. Childcare is offered!
This is our last class before the summer. New UU is an orientation class for newcomers and friends of the First Unitarian Society. During the four weekly meetings, participants have the opportunity to:
Registration is available in the Commons at the Information Tables or online at /newUU
Current members of the End-of-Life Ministry Team are inviting interested members of our congregation to join our team.
life matters along with a willingness to explore recent and ongoing developments in issues of death and dying, please consider joining us.
We do this work to raise awareness of the dignity in dying and death by providing education which supports members of our congregation in making informed personal choices that best express their values.
In addition to continually updating the manual, ‘Final Choices,’ the
team plans classes offered through Adult Education. For more information,
contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Meeting House guides offer tours to the more than 1,000 Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts that visit our campus each year. Income from these tours not only helps to fund critical Landmark restoration projects but also enables our staff to better concentrate on their work.
If you have a lively interest in learning more about Wright and his involvement with FUS, are eager to share your knowledge with visitors and have some spare time on weekdays or Sundays to occasionally give tours, please join our Spring training class which runs 3 Sunday afternoons in April.
For more information and to sign up contact March Schweitzer, email@example.com or 231-3941.
“FUS has provided a wonderful religious education to my children and helped me reflect more deeply on my values and life priorities. However, what truly excites me is our opportunity to inspire others by modeling the positive impact an inclusive and welcoming spiritual community can have on the larger world.”
– Brian Hellmer, Annual Campaign Co-Chair
Living by Heart is a contemplative spiritual practice, based on poetry, song, and story.
The practice has been described as “the heart learning of wisdom words, poetry and
scripture,” and combines reading and memorizing poetry, as well as various
approaches to meditation.
Janet Swanson, FUS Director of Adult Spiritual Programs invites you to experience this unique spiritual practice on Wednesdays, beginning March 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Landmark Auditorium.
Saturday, March 1, 4:30 p.m.
Cellist Michael Allen and pianist Jess Salek will perform the musical offerings.
Sunday, March 2, 9 & 11 a.m.
The Meeting House Chorus will sing For Good from Wicked and Amber Nicole Dilger will sing Something Beautiful by Ahrens and Flaherty.
Saturday, March 8, 4:30 p.m.
Accordionists Joyce Carey and Jenny Marquess will play the musical offerings.
Sunday, March 9, 9 & 11 a.m.
Cellist David Gould and harpist Linda Warren will play.
Saturday, March 15, 4:30 p.m.
The Shadow Strings Trio: Joe Loesch, guitar and banjo; Terri Schmit, mandolin and Marilyn Carien, bass will play.
Sunday, March 16, 9 and 11 a.m.
Members of the Madison Cello Ensemble will provide the musical offerings.
Saturday, March 22, 4:30 p.m.
Rachel Avery and Linda Warren will play celtic music for harp duet arranged by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher.
Sunday, March 23, 9 and 11 a.m.
The Society Choir will sing In Time of Silver Rain by Z. Randall Stroope and Kari Engleson and Dan Broner will play duets by Johannes Brahms.
Saturday, March 29
The Cherub and Choristers Choirs, directed by Heather Thorpe, will sing.
Sunday, March 30
The Teen Choir will sing and teen choir member Maya Pierick and Linda Warren will play music of Debussy arranged for harp duet.
Down the Drain: A Tour of the Madison Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant on Saturday, March 8, from 9:20 to 11 a.m.
Have you wondered what happens to the water that goes down the drain? Come find out as we tour our local sewage treatment plant. The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is located at 1610 Moorland Road, Madison. Please arrive at 9:20 a.m and check in with Liz Wessel. This tour will include some steps and will not be wheelchair accessible.