No Summer Fun This Week
We're looking forward to our intergenerational Water Communion worship service this Sunday. Next Sunday, September 6, will be our last Summer Fun session of the year. Come with an appetite! It's our annual Sundae Sunday!
Children's Classes Resume in Two Weeks
We're looking forward to getting our Children's Religious Education classes underway. September 12/13 will be our kick-off. Families, we hope to see you here!
Welcome Table in a New Spot
A new placement for our Information and Welcome Table can be found in front of the painting by the elevators. At this table there will be information, a notebook to sign up to volunteer on our worship scheduler, a class, change your address and more! This table will be staffed during our Hospitality times after and before services.
Wondering About Unitarian Universalism and the First Unitarian Society?
We have two New UU orientation classes available this early fall. This class consists of four sessions. The first class is offered on Sundays from 1-3pm beginning Sept. 13th and on Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4th. Childcare is offered during this class. The second is held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm on October 8,15 and 22 and 29th.
New UU is an orientation class for newcomers and friends of the First Unitarian Society. Registrations are available in the Commons, at the Information tables or online at fusmadison.org/newuu
Choir Rehearsals Start This Week
Children and Teen choirs start on Wednesday, September 2 in the Music Rehearsal Room:
Cherubs (4 yrs. - 2nd grade) at 6:30 p.m.
Choristers (3rd - 7th grade) at 7 p.m.
Teen Choir at 7:45 p.m.
The adult choirs also start this coming week: The Meeting House Chorus on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and the Society Choir on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Both choirs rehearse in the Atrium Auditorium. Join a choir - Singing in community is good for our hearts, minds and souls and we need you!
Seeking a Fundraising Coordinator
We're looking for someone to help us grow and prosper. The position is paid, 20 hours per week. Members and friends are encouraged to apply. See fusmadison.org/jobs
Making the Good Life Last
Making the Good Life Last with senior minister Michael Schuler is an Adult RE presentation/discussion offering based on his book by the same name. Sundays, September 13, 27 and October 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Check the Adult RE table in the Commons for fee information and registration. Online registration will be available soon.
Special Thank You
To our Friends at FUS,
Thank you so very much for your kind and generous donations of garden tools! Our garden is thriving thanks to your support. Please stop by to see our progress. Our hope is to expand and collaborate with others next season . We'll keep you posted!
With peace and gratitude,
Your friends at Christ the Solid Rock
FUS's Family-to-Family Holiday Giving program needs more elves for the upcoming holiday season. Can you offer our committee just a few hours of your time between September and December?
Publicity Elf: We publicize only within FUS. Last year's elf can walk you through it.
F2F-to-FUS Liaison: Keeps communication between the committee and the church running smoothly.
Co-Volunteer Coordinator: Someone who knows, or wants to get to know, other FUS members and coax them into helping.
If you can help or want to know more, please call Susan Dinauer at 233-2385, 235-8698 or email@example.com
Thursday, September 17
One in three students report experiencing some form of abuse from a dating partner. If you work with teens, are you prepared to handle a disclosure? Adults in faith communities can serve as a powerful resource for teens who are experiencing or know someone who is experiencing dating violence. The way a disclosure is handled can deeply impact whether a victim will continue to seek help. In 2015, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) has created a goal to reach as many teens and adults who work with teens as possible to develop a community that is prepared to actively address the epidemic of teen dating violence. They are offering a training that includes basic information about dating violence, how to appropriately and compassionately handle a disclosure, how to screen teens for current or past violence, and information about community resources available specifically for teens. FUS will be hosting one of these workshops from 6:-7:30 p.m. on September 17th in the Gaebler Living Room. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP to DAIS staff member Aly Jarocki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Topics Book Group
Tuesday, September 25
The September meeting of the Spiritual Topics Book Group will be held on Tuesday Evening September 22 at 7 p.m. in Courtyard E at FUS. We will discuss Megan Marshall's book: Margaret Fuller, An American Life. For further information contact Ken Gage at 230-5068 or email@example.com.
Wealth Inequality, Taxes and Race
Thursday, September 10
Join us for public training on Thursday, September. 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Landmark Auditorium on how tax policy has contributed to our wealth gap, the racial implication of economic policies, and how we can advocate for a more just system! Led by NETWORK national trainer Colin Christopher. Free, with pizza provided and limited childcare available by reservation. RSVP by September 7 to Becky Schigiel firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle Suppers Gearing Up
Friday, September 11
Join us for informal pot lucks of small groups of people held in members' homes or other settings. Circles are coordinated by Dawn Stucki. Please feel free to call her at 849-8078 to register or email her at
Peace And Justice Book Group
Monday, September 28
On Monday, September 28 at 7 p.m., in Courtyard C. Liz McBride will show photos and talk about her recent trip to Cuba. Please feel free to read any book about Cuba that interests you. Questions? Carole Briggs
Prisoner Re-entry Simulation
Tuesday, September 29
Villager Mall community room, on Park Street, Madison, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This is an effective, interactive experience presented by our community partner Madison-area Urban Ministry, which teaches participants what people coming out of prison in Madison encounter and need to do upon their return. FUS members who have done it recommend it to others. Email email@example.com to register or to volunteer. It will fill up quickly!
Saturday, October 10
Join us for an informal, relaxed gathering at Zion City International, 1317 Applegate Rd, Saturday, Oct. 10, 4-7 p.m. There will be delicious and hearty appetizers, a raffle, short program and music. Tickets $15; tax-deductible donations over that cost are gladly accepted! To buy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the MOSES Table on Sunday, Sept. 13 or 20 after either service. Questions? Contact Susan Millar at email@example.com