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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Reminder: One Path, Many Experiences: A Labyrinth Workshop - Mar 26, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Thursday, March 9, 2023
One Path, Many Experiences: A Labyrinth Workshop scheduled for Mar 26, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Monday, February 27, 2023
FUSF is looking for qualified candidates for their part-time Office Administrator
Job Title: First Universalist Society in Franklin (FUSF) Office Administrator
Status: Non-exempt, Part time, Mon.-Fri. $20-23/hr 20-25 hrs./week, Sept.-mid-June, 10-15 hrs./week, mid-June-Aug.
Job Reports to: Minister
Job Summary: Working independently and collaboratively, the Office Administrator will support the Minister, Staff, Board of Trustees, and various committees. Primary responsibilities will focus on: Church Office Management and general administrative support; Internal Communications; limited Bookkeeping and Building and Facilities Management.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
One Path, Many Experiences: A Labyrinth Workshop - Mar 26, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023
** ANNOUNCING ** The LiveARTS Young Artists Showcase - Sunday, March 12
Monday, February 6, 2023
Introduction to FUSF's Rev Bev - 01/25/23 (audio)
FM #935 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 935 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my conversation with First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF) interim minister, Reverend Beverly Waring. We talk about her role as interim minister and her path to this role from software engine to social work to this position in Franklin.
The audio recording runs 28 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Rev Bev. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-935-introduction-to-fusfs-rev-bev-01-25-23
FUSF web page -> https://fusf.org/
Minister’s page -> https://fusf.org/who-we-are/minister/
Where is the FUSF meeting house? https://fusf.org/contact-us/
While FUSF is home to The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse -> http://circlefolk.org/
and LiveARTS -> https://www.liveartsma.org/ there are quite a few other active community groups -> https://fusf.org/community/
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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Saturday, December 24, 2022
New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk at First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF)
Friday, October 28, 2022
First Universalist Society in Franklin is looking for someone to fill a part-time Custodian Position
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
LiveARTS Concert Season Announced for 2022-2023
Thursday, June 9, 2022
LiveARTS String Quartet Concert - June 12 - 3 PM
LiveARTS is supported in part by grants from the Bellingham, Franklin, Holliston, Mansfield, Mendon, Norfolk, North Attleboro, and Norton cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
First Universalist Society in Franklin is hiring for their "Church Operations and Communications Manager" position
The Church Operations and Communications Manager supports the mission and goals of FUSF, a Vibrant, Energetic, and liberal congregation, by providing leadership and professional expertise to a broad variety of functions necessary for the effective planning and day-to-day operation of the church. The incumbent has broad responsibilities across the entire operation. Reporting to the Minister, the Church Operations and Communications Manager works with other staff, church officers, boards, committees/teams, and volunteer leaders in all facets of this process from visioning to implementation.
The Church Operations and Communication Manager’s primary roles encompass:
● Internal Communications including
o handling email, phone and in person inquiries,o manage and update communication tools and serve as the primary resource for congregants using these tools including Google G-Suite, fusf.org email addresses, Breeze database and Mailchimp,o Coordinate, edit, update, create, and deliver the: Google calendar, and E-Newsletter,o supporting the internal congregation and operations structure and being the initial entrance point into the church.
● External Communications responsible for our Website, and social media campaign execution and administration.● Church Office Management including Clerical Support● Bookkeeping including account updating and reconciliation via QuickBooks● Support Building and Facilities Management, including custodial supervision.
Must possess excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills; be technically proficient with many office and communication tools, be independent, self-motivated, and reliable, be well organized, detail oriented and able to multitask all with a friendly smile.
The position has a competitive salary, generous benefits, and 4 weeks of paid vacation during the summer.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: Bo.Kinney@fusf.org
|screen grab of FUSF.org webpage|
Monday, October 25, 2021
Art Wall at FUSF: Schedules reception with Chris Blue Lamb Toubeau - Nov 14
"My work is about technology's effect on us and our ability to work with Future technology," says Chris Blue Lamb Toubeau.Please note the time change: reception moved up to 11:30 AM. Join us to meet the artist on November 14 at FUSF. Masks required, 50-person limit indoors. Refreshments outdoors.