Monday Night Meditation on Zoom
When: Mondays, 6:30pm

These weekly sessions are led by Joyce Haydock, Senior Dharma Teacher with the International Kwan Um School of Zen. She has been with the school since 1989. This FRS UU Monday group was established over ten years ago. Our sessions consist of two or three chants, two readings/teachings and 30 minutes of sitting meditation. Beginners are welcome.

Contact Joyce at 978-363-5457 or email to be added to our list and receive access information.



Spiritual Practice with Julie Parker Amery
When: Tuesdays, 11am
(please note there will be no program on the following dates: June 29, July 6, July 13)

This is a drop-in program, so come as often as you’d like. Each week, we dive into a poem, reading, photograph, painting, or wisdom tale and notice what it’s saying to us in that particular moment. This is not interpretation—it’s not about trying to figure out what the writer or artist is trying to convey—but what it stirs within you. Questions? Contact Julie Parker Amery at

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 944 4098 2749
Passcode: 867415
Dial by phone: +1 646 558 8656


ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) 
When: Second Tuesday of the month

The next meeting of ROMEO will be at noon on August 10 at the Brown Sugar By the Sea (in the Tannery), Newburyport.Please join us. Fun isn’t as much unless it’s shared.

The Officer of the Day is Ed Buddleman, 617-429-2087, Contact Ed to let him know you are coming. Reservations are not required, but it helps the restaurant to know approximately how many will be there.

To attend you must have had both your COVID shots (one if J&J) at least two weeks before the meeting. RSVP required. Please bring small bills to facilitate payment of your portion of the check, and your sense of wonder at being able to experience new things.


Short Story Group
When: First and third Tuesdays of the month, noon via Zoom

The short story group focuses on reading and discussing anthologies. Contact Tom Himmel at for more information.


Climate Action Project

Mission & Goals:

An informed citizenry insistent on urgent government action to slow climate change! In response to this need the FRS Climate Action Project plans to:

  • Think globally, work locally, act personally.
  • Raise awareness within FRS and the local community on the urgent need for climate action by organizing a series of events, discussions, and communications on key climate change topics.
  • Grow the reach and effectiveness of our small group by attracting more FRS members and friends to join with us in this cause, and by collaborating with other like-minded local organizations and agencies of government.
  • Publicize concrete actions by which concerned citizens can combat climate change in their personal lives, through government channels, and/or by participating with advocacy groups.

For more information, contact Karen at



Guided Relaxation with Susan Cooper
When: Wednesdays, 10am

Join FRS member and LICSW Susan Cooper on Wednesdays at 10am for a brief period of mid-week relaxation and renewal. Each 30-minute session will include a guided visualization and reflection on questions around where we hold stress and how we can release it. You’ll also learn some relaxation techniques to use on your own. This is a drop-in program; come one time or many.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 873 4945 8812
Passcode: 884416
Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656



Online Friday Book Group
When: Fridays, 10-11:30am

We will have our next book selection meeting on Friday, July 2. Please email your suggestions to Bob at no later than Wednesday, June 30th.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 870 4388 5100
Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656
Closed captioning is available.

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