Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

July Theme: Open for Guests

 

Annual Ministry Theme: Interconnectedness

SUNDAY, July 21, 2024

Margaret Fuller: Lessons from Our Radical Transcendentalist Foremother

SERVICE STARTS at 10am

 

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Margaret Fuller: Lessons from our Radical Transcendentalist Foremother – Rev. Jane Tuohy

10am in the Sanctuary

Can the writings of a 19th century woman really teach us valuable lessons for these troubled times? Margaret Fuller was a radical feminist and the member of the transcendentalist circles. Today, women’s rights we thought were guaranteed have been lost and many others are being challenged. Margaret Fuller’s life and writings can inspire us to be resilient, bold, and determined even in the face of what may seem to be overwhelming odds.

Inward and outward freedom for woman as much as for man, shall be acknowledged as a right, not as a concession. As the friend of the negro assumes that one man cannot hold another in bondage, so should the friend of the woman assume that man cannot, by right, lay even well-meant restrictions on women.”  —Margaret Fuller, 1844

Upcoming Summer Worship Services
All summer services begin in 10am with livestream on YouTube unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 28: Living Restorative Justice – Rev. Andrew Forsthoefel, Interfaith Minister
What is restorative justice? Where does it come from? How does it work? And how do we live it, not only in our relationships with each other, but also in our relationship with ourselves? Reverend Andrew Forsthoefel, Restorative Practices Systems Specialist for the Cumberland County Public Health Department in Portland, ME, will explore the principles of restorative justice and offer reflections on how these principles can support us to live in alignment with the reality of our interconnectedness.

Sunday, August 25, Worship at Hampton Falls UU
Rev. Rebecca continues the long tradition of preaching at First Congregational Society Unitarian Church Hampton Falls on the last Sunday of each August. This is a special, more intimate gathering you won’t want to miss. First Congregational Society is located at 143 Exeter Rd. in Hampton Falls, NH. No livestream.

Yankee Homecoming at FRSUU!

Book and Game Sale During Yankee Homecoming Sidewalk Sales
Thursday, August 1 – Saturday, August 3 in Parish Hall

Come browse our selection of books and games! We will also be selling t-shirts and baseball caps adorned with a gorgeous new logo, along with refreshments!

Historic Church Tours
Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 from 10am-2pm (last tour at 1:30pm) at the Meetinghouse.

The FRSUU Meetinghouse is one of Newburyport’s oldest and most architecturally significant religious buildings. Established in 1801, our Meetinghouse is renowned for its impressive federal-style architecture, designed by the notable architect Timothy Palmer.

Church tours are 20 minutes long and full of fun facts and tales of the past that connect the history of our church to the founding of Newburyport and more!

Merrimack Valley Ship Model Club Exhibit
Saturday, July 27 – Saturday, August 3, 10am-5pm in the Lower Meetinghouse

The Merrimack Valley Ship Model club will exhibit a wide range and variety of ship models displaying tiny miniatures, and modest rowing craft in contrast with ocean going vessels. MVSMC members will be at the exhibit demonstrating modeling techniques and sharing back ground stories about the models on display.

 

 

 

Summer Invitation from the FRSUU

Rev. Rebecca invites you to join us this summer for a variety of exciting and meaningful services and community activities.

 

The Latest News & Events

Seeing White: An Online Discussion – Look for More Sessions Coming

Upcoming “Seeing White” Sessions in 2021 When and why did the concept of race begin? What does it mean to be white in the United States? Where do we, as “good white people” fit into the national reckoning on race? Join us for a discussion of the podcast series "Seeing...

December 16, 2020 – The Steeple

December 16, 2020 – The Steeple

Today's Steeple newsletter is out. Find information on fall worship schedule and weekday programming and other important announcements in today's edition. December 16 Edition: https://conta.cc/3akragH Questions or submissions or requests to add your email to the list,...

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

The "Hate Has No Port Here" anti-racism video produced by FRS has completed filming and now it is time to share this incredible work with the greater Newburyport community. This video is a call to action. It is a statement to all that racism will not be tolerated in...

Virtual Exhibit in the Tiny Gallery

Virtual Exhibit in the Tiny Gallery

Please be sure to check out our exhibit of creations by FRS members and friends, inspired by Bettina Turner's spring worship service on creating. Click here: https://www.frsuu.org/music-concerts/ and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click "Next" at the bottom of each...

Rev. Rebecca to be a guest on “The Morning Show”

Rev. Rebecca to be a guest on “The Morning Show”

Rev. Rebecca will be a guest on "The Morning Show" with Mary Jacobsen. When: Thursday, September 24, 9am Access Information: Watch the live broadcast on Local TV Channel 9 at 9am. Watch the live stream at 9am: https://ncmhub.org/ - click on the YouTube icon in the...

You are invited to help create our flower arch, in person!

You are invited to help create our flower arch, in person!

Saturday, September 12, 2020 When: 9am–Noon Where: Brick area in front of the meetinghouse Reverend Rebecca and Julie Parker Amery will be welcoming folks, while Justin Murphy-Mancini plays live music. There is no registration for this; however we will be maintaining...

Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Worship Schedule

Summer worship services held online through FRS start at 10am You can join the Zoom meeting by clicking on the service links below or  on the Zoom meeting link is in the right sidebar of this page.  This link will be used for the worship services (except on August 2,...

June 21 – Journeying Together

June 21 – Journeying Together

This evening's edition of Journeying Together is on its way to your inbox. Find information on weekday programming, video messages from staff and other important announcements about FRS virtual operations. June 21 Edition: https://conta.cc/2V5G5TD Questions or...

Imagine

Imagine

A weekly contemplation from Rev. Rebecca Join Rev. Rebecca for a ten-week series this summer exploring the concepts of imagination and paradox. Each Tuesday you will receive an email that includes a short reflection written by Rev. Rebecca, writing prompts, and other...

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