Our mission statement:
"First Unitarian Society of Plainfield: A welcoming, inclusive community
to feed the human spirit, to inspire compassionate action,
and to serve as a beacon for justice and love."
A welcoming congregation, a safe place for everyone
FUSP has been active in LGBTQ issues since before there was an acronym at all. Our work to embrace and support this community is ongoing. We are part of the Unitarian Universalist welcoming congregation program, as well, which helps guide our practices.
When your children ask about religion, what do you tell them?
We provide a safe, emotionally supportive environment where children, youth and adults alike can participate in the lifelong process of spiritual discovery. In keeping with Unitarian-Universalist principles we encourage:
Children's Religious Education begins each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sunday mornings, we gather as a community to celebrate and serve
Here you will find a place to "nurture the spirit and help heal the world." Here you will find a place that challenges and supports you to live your values and religious beliefs out in the community and in the larger world. Here you will find a place that grows your mind, your spirit, and your heart.
“No matter what our definition of worship might be, we have an embodied experience of being in worship together, and that is what is most important.” (uua.org)
More than talk: We aim to turn our values into actions.
“Today the fate of humankind is even more crucially linked than ever before. The boundaries between the problems of ‘others’ and ‘our’ problems are being increasingly erased.” Janey Dvnovsek
UUs have a role to play in removing the border between us and them. We are the transition zone that can make a difference in our communities and yes, in the world.
We can work, either in our hearts and minds or in our actions to break down the borders of oppression and injustice, to break down the walls that divide, to create transition zones with all people.
We all stand together. We can all stand in love, on the side of love. We can let the borders that divide us fall away and we can expand the borders of our understanding to encompass one human family. Our future and the future of the generations to come depends on this.
Simple support: Use these service providers and some proceeds come to FUSP.
We gather every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship services. Contact us any time for more information.
724 Park Avenue
Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
Office: (908) 756 0750
Minister Email: Rev. Ann Marie Alderman
Administrator and Social Justice Coordinator: Email: Sharon McGuire, information, rentals or social justice activities:
Faith Formation and Membership Coordinator: Cheryl Powers,
Music Director Email: Gordon Rowan:
Food Pantry Director Email: Joanne Macaluso
President of the Board of Trustees Email: