Information about upcoming events is listed below. Zoom links can be found in the Weekly Announce email or by contacting


Poetry Reading with Janie Bibbie, Tompkins County Poet Laureate
Friday, June 2 at 7 pm

Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Janie Bibbie, will read her poetry at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca on Friday, June 2 starting at 7 pm. Janie will read her poetry in the sanctuary and a reception and conversation will follow in the parlor afterwards. Janie will be “Sharing Poems from Observation”.

Janie’s books will be available for sale at the reception. Donations are appreciated and will be directed to the Community Arts Partnership.

This event is a joint sponsorship with Calvary Baptist Church and First Unitarian Society of Ithaca.


Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic and Flower Communion
Sunday, June 11, 10:30 am

Stewart Park (large pavilion)

Join us at the Stewart Park large pavilion for the final service of the church year and the Flower Communion. After service, we will enjoy a potluck lunch together. Please bring a dish to pass and your own plates and utensils. 

Flower Communion
 is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation is encouraged to bring a flower, which is placed in a shared vase. The flowers are blessed and redistributed. This ceremony represents how the presence of each one of us changes our community and is also changed by our community. The ceremony also symbolically represents the different gifts that we each bring to the community.


Environmental Interest Circle
Tuesday, June 13, at 7 pm

The Environmental Interest Circle is looking to consult with Ithaca’s Green New Deal consultants BLOC power regarding FUSIT cooling and heating systems. If you would like to join the meeting, email for the Zoom link.


Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, June 19, 2023 from 1 – 6 pm

The blood drive will be held in the church parlor from 1 – 6 pm.  Enter through the Garden Entrance (the double doors on Aurora Street between the church and the yellow Parish house)
Call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit to make your appointment.


Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm

The Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of each month. The meeting takes place in the church parlor and through Zoom.
All FUSIT members are invited to attend this meeting. Ten minutes are set aside at the beginning of the meeting for congregational feedback. 
Please join us to learn more about church happenings.


LGBTQ+ Small Group
Wednesday, June 21 at 7 pm

This Small Group is especially for FUSIT’s LGBTQ+ community. Meetings typically follow the same general format and structure as other Small Group Ministries at FUSIT. Gatherings take place on the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  All who identify on the LGBTQ+ continuum are welcome.  Come enjoy this opportunity for fellowship and community within our larger FUSIT community, in a safe, confidential and nurturing environment.  For more information, please contact Kevin Moss,


Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 1 – 6 pm

The blood drive will be held in the church parlor from 1 – 6 pm.  Enter through the Garden Entrance (the double doors on Aurora Street between the church and the yellow Parish house)
Call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit to make your appointment.


UUA General Assembly
June 21 – 25, 2023

Join fellow UU’s, June 21 – 25, 2023 online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. General Assembly 2023 will be a multiplatform event, with registration options for in-person and/or virtual participation. In-person registration includes access to events scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh, as well as everything available to virtual registrants. Full virtual registration includes access to the GA app, as well as all on-demand programming, live webinars, and live-streamed events.

Register Here.


Summer Pub Theology
Wednesday, June 28 and Wednesday August 2 at 6 pm

For the summer only we will be shifting to the Ithaca Beer Company so that we can enjoy their outdoor spaces. Meeting twice over the summer at 6 pm on Wednesday evenings. All are invited, including families and children. 122 Ithaca Beer Drive, off of Rt. 13 just south of Ithaca.  

Events for Children


June Religious Exploration Events

RE End of Year Celebration
June 4

Our final RE class will occur during the June 4th service and will include food and games.  We look forward to celebrating our year with you.

Nature Church at Taughannock Falls
Sunday, July 9 at 11 am

Meet us at Taughannock Falls for a chance to connect with one another and nature.  We will take the Taughannock Falls Gorge Trail up to the falls. Bring water shoes and play clothes if you would like to walk up through the water and a bathing suit and towel if you would like to stay and swim in Cayuga Lake after our hike.