This Sunday, March 19, 2017 

We the Stewards
Emily DeTar Birt

This month's Theme is 'Mercy'

Attention Members:

Time to update the FUSW Directory.  If any of your contact information has changed, you can either update your information here or contact the Administrator at or call the office at 914-478-2710.  
A hard copy Directory will be placed at the Membership Table this Sunday for your review. You may make your updates on this copy also.  If you would prefer viewing the current directory on the Website 'Members Only' page and do not have the password, please contact the Administrator via email or call the office. Thank you.
Upcoming Activities at FUSW
Community Night this Friday 
March 17th 

Congregants of all ages are welcome for Community Night where we enjoy informal fellowship, small group ministry and the youth groups meet.
We look forward to deepening the ties of community with you.

  • Community dinner is open to everyone at 6:30pm. *Bring your dinner* and a plate to share if you are able, and enjoy fellowship time.
  • SR Youth Group meets 7:00-9:30pm. Bring $7 for pizza dinner. RSVP to  Jen Rohr so we know how  much dinner to provide.
  • The Men's Group and Women's Group meet at 7:30pm
  • The sanctuary is open until 9:00pm for community fellowship. Bring your favorite board game and board games - bring your favorite games.
Click here for the schedule. To schedule your group in a classroom on Friday night, contact Tracy Breneman ( 

Stewardship Kick-off Dinner

This Saturday, March 18

6:00  -  9:00 PM
Honoring the Past Celebrating the Present, Building our Future!
Bring a favorite dish and/or beverage and enjoy an evening with friends to celebrate the community we share - past, present & future.
« Entertainment hosted by Ron Katz & Rita Rigano!
« Contact Betsy Kates if you can help with decorations &   setup!
« Childcare provided!  

Sign up to bring a favorite dish
Breakfast Run - This Sunday, March 19 - 7:00am

Join us in preparing and delivering meals, clothing, toiletries, and conversation to hungry persons in Manhattan. We start at FUSW at 7AM with preparation (cooking and packing) and then we head out to NYC to serve a hot breakfast and hospitality. This is a great opportunity for families with children ages 8+ to do community service together. Donations of supplies and volunteers are always welcome. 
  • Clothing and toiletries can be dropped off ahead of time in the white Run box on the porch at FUSW.  The most important items needed are new (not used) underwear and socks, as well as gently used warm layers (e.g., sweaters, sweatshirts, hoodies, gloves, hats, scarves) and all types of travel size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, razors, combs, deodorant).  
Contact Art Lowenstein for more information.
Social Justice Corner
"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty."  Thomas Jefferson
Please visit the FUSW website Social Justice Upcoming Events Page by clicking here....

This week's upcoming events include: Justice Mondays continue... 
Interested in a UU  Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt to support your social justice activities?
 Check out and  20% discount on orders of 10 or more.
Contact Bob Grejdus for more information:
FUSW Notices 
Join the First Unitarian Society of Westchester 
Facebook group!
The First Unitarian Society of Westchester is a Facebook group for members and friends to share with the FUSW community at large. We hope this space is a dynamic environment to invite quick response and information sharing about our community.
We want to remind everyone that posts shared in this group are not reflective of the staff or stance of FUSW unless posted from the website or other FUSW sources. Much like congregational reflection, these posts reflect the voices of the individuals who post here. And much like congregational reflection, we ask that you think about the diversity of our community, including political, religious, racial, or other differences, before posting, and respect the voices of those who post here.  We want to continue to create an inclusive community online as well as in person. 

About Inclement Weather

Throughout winter, a decision will be made by 8:30 am Sunday if the weather is such that services  and RE should be canceled.  
If services are canceled, alerts will be sent out: 
1) T ext alerts to those who have registered in the database
click here  to register  
2) An e-mail blast 
3) A notice will be posted on the FUSW website
4) Via program group phone tree if a Program Group Sunday 

Offerings (or Donations) Made Easy
Didn't bring your wallet or check book with you? Give online on your phone through our PayPal account! During our offering, take out your phone and scan the QR code to the left. You will be brought to our donations page. 
If you don't have a QR code scanner, simply type the following page into your phone's internet browser.

Staff Hours This Week 
Emily DeTar Birt, Sabbatical Minister 
  • Wednesday 3/15: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 3/19: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday 3/22: 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 3/29: 9 am - 5 pm
  • In case of pastoral emergency, call Emily at 929-376-8637 
Tracy Breneman, Director of Religious Education
  • Wednesday 3/15: afternoon
  • Thursday 3/16: afternoon
  • Friday 3/17: morning
  • Sunday 3/19: meeting
  • Monday 3/20: afternoon & evening
  • Tuesday 3/21: afternoon & evening
  • Wednesday 3/22: afternoon
Rita Ruotolo, Administrator  
  • Thursday 3/16; 12-6 pm
  • Friday 3/17; 11 am - 2 pm
  • Tuesday 3/21; 10 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 3/22; 11 am - 3 pm

with information about contacts and resources  
is linked above and printed copies are available at FUSW.
Rev. Peggy Clarke will not be communicating on social media or email while away for sabbatical. We ask that you kindly don't message her on Facebook, social media, texts or email.  Let us give her the time to do this incredible ministry of her many climate justice initiatives for our congregation and the UUA.  
Rev. Peggy Clarke sends everyone her love from her sabbatical and will be back at in June. 
Upcoming Services
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
Planting Seeds of Hope
Led by Kevin Weber, Connie Kehoe,  Michael Dowling, Nancy Ulrich and Sara Kelsey

Upcoming UU Community Events


   (for Hospitality, Ushering 
& Greeter Sign-Up)


(Deadline for each week is Tuesday morning )


Rev. Peggy Clarke

Emily DeTar
Sabbatical Minister

Tracy Breneman
Director of Religious Education

Rita Ruotolo
Office Administrator

Office Hours 


First Unitarian Society of Westchester 

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