FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
THE SCOOP
Sunday, June 10 Worship
Flower Communion
10:30 am
Rev. Peggy Clarke
Multi-Generational Service

Remember to bring some flowers to share
as well as food to share at our annual end-of-year congregation picnic after worship.
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
Congregation Picnic

Annual End-of-Year Picnic, Sunday, June 10, after Worship
Bring food to share and stay to enjoy the company of our beloved community as we welcome summer together!
Religious Education
Visit the RE pages for the calendar of classes and youth group, info for families, and resources for volunteers.

If you would like to receive the weekly RE Newsletter, contact Tracy .

To see when Tracy is available this week, click HERE .
Gift for Bridging Youth
Each year, we give our Bridging youth (graduating from high school) a hymnal filled with messages of love and encouragement from our FUSW family, along with the words and songs of our faith. Our Bridging youth this year is Ryan. His hymnal will be available for you to sign this Sunday, before and after the worship service.
Drum and Dance Circle
Community Drum & Dance Circle, Saturday, June 9, 7:30 pm ( NOTE SPECIAL START TIME )
Bring your own drum or borrow ours. $10 donation. Kids are welcome and are free! Contact Andie, 914-261-0786.
Community Coffee
Tuesday, June 12, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

There is our last Community Coffee of the year!

Join Rev. Peggy Clarke at Starbucks, 718 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley .

Summer Services Sign Up

Have a service topic close to your heart that you would love to share with the congregation? Sign up now to lead one of our lay-led Summer Services, which start Sunday, June 17. Look for the signup sheet by the sanctuary.
Children at Summer Services

Worship services from June 17 through September 2 will be for all ages - our 2018-2019 budget does not include funding for childcare during summer services nor a summer childcare coordinator. Please plan for children in worship and utilize the children's area. Or you may offer childcare by finding two volunteers or by paying two childcare providers. Any childcare offered must be provided by two people who have staff approval, to uphold Safe Congregation practices. Contact Tracy with questions and for a list of our experienced childcare providers.
Dance Party

Mid-Summer Night’s Dance Party with Rock & Soul Revue, Saturday, June 16, 7:30 pm
We will be clearing the chairs for a good old hip-shaking dance party with The Rock & Soul Revue. With a repertoire of Motown, Stax/Volt soul, New Orleans funk, and other classics sure to make you want to get on down, a Rock & Soul Revue dance party is not to be missed!
Worship: A Deep Dive Conversation

Sunday, June 24, 3:00-5:00 pm, FUSW
Join Rev. Peggy Clarke for a longer look at the ways we worship. Are you being fed? Are you getting what you need? Are we serving our mission? Bring your ideas, your thoughts, your hopes, and your questions to this forward-looking discussion.
UU Summer Activities

It's not too late to sign up for summer experiences in UU settings. Tracy Breneman, our DRE, will be co-leading a class at Star Island the week of July 14 and would love to see you there! Click HERE and scroll down for an updated list of other opportunities.
Growing Our Light

What can be done to increase our congregation's visibility to our community at large? What are some ways we can get free publicity, good press, social media presence? This is the goal of our new working group. All ideas are welcomed! Contact Sue McAnanama to let her know your availability to meet sometime over the summer.
Gratitudes

Thanks to our new Caring Team! Betty Gilmore, Andie Kimerling, Mary Esther Malloy, and Sue McAnanama have all signed on to building our beloved community. Thank you!

Have a Gratitude, Sorrow, or Get Well Wish to share? Email to pam.fusw@gmail.com by noon on Tuesdays .
Dear Congregation

I’m so sorry I was unable to chair the annual meeting this past Sunday. It was a bad cold and bad timing — nothing terrible except I had no voice, and lots of coughing. It wouldn’t have been good to share the microphone on that day! Thanks to Greg Shunick for taking the lead with a few hours notice. Thanks to all those who wrote their annual reports and to those that read them with love and curiosity. Congratulations to the new board. I am proud of our democratic system of governance, where no one is indispensable! It has been my pleasure to serve as the Board president for one year and VP for two years. I learned a lot, and am grateful to our community for all the support and contributions of time and talent. I’m not going anywhere and hoping to stay active by living out our mission. We are better together. ~ Peace & love, Sue McAnanama
Social Justice Corner

This excellent article, originally published in The Nation , is a great way to learn about the current Poor People's Campaign supported by the UUA. Read the interview HERE .
In the Community

Running of the Balls, ” Sunday, June 10, Roosevelt Island, NY
Support the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation 's mission to raise awareness about this disease, which is up to 99% curable if detected early. Register or donate at seankimerling.org .

NYC Pride March, Sunday, June 24, UUs Gather 11:30 am, 8th Ave & 16th St
March with the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley (UUCHV), Croton, and other local UUs. Reserve your spot by Sunday, June 10. Contact Jim Russell ( jrussell@pace.edu).
Donate As You Shop

When you purchase gifts at Amazon Smile and specify First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Amazon will make a donation to FUSW! Shop at smile.amazon.com/
GA 2018

UUA General Assembly, June 20-24, Kansas City, Missouri
Unitarian Universalists from the US, Canada, and beyond will be gathering in Kansas City for General Assembly (GA), the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Many events are streamed live and/or a video is available online afterward. Learn more HERE . You can follow events with the free mobile app HERE .
Our Faith Family

The UU Congregation of Northern Westchester (UUCNW), Mt. Kisco, is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign for their roof repair. They have passed the threshold to have the project funded, and have added a "stretch goal" of $15,000. Donate at faithify.org/projects/help-uufnw-raise-our-roof .
Stay Up to Date
For the latest board meeting minutes, members roster, and other information, visit the Members page at our website, fusw.org. (For the password, ask any member of the Board of Trustees.)
Have News to Share?
The Scoop e-newsletter is distributed each Wednesday. Submit articles to pam.fusw@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon.
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