Summer Worship Services

June 17 - Susan Greenburg: " The View from Hook Mountain and Other Outings"
June 24 - TBD
July 1 - Women's Group & Others (including Denise Dunn): " The Declaration"
July 8 - Connie Kehoe & Kevin Weber: " Ethics & Ethnic Cleansing: The War in Bosnia 1992-95"
July 15 - Irene Jong: " Your UU You" (Welcoming German UU youth, Merle)
July 22 - Diane Guernsey and Paul Gross: " Music Service"
July 29 - April & Ray Castoldi
August 5 - Craig Butler
August 12 - Marilee Scheuneman: " Finding Happiness in a Persian Garden"
August 19 - Greg and Marin Shunick: " Getting What You Want"
August 26 - TBD
September 2 - TBD

Presenters and Board Members can find worship guidelines HERE

Our multi-generational summer services begin at 10:30 am.
Our congregation year starts again with our Water Communion on Sunday, September 9, with Rev. Peggy Clarke.
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
The Scoop is on Summer Vacation!

Our email newsletter is going on summer break! You'll find the information and updates you need at the special page on our website: . You can also stay connected on our Facebook public group page, First Unitarian Society of Westchester,
The Office is on Summer Vacation, too!

Our on-site administrator, Barbara Montrose, will have her last day on Friday June 29, and then our office will be closed until the fall. Phone messages and emails will be checked remotely by our communications coordinator, Pam Parker.
Summer Services Sign Up

Have a service topic that you would love to share with the congregation? We have three dates still available: June 24, August 26, and September 2. Find guidelines about leading a summer service HERE.
Children at Summer Services

Summer worship services are for all ages. Children stay with families during worship and may use the children's area of the sanctuary. Worship leaders or others are welcome to offer childcare by enlisting two volunteers or by paying two childcare providers. Any childcare offered must be provided by two people who have staff approval, to uphold our 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. Suggested donation: $20. Join us!
Worship: A Deep Dive Conversation

Sunday, June 24, 3:00-5:00 pm, FUSW
Are you being fed by our worship services? 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. RSVP required to Rev. Peggy Clarke
Social Action

Breakfast Run, Sunday, June 24, 7:00 am
Come help us prepare food, pack clothes, and distribute and interact with the homeless in NYC. Breakfast Runs are the perfect time to introduce kids and youth to the practice of service to others. You can also support us with donations of clothing and food (learn more HERE ). Contact: Art Lowenstein.

To find other local events and opportunities, go to the Justice tab at our website and click on Upcoming Social Justice Events.
Growing Our Light

What can we do to increase our congregation's visibility in the community at large? How can we create publicity, good press, and a strong social media presence? This is the goal of our new working group. All ideas are welcomed! Contact Sue McAnanama so we can plan to meet over the summer.
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.
Gift Card Fundraiser

Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser, 1st & 3rd Sundays
When you buy Stop and Shop gift cards, you raise money for FUSW - 5% of your total purchase - with no additional cost to you! Cards on sale after service on the first and third Sunday of the month. Contact Marin Shunick . On June 17 and July 1, Denise Dunn has kindly agreed to handle sales while Marin is away.
Summer Schedules

Rev. Peggy Clarke, our minister, will be on vacation from July 1 to 14; study leave from July 22 to August 18; and vacation from August 19 to 25. For pastoral emergencies, members may contact her by email at, text or phone at 914-275-1627, or Facebook Messenger. (Text and Messenger are best when you want a quick reply.) If you need a local on-call minister while Rev. Clarke is away, contact

Tracy Breneman, our part-time director of religious education, will not be on site during the summer, when she works reduced hours and takes vacation. You can contact her by email at ; she will respond when she can. You can check her schedule and find updates about RE next year on our website at
Recipes Wanted!

We are compiling recipes for our own FUSW cookbook! Send your favorites, plus any photos, to Margaret Utzinger at

A big thank you to all who brought food, grilled, set up, cleaned up, and enjoyed the feast and company at our Annual Picnic Sunday, June 10!
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
Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge

Limited Time Only - 10% Matching Opportunity for Planned Giving 
If you name FUSW as a beneficiary in your will, your IRA, or other legacy gift, we will receive a 10% matching donation from the UUA, up to $10,000. Find details at Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge . Contact our Planned Giving Committee: Rob Carroll ( ), Bob Kinney ( ), Diane Guernsey ( ), and Bill Reynolds ( ).
GA 2018 Online

UUA General Assembly, June 20-24, Kansas City, Missouri
Can't get to Kansas City? Watch live stream video of GA worships and other events at And follow events by downloading the free mobile app HERE .
Stay Up to Date

For the latest board meeting minutes, members roster, and other information, visit the Members Page at our website, (For the password, ask any member of the Board of Trustees.)
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