FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
THE SCOOP
Sunday, September 9 Worship
"Living the Way of the Tides: Water Communion"
10:30 am
Rev. Peggy Clarke
Multi-Generational Service

Remember to bring water!
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
Partners in Worship

Rev. Clarke is seeking partners in worship. You can see the fall schedule HERE . If you are interested in any of these services, let her know you’d like to participate.
Coffee Hour Volunteers

FUSW Ingathering Service Coffee Hour, Sunday, September 9, after worship
Sign up at signup.com/go/OYOGgJd . Looking fo rward with excitement for the new year, and future coordination with more FUSW community building. Contact: Denise Dunn (fusw.dfd@gmail.com).
Religious Education News

We are expanding programming this year to include options for all ages that we hope will nurture everyone at FUSW and is inviting for residents of the surrounding communities. We hope you will participate and invite friends! Visit our website [ fusw.org/2018-2019-overview.html ] and watch the bulletin board outside the meeting room for information and schedules. We are grateful for your patience and kind feedback as we continue coordinating new schedules and space use.

Senior high youth are meeting this Sunday immediately after worship to discuss plans for the coming year. Let Tracy know if you will attend.

It's not too late to participate in the short survery about the adult class Rev. Peggy will lead. Let us know what interests you, click here [ surveymonkey.com/r/WN66P7T ].

Families, please submit a new RE registration form. You can download it on our website [ fusw.org/2018-2019-overview.html ] and give Tracy your completed form this Sunday. If you're on Facebook, join the Westchester UU family groups, links are on our website [ fusw.org/2018-2019-overview.html ].

Contact Tracy ( DRETracyB@gmail.com ) with questions, ideas, and support. She is generally available weekday afternoons.
FUSW Yom Kippur Service

Tuesday, September 18, 8:00 PM
All are welcome and encouraged to attend FUSW Yom Kippur service . The service will be led by Ron Katz.
Seven Minute Stories

Seven Minute Stories, Saturday, September 29, 6:00 pm, FUSW
Let’s get together to tell our stories. (Props optional!) Bring some food to share. RSVP to Rev. Peggy Clarke
New Public Relations Committee

The FUSW Board of Trustees has heard the congregation’s feedback from last year’s Listening Conversations, and almost all of us want a greater visibility for FUSW in our community and our county. Sue McAnanama and Jane Lawrence will be spearheading a Public Relations Committee and are looking for volunteers. New outreach efforts will communicate our mission, programs, and activities in various ways to a wider audience and to all age groups. For example, press releases, articles, and social media will be used to profile FUSW members involved in doing good work in our community, to describe our fantastic RE and OWL programs, and to increase the reach of Peggy's services and our musical events, just to name a few. If you like to write, or are tech savvy, or just bursting with ideas about how to get our message out, please let Jane and/or Sue know. An initial meeting will be held soon to launch this effort. Stay tuned - and thank you! Contact: Jane Lawrence ( janelawr52@gmail.com ), Sue McAnanama ( suemcananama@gmail.com ).
Gratitudes

A big thank you to all those who led summer services: Susan and Larry Greenberg, the Women's Group, Kevin Weber & Connie Kehoe, Irene Jong, Diane Guernsay & Paul Gross, April & Ray Castoldi, Craig Butler & Family, Marilee Scheunemann, Marin & Greg Shunick, Vikram Jallepalli, and John Scheuneman.
Hastings Food Pantry

THANK YOU to all who donated groceries and canned goods to the Food Pantry on Main Street in Hastings-on-Hudson. The pantry is open to all, and once a week clients can choose anything they need, no matter where they live. FUSW has supported this food pantry for many years. You may place your donations in the hinged box in the FUSW bathroom hallway. (Thanks also to George McAnanama for last month delivering ALL the food himself on the hottest day of the year!)
Are You a UU Who Sides with Love?

Upcoming feature will profile those whose actions match their faith beliefs. To submit your name or a friend, please contact Jane Lawrence ( janelawr52@gmail.com ) or Susan McAnanama ( suemcananama@gmail.com ). Or we’ll ask you! 
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 . NOTE: FUNDS FOR THIS PROGRAM ARE EXPECTED TO LAST THROUGH SEPTEMBER ONLY, SO INTERESTED PARTIES PLEASE ACT NOW . Contact our Planned Giving Committee: Rob Carroll ( robtcarrol@aol.com ), Bob Kinney ( kinlaw2@verizon.net ), Diane Guernsey ( dianeguernsey.uu@gmail.com ), and Bill Reynolds ( wreynolds12@outlook.com ).
Upcoming Social Justice Events

You'll find many great opportunities to learn about important issues and support worthy causes HERE . Contact: Betty Gilmore (egilmore1@msn.com).
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
Have News to Share?

The Scoop e-newsletter is distributed each Wednesday. Submit articles to pam.fusw@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon. Send updates to the FUSW Calendar to pam.fusw@gmail.com
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