FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
THE SCOOP
Sunday Worship - Sunday, April 15
" After Life "
Rev. Peggy Clarke
10:30 am


Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
Treasurer's Corner

Congregational Financial Update : Heading into the 4th Quarter of this fiscal year, we are in very good financial shape. The 3rd Quarter statements have gone out to all pledging households. Please make sure you are current on your payments. We are creating the operating budget for 2018-19 and in order to plan responsibly we need to know your pledge commitment for next year (which starts July 1). Pledge responses were due March 27! Reply to your E-Z Pledge email, return your letter, or contact our administrator, Barbara Montrose, at admin@fusw.org . Interested in how your pledges are used? Join us for a Budget Meeting on Sunday, May 20, following the service. We look forward to your questions and your input. Thank you for your commitment to the financial health of our congregation! ~ Amy Jo Neill , Treasurer.
Social Justice Event at FUSW

“Inside Iran,” with author Medea Benjamin, Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm, FUSW
We are proud to host a talk by noted human rights activist Medea Benjamin, author of the forthcoming book Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran and co-founder of CODEPINK/Divest from the War Machine . Ms. Benjamin’s talk is co-sponsored by the FUSW Social Justice Team, Concerned Families of Westchester, Jewish Voice for Peace-Westchester, and WESPAC Foundation.

Upcoming Social Justice Events Here
You'll find many great opportunities to learn about important issues and support worthy causes HERE . C ontact: Betty Gilmore
FUNdraiser this Saturday! 

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long , Saturday, April 14, 6:30 pm, FUSW
Just $5 admits you to a multi-generational evening of community, song, and fun – a fundraising event for the whole family! The songs and script will be performed by members of our FUSW and UU community. See the cast list on our flyer HERE ! So sit back and enjoy, or jump in if the spirit carries you away! Contact Gina Piazza
Garden Registration

Community Garden Registration & Orientation, Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am, FUSW
We invite all friends of the garden to attend our registration and orientation meeting. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Ask Liz Loglisci or email ccommunitygarden@gmail.com.
Our Minister’s Schedule

This schedule is fluid and both times and locations vary but it gives you a sense of when your minister is where and what she’s doing.

  • Monday: Day Off
  • Tuesday: Office Day 9:30 am - 7:00 pm or later (appointments welcome)
  • Wednesday: Office Day 9:30 am - 7:00 pm or later (appointments welcome)
  • Thursday: Writing Day (no appointments)
  • Friday: Pastoral Care Day (appointments welcome)
  • Saturday: Schedule Varies (appointments welcome)
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (appointments welcome)

Rev. Clarke is on-call for members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and -- in times of emergency -- even during vacation. She can be reached at minister@fusw.org, 914-275-1627, or Facebook Messenger. Text and Messenger are best when you want a quick reply. On Sunday after worship, she can be found near the name tags, chatting with people before they leave.
Stone Soup Sunday

Sunday, April 15, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
Our second monthly Stone Soup Sunday lunch begins right after service. The Hospitality Committee needs 6-8 people to bring their favorite soup to share, and others to bring sides, salads, and desserts, each enough for 4-6 people. We will provide bread (and coffee, of course). Contributions of $4.00 (adults and youth group) or $3.00 (children 6-13; children 5 & under eat free) are appreciated! Volunteers also needed for setup, serving, and cleanup. Email Denise Dunn , cc: Nancy Ulrich , by Saturday, April 14 .
Spring Cleaning

FUSW Spring Grounds Day, Sunday, April 15, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Help us get our grounds ready for springtime! We need to rake and shovel gravel onto driveway, fill potholes, move the garbage shed to the back garden, pick up sticks, clear vines, and clean up the gardens. Many hands make easier work! Contact: Nancy Eisenman.
Religious Education
Visit the RE pages to read the weekly RE newsletter and view the calendar of classes and youth group, as well as get resources for families and volunteers.
Community Coffee
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
On Tuesday April 17 , Rev. Peggy Clarke will be at Barnes & Noble Cafe, Vernon Shopping Center, 680 Post Road, Scarsdale.

Stop by for coffee and a chat!
Shared Earth, Shared Faith

All-County UU Worship, Sunday, April 22, 10:30 am, Community UU Congregation, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains
All five UU congregations in Westchester are sharing worship on Earth Day. A combined UU choir will sing, Diane Guernsey will be among the musicians, and Rev. Clarke will offer a reflection. We will not be meeting in our own space that Sunday morning. Please join us at CUUC!
UUA Common Read Book Discussion, Sunday, April 22, after worship, CUUC
Come join a discussion of Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry,  stories from UU religious professionals of color exploring racial identity in Unitarian Universalist communities. Order your copy HERE .
Cooking for HOPE, Sunday, April 22, after worship, CUUC
The Community UU Congregation invites you to help them prepare a meal for the HOPE Community Services soup kitchen. Contact Jane Dixon .
Gratitudes
  • to Sarita & Arlin Roy, and Ross & Nancy Crolius for their exceptional kindness and radical hospitality. 
  • to our money stewards, Sara Kelsey and Kevin Weber, who work behind the scenes keeping track of our money and making sure it gets deposited in the bank.

Get Well Wishes

  • to Edgar Pinyol of Details Cleaning, recovering nicely from heart surgery.
  • to Mary Catherine Alban; it was great to see her at FUSW last Sunday and we wish her well on her upcoming surgery.

Have a Gratitude or a Get Well Wish to share? Send an email to pam.fusw@gmail.com by noon on Tuesdays .
Deal Me In!

Poker Night Fundraiser, Saturday, April 28, 5:30-9:00 pm, FUSW
A night of food and fun for all! For a donation to FUSW, you will get gambling chips, dinner, dessert, snacks, and good company. All levels of play welcome! Contact Sue McAnanama to attend. ~ Team Poker: Sue and George McAnanama, Betsy Kates, Margaret Utzinger, and Pat Calahan.
Host a UU Youth from Europe

Host families are urgently needed for a record number of UU youth who will visit from Europe this Summer, most from Germany. The UU youth exchange program is now in its 10th year and the European youth consider the experience an important part of their learning. The program has been an enriching experience for youth and the host families. It allows the host family the very unique experience of connecting with UUs from another culture. You coordinate the youth's two week visit when it fits your summer schedule. Contact Shahan Islam, Youth Director at the UU Westport, CT, at 347-603-6869 or email shahan@uuwestport.org.
Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser

When you buy Stop and Shop gift cards, you raise money for FUSW - 5% of your total purchase! Cards on sale after service on the first and third Sunday of the month. Contact Marin Shunick.
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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