FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
THE SCOOP
Sunday, May 13 Worship
Peace is Who You Are: A Celebration of Mother's Day
10:30 am
Rev. Peggy Clarke
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
Budget Review - Be Heard!

Proposed Annual Budget Review, Sunday, May 20, 12:00 pm
After worship, join the Finance Committee for a review of our proposed budget for next year. Your view is important so please attend and give us your feedback! Contact Amy Jo Neill, Treasurer
Midnight Run Needs Volunteers

Midnight Run, Friday, May 11, 7:00 pm
The Run has been an important part of our social action at FUSW for decades, and we need volunteers for our next Midnight Run to be a success! Contact Art Lowenstein.
FUSW Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 3, 12:00 pm
Please plan to attend this important meeting. Light refreshments provided by the Board.

Committee Chairs: Year-End Reports due now! Please send your report no later than Thursday, May 10, to Barbara Montrose.
Homemade Pie Fundraiser

Celebrate Mother's Day with delicious pies! Art Lowenstein will make you a custom pie for $25 and the entire amount goes to FUSW! Contact Art ( arthur.lowenstein@gmail.com, 914-844-4189) and specify filling (apple or mixed berry) and top (crumb, or lattice, or full pastry top).
Coffee Hosts Wanted
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We are seeking Coffee Hour hosts for this Sunday, May 13th! If you can help us, please contact Nancy Ulrich or Denise Dunn .
Community Coffee
Tuesday, June 12, 3:00 - 4:30
There is just one Community Coffee left this year! Join Rev. Peggy Clarke at Starbucks 718 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley.
Religious Education
Visit the RE pages for the calendar of classes and youth group, information for families, and resources for volunteers. If you would like to receive the weekly RE newsletter, contact Tracy.
New Children's Area
The children's area is in a new location of the sanctuary that is more comf ortable for our families. Please reserve the sea ts around the children's area for adults with children, and help make sure there's a wide aisle so the children can see the pulpit. Thank you!
Nurturing Intergenerational Relationships

All Ages Game Night, Friday, June 1, 7:00 pm
The youth group invites everyone to game night. Bring your favorite board game and enjoy an evening of fun as we continue building relationships among children, youth, and adults.
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 sign-up sheet by the sanctuary.
Gratitudes

Our deep gratitude goes to all the volunteers who made Religious Education happen at FUSW this year (find their names HERE ). If you volunteered for RE and did not get your thank you chalice at the brunch on Sunday, May 6, please find Jen Rohr, Carolyn Hanson, or Tracy Breneman, to get yours.

Send your Gratitude or Get Well Wish to pam.fusw@gmail.com by noon on Tuesdays .
The Conversation Continues

Visit the bulletin board in the RE hallway to share your thoughts about how we are living into our congregation's mission and how we might measure success.
Announced With Great Pride!

Tracy Breneman , o ur Director of Religious Education, is the much deserved recipient of this year’s UUA Metro NY District Award for Excellence in Religious Education. Congratulations, Tracy! We are thrilled that you are being recognized for your passion and hard work, and are grateful to have you as part of our faith family.
New Ways to Give

When you purchase gifts at Amazon Smile and specify First Unitarian Society of Westchester as your charity, Amazon will make a donation to FUSW! Visit smile.amazon.com/
Save the Date

Worship: A Deep Dive Conversation, Sunday, June 24, 3:00-5:00 pm, FUSW
Join Rev. Peggy for a long 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 for this forward-looking discussion.
Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Did you know your minister has some cash available to help you in a time of financial need? The money may be used for groceries, a medical co-pay, or to ensure the lights or heat aren’t turned off. The fund is managed by Rev. Peggy Clarke and no one else knows who receives money or why. If you have a need, make an appointment; she’d be happy to hear from you.
Westchester UUs Can Support Student Learning During Summer Break

Over the summer months, many elementary and middle school students lose academic skills and knowledge, commonly known as the “summer slide.” By fifth grade, the summer slide can leave low-income students up to three years behind their peers. Research shows that reading six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from regressing. Westchester UU congregations have partnered with @DaymakerGiving, a kid-to-kid giving platform, to provide books to individual children in need with a simple click. Help us turn the summer slide into the summer swing - donate today! Visit daymaker.com/g/westchesterUU .
Upcoming Social Justice Events

You'll find many great opportunities to learn about important issues and support worthy causes HERE. C ontact: Betty Gilmore .
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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