The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, April 26
What Works”
Rev. Arlin Roy

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To join us, click
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or call 646-558-8656 , Meeting ID 600 398 863
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See the order of service HERE

You are welcome to log in early to greet one another. Gathering music begins at 10:25. We invite you to have a candle nearby to light during joys and sorrows .
To protect ourselves and our neighbors, we are not holding in-person gatherings or Sunday services. Check our website at and our Facebook page for information, updates, and opportunities for remote spiritual connection during this time.
FUSW Affiliated Community Minister

FUSW is pleased to announce that Rev. Arlin Roy has become our Affiliated Community Minister. We are so fortunate to have Arlin as part of our leadership. He will also be available for pastoral care. For more info visit .
Looking Ahead

Online Worship

  • Sunday May 3, 10:30am "Looking Forward: Coming Out the Other Side" ~ Woodin/Reynolds Program Group

  • Sunday, May 10, 10:30am "Unitarian Universalism: Religion, Faith, or Movement?" ~ Viola Abbitt, Minister

Online Meetings

  • Tuesday April 28, 7:00pm, Monthly Board Meeting ~ Contact Rina Schunk ( if you would like to attend.

2020 Vision for Our Future

We need your input to see our future, so expect a call soon to follow up on the stewardship email you received Monday. The call will give you the opportunity to share and to ask questions as we plan for next year and beyond. Thank you in advance for thoughtfully considering what FUSW means to you. Your support makes a difference.
Zoom Skills

Zoom Sound & Basics Help, Friday, April 24,1:30pm, to join, click: , or phone 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 847 9690 4243, Password: 165599
Join Diane Guernsey and Sue McAnanama for tips and settings to improve the sound during Sunday service. And check in at around 2:00pm for help with any other Zoom questions.
Zoom Etiquette

We are happy to see so many faces at our Sunday services - we recently had three screens full of participants! With this many people, please keep in mind:
  • Mute your microphone whenever you are not talking, to prevent background noise and distraction.
  • Unmute your microphone when doing a reading or expressing a joy or concern.
  • Use the “Raise Hand” icon in the participant sidebar when you want to be called on. Our hosts may not see you physically raise your hand.
Let Them Eat Pie

Mother's Day Pie Fundraiser, First Come-First Served, Delivered Sat May 9, $30 per pie,
For Mother’s Day, Art Lowenstein is offering his legendary home-baked apple or mixed berry pies for $30 each. *New* by Special Request : sugar-free apple pies with a lattice crust! Orders will be taken until Art reaches his limit, and the pies will be delivered the day before Mother’s Day. Proceeds benefit the FUSW General Fund . Contact .
Supporting One Another

The Minister's Discretionary Fund can confidentially support members who are in need of emergency funds to cover essentials like food, rent, and medical bills. To support the fund, visit , click Donate, and select "Minister's Discretionary Fund" from the dropdown options. Thank you!
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Minister's Calendar

Our minister, Viola Abbitt, will be away from Sunday, April 26, to Sunday, May 3. During this time she will not be posting her daily Facebook messages nor hosting the "Check In and Chat" or "Reflection and Meditation" online gatherings. These will resume after she returns. For pastoral care, please reach out to our administrator, Rina Schunk ( ), to schedule an appointment with Rev. Kimberley Debus, in Viola’s absence.
Reflection and Meditation

Friday, April 24, 2:30-3:30pm. Click . Or call 646 876 9923 and enter meeting ID 142 121 152
Our minister, Viola Abbitt, offers a quiet and reflective space where we can gather to offer a prayer, share a meaningful reading, or just be together in silence. Please remain muted until they are moved to speak. If you wish to participate in conversation, visit her “Check-In and Chat” gatherings.
Save the Date

Adult Religious Education: Book Discussion, Sunday, May 31, 12:30pm (Zoom login TBA)
Our minister, Viola Abbitt, will lead a discussion of " A History of Religion in 5½ Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses " by S. Brent Plate, an elegant and illuminating book on the spiritual importance of objects in the human pursuit of religious meaning and fulfillment.
Attention Gardeners

Whether you want a box to grow your own vegetables ($50) or just want to help with the community boxes (we donate our produce to the food pantry at South Presbyterian in Dobbs Ferry), we'd love to have you garden with us. (We will practice social distancing!) Contact Liz Loglisci ( ).
Online Worship Needs You

We are looking for FUSW members to help us put together our Sunday worship. We need folks for all aspects of the service, but in particular we'd love Zoom co-hosts. Those of us who know how to host are ready to show you how! Contact: Sue McAnanama ( ).
Scheduling Zoom Meetings

Need to set up an FUSW Zoom meeting for your committee or Program Group? Please email our administrator, Rina Schunk, and let her know the purpose, date, and time you need. Rina will check availability , schedule the meeting, and send you the invitation link. Contact Rina at .
Share the Plate for April: Groundwork Hudson Valley

Groundwork Hudson Valley creates sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods through community-based partnerships that promote equity, youth leadership, and economic opportunity. We collect throughout the month. Visit, click "Donate ," and select "Share the Plate."
FUSW Building Precautions

Because non-essential services are restricted, the FUSW building is not being cleaned at this time. This means the bathrooms and floors are not being washed, and trash and recycling are not being taken to the road. If you need to enter the building, be aware that the space is not sanitized, and please carry out any garbage or recycling that you generate or carry in.
FUSW Contacts

Personal & Pastoral Support
Viola Abbitt, Minister ( , 518-290-0820)
Note: Viola will be away Sun Apr 26 - Sun May 3 . If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact Rina Schunk ( ) to schedule an appointment with Rev. Kimberley Debus.

Questions or Concerns about FUSW?
Feel free to reach out to any member of our Board. Find contact information at
The Scoop e-newsletter is sent out each week. Have news to share? Submit articles to our administrator, Rina Schunk, at by Tuesday at noon. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at
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