The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, August 2
Sister, Lay Down That Heavy Load
Victoria Nuñez

or call 646-558-8656 , Meet ing ID 600 398 863
Password: 230809
Find the order of service HERE

You are welcome to log in early to greet one another. Gathering Music begins 10:25am.
To protect ourselves and our neighbors, we are holding gatherings and Sunday services online. Check our website at and our Facebook page to find information and updates on opportunities for remote spiritual connection during this time.
Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, August 9, 10:30am ~ Black Lives Matter: Moving Forward ~ Betsy Kates and Sue McAnanama

  • Sunday, August 16, 10:30am ~ FUSW Men's Group (Topic TBA)
From Rev. Viola Abbitt

Dear ones,

July 31, 2020, will be my last day as your minister. It has been a wonderful year, and I will miss you all greatly. Please know that you have been an important and valuable part of my journey. I will never forget you.

This is also a reminder that after July 31 we will not be able to communicate with each other for quite some time, most likely at least two years. This means that we cannot email or telephone one another, and I will not be interacting with you on social media. If you are friends with me on Facebook, I will not be commenting on your posts, or replying to comments you make to a public post of mine, or to anything you send to me through Messenger. Also, I will not be responding to friend requests.

This is sad, but it is an important part of the transition from one minister to another. And you are blessed to have a wonderful minister coming to join you.

Be well, stay safe, and keep hope.

In peace and love, Rev. Viola
From the Board of Trustees

FUSW once again thanks Rev. Viola Abbitt for her time with us, especially during the pandemic. We have been incredibly fortunate to have benefited from her wisdom and her warmth at this unprecedented time in our congregation's history. FUSW looks forward to witnessing the many triumphs that lie ahead for Rev. Viola as her career progresses. We also look forward to beginning a new relationship with Kristina Church, who begins as our new minister on August 15 and will be in the pulpit for the first time September 13. We will share more information about Kristina in future newsletters.
First Friday Women's Group

First Friday Women’s Group Luncheon, Friday, August 7, 12:00pm 
Prepare your lunch and join us online - all are welcome! For login information, contact: Adelaide DiGiorgi ( ), Joan Livingston ( ), or Theresa De Lise ( ). 
Women's Group

Friday Night Women's Group, Friday, August 7, 7:00pm
Feel free to drop in! C ontact Diane Guernsey ( ) or Betsy Kates ( ).
Men's Group

Men’s Group Meeting, Friday, August 7, 7:30pm We meet every oth er Frida y. We encourage anyone interested to contact Art Lowenstein ( ) or Paul Gross ( ) for details and login.
Host an Online Event

At our brainstorming session people came up with great ideas for online gatherings - game nights, cooking sessions, art classes, improv classes, and more. Now let's make them happen! Sign your event up HERE . We're suggesting Thursdays at 7:00pm or Saturdays at 3:00pm, but you can schedule a different time by contacting Rina ( ), We'll promote your meeting in the Scoop and coach you through the Zoom basics if needed. Thank you for helping keep us connected! See the full letter from the Board HERE .
Lead a Summer Service

Come lead a summer worship! Contact Rina ( ) to pick one of our remaining dates. Connie Kehoe and Kevin Weber will help you plan, and a tech assistant and Board Member will give you support. See the current lineup HERE.
Police Reform

The Westchester Coalition for Police Reform shares a vision of improved community-police relations and greater police accountability and transparency. If you would like to be our FUSW representative at WCPR, contact Julie Davis Carran ( ).
Building Closed

A reminder that our building is currently closed and our staff is working remotely. You can contact the office by email, . No one is to enter the building without authorization from our Board of Trustees . Thank you!
FUSW Contacts & Information

Questions or Concerns about FUSW?
Feel free to reach out to any member of our Board of Trustees for information. Find current Board members at (hover your cursor over picture, then right-mouse click to copy email).

Scheduling Online Meetings
To schedule a Zoom online meeting for your committee or program group, contact Rina Schunk ( ) with the purpose, date, and time you need, as well as any information you want included in the Scoop. Rina will check availability , schedule the calendar, and send you the invitation link.
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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