The Scoop
Sunday, February 16 Worship
Climate Change: Paths of Hope and Action
Stu Caplan, Cara Gross, & the FUSW Men's Group

Program for Children & Youth: Storytelling with John Scheuneman
Free nursery care available for children under 4
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
Upcoming Services

Sunday, Feb 23, 1 0:30a m: Kindness (sermon written by Viola Abbitt, Minister) ~ TBA

Sunday, Mar 1, 10:30am: Who or What Do We Look to Now? ~ Guernsey/Gross Program Group

Sunday, March 8, 10:30am: TBA ~ Rev. Lane Cobb

Sunday, March 15, 10:30am: Hearts and Homes ~ Kathie O'Callaghan , President and Founder, Hearts and Homes for Refugees
Exhibit and Artist Reception

"A Little Piece of Me,” work by Raymond Royster, A rtist Reception, Saturday, Feb 15, 2:00-4:00pm; On View through Thursday, Feb 27
Exhibit Hours: Tues 9:00am-3:00pm and Wed 11:00am-2:00pm. For additional hours, contact: Kathleen Fay ( ).
Meditation Group

Monthly Meditation Group, Saturday, Feb 22, 11:00am
Join our free monthly meditation class. Contact: June Sidman ( )
From the Midnight Run Team

"Build a Bigger Table: Homelessness and Food Insecurity," Sunday Feb 23, 2:00pm, Irvington Theater, Irvington
Hear stories from those who have been homeless as well as those working to help, including Midnight Run. Free. Donations of money, socks, underwear, and toiletries accepted. Learn more HERE . Our next Run is a Breakfast Run on Sunday March 29 . Put it on your calendars and join us! ~ Art Lowenstein and Annie Patton
Next Board Meeting

FUSW Board Meeting, Tuesday, Feb 25, 7:00pm
Our meetings, usually on the fourth Tuesday, are open to the congregation. If you would like to attend, contact the Board president or our administrator, Rina ( ) Remember, you may reach out to a Board member anytime to share comments, ideas, compliments, concerns, or questions.
Common Ground Coffeehouse

VickiKristinaBarcelona plays Tom Waits, Saturday, Feb 29, 7:30pm
This power trio of seasoned music veterans is dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits via inventive three-part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including banjos, bottles, squeezebox, and zills. Learn more HERE . Tickets HERE .
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Adult Religious Education

FUSW Book Discussion Group, First meeting Sunday, Mar 29, 12:00pm
Our minister, Viola Abbitt, will lead three monthly discussions of books that we'll examine within the context of Unitarian Universalism. The first title is An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, this year’s UUA Common Read ,” which looks at the history of our country from a radically different perspective than the popular narrative.

Future discussions will be Sunday, Apr 19 for Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy by Johanna Macy & Chris Johnstone; and Sunday, May 31 for A History of Religion in 5½ Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses by S. Brent Plate.

Participate in one discussion or all three. Add your name to the signup sheet on the bulletin board or email Viola ( ). If you would like us to order a book for you, contact the office ( ) at least three weeks before the discussion; Rina will find the best price and let you know once the order is placed. 
Cover Your Cough

It's cold and flu season! Help us prevent the spread of germs in our congregation. Remember to cough or sneeze into a tissue or your upper arm, not into your hand. And clean your hands often. Learn more HERE .
From the Minister

There are so many of you that I would like to get to know, but because of my limited time here I am not able to initiate a lot of interaction. I encourage you to reach out to me if you have something to discuss, would like feedback, or just want to sit and talk. Reach me at or 914-478-2710 to make an appointment. I am at FUSW most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I'd love to hear from you!
General Assembly

UUA General Assembly, Jun 24-28, Providence, Rhode Island
Registration is open for the annual General Assembly, this year in Providence, RI. Rates are lower now and there is a payment plan. Join us for 5 days of learning, community, worship, and doing the work of the association. Rooted, Inspired, & Ready! Register at
Share the Plate for February: PrideWorks

The mission of PrideWorks is to inform communities about the realities of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and to inspire them to respect and support LGBTQ people and to advocate for positive change. We collect throughout the month. Visit and click the "Donate" button, or bring your check to services on Sunday.
FUSW Volunteer Contacts

Religious Education : Nancy Eisenman (
Greeters : Sara Kelsey ( )
Coffee Hour Hosts : Theresa De Lise (
Sunday Bread Run : George McAnanama (
Midnight Run : Art Lowenstein ( ), Annie Patton (

Weather Alerts
If bad weather is in the forecast, be sure to check the homepage at for notifications, and check your email for scheduling updates before leaving the house.
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