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Sunday, January 12 Worship
" Ending the Epidemic "
Rev. Mark Cutolo

By the end of 2020, New York State aims to achieve the goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections through the "Ending the Epidemic" campaign. We'll consider the history of the epidemic, where we are today in terms of prevention and treatment, as well as consider what lessons we can learn theologically and spiritually from the fight against AIDS as a liberal religious community.

Program for Children & Youth: Music with Paul Gross and Terry Shook
Free nursery care available for children under 4
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
About our Guest Speaker

The Rev. Mark Cutolo , LCSW, is an Affiliate Community Minister at Fourth Universalist Society in NYC. A born-and-raised resident of NY state, and a Millennial, he has both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Social Work. Besides serving at Fourth Universalist Society, he works full-time as a psychotherapist at a local college counseling and wellness center, helping students achieve improved mental well-being. Mark is passionate about liberal religion, especially the historic Universalist theology in which the Eternal, who is greater than all yet present in each, is so generous, that in the end, all are loved and saved.
Upcoming Services

Sunday, Jan 19, 10:30am: Women's Suffrage ~ Pat Lamanna (music)

Sunday, Jan 26, 10:30am: Being Counted ~ Viola Abbitt, Minister

Sunday, Feb 2, 10:30am: Seeds of Hope and Change ~ Woodin/Reynolds Program Group

Sunday, Feb 9, 10:30am: Unitarian Universalism: Religion, Faith, or Movement? ~ Viola Abbitt, Minister
Help Keep Us Organized!

When you plan a meeting for your committee or program group, be sure to contact our administrator, Rina Schunk ( ) so we get it on the calendar. This helps us to better schedule rentals, cleaning, and building maintenance. Thanks!
From our Treasurer

A statement of your annual contribution amount to FUSW for the tax year 2019 will be sent out this month. Members who would like a status report on their pledge contributions for the 2019-2020 fiscal year (contributions since July 1, 2019) may request a statement by contacting Susan Greenberg at .
From the Finance Team

Did you know that Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) can be gifted to a charity tax free or used to meet your FUSW pledge obligation? Once you begin to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your IRA(s), a QCD to FUSW may be tax free. Find out more HERE .
Common Ground Concert

Common Ground Coffeehouse: KJ Denhert Trio, with special guests "Us!" Saturday, Jan 18, 7:30pm 
KJ Denhert’s special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations, and in ’09, she was named as one of’s top female vocalists. Learn more HERE. Tickets HERE.
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Honoring MLK

Interfaith Community Concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday, Jan 12, 4:00pm, Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains
Our annual event features choirs and musicians from many faiths and communities. Learn more HERE . Contact

Bookfair to Benefit MLK Library , Monday, Jan 20, 11:00-4:00pm, Barnes & Noble City Center, City Center, White Plains
Come to Barnes & Noble for a day of activities - OR - order items online from Jan 20 to Jan 24 at and enter ID #12583688 at checkout. Purchases benefit the MLK Freedom Library. 
Women's March 2020

NYC Women’s Unity March , Saturday, Jan 18, 11:00am, Foley Square, NYC
We will meet our sister congregation, the UU Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, in Grand Central and travel to the march and rally together. To learn more, contact Sue MacAnanama ( ) .
Midnight Run

Midnight Run, Friday, Jan 24, 7:00pm
Make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. Join us on our next Run, and look for clean, seasonal clothing and NEW men’s boxers (not white) and women's underwear to donate. Contact Art Lowenstein ( ) and Annie Patton ( ).
Folk Festival

The Irvington Folk Festival, Friday Jan 31-Saturday, Feb 1, Irvington Theater and more
Common Ground and Irvington Theater are proud to announce the first annual Irvington Folk Festival, featuring Dar Williams, The Dustbowl Revival, Joe Crookston, Antje Duvekot, Nora Brown, Divining Rod, and more! Learn more HERE . Order tickets HERE .
Share the Plate for January: MLK Institute for Nonviolence

Our January Share the Plate partner is the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence (, whose mission is to advance racial equity for all communities by educating youth and adults in nonviolent activism for justice. We collect throughout the month. Visit and click " Donate, " or bring a check 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 (

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