FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
THE SCOOP
Sunday, Jan 13, Worship Service
"A Cold and Broken Hallelujah"
Rev. Peggy Clarke
10:30 am
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
RE This Sunday

  • 10:30 am Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes K-2nd grade OWL class led by April, and 3rd-5th grade OWL class led by Craig with Irene as the Helping Hand.

  • The K-2nd grade OWL class needs a Helping Hand this Sunday and next. Contact Tracy and April to volunteer.

  • 1:00 pm RE for All Ages: Afternoon RE for All Ages continues this week at the Mt. Kisco UU. To see our Religious Exploration for All Ages calendar through January, click here.
The FUSW Goods & Services Fundraiser Has Begun!

Just Added: "Taste of Vienna, Part 2," a musical soiree presented by a group of our accomplished musicians ! Visit the RE wing on Sunday to check the latest listings, then bid from now 'til Sunday Jan 27. Or bid online by clicking here. Questions? Contact Irene Jong
Westchester LGBTQIA UUs

UU LGBTQIA Team Meeting (via Zoom), Sunday, Jan 13, 7:30pm
FUSW members are invited to join the next Community UU Congregation LGBTQIA Team meeting. We will meet remotely using Zoom teleconferencing to plan upcoming events. Contact chair Tony Arrien if you'd like to be on the call.
Mid-Year RE Check-In Survey

During Stone Soup lunch January 6, the RE team held a mid-year check-in. If you were not there or would like to offer additional feedback, we invite you to do so with this survey. We value your feedback as it will help us consider mid-year adjustments and to plan for next year. Click here for the online survey. Thank you!
Pulpit Exchanges

This year, we’ve got 4 pulpit exchanges on the calendar. Three are with Rev. Michael Tino (from Mt. Kisco) and one is with Rev. Meredith Garmon (from White Plains). We’re doing this for a few reasons. First, if nothing else, it gives our congregation a break from hearing the same voice. New visions and perspectives are good. Second, as congregations are shrinking in size, we need to think about ways to partner with our UU neighbors. It’s not easy to do what we did with 170 members when we only have 120. So, we’re hoping our congregations will get used to other ministers to allow us to start thinking in terms of UUism in the county and not just in our little corner of it. Have questions? Ask Peggy; she’s happy to talk more about this.
Jim Scott Concert at UUFNW

The Dream Is Still Alive: Remembering Dr. King with Songs for Peace, Justice, and Equality ,” Jim Scott in Concert, Friday, Jan 18, 7:30pm, UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco
Jim Scott , composer of “Gather the Spirit” and other UU hymns, leads a participatory songfest of historic and original music celebrating the ideals that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. championed. Sliding scale admission $12-20. For tickets, click here .
Common Ground Coffeehouse

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, with special guest Monica Rizzio, Saturday, Jan 19, 7:30pm, FUSW
Lyrically driven, the songs of Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Platt has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion for her storytelling. To learn more and buy tickets, click here.
Restorative Practices Training

Restorative Practices Training for Faith Communities , Saturday, Jan 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, FUSW
This UUA training for youth and adults introduces Restorative Practices, which improve our communities’ abilities to respond to disagreement. tension, conflict, and hurt. Register by Mon Jan 15 - click here.
Meditation Group

Monthly Meditation Group, Saturday, Jan 19, 11:00am
Join our free monthly meditation class! Contact: June Sidman.
Gratitudes

Thank you to Maria Harris for her many, many years of service picking up and delivering bread to those who need it. We are grateful for your witness of faith.
Local Social Justice Events

“Racism Today: Unpacking the Myth of the North/South Divide,” Sunday, Jan 13, 2:00 pm,
Hommocks Middle School, 130 Hommocks Rd, Larchmont Join renowned journalists and podcasters John Biewen and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika for a robust and engaging presentation about the history and present day geography of racism in the US. To learn more and register, click here.

To find more opportunities to learn about important issues and support worthy causes, click here .
Request for Snow Support

Whenever there is snowfall of less than 2 inches, we need volunteers to clear the FUSW front steps and crosswalk (NOT the parking lot or driveway). We especially need this on weekdays for our renters (e.g., yoga classes). There are shovels, a broom, and salt on the front porch, just waiting to be used to make our space welcoming! Contact Nancy Eisenman (914-779-3345).
Weather Cancellations

We will decide by 8:30 am Sunday whether to cancel services and RE because of inclement weather. If services are canceled, alerts will be sent out:
  • Via a phone tree in the program groups;
  • In a text alert to those who have registered in the database - click HERE to register;
  • In an e-mail blast;
  • In a notice posted on fusw.org.
To Volunteer

Sunday Hospitality, contact Denise Dunn
Sunday Greeters, contact Sara Kelsey
Midnight Run, contact Arthur Lowenstein
Sunday morning “Bread Run,” contact George McAnanama
The Scoop e-newsletter is sent out each week. Have news to share? Submit articles to pam.fusw@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon. Subscribe to the Religious Education Ministry Newsletter by contacting DRETracyB@gmail.com . Send updates to the FUSW Calendar to admin@fusw.org
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