The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, January 24
Stories We Carry and Those We Leave Behind
Roy Program Group
Gathering Music 10:25am - Service 10:30am

Click here to join our January 24 worship service
or call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 600 398 863
Passcode: 230809
Click here to find the January 24 Order of Service

Gathering music starts at 10:25am. You are invited to log in early to greet one another.
We are holding gatherings and Sunday services online. Check our website and Facebook page to find information and updates.
Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, January 24, 2:00pm, Celebration of the Life of Edith Kates, mother of Betsy Kates. Details below.

  • Saturday, January 30, 4:00pm, Fireside Chat ~ An online gathering to check in, hear your thoughts, and share our ideas for this year and beyond. Contact Rina Schunk ( Details below.

  • Saturday, February 6 (NEW DATE), 7:00pm, Game Night ~ Contact Betsy Kates ( Details below.

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, January 31, 10:30am - Cool Loneliness: Finding Meaning in Solitude~ Rev. Kristina Church

  • Sunday, February 7, 10:30am - Weaving Our Future ~ Gross/Guernsey Program Group
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Our Faith Family

With sadness we share that Edith Kates, mother of FUSW member Betsy Kates, died peacefully on January 13. Edith was 97 years old, and a lifelong UU. Learn more about Edith here. We will remember and honor her life at a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, January 24, at 2:00pm. Click here to join the service (or phone 929-436-2866; Meeting: 336 956 2210; Passcode: 468468). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UU Service Committee (

We extend our deepest sympathies to Carter Smith on the passing of his mother, Betsy, on January 12. Betsy Smith was an author and a dedicated advocate for mental health. We are invited to honor her memory by donating to NAMI. We hold Carter and his family in our hearts. 
Fireside Chat

FUSW Fireside Chat, Saturday, January 30, 4:00pm
The FUSW Board invites you to a virtual Fireside Chat where we can share thoughts on our pandemic-era services and activities, plus ideas for the remainder of the year and beyond. The Board will also offer a few brief updates. An agenda will be available shortly. Click here to log in to the Fireside Chat, or call 646 558 8656 (audio only), Meeting ID: 961 1638 3341, Passcode: 422908.
Make Your Voice Heard

Thanks to everyone who has completed our survey, helping us gather important information for our Fireside Chat. If you haven't taken the survey yet, let us hear from you! It only takes about 5 minutes, and you may remain anonymous or share your name - your choice. We need your input! Contact Rina ( Click here to open the survey.
NEW DATE! Online Game Night, Saturday, February 6, 7:00pm
Join the fun! Hop online for our monthly gathering of laughter and restorative play with FUSW folks and friends. Contact Betsy Kates ( Click here to log in to game night, or call 646-558-8656 (audio only), Meeting ID: 979 3808 1663, Passcode: 732803
Appointments with Rev. Kristina

Our minister, Rev. Kristina Church, will be holding regular office hours via Zoom on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Click here to reserve your appointment, or contact our administrator, Rina Schunk (
From the Treasurer

Year End Tax Statements
This week we are mailing out statements of your total tax-deductible contribution to FUSW for the calendar year 2020. You will receive two pages, one with contributions from January through June, and one from July through December. Members and friends who pledged to the operating budget for the FUSW fiscal year (July 2020 through June 2021) recently received status reports on their pledge payments. Contact Susan Greenberg ( or Rina Schunk (
Bread Run

Every day we see evidence of the rise in food insecurity, both nationally and locally. Thanks to our great relationship with Stop & Shop in Dobbs Ferry, the FUSW Bread Run continues to deliver, faithfully, to our community partners on Sundays and Tuesdays. The team could use another volunteer (or two!) on Tuesdays - can you help? Contact: George McAnanama (
Share the Plate for January: Federated Conservationists

The mission of Federated Conservationists of Westchester County is to provide leadership that educates about environmental issues, advocates for sound decision making, unifies groups and individuals to address climate change, and protects and preserves Westchester's environment. We collect for our Share the Plate partner throughout the month. Visit, click "Donate," and select "Share the Plate."
FUSW Contacts & Information

Questions, Concerns, or Compliments for FUSW?
Reach out to any member of our Board of Trustees, (place 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 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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