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Online Summer Worship, Sunday, July 18
“In and Out of the Garden
Shane Matheson Dietrich, Worship Leader​

What does it mean to be innocent? To be good or bad? Does justice mean the same thing as punishment? What does it mean to be criticized? How should we respond to accusations of wrongdoing? We look at these concepts and more through the lens of gardening, wetland ecology, and a deconstruction of the story of Adam and Eve.

This summer we are sharing worship services with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley (UUCHV), Croton

Click here to join our online worship service via Zoom, or call 646-876-9923, Meeting ID 658 723 354, Passcode: 804299
Click here for the July 18 Order of Service

We invite you to log in early to greet one another.
We are holding gatherings and Sunday services online. Check our website and Facebook page for information and updates.
Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, July 20, 10:00am, First Friday Women’s Group In-Person Breakfast - Join us outdoors at FUSW. Contact Theresa DeLise ( for details

Upcoming Worship Start time for summer services is 10:00am

  • Sunday, July 25, 10:00am - TBA” ~ Rev. Lane Cobb, guest worship leader

  • Sunday, August 1, 10:00am - TBA” ~ Hosted by UUCHV - Croton
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Our Sunday Worship Leader

This Sunday UUCHV hosts our summer service, and we welcome as our worship leader Shane Matheson Dietrich, a trans, nonbinary, and neurodivergent writer, comedian, and musician. Formerly a publisher, producer, and game designer, Shane is taking his first steps toward UU Ministry. This is his first time leading a service.
Stay Up to Date

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Art, Craft & Treasure Market, Saturdays 10 - 2, July 17, 24, and 31, UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley, 2021 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson
Find original art, handmade crafts, and unique items including paintings, ceramics, vintage and craft jewelry, and more. The outdoor market is on the front lawn of the congregation, located on Rt. 9 just north of the Montrose/Buchanan highway interchange. Contact: Lynda ( to learn more or sign up for a space!
Share the Plate for Summer: Inter-Group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of New York

The Inter-Group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of New York, Inc, known as New York Inter-Group (“NYIG”), was formed in 1946 by NY area A.A. groups to help fulfill their primary purpose — carrying the A.A. message to still-suffering alcoholics. We collect for our Share-the-Plate partner throughout the month. Visit, clickDonate, and selectShare 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.
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