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Online Worship, Sunday, June 28
UUA General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship
Beyond the Water’s Edge
Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Rev. Mykal Slack, and Benjie Messer

Instead of hosting our own service this Sunday, we will join the largest annual gathering of UUs in worship at this year's virtual GA.

"These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work toward our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?"

The worship service will include a collection for the Tomaquag Museum, an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities. Donate now.

See the Order of Service and view the livestream here:
(There is no call-in option for this worship)
To protect ourselves and our neighbors, we are holding gatherings and Sunday services online. Check our website at and our Facebook page to find information and updates on opportunities for remote spiritual connection during this time.
Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, July 5, 10:30am, “We Hold These Rights” ~ Men’s Group

  • Sunday, July 12, 10:30am, (Topic TBA) ~ Noelle Eli Butler
Women's Group

Friday Night Women's Group, Friday, June 26, 7:00pm
 All are welcome! The themes for this meeting are “What’s top-of-mind for you right now?” and “How did you find UU (or FUSW)?” Contact Diane Guernsey ( ) or Betsy Kates ( ). To join, click , Meeting ID: 894 0095 5859, Passcode: 390404, or call 646-558-8656.
Men's Group

Men’s Group Meeting, Friday, June 26, 7:30pm We meet every oth er Frida y. We encourage anyone interested to contact Art Lowenstein ( ) or Paul Gross ( ) for details and login.
Bread Run Resumes

On Sunday, June 21, FUSW resumed it’s weekly bread run, picking up day-old bread from the Stop & Shop Bakery on Sunday mornings and delivering it to St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Yonkers. Thanks to George McAnanama for coordinating this effort! We are looking to expand collection to Saturdays as well. Can you volunteer? Contact George ( ).
Join the Summer Fun

Step up to the virtual podium and lead a summer service! Share your passion, thoughts, ideas, songs, poetry, and more with your FUSW friends - only FOUR dates left! Contact Rina ( ) to get started. Connie Kehoe and Kevin Weber help with planning, and you will have a technical assistant and Board Member of the Week. See our current lineup HERE.
Living Legacy Project

"Voting Rights: the Struggle Continues" Webinar Series, Tuesday, June 30, 7:30pm, Register
The Living Legacy Project (whose music director Reggie Harris led our worship on May 24) offers a Voting Rights Webinar Series on the last Tuesday of the month through the election. In June, we feature three generations of voting rights activists: Mrs. Ellie Dahmer, Dr. Joyce Ladner, and Ms. Arekia Bennett. Find more information and the link to register HERE.
First Friday Women's Group

First Friday Women’s Group Luncheon, Friday, July 3, 12:00pm 
Prepare your lunch and join us online - all are welcome! For login information, contact: Adelaide DiGiorgi ( ) or Joan Livingston ( ). 
Save the Date

Brainstorming Online Activities, Sunday, July 19, After Worship
While we remain physically distanced, how can we remain socially active and spiritually connected? In addition to Sunday worship, what kinds of virtual events, activities, or programs would you want to participate in with your FUSW community? Help us brainstorm possibilities for online gatherings to schedule through the summer and into the fall. Mark your calendars and bring your ideas!
UUA Racism Report

The UUA report on our systemic racism, "Widening the Circle of Concern," is available free online for a limited time. "In spite of the promise of our movement, we still need to address the bias and oppression within our systems to build resilience in our living tradition for the times we are in and strengthen it for future generations." Please read and share. Visit through June 28 only , or order a print version HERE.
UU the Vote

Through UU the Vote , Unitarian Universalists have the power to create meaningful change this electoral cycle. In partnership with Reclaim Our Vote , we have set a goal to complete 3 million phone calls nationally by Election Day! Hear the UU the Vote message shared at the 2020 General Assembly HERE .
Online Etiquette

We are happy to see so many faces at our Sunday services! Please keep in mind:
  • Mute your microphone whenever you are not talking. (Folks calling in can press *6 on their phones.)
  • Unmute your microphone when doing a reading or expressing a joy or concern. (Phone callers press *6 again to unmute.)
  • Use the “Raise Hand” icon when you want to be called on. (Phone callers press *9.)
From the Treasurer

As we continue to connect virtually, please remember to go to the "Donate" button on our website, , to make show support that is physical. Our expenses are ongoing. If you are one who usually puts cash in the plate on Sundays, help us by contributing online during this unusual time.
FUSW Contacts & Information

Personal & Pastoral Support
Viola Abbitt, FUSW Minister ( , 518-290-0820)

Questions or Concerns about FUSW?
Feel free to reach out to any member of our Board for information. Find current Board members at . (Hover your 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 any information you want included in the Scoop. Rina will check availability , schedule the meeting on our calendar, and send you the invitation link.
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