FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
THE SCOOP
Sunday, Mar 17, Worship Service
"Shared Planet, Shared Faith"
Combined UU Westchester Worship
at Community UU Congregation, White Plains
10:30am

Ministers, musicians, and members from our five congregations will participate in a special multi-generational worship. Our theme is caring for the environment, and after service we will have information available from Westchester UUs on ways we can learn to live more sustainably.
Carpooling recommended.

Can’t join us? Watch the video stream on Facebook Live at facebook.com/cucwp
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
Restorative Practices Training

Restorative Practices for Faith Communities, Saturday, Mar 16, 10:00 AM - 4:00pm, FUSW
A UUA training for lay leaders, youth, and religious professionals that introduces restorative practices to improve our communities' abilities to respond to tension, conflict, hurt, and disagreement. Childcare available. Register here .
RE This Sunday

10:30am Whole Congregation Worship at CUUC, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains
All five Westchester UU congregations are worshiping together at Community UU Congregation in White Plains this Sunday. There will be a children's area in the sanctuary where children can enjoy quiet activities while experiencing the words, music, and rituals of our faith. Childcare for young children will be available. Youth in 6th-12th grade are invited to a Youth Breakfast to get to know each other and plan joint activities.
Bring a Treat to Share

Combined Coffee Hour, Sunday, Mar 17, CUUC Fellowship Hall
Please bring a sweet or savory treat to share with our UU neighbors. Food should be ready to serve (e.g., cut up) and not require utensils (e.g., finger food). Use a recyclable plate or one you will take home with you.
Our Faith Family

In love and sadness, we offer our condolences to Cheryl Larsen on the passing of her mother, Charlene Larsen Kinder.
Call for Donations and Volunteers

Midnight Run, Friday, Mar 22, 6:45pm
We need lots of hands to donate, prepare, and travel into NYC to meet our homeless friends and lift their spirits. It takes a community (or a congregation)! See what we still need HERE . Contact Irene Jong (while Art and Annie are out of town) .
Stewardship Forms

Please use the return envelope in your packet to mail back your Stewardship Response Form. Questions? Contact our treasurer, Bill Reynolds .
Common Ground Coffeehouse

Don Flemons: The American Songster, Saturday, Mar 30, 7:30pm, FUSW
Dom Flemons, co-founder of the GRAMMY Award-winning group Carolina Chocolate Drops, is a music scholar, historian, record collector, and a multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones. Listen HERE . Learn more and RSVP HERE
Save the Date

Town Hall Meeting, Sunday, Mar 31, after worship
The FUSW Board of Trustees invites you to an all-congregation “Town Hall” meeting. You’ve said you want to know what’s going on, so we’ll tell you what we’ve been doing. Please join us!
Call for Baked Goods

Bake Sale, Saturday Apr 6, during the Tag Sale
We would love your contributions of baked goods - muffins, pies, breads, cookies, brownies, cakes, etc. - wrapped and ready to sell at our Tag Sale Bake Sale. Drop items off in the kitchen on Friday Apr 5 before 5:00pm or on Saturday Apr 6 by 9:00am . Contact Jane Lawrence or Theresa De Lise .
UU World Transgender Article

Transgender and gender nonbinary leaders in the Unitarian Universalist movement, along with their allies and other UUs, have expressed alarm and shared their pain about an article in the Spring 2019 issue of UU World magazine . Read the editor’s apology for publishing the essay. Find a statement and further links from TRUUsT ( Transgender Religious Professional Unitarian Universalists Together) HERE . Read tips for cis-gender (non-trans) UUs to discuss the article HERE .
Not Just for Readers

Common Read Book Discussion, Friday, Mar 22, 3:00pm
Even if you aren't able to read the book, come join our discussion and hear about the lives of immigrants. We'll share what we learned in the book The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life . Hosted by the Sanctuary Committee.
Local Social Justice Events

Film Screening: Colossus , Thursday, Mar 14, 7:00pm, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville
Told through the eyes of 15-year-old Jamil Sunsin, Colossus offers a rare and timely look into the aftermath of deportation and family separation. Q&A follows. Info and tickets HERE .

To find more local social justice opportunities, click HERE .
To Volunteer

Religious Education: contact Carolyn Hanson
Sunday Hospitality: contact Denise Dunn
Sunday Greeters: contact Sara Kelsey
Midnight Run: contact Arthur Lowenstein
Sunday morning “Bread Run”: contact George McAnanama
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