The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, March 21
Art and Activism
Gathering Music 10:25am - Service 10:30am

Tom provides a voice for those who believe in the power of folk music to effect change. He has been at the forefront in helping communities organize against water privatization, mountain top removal, nuclear energy, incinerators, GMOs, fracking, and toxic waste. If you ask him, he will tell you he's just a farm boy with a guitar who loves a good ball game and human rights! Tom's wife, actress and singer Lynn Waldron, will join him.

Click here to join our March 21 worship service
or call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 600 398 863
Passcode: 230809
Click here to find the March 21 Order of Service

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

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, March 28, 10:30am - TBA~ Reggie Harris

  • Sunday, April 4, 10:30am - Waiting for the Sunrise” ~ Roy Program Group
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Our Guest Worship Leader

It's our great pleasure to welcome Tom Neilson to our virtual pulpit. Known locally as "the Bard Insurgent," Tom has performed his award-winning songs of humor and compassion in 22 countries on five continents. He has received awards and recognition not just for his music, but also for his commitment to global human rights, peace, and justice. Read more of Tom's remarkable life story here
Continuing Our Journey

This has been a unique year for all of us, including FUSW, and we have a lot of questions about where we are headed and how we will get there. Before we get an idea of that direction, we need to know where we are now. That is where the pledge campaign comes in. Our pledge team will be in touch again soon so please think about the ways FUSW has helped you through this year, and what part it will continue to play in your life as we move forward. It is your generosity that makes our community possible, so do what you can to ensure the future at FUSW is bright for all of us. Make your pledge before Sunday, April 18, and we can start to plan for next year and beyond.
The World's a (Zoom) Stage!

FUSW Virtual Play Reading, Saturday, April 10, 7:00pm
We are looking for people who would like to participate as cast members - and audience - in our upcoming play reading! We are also looking for suggestions of short, family-friendly plays that are in the public domain, and will work well on Zoom. Interested? Ideas? Reach out to Betsy Kates ( by Thursday, March 25.
Metro Area UU Event

Greater Metro New York Area "UU Spring Into Fun," Friday, March 19, 7:00pm - Sunday, March 21, 12:00pm
Games, conversation, entertainment, music, and worship. Remembering the joy our Metro Area congregations have had connecting in the past, your Central East Regional staff are putting together a free weekend of fun online multi-generational connection. You’re welcome to come to one event or all! Learn more and register here.
Appointments with Rev. Kristina

Our minister, Rev. Kristina Church, holds 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 (
Share the Plate for March: The Loft & PrideWorks

The mission of The Loft LGBTQ+ Community Center is to further the cause of inclusion, diversity, and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration. The annual PrideWorks conference serves LGBTQ+ students from middle school through college, along with their adult allies, in the Hudson Valley and Tri-State area. We collect for our Share-the-Plate partner throughout the month. Visit, clickDonate, 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.
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