FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, March 28
“Stoney the Road We Trod”
Gathering Music 10:25am - Service 10:30am

Click here to join our March 28 worship service
or call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 600 398 863
Passcode: 230809
Click here to find the March 28 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 fusw.org and Facebook page to find information and updates.
Upcoming Events




  • Saturday, April 10, 12:00-2:00pm, Spring Grounds Day ~ Contact: Nancy Eisenman (nbeisenman@aol.com) (see details below)

  • Saturday, April 10, 7:00pm, FUSW Virtual Play Reading ~ Contact: Betsy Kates (bkates42@verizon.net) (see details below)


Upcoming Worship

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

  • Sunday, April 11, 10:30am - TBA~ Rev. Kristina Church
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Our Guest Worship Leader

We welcome back Reggie Harris, a singer/songwriter, storyteller, and educator known worldwide for his song leadership, activism and his work in community building, Reggie presents over 300 concerts and lectures per year in a diversity of concert centers, schools and places of worship throughout the U.S, Canada, and Europe. Reggie’s is a teaching artist in the Kennedy Center’s CETA program (Changing Education Through the Arts) a Woodrow Wilson Scholars Fellow and the Co-Director and the Director of Music Education of the UU Living Legacy Project. Reggie works to embodies the spirit of elders like Pete Seeger as he blends themes of commitment and hope in his music and life.
Continuing Our Journey

It is "pledge season," time to let your congregation know of your continued financial support by making a pledge to the operating budget for the coming year. If FUSW has been here for you over the past year, we ask that you be here for our congregation’s future. 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 by using the form on the link, or sending an email to admin@fusw.org telling us the amount of your pledge. A member of the finance committee or board may call in case you have any questions. Let's continue our journey - together! ~ Susan Greenberg, Treasurer
Spring Cleanup

Spring Grounds Day, Saturday, April 10, 12:00-2:00pm, FUSW Grounds (rain date: April 11)
Come join us as we (safely) ready our beautiful land for spring! We need many hands to clean up fallen sticks and branches, shovel gravel back onto our driveway, and weed the gardens. Come pitch in and see old friends. We’ll work outdoors, maintain physical distance, and wear our masks. Questions? Contact: Nancy Eisenman (nbeisenman@aol.com)
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 (bkates42@verizon.net) today, Thursday, March 25.
Helping Hands for Refugees

FUSW members Marietta Api, and George and Sue McAnanama have signed on as Helping Hands community co-sponsors for Hearts and Homes for Refugees and Catholic Charities. They will be providing resources and funds to support 3 young people from El Salvador who were recently given asylum and are now living with a foster family in Yonkers. (We are keeping their names private to protect their safety.) The co-sponsors' first donation will be $500 to help the refugees get mattresses. Giving sanctuary takes many forms, and there will be many future needs for this family (including communication for these native Spanish speakers). We invite you to learn more and join us! Contact Sue McAnanama (suemcananama@gmail.com) or Marietta Api (heartnp2002@yahoo.com).
Service Archive

You loved a reading, a poem, or a piece of music - and you want to enjoy it again or share it with others. Now you won't have to search for it! We are adding an archive page to our website where we will be able to save favorite past sermons, songs, or written pieces that inspired or moved us. Please send files to Rina (admin@fusw.org) and she will be glad to add them to the collection.
Textile Recycling at FUSW

Green Tree Textiles is collecting goods placed in the bin in our lot, which is listed on the company's map of box locations. You can drop off clothing, shoes, household linens, fabric scraps, handbags, and accessories and they will be recycled, reused, or donated. (Not accepted: bathroom rugs, pillows, comforters, soft toys, or electronics.)
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 fusw.org, 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, fusw.org/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 (admin@fusw.org) 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 admin@fusw.org by Wednesday at 10:00am. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at admin@fusw.org
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