FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
This Sunday's worship is in person and online via Facebook Live
The Scoop
Sunday, May 15 Worship: In Person in the Sanctuary at South Church, and online via Facebook Live
Teacher Appreciation
Joint service with South Church

This Sunday, FUSW will join South Church in their sanctuary at 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, and online via Facebook Live, for a worship service honoring, celebrating, and thanking teachers and educators. Educators from both congregations will participate.

Because we are in the larger sanctuary space this Sunday, we will not need to limit the number of people who can attend.

There will be no phone-in option this week.
Note that the worship and chat are recorded, and both can be viewed by the public later on the South Church Facebook page.

We ask FUSW folks attending in person to show proof of vaccination plus boosters in advance or at the door. Contact Rina (admin@fusw.org) to provide proof before Sunday’s service. Masks are required in the public spaces of South Church. Masks are optional while in the sanctuary.

Click here for the Order of Service
Please check our website fusw.org and Facebook page for the latest info and updates about our Sunday services and other events.
Upcoming Events



  • Friday, May 13, First Friday Women's Daytime Group ~ we will host an outdoor restaurant luncheon for Joan Livingston, who has moved to New Jersey. If you would like to join us, please email Marilee Scheuneman (marilee@scheuneman.com) for details. At this time, there is no Zoom meeting planned for May.

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, May 22, 10:00am, “Self-Forgiveness” ~ Rev. Arlin Roy

  • Sunday, May 29, 10:00am, TBA” ~ Jane Thickstun
Note to Virtual Attendees

This Sunday our online service is via South Church's Facebook Live page (not FUSW's Zoom link). Click https://www.facebook.com/SouthPresDobbsFerry/live to join. South Church invites all virtual attendees to use the Facebook chat to say hello, write comments, and post joys and concerns during that section of the service. They will monitor the chat and make every effort to say the virtual joys or concerns aloud. (Posts take a few seconds to display, so when pastor Margery Rossi asks for joys and concerns, they suggest you start typing right away.) Note that the worship and chat will be recorded, and will be posted later on the public South Church Facebook page.
Sing with South Church

FUSW singers are invited to join the South Church Choir for our joint service this Sunday. Anyone who wishes to participate should meet in the sanctuary at 8:30am, before the service.
Sunday's Offering

This Sunday's offering collection will go to Spring Community Partners, which provides necessary resources so all children in Dobbs Ferry, regardless of means, can bloom, grow, and reach their full potential. Spring's executive director, Robin Larkins, will be speaking briefly during the service. You may also click here to donate to Spring directly.
Save the Date - Annual Meeting

FUSW Annual Corporate Meeting, Sunday, June 12, 2021, following services (in person and via Zoom)
Please plan to attend! Details to come. To our committee chairs, please send your year-end reports to Rina (admin@fusw.org) by Thursday, May 26.
Service Archive

June Sidman has shared with us her presentation, “Who Was My Real Mom" from the Sunday, May 8 service, “Conversations With Our Mothers.” Visit the Members page of fusw.org, click on Service Archive, and then select Readings. You will find the most recent information at top.
Our Faith Family

A Barn Play, Wed-Sat, 8:00pm, Through Saturday, May 21, Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St, NYC
FUSWs Leslie Kincaid Burby is directing her first live production of a new work since the pandemic, and the cast includes Adam Burby! Presented by UP Theater Company, A Barn Play features a crew of farm animals performing a darkly comic fable for our time, shedding light on our own human relationships with animals, children, and art. Tickets at https://abarnplay.bpt.me. Discounted tickets available through the TDF
Recommended: the UU Denominational House in Chautauqua

Connie Kehoe & Kevin Weber recommend the UU Denominational House in Chautauqua, NY. And while there, be sure to experience the summer programs, performances, and activities at the historic Chautauqua Institution. Connie and Kevin have rented at the UUDH for several years, and will be staying there this summer. The residence is small and fills up quickly, and offerings at the Chautauqua Institution are expensive, but they feel the cost is well worth it. UU services led by visiting ministers are held on the grounds each Sunday. Another option for lodging (that Connie and Kevin have not yet tried) is Quaker House.
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).

The Board of Trustees usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:30pm. We are currently meeting online. Meetings are open to any member of FUSW. If the Board enters into executive session to discuss personnel or confidential matters, non-Board will be asked to leave for that portion of the meeting. At the end of the meeting there will be an open forum, moderated by the President, during which non-Board members can speak about topics of concern. We ask that you limit your remarks to two minutes. This forum will last from five to ten minutes, depending on the Board agenda. Please contact any Board member if you have questions or comments. To access the minutes from previous meetings, visit the Members page of fusw.org and click on Board Minutes Archive. Click here to join our meeting on Zoom.

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 (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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