FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, May 3
Looking Forward: Coming Out the Other Side”
Woodin/Reynolds Program Group
10:30am

or call 646-558-8656 , Meeting ID 600 398 863
Password: 230809
Find the order of service HERE

You are welcome to log in early to greet one another. Gathering music begins at 10:25. We invite you to have a candle nearby to light during joys and sorrows .
To protect ourselves and our neighbors, we are not holding in-person gatherings or Sunday services. Check our website at fusw.org and our Facebook page for information, updates, and opportunities for remote spiritual connection during this time.
Pledge Reminder

Honor the past, appreciate the present, and hope for the future. Send in your pledge by Tuesday, May 5, to let us know the financial support you estimate you can give FUSW for the coming year. You can 1) print out the pledge form and mail it to FUSW, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706; or 2) scan or take a photo of your form and email to fuswtreasurer@gmail.com ; or 3) simply send an email to fuswtreasurer@gmail.com stating the amount of your annual pledge. Thanks in advance for your support!
Looking Ahead

Online Worship

  • Sunday, May 10, 10:30am "Unitarian Universalism: Religion, Faith, or Movement?" ~ Viola Abbitt, Minister

  • Sunday, May 17, 10:30am ~ Gross/Guernsey Program Group (Topic TBA)

Online Meetings & Events

Share the Plate for May: Feeding Westchester

The mission of Feeding Westchester (formerly Food Bank for Westchester) is to end hunger in Westchester County. As the heart of a network of more than 300 partners, they source and distribute food and resources to towns across Westchester, helping to ensure that none of our neighbors are hungry. They feed Westchester. We collect for our Share the Plate partner throughout the month. Visit fusw.org, click "Donate ," and select "Share the Plate."
First Friday Women's Group

First Friday Women’s Group Luncheon, Friday, May 1, 12:30pm
Bring your lunch and join us online - all are welcome! For login information, contact: Adelaide DiGiorgi ( adigiorgi@optonline.net ) or Joan Livingston ( ljblivingston@aol.com) .
FUSW Men's Group

Men’s Group Monthly Meeting, Friday, May 1, 7:30pm
All men in the congregation are welcome and encouraged to join us. To learn more, contact Art Lowenstein ( arthur.lowenstein@gmail.com ) or Paul Gross ( pgross@pulsevoices.org ). To log in, click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/192130777?pwd=SkUyZkREN2hsYWdzZ3I1ekdneXZFUT09 or call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 192 130 777, Password: 434097
Meditation Group

Meditation Group, Saturday, May 2, 11:00am
Everyone is invited to phone in to our free class. Call 515-604-9099 and enter Access Code: 213 159 778. Contact: June Sidman ( junesy2000@yahoo.com )
Save the Date - Annual Meeting

 FUSW Annual Congregation Meeting, Tuesday, June 9, 7:00pm
Please plan to atte nd! Details to come. To our committee chairs, please send your year-end report to Rina ( admin@fusw.org ) by Friday, May 15, if possible.
Let Them Eat Pie

Mother's Day Pie Fundraiser, First Come-First Served, Delivered Sat May 9, $30 per pie,
For Mother’s Day, Art Lowenstein is offering his legendary home-baked apple or mixed berry pies for $30 each. *New* by Special Request : sugar-free apple pies with a lattice crust! Orders will be taken until Art reaches his limit, and the pies will be delivered the day before Mother’s Day. Proceeds benefit the FUSW General Fund . Contact arthur.lowenstein@gmail.com .
A Second Look

Last Sunday, April 26, our beloved Affiliated Community Minister Rev. Arlin Roy led the worship service, "What Works." If you missed Arlin's sermon or would like to take a second look, you can find it HERE . Betsy Kates also contributed to the service with her essay, "Fear." Read her thoughts HERE .
Zoom 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.
  • Unmute your microphone when doing a reading or expressing a joy or concern.
  • Use the “Raise Hand” icon in the participant sidebar when you want to be called on.
Reading on Gmail? Be sure to click "View entire message" at the bottom!
Minister's Calendar

Our minister, Viola Abbitt, is away this week through Sunday, May 3. After she returns, she will again post her daily Facebook messages and host the "Check In and Chat" or "Reflection and Meditation" online gatherings. For pastoral care while Viola is away, contact Rina Schunk ( admin@fusw.org ) to schedule an appointment with the on-call minister, Rev. Kimberley Debus.
Reflection and Meditation

Tuesday, May 5; Wednesday, May 6; Thursday, May 7; and Friday, May 8, 2:30-3:30pm.
Our minister, Viola Abbitt, offers a quiet and reflective space where we can gather to offer a prayer, share a reading, or just be together in silence. Please remain muted until they are moved to speak. If you wish to participate in conversation, visit the “Check-In and Chat” gatherings. To join, click uuma.zoom.us/j/142121152 . Or call 646 876 9923 and enter Meeting ID: 142 121 152.
Check-In and Chat

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00-7:00pm & Wednesday May 6, 10:00-11:00am
Viola looks forward to seeing you next week at her "Check-In and Chat" gatherings. Bring a cup of tea. Come by yourself or with a friend. Whoever shows up can visit together and share. To join, click uuma.zoom.us/j/630956092 or call 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 630 956 092. You may also schedule a private appointment with Viola at calendly.com/viola-abbitt/fusw
From the Treasurer

As we find new ways to maintain connection, using Zoom, conference calls, and one-on-one phone check-ins, please find your way to the "Donate" button on our website, fusw.org , to make a virtual connection to show your support. Our expenses are ongoing. If you are one who usually puts cash in the plate, please contribute financially in this way at this unusual time.
Support Midnight Run

The Midnight Run office has an ongoing need for lunch bags, which they distribute to our neighbors who are homeless in NYC. Please call 914-693-7817 to find out what foods to include and how many bags to make. Please help if you can - even a few bags makes a difference. Contact: Art L owenstein ( arthur.lowenstein@gmail.com ), Annie Patton ( annie.k.patton@gmail.com )
Our Faith Family

Caring Bridge for Cynthia
While Cynthia Reynolds is recovering from surgery, you can visit her CaringBridge site to leave words of encouragement, support, and love. Sign up HERE .
FUSW Contacts & Information

Personal & Pastoral Support
Viola Abbitt, FUSW Minister ( minister@fusw.org , 518-290-0820) Reminder: Viola is away this week . If you need pastoral care before Mon May 4, contact admin@fusw.org to schedule an appointment with Rev. Kimberley Debus.

Questions or Concerns about FUSW?
Feel free to reach out to any member of our Board for information. Find current Board members at fusw.org/board-of-trustees.html . (Hover your cursor over picture, then right-mouse click to copy email.)

Scheduling Online Meetings
To set up a Zoom online meeting for your FUSW committee or program group, contact our administrator, Rina Schunk ( admin@fusw.org ) with the purpose, date, and time you need. Rina will check availability , schedule the meeting, 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 Tuesday at noon. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at admin@fusw.org
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