FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, November 8
Where Do We Go from Here?
Rev. Kristina Church
10:30am

The election is over. So where do we go from here? How do we move together into the next stage of our collective story?

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

You are invited to log in early to greet one another. Gathering Music begins 10:25am.
To protect ourselves and our neighbors, we are holding gatherings and Sunday services online. Check our website at fusw.org and our Facebook page to find information and updates during this time.
Let Your Light Shine

During our Chalice Lighting at Sunday worship, we invite everyone in attendance who has a chalice or candle at home to light it and hold it up for one another to see on Zoom. Let our separate fires kindle one flame!
Upcoming Events




Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, November 15, 10:30am - “Home for the Holidays” ~ Rev. Lane Cobb

  • Sunday, November 22, 10:30am - TBA ~ Rev. Kristina Church
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Message from the Minister

Greetings, FUSW members and friends! I want to let you know about an opportunity for spiritual deepening that I'll be offering to a small group of folks from both of my congregations, starting this month!

It's called UU Wellspring, and it's a program of spiritual deepening for UUs. We'll be using the Sources curriculum, which is based in the Six Sources of Unitarian Universalism. UU Wellspring has been around for many years, after being created by religious professionals at one of our congregations in Rochester, NY.

  • Here is a Table of Contents for Wellspring Sources so you can see what the topics are like.
  • Here is a brief video with participants in Wellspring sharing their experiences. As a bonus, our own Rev. Viola Abbitt is one of the featured participants!
  • Here are the Frequently Asked Questions on the Wellspring website, in case you're interested in checking them out.
  • Here are some videos where you can learn more about UU Wellspring

There is room in our group for up to six people from FUSW to join. Meetings will be all virtual (by Zoom). After an initial kickoff retreat, which is required for all participants, we'll meet every other Wednesday evening for two-hour sessions. The dates are: 11/18; 12/2 & 16; 1/6 & 20; 2/3 & 17; 3/3, 17, & 31; 4/14 & 28; 5/12 & 26; 6/9 & 23; and 7/7 & 21.

The date of our initial retreat has been changed to Saturday, November 14 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. In addition to the meetings, participants will be asked to do some outside reading and check in with a spiritual director on a monthly basis. Most of the materials are available at the public library or online, and it's possible to find a spiritual director or companion at no cost to you.

I'm very excited to share UU Wellspring with you, after participating in the Sources program during the past year! If you have questions about Wellspring, don't hesitate to contact me (minister@fusw.org)! I look forward to getting to know some FUSW folks on a deeper level through our participating in Wellspring together!

Blessings ~ Rev. Kristina
Bail Reform Discussion

Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Discussion Series:
"Bail Reform in NYS 2020,” Tuesday, November 17, 7:30pm, To join click HERE or phone in (audio only) 646-876-9923, Meeting ID: 202 570 8886, Passcode: 867052 - Hosted by the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley - Croton. Did you know that white NYers are nearly twice as likely as Black NYers to be released on the same day their bail is set, and they serve shorter times in pre-trial detention? Join us to explore the inequality of cash bail in NYS. For a list of related articles to read, visit uuchudsonvalley.org (scroll down to Highlights).
Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Susan Greenberg and Adelaide DiGiorgi for being two of 50 deserving seniors selected for Westchester County’s 38th Annual Senior Citizen Hall of Fame! Each year the Department of Senior Programs and Services acknowledges seniors who have exemplified a true spirit of service to the community. The award ceremony on Friday, December 4 at 11:30am will be virtual this year, and shown on multiple platforms including the Westchester County website, YouTube, and Facebook (stay tuned for login details later this month). We are so proud that two of our members are being inducted this year!
Outdoor Opportunities

Although our building remains closed, FUSW committees and small groups may meet outdoors on our grounds with prior approval from the Board. For a list of the guidelines and for Board approval, contact Denise Woodin (dcw2@optonline.net) at least 3 days before your scheduled meeting.
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
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