The Scoop
In-Person and Online Worship, Sunday, October 10
“All My Relations: Seeking Balance in a Hostile Landscape
Reggie Harris, live guest worship leader

As the world becomes more fractured and strained what can the messages of the Indigenous people provide for our redemptive survival? Mitakuye Oyasin is more than a slogan. (Reggie will be with us in person to lead our worship service.)

We invite you to join us for an in-person worship service at the home of Alan Murray and Amada Abad, 41 Hollywood Drive, Hastings-on-Hudson. Attendance is limited to 25 people. Click here to sign up. Parking is also limited, so please carpool. We will observe Covid safety precautions.

We will also livestream the service on Zoom.
Click here to watch our worship online, or call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 921 3956 4302, Passcode: 266397

Click here for the October 10 Order of Service
We are holding Sunday services in person and online. Check our website and Facebook page for information and updates.
Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 15, 7:30pm, Men’s Group ~ Contact Paul Gross ( for more information.

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, October 17, 10:30am - Dialogue” ~ Rev. Arlin Roy

  • Sunday, October 24, 10:30am - TBA” ~ Roy Program Group
Our Guest Worship Leader

Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and educator known worldwide for his song leadership, activism, and his work building community. Reggie has presented over 300 concerts and lectures a year in a variety of concert centers, schools, and places of worship (and online!) throughout the U.S, Canada, and Europe. Reggie 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 Dir. of Music Education at the UU Living Legacy Project. Reggie works to embody the spirit of elders like Pete Seeger as he blends themes of commitment and hope into his music and his life. Learn more at
New Mailing Address for FUSW

Since 25 Old Jackson Avenue is vacant much of the time now, we have reserved a post office box to ensure that our mail is delivered securely. Please address all mail to FUSW, PO Box 26, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706.
'Twas the (Sun)day After Christmas

The Guest in the Pulpit Committee is looking for a few individuals to be responsible for our service on Sunday, December 26. We envision a worship like our poetry, music, or July 4th reading of the Declaration services. Perhaps a reading of The Night Before Christmas is more your style? We are open - take the date and run with it! Contact Lenore ( Fa la la la, la la la la!
Journaling Together

The past weeks have been painful for us as we witness the flood damage to our beloved 25 Old Jackson Avenue. We can help process these difficult emotions together by "writing" in the informal, online journal we have created. We invite you to share a thought, recall a memory, compose a poem, or write a reflection. Send your contributions to Rina ( and she will upload them to the Journal. There we can all read what others have shared. Open the journal by logging in to the FUSW Members Page and clicking Congregational Journal.
Flood Recovery

For the latest on our progress, visit and click Updates about FUSW's Flood Recovery. We will be posting new information at least once a week. To help with our recovery, please visit to make a contribution, and share the link on your Facebook and other social media. You may also mail a check with the memo FUSW Recovery to First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10708. Thank you!
Share the Plate for October: Groundwork Hudson Valley

Groundwork Hudson Valley creates sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods through community-based partnerships that promote equity, youth leadership, and economic opportunity. We collect for our Share-the-Plate partner throughout the month. Visit, clickDonate, and selectShare 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).

The Board of Trustees 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 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 ( 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 by Wednesday at 10:00am. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at
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