Sunday, October 14 Whole Congregation Worship
"Animal Blessing"
10:30 am
Rev. Peggy Clarke

Remember to bring in your furry, fuzzy, slippery, scaly, adorable friends (or a photo, if your sweet buddies are not fond of traveling).
Here are the latest opportunities to deepen
your faith and connect with our community.
This Sunday Afternoon at FUSW is BIG!

11:30: Stone Soup Lunch (bring food!)
12:30: Family Worship (20 minutes, open to all)
1:00: Adult Coming of Age
1:00: Youth + Adult Living Into Values Around Indigenous Issues
1:00 Parent/Grandparent Group
1:00 Childcare/Children’s Activity
Religious Exploration for All Ages

This Sunday we begin our new, extended programming in collaboration with the Mt. Kisco UU! Following 10:30am worship, there will be a Stone Soup lunch, then a short worship service at 12:30pm. At 1:00pm afternoon classes and groups for all ages begin! Click here for the October & November calendar, and click here to visit our webpages, which are full of information. Come for the morning only, afternoon only, or everything. Then October 21, the same schedule, classes and groups move to Mt. Kisco.
Drum and Dance Circle

Friday, Oct 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
An evening of self-expression, rhythm, and community. No experience necessary. Suggested donation $10 adults; $5 kids ages 12-18; free for kids under 12. Bring your own drum or share one of ours . Contact: Heidi Frieze , Andie Kimerling
UUA Leadership Day

Saturday, Oct 13, 9:30am - 4:00pm, Community UU Congregation, White Plains
Presented by the UUA Central East Region/Metro District. Registration on sliding scale of $30-$40-$50. See available workshops HERE. Register HERE.
Stone Soup Potluck

Sunday, Oct 14, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
Our first Stone Soup Potluck CommUUnity Lunch will be after our Animal Blessing service, so share a meal among beloved pets and people. Bring food enough to feed 4-6 people - we provide bread and coffee/tea. Or make a monetary donation to help fund FUSW. The Hospitality Committee is seeking hosts and kitchen helpers for future lunch dates. Sign up on the sheet by the entrance door, Contact:
Memorial Service

Memorial for Sue Cheer, Thursday, Oct 18, 7:00pm
Please join us for a memorial service to honor and remember April Castoldi’s mother, Sue Cheer, who passed away last month. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders ( ), the Southern Poverty Law Center ( ), or the Sierra Club ( ).
You're Invited!

Town Hall Meeting and Potluck, Sunday, Oct 28, after worship
FUSW Board of Trustees is pleased to invite you to an all-congregation “Town Hall” meeting and potluck. You’ve said you want to know what’s going on, so we’ll tell you what we’ve been doing, have an update on FUSW’s current financial position, and ask a key question: how do we together see FUSW making a difference in the world around us? See your full invitation HERE. ~ Greg Shunick, President; Michael Carman, Vice President; Kevin Weber, Secretary; Bill Reynolds, Treasurer; Irene Jong, Trustee; Jane Lawrence, Trustee; Rob Politzer, Trustee
Fall Grounds Day

Sunday, Nov 4, 12:00 to 3:00
Come help take care of our grounds. There are bulbs to plant, vines to pull off trees, gardens to weed, potholes to fill, and more! We need your help. Join us! Contact: Nancy Eisenman

Our condolences to Kay Semenza for the loss of her brother-in-law, April Castoldi for the loss of her mother, and to Susan Greenburg for the loss of her friend.


We thank Rob Politzer for fixing the switch in our kitchen and working now to replace the fixture.
Neighboring Congregations

"Becoming Interculturally Competent," Saturday, Oct 20, 9:00am - 12:30pm, Community UU Congregation, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains
Intercultural competence is the set of skills that allows us to recognize our own “cultural lens” and then go beyond it to see other cultural perspectives as well. We invite you to join us for an important workshop led by Rev. Erica Baron where we walk through the stages of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), discover steps we can take to develop intercultural competence, and explore ways to apply it in our own lives and in our congregations. Event is free; space is limited. RSVP: Joe Majsak ( by Thursday, Oct 18.
Upcoming Social Justice Events

Undoing Racism Workshop , Tuesday, Oct 23 - Thursday, Oct 25, Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue, 46 Fox Meadow Rd, Scarsdale
This is hands down the best training I’ve ever attended and it’s being held nearby in Scarsdale. If any congregant attends, I’ll join you (this will be my 4th or 5th time) If you need help with the cost, contact me and we will work it out. ~ Rev. Peggy Clarke

You will find many great opportunities to learn about important issues and support worthy causes HERE.
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