FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
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Online Worship, Sunday, October 25
A Ground as Broad as Space: The Heresy of Abner Kneeland
Rev. Kristina Church
10:30am

Let's honor the 250th anniversary of Universalism in the United States by remembering one of its most colorful characters! Abner Kneeland's unusual ideas and bold writings landed him in hot water more than once. Just how far did a minister have to go to be too radical for Universalism? How do his shocking theological and political notions fit into our religious movement today?

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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.
Upcoming Events




  • Wednesday, October 28, 12:00pm, Weekly Wednesday Virtual Lunch with the Minister ~ to join Rev. Kristina Church on Zoom, click HERE.



Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, November 1, 10:30am - “What Is My Inner Spark? How Do I Make a Difference?” ~ Gross/Guernsey Program Group

  • Sunday, November 8, 10:30am - TBA ~ Rev. Kristina Church
Social Action

FUSW Social Action Committee Meeting, Sunday, October 25, Following Worship
We invite everyone interested in social action to join our meeting after worship this Sunday, to help us plan projects for the year and discuss Share the Plate recipients we can recommend to the Board. If you are unable to attend and want to stay informed, contact Sue McAnanama (suemcananama@gmail.com).
A Second Look

Thanks to the Roy Program Group for hosting our Sunday, October 18 service, "Creative Coping: How the Dark Highlights the Light.” If you missed it, or want to revisit highlights, Art Lowenstein has shared with us his essay “Gifts of the Pandemic,” and George McAnanama his reading “Breathe! Push! The Labor of Revolutionary Love.
Message from the Minister

Greetings, FUSW folks! I hope your week is going well.

There's a classic reading from Singing the Living Tradition, #468 by George Odell, that starts like this...
We need one another when we mourn and would be comforted / We need one another when we are in trouble and afraid. And it ends like this... All our lives we are in need, and others are in need of us.

Never have these words seemed more true than now, in 2020, as we face new reminders of our aching vulnerability. Of the interconnected web that holds us all in its power. And of the difficult decisions that we face as a society. We need each other, now, more than ever. And we are finding new ways to be together, to be comforted by one another's presence in each other's lives.

Your Board and I are busy working on some new Adult RE programs, and other opportunities to connect with one another as the season continues to turn. We're planning a virtual Election Night vigil on Tuesday, November 3, so please check back for more information and make plans to join us on this momentous night. We're also looking ahead to ways to make the holidays merry and bright, even during this trying and isolating time.

As we get deeper into the season, I hope you'll keep in touch. Let us know if you have thoughts about how we can stay connected, and give each other support. Meanwhile, stay well and stay safe. Remember, you are not alone. Blessings ~ Rev. Kristina
Share the Plate Nominations

The Board invites you to nominate a recipient for our monthly Share the Plate donation. The organization must be one you support with your time as well as your dollars; it must have an impact locally; and it must be a registered 501(c)(3). Contact Susan Greenberg (fuswtreasurer@gmail.com) with suggestions. Click HERE and scroll to Share the Plate for a nomination form to print out, or click HERE to submit a nomination online.
Social Justice Opportunities

Here are some social justice initiatives our faith community is supporting. Reach out and join them!

Black Lives Matter - New time! Vigil is at 5:30pm every Monday, corner of Odell and Warburton, Yonkers. We wear masks and social distance. Contact Sue McAnanama (suemcanama@gmail.com).

Bread for the People - Deliver day old bread from Stop & Shop in Dobbs Ferry to the Yonkers YWCA. We are looking for additional volunteers for Tuesday deliveries. Contact George McAnanama (gmcvet4p@gmail.com).

Midnight Run - Volunteers distribute food, clothing, blankets, and personal care items to our neighbors in NYC who are homeless. Contact Art Lowenstein (arthur.lowenstein@gmail.com).

UU the Vote - See the latest call to action from the UUA, and join the work to encourage turnout and fight voter suppression: uuthevote.org.
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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