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Online Worship, Sunday, September 13
Riding the Waves
Kristina Church, Minister

Join us for our traditional ingathering ritual known as the Water Ceremony, practiced by Unitarian Universalists all over the country, and even the world, to mark the beginning of our congregational year. As we navigate the many upheavals of 2020, we appreciate the power of water to connect, to amplify joy, and to create beauty in all of our lives.

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

You are welcome 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 and our Facebook page to find information and updates on opportunities for remote spiritual connection during this time.
Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, September 26, 3:00pm, FUSW Fall Concert to Benefit the Minister's Discretionary Fund (Look further down for details.) Contact: Denise Woodin (

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, September 20, 10:30am “Rooted, Inspired, and Ready... Now What? ~ Matthew Pargeter-Villareal. Guest Speaker

  • Sunday, September 27, 10:30am “TBA ~ Kristina Church, Minister
Send Us Your Water Photos

On Sunday we start the new congregation year with our traditional ingathering service and water communion. Since we won't be able to share in person, we ask anyone who would like to participate to email an image and/or a brief comment to by Friday, Sept 11. We will put them together into a slideshow to share during worship.
FUSW Fall Concert - Live!

Outdoor Concert Fundraiser, Saturday, September 26, 3:00-5:00pm, FUSW Grounds
Members and Friends are invited to a special in-person, physically distant, outdoor concert at FUSW to benefit the Minister's Discretionary Fund. Wear your masks and bring your own lawn chairs. Per NYS regulations, the gathering is limited to 50 people, performers included. Attendance is open to FUSW Members and Friends only. Registration required. Don't miss out - sign up HERE! Questions? Contact Denise Woodin (
Lunch with the Minister

Lunch Zoom Chat with Kristina Church, Wednesdays, 12:00pm noon
Hello! I'm so excited to be here, and can't wait to get to know you all. That's why I am holding a regular lunchtime Zoom call on Wednesdays at noon, so we can get better acquainted! Feel free to join us for all or part of the time, as your schedule allows. Here's the Zoom link:, or call (audio only) 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 916 9404 0482, Passcode: 515920. I look forward to seeing your faces! ~ Kristina Church, Minister
A Second Look

On Sunday, September 6, Nancy Ulrich presented “Theme and Variations: The Rhythm and Rhyme of Time.” If you missed the service, or would like to experience it again, you can find the text HERE
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 ( at least 3 days before your scheduled meeting.
FUSW Contacts & Information

Questions or Concerns about FUSW?
Feel free to reach out to any member of our Board of Trustees for information. Find current Board members at (place cursor over picture, then right-mouse click to copy email).

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 any information you want included in the Scoop. Rina will check availability, schedule the calendar, and send you the invitation link.
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