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FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER

This Sundays worship is in person, outdoors

The Scoop

Sunday, September 18, Worship, 10:30am

In Person Outdoors at 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson

Goodbye to 25 Old Jackson Avenue

Rev. Arlin Roy and others


Click here to see a FUSW Timeline graphic, "The journey so far..." 


For five decades, 25 Old Jackson Avenue has been FUSW’s physical and spiritual home. As we look ahead to handing over the property to its new owners, we also look back in love and gratitude. All FUSW members and friends are invited to attend this in-person service to honor and commemorate our beloved space and the countless meaningful moments we’ve experienced there. We invite those present to share a brief memory or thought about 25 OJA (please keep it to a minute).


We're especially hoping that former FUSW Youth will feel moved to attend and offer their memories - please share this invitation with your children and others who have come up through FUSW's RE, OWL, Coming of Age, and Youth programs! If you can’t attend in person but would like to share a moment, please email it to Lisa deMauro (ldemauro@optonline.net) as soon as possible so we can read it at the service.


Bring a chair or chairs for yourself and/or others. Hot/cold beverages will be provided. Please bring cookies, cheese and crackers, grapes or juice. If the weather is inclement, we will hold the service inside the building. (For an indoor service, those present will need to wear masks and show proof of vaccination.)


Please note: We are working out the technology for a hybrid service, but the quality is unlikely to be as good as at our usual services. We recommend that everyone attend in person, if possible.


Click here for the Order of Service

Please check our website fusw.org and Facebook page for the latest info and updates about our Sunday services and other events.

Upcoming Events




  • Saturday, October 2, 12:00pm, FUSW Book Group ~ contact Denise Woodin (dcw2@optonline.net). Details below.


Upcoming Worship


  • Sunday, September 25, 10:00am, TBA” ~ Rev. Jane Thickstun


  • Sunday, October 2, 10:00am, Friendship” ~ Rev. Arlin Roy

Last Call to Join the FUSW Writing Group


“Writing Our Stories,” the FUSW Writing Group, will launch its fall season beginning on Saturday, September 17, for a series of 8 sessions, from September through December. Sessions will be held in person at South Church, in the “Upper Room.” Meeting time is 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Renewing members will be given priority, but there are still slots available.


The group will be led by Michael Carman, a lifelong writer, who promises a safe and friendly space in which participants can find their stories. Meetings will be in person; group size is limited to 8 participants, first-come, first-served. Meeting dates are September 17, October 1, 15, and 29; November 12; and December 3, 17, and 31. Contact Michael Carman at michaelannecarman@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Please let Michael know before September 17, whether you’ll be renewing your place in the group, or signing up for the first time. Welcome! Click here for more information.

FUSW Book Group


Book Group Discussion, Sunday, October 2, 12:00pm, Hudson Social Restaurant, Dobbs Ferry

Our next Book Group meeting will be to discuss Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. After the Sunday service at South Church, we will convene for lunch and a book discussion at Hudson Social, the restaurant in the old train station at the Dobbs Ferry waterfront. Contact Denise Woodin (dcw2@optonline.net) for details.

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).


The Board of Trustees usually 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 members 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 fusw.org 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 (admin@fusw.org) 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 (admin@fusw.org), by Wednesday at 10:00am. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at admin@fusw.org

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