The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, September 20
Rooted, Inspired, and Ready... Now What?
Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal, Guest Speaker

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 Fundraiser Concert to Benefit the Minister's Discretionary Fund (Look further down for details.) Contact: Denise Woodin (

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, September 27, 10:30am “Kol Nidre/TBA ~ Rev. Kristina Church, Minister

  • Sunday, October 4, 10:30am “TBA ~ Rev. Lane Cobb. Guest Speaker
Sunday's Guest Speaker

Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal is a recent Masters of Divinity graduate from Brite Divinity School with a concentration in Sexual and Gender Justice, and is a Candidate for Ministry with the UUA. He has served as a Chaplain at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Matthew and his husband, Gabriel, are currently living in Comfort, TX.
Meet Our New Minister - In Person

Rev. Kristina Church will be visiting FUSW the weekend of September 26-27. Her sermon that Sunday will be delivered from our building. Rev. Kristina will also be available for a time on Saturday, September 26, to meet with a small number of people in person. If you would like to be one of those meeting Kristina, sign up for a time slot HERE. (If you are not attending the Fall Concert that day, we ask that you please select a morning slot If possible.) Questions? Contact Rina Schunk (
Meet Our New Minister - Virtually

Lunch Zoom Chat with Rev. Kristina Church, Wednesdays, 12:00pm noon
Hello, everybody. Thanks for all your kind comments and feedback about our Ingathering service last Sunday! I appreciate the warm welcome to FUSW. I'm so excited to see many of you in person next weekend, and to learn more about this community. In the meantime, please join us if you can for our lunchtime Zoom social hour, this and every Wednesday at noon. The link is, or call (audio only) 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 916 9404 0482, Passcode: 515920. I'm very much looking forward to our time together in Hastings at the end of the month! 'Til then, may you be well and safe ~ Rev. Kristina Church
FUSW Fundraiser Concert - Live

Outdoor Fall Concert Fundraiser, Saturday, September 26, 3:00-5:00pm, FUSW Grounds
There are only a few slots left. Register now! Members and Friends are invited to a special in-person, physically distant, outdoor concert at FUSW to benefit the Minister's Discretionary Fund. Donations will be accepted at the door. Wear your masks and bring your lawn chairs. Per NYS regulations, we will be limited to 50 people (performers included), FUSW Members and Friends only, and registration is required. Don't miss out - register HERE. Questions? Contact Denise Woodin (
Gifts from the Garden

We are proud that this summer FUSW volunteer gardeners made several donations of homegrown produce from our Community Garden to the food pantry at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. Here’s a lovely collage of some of the bounty we shared (many thanks to Liz Loglisci)!
Volunteers Needed

The FUSW Bread Run team is looking for volunteers for our Tuesday deliveries to the Yonkers YWCA for their shelter and food pantry. Can you help? Contact George McAnanama (
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.
The Scoop e-newsletter is sent out each week. Have news to share? Submit articles to our administrator, Rina Schunk, at by Tuesday at noon. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at
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