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Sunday, February 11, 10:00am worship


“Humanity and Holding Gently to the Truth”


Pat Wictor


Our worship service will be in person at the Chapel at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, and via Zoom. If you or anyone you live with has COVID or COVID symptoms, please do not attend in-person services. 

Click here to join our worship online, or call 646-558-8656,

Meeting ID 921 3956 4302, Passcode: 266397


Click here for the Sunday, February 11, 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



  • Friday, February 9, 7:30pm, Men’s Group ~ on Zoom and in person at South Church. Contact Paul Gross (pgross@pulsevoices.org).


  • Saturday, February 10, 1:30pm, Writing Group ~ in the upstairs room at South Church. Contact Michael Carman (michaelannecarman@gmail.com).


  • Saturday, February 24, 6:00pm, Movie Night and Pot Luck ~ in Fellowship Hall at South Church. More info to come.


  • Saturday, March 2, 1:00pm, Reading Black Lives - in the Barnes Room at Hastings Public Library. Reading The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson. Contact Claudia Gisolfi (cgisolfi8@gmail.com).



Upcoming Worship


  • Sunday, February 18, 10:00am, “Thou Shall Not Use” ~ Michael DeSantis


  • Sunday, February 25, 10:00am, “TBA” ~ Rev. Arlin Roy

About Our Guest Speaker


Pat Wictor makes his home in many musical worlds. Grounded in rural blues and gospel traditions, Wictor’s lean, poetic songs and expressive guitar playing are seasoned with jazz, pop, improvisational surprise, philosophy, and social commentary. Wictor currently tours solo and in a variety of duos. He is also a music educator of note, teaching workshops on guitar, songwriting, body percussion, and vocal and instrumental improvisation. "Soft-spoken and articulate, in the 1930's he could have been a dust bowl preacher. The sermons, accompanied by the choir of his slide guitar, would have brought comfort to many a soul." (Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live) (patwictor.com

UU the Vote!


We know 2024 is a big year for elections, and New York Unitarian Universalist Justice statewide advocacy network (NYUUJ) is looking to hear from you on your congregation's work with UU the Vote! Join us on a Zoom call on February 8th at 7 PM to share your thoughts with us. We want to hear about your experiences and your ideas and give you the opportunity to share with other congregations. The Coalition of UU State Action Networks (CUUSAN) will be hosting a speaker from UU the Vote at their February meeting, and we'd like to learn from you before then so we know what to be listening for and what questions to ask.


Click here to Register.

Service Archive


Susan Greenberg has shared her presentation from the February 4 service, “Healing Through Connection.” Visit the Members page of fusw.org, click on Service Archive, and then select “Readings.” You will find the most recent information at the top.

Support the PrideWorks Conference - March 13


PrideWorks’ mission is to inform our communities about the realities of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and to inspire them to respect and support LGBTQ people and to advocate for positive change. 


Drawing from the lower Hudson Valley, the Tri-State area, and beyond, PrideWorks is a conference that serves students from more than 70 middle and high schools and 10 colleges and universities. Approximately 70% of attendees are students and 30% are adults. About 20% of the students identify as LGBTQ. Adults include teachers, psychologists, social workers, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Advisors, youth care workers, parents or guardians of LGBTQ youth, advocates, and social justice seekers, among others. About 40% of adults identify as part of the LGBTQ community. 


For more information visit prideworks.com


Click here for the event flyer.

It isn't too early to plan your summer vacation!


Consider Summer Institute on the PennWest University campus in western Pennsylvania as a perfect vacation for the whole family. Spend a week with a few hundred UUs and make some life-long friends.


Check out this video to see what the week is like. Lots of detail on the website including the list of available jobs to help with costs.

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 the picture, then right-mouse click to copy the email).


Board of Trustees - The Board usually meets on the third Monday of each month via Zoom at 7:45pm. Click here to join our meeting on Zoom. Meetings are open to any member of FUSW. For confidential matters, non-Board members will be asked to leave temporarily. At the end of the meeting, there will be an open forum, during which non-Board members can speak about topics of concern, limiting remarks to two minutes. To access the minutes from previous meetings, visit the Members page of fusw.org and click on Board Minutes Archive.  


Scheduling Zoom Meetings or Submitting Information for The Scoop and FUSW Calendar - Contact our Administrator, Rina Schunk (admin@fusw.org). For Zoom meetings, please include the purpose and preferred date/time. Articles for The Scoop are due by Wednesday at 10:00am. 

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