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FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER

Service will be live-streamed and in person at UUCHV.

The Scoop

Sunday, July 23, 10:00am worship


"Under Construction: You. Me. Us."


~ Michael DeSantis


All around us, the world and the cosmos are in a constant state of flux. We are, too...although we tend to forget it. This week, we’ll reflect on how we can embrace the lifelong spiritual work of creating our best selves and most beloved communities. 


Service will be live-streamed from the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley, our summer worship partners, and in person at UUCHV, 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson. If you or anyone you live with has COVID or COVID symptoms, please do not attend in-person services. 


​If you have a Joy or Sorrow you would like read during the service, please email it to Anne Pearl ([email protected]) no later than 8:00pm, Saturday, July 22.


Click here to join the UUCHV Worship live-stream.


Click here to join the UUCHV Coffee Hour Zoom.


Click here for the Sunday, July 23 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, July 21, 7:30pm, Evening Women’s Group ~ on Zoom. Contact Diane Guernsey ([email protected]).



  • Friday, August 4, 12:30pm, Daytime Women’s Group ~ Come join the First Friday Women's Group at Kendal in Sleepy Hollow! We are the guests of Maria Harris and Keiko Hirano. Bring a bag lunch and they will provide coffee and dessert. RSVP to Theresa ([email protected]) and Maria ([email protected]).



Upcoming Worship


  • Sunday, July 30, 10:00am, “Reading Black Lives” ~ FUSW Reading Black Lives Group


  • Sunday, August 6, 10:00am, “TBA” ~ UUCHV

About Our Guest Speaker


Michael DeSantis (he/they) is an aspiring UU minister, who recently completed his second year in the Master of Divinity program at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Originally from Pittsburgh, Michael grew up in a non-religious Irish Catholic family before finding Unitarian Universalism in his early 20’s. Michael now lives in Manhattan and is an active member of the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn. His spiritual practices include baking bread, meditating, hiking, and playing with his rambunctious rescue cat.

Share the Plate


For July and August, our Share the Plate donations will go to Neighbors Link, which offers new immigrants education and empowerment programs, involves longer-term residents in volunteer opportunities and creates substantive partnerships with other local organizations. Support services include a Worker Center, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, legal services and advocacy, workforce development, parent education, early childhood programs and academic support for school-age children of immigrants.


We collect for our Share-the-Plate partner throughout the month. Visit fusw.org, click “Donate,” and select “Share the Plate.”

Join Our Pulpit Committee


The loose definition of Pulpit is “a raised platform lecture in a chapel from which the preacher delivers a talk.” Imagine it empty. That’s why we need YOU on the Pulpit Committee. There are only two people on the committee now. We could benefit by the addition of one or two to bring some fresh ideas. Please contact Lenore Lupie at 917-282-4327 or [email protected] if you are interested.

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 second 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 ([email protected]). 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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