Get Involved in the FUSW Community
The FUSW Men's Group meets on the third Friday of the month at 7:30pm in Room 2. We begin each meeting with a check-in, where share what's been going on in our lives, and then we share thoughts on a topic of mutual personal interest. Members of this group have gotten to know one another better over time and deeply appreciate this community of friendship and support within our FUSW community. If you are new to FUSW--or if you've been an FUSW member for years--we welcome you to check us out or join us.
FUSW’s Women’s Group meets once a month all year round. It has been an active group of mainly retired professional women who are members or friends of the Society. It is open to all, newcomers are welcome, and we always have a reminder posted in the Scoop each month. We ask for RSVPs so we have a count and can set a place at the table for you. We share information of our activities in a check-in followed by book sharing and as one member put it – sparkling conversation!
During July and August, we gather at attendees' homes which have included a trip to Kendal this Summer where two of our members now reside. Otherwise, we meet on the First Friday at 12:30pm at FUSW. Attendees bring their lunch, and two members volunteer to host the event providing desserts, beverages, and cleanup.
Setting the tables up is a chore, but FUSW Admin Rina Schunk helps with that. We will plan to meet on either a First Tuesday or Wednesday (TBD) in one of the coming months so we can have Viola Abbitt join us while she is in the office.
Hospitality is what makes our congregation welcoming, and creates opportunities for service and connections. We cannot have such a wonderful chance for connection without your help at each service. All are welcome to attend and participate. Of course, we like to share a cup of coffee or tea, and at First Unitarian Society of Westchester, after the service is our time to connect with each other.
Make it a fun family event, collectively sign-up with your FUSW committee, invite a friend to join you and host together, or ask a local restaurant to donate in exchange for a small sign announcing their donation. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our administrator and she will connect you with the Hospitality chair, or look for the signup sheet on the Nurturing Community bulletin board in the lobby.
Greeters are the first face of our Congregation to our visitors and members alike. They are the key to gaining new members. On Sunday mornings, volunteer Greeters welcome attendees as they enter our building, and pay special attention to new attendees. They provide information about the service, FUSW, and our children's program. If you'd like to volunteer as a greeter contact our administrator and she will connect you with the Greeters' chair.