Find our weekly email newsletter on our home page. Until then, find information about worship services, events, and contacts below. Check this page throughout the summer for updates.
SUMMER WORSHIP, SUNDAY 10:30am Every summer Sunday at 10:30am through September 1, our whole-congregation worship services are led by lay leaders. Children are welcome and we have a special children's area in the sanctuary to welcome them. Our regular congregation year starts again on Sunday, September 8.
Summer Worship Schedule:
June 17 - Susan Greenburg: "The View from Hook Mountain and Other Outings"
June 24 - Diane Guernsey and Paul Gross "Bring a Song, Bring a Poem"
July 1 - Women's Group & Others (including Denise Dunn): "The Declaration"
July 8 - Connie Kehoe & Kevin Weber: "Ethics & Ethnic Cleansing: The War in Bosnia 1992-1995"
July 15 - Irene Jong: "Your UU You" (Welcoming German UU youth, Merle)
July 22 - Diane Guernsey and Paul Gross: "Music Service"
July 29 - April & Ray Castoldi: “Reality, Interrupted: Our Journey as Parents of a Transgender Youth”
August 5 - Craig Butler: "It Came from Transylvania"
August 12 - Marilee Scheuneman: "Finding Happiness in a Persian Garden"
August 19 - Greg and Marin Shunick: "Getting What You Want"
August 26 - Vikram Jallepalli: "Vikram's Annual Music Service"
September 2 - John Scheuneman: "Belief"
Find guidelines about leading a summer service HERE.
Children at Summer Services: Summer worship services are for all ages. Children stay with families during worship and may use the children's area of the sanctuary. Worship leaders or others are welcome to offer childcare by enlisting two volunteers or by paying two childcare providers. Any childcare offered must be provided by two people who have staff approval, to uphold our Safe Congregation practices. Contact Tracy (DRETracyB@gmail.com) with questions and for a list of our experienced childcare providers.
From Margaret Utzinger’s Family: Please join us in celebration of Margaret's life. We will gather at Morgan's house, 102 Alkamont Ave, Scarsdale, NY, on Friday, August 31, between 4:00-8:00 PM to share memories, stories, appetizers, and wine. Questions: Morgan 917-969-4136, Keelan 540-750-1263.
From Riverkeeper: Protect the Hudson from Harmful Storm Surge Barriers. Public Comments Invited through Mon Aug 20. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering construction of in-water barriers that could critically harm the Hudson River Estuary. Due to public pressure, the Corps has extended the public comment period through Wed Sep 20, to consider issues to include in its environmental review. Riverkeeper invites you to visit their Actions Page to become informed and get involved.
Sun Sep 9 - FUSW Ingathering Service Coffee Hour. Sign up at signup.com/go/OYOGgJd. Looking forward with excitement for the new year, and future coordination with more FUSW community building. Contact: Denise Dunn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUSW Yom Kippur Service, Tue Sep 18, 8:00 PM, Main Meeting Room, FUSW. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The service will be led by Ron Katz.
Growing Our Light. What can we at First Unitarian Society do to increase our congregation's visibility in the community at large? How can we create publicity, good press, and a strong social media presence? This is the goal of our new working group. All ideas are welcomed! Contact Sue McAnanama (email@example.com) so we can plan to meet.
RECIPES WANTED! As a fundraiser, we are compiling recipes to create our own FUSW cookbook! Email your favorites, plus any photos or background stories, to Paul Lupie (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also give a paper copy to Margaret Utzinger, Theresa DeLise, or Paul Lupie. Or you can mail your recipe and photo to Margaret Utzinger, 126 Wilmot Circle, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY ONLINE General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. The 2018 GA was held June 20-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. You can watch videos of the livestream events that took place, including worship services, at uua.org/ga/off-site/2018.
PASTORAL CARE SUPPORT If you or a FUSW member you know are in need of pastoral care, please contact the FUSW office, email@example.com.
UU SUMMER CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES Looking for summer fun, learning, and service opportunities in a UU environment? Click here for a list of camps and events.
Star Island offers week-long camps for individuals and whole families that are beloved by several FUSW members. Click herefor information about all summer programs on the island.
The UU College of Social Justice offers meaningful service and learning opportunities. The mission of the UU College of Social Justice is to inspire and sustain effective and spiritually grounded activism for justice. UUCSJ offers immersion learning journeys, justice training programs, summer internships, and direct volunteer opportunities with partner organizations in the U.S. and abroad. All programs are designed to help people cross boundaries, gain insight, and imagine new ways to make a difference in the world. Click herefor summer programs.
Come to the UU Mid-Atlantic Community (UUMAC) to recharge and relax with UUs from New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and beyond. You’ll spend a week on a beautiful university campus in southeast Pennsylvania Sunday July 8 - Saturday July 14, 2018. Get a preview of the UUMAC experience here. To learn more about our small-scale friendly community and get a newcomer discount, register at http://uumac.org.
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