Service will be in-person and via Zoom

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Sunday, March 31, 10:00am worship

“Celebrating Ostara”

~ Rev. Arlin Roy

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, March 31, Order of Service

Please check our website and Facebook page for the latest info and updates about our Sunday services and other events.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, March 30, 1:30pm, Writing Group ~ in the upstairs room at South Church. Contact Michael Carman (

  • Friday, April 5, 7:30pm, Men’s Group ~ on Zoom and in person at South Church. Contact Paul Gross (

  • Saturday, April 13, 9:00am, UUA Leadership Essentials for Inclusive Communities ~ on site at the UU Society of Oneonta. See details below.

  • Saturday, April 13, 1:00-2:30pm, Reading Black Lives ~ in the Barnes Room at the Hastings Public Library. Reading Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. See below for book description. Contact Claudia Gisolfi (

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, April 7, 10:00am, “Survive and Thrive: Recreating Our Sacred Community” ~ Roy Program Group

  • Sunday, April 14, 10:00am, “TBA” ~ Scheuneman Program Group

UUA Leadership Training Opportunity - Leadership Essentials for Inclusive Communities

Saturday, April 13, 9:00am-3:30pm at the UU Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta, NY 13820

Learn how to communicate and implement ways to create a creative and life-affirming community… at work, at home, and at church! Topics will include thinking in systems, effective communication, collaborative project planning, and inclusive decision-making. FUSW will pay the $40 registration. This is an on-site event taking place in Oneonta. Click here for more details.

Midnight Run Update

FUSW is planning to coordinate with South Church to participate in Midnight Run again this summer. The quarterly meeting is Sunday, April 21, and the summer Breakfast Runs will be Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, August 10. We will share more details in the coming weeks.

Reading Black Lives Book Group

Group Meeting, Saturday, April 13, 1:00-2:30pm, Barnes Room at Hastings Public Library

We will be discussing Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Winner of the 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction. Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a searing and compassionate new novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done to her patients, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wench. Contact Claudia Gisolfi (

All Hands on Deck!

FUSW has signed a lease for a bright and inviting office suite at 210 N. Central Ave. in Hartsdale. After renovations, this will be our new home for at least the next five years.

Your time and talents are needed to transform our new space into a home. The Board and New Home Committee have gotten FUSW this far; now we need your help with everything from furnishing and decorating the sanctuary to designing the multi-purpose room to outfitting the pantry, and so much more! Please see the 210 N. Central Ave Committees List on the Members page at and let Lisa deMauro ( know how you want to help. We have a lot of work ahead, but as Helen Keller said "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” 

Share Your New Home Thoughts!

FUSW board members welcome your thoughts, joys, concerns and questions about our new space. Please contact Lenore Lupie ( or Gary Haas ( if you have anything to share or ask. They will pass along your thoughts (anonymously if you prefer) to our board.

Make a Recommendation

Is there something you have enjoyed - an article, podcast, book, movie, or special trail to walk - that you would like to share with the congregation? We invite you to forward your recommendations to Rina ( so we can include them in future issues of the Scoop.

FUSW Contacts & Information

Questions, Concerns, or Compliments for FUSW? Reach out to any member of our 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 and click on Board Minutes Archive.  

Scheduling Zoom Meetings or Submitting Information for The Scoop and FUSW Calendar - Contact our Administrator, Rina Schunk ( 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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