Service will be in-person and via Zoom

The Scoop

Sunday, May 12, 10:00am worship

“Your Mother Was Oppressed”

~ 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, May 12, 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, May 11, 1:30pm, Writing Group ~ in the upstairs room at South Church. Please contact Michael Carman (

  • Wednesday, May 15, 1:00pm, Tour of Westchester Hills Cemetery/ Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Cemetery ~ in Hastings. Contact Claudia Gisolfi ( See below.

  • Friday, May 17, 7:30pm, Men’s Group ~ on Zoom and in person at South Church. Contact Paul Gross (

  • Saturday, May 18, 5:00pm, Congregational Celebration ~ in Fellowship Hall at South Church. See below.

  • Saturday, June 1, 12:15–1:45 pm, Reading Black Lives ~ in the Barnes Room at Hastings Public Library – Reading The Known World by Edward P. Jones. See below for book description. Contact Claudia Gisolfi (

  • Sunday, June 9, 11:45am, FUSW Annual Meeting ~ Details to come.

Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, May 19, 10am, “TBA” ~ Rev. Carrie McEvoy

  • Sunday, May 26, 10am, “TBA” ~ Dr. Melanie Davis

We're gonna party like it's 1856! Celebrating the Next Chapter in the history of FUSW

Saturday, May 18, 5:00pm, in Fellowship Hall, South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY

We'll share food, fellowship, music, and stories! (Drawn from our own colorful experiences and from some sleuthy research into the lives of our forebears.)

You won't want to miss it -- and we don't want to miss you!

Please let Sarita know what you will be bringing for the fabulous pot luck: email at or call/text her at (914) 329-9335.

It's Pledge Time!

Thoughts and feelings are sometimes hard to share. Talk of money is difficult. At PLEDGE TIME it is easy to express your gratitude for this community! At PLEDGE TIME is it convenient to show your support for our shared connections and respect for our individual differences. And especially this year it is exciting to be part of Writing the Next Chapter in the long history of FUSW. Please send word of your estimated financial contribution for the coming year.

Click here for the pledge response form if you wish to print and mail it in, or you may email the information to  

We will celebrate with a party and potluck supper on Saturday May 18th. See you then!  

Save the Date: FUSW Annual Corporate Meeting

Sunday, June 9, 11:45am

Please join us at the Annual Corporate Meeting to attend to important congregational business, including approval of our budget and election of board members for the coming year. We look forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for details in coming weeks.

Join a Tour of Westchester Hills Cemetery, with Claudia Gisolfi

Wednesday, May 15, 1:00-3:30pm, Westchester Hills Cemetery, 400 Saw Mill River Rd, Hastings on Hudson, NY

Join Claudia Gisolfi for a tour of Westchester Hills Cemetery/ Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Cemetery, established in 1919. This is a unique opportunity to see the inside of the 1935 Chapel Lodge, which is usually not open to the public. In 2018, Peter Gisolfi Associates, the award-winning architectural firm of Claudia’s late father, completed its renovation of this historic structure. It features 6 genuine Tiffany Studios windows and a beautiful light-filled chapel, which formerly was the caretaker’s three-bedroom apartment. Famous people interred at the cemetery include actress Judy Holliday, New York Times Editor A. M. Rosenthal, composer George Gershwin, Solomon Guggenheim (founder of the famous Fifth Avenue museum), and the founders of Barricini Candy Co. The Gershwin, Guggenheim, and Barricini mausoleums are close to the Chapel Lodge. To sign up, please contact Claudia ( 

Reading Black Lives Book Group

Saturday, June 1, 12:15–1:45 pm, Barnes Room at Hastings Public Library

We will be discussing The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. "Slave-owning by free Blacks in antebellum America is the astonishingly rich subject of this impressively researched novel debut ." - Kirkus Reviews. "It’s not only a moving, rich novel that exposes a little known pocket of American history, but also a brilliant postmodern masterpiece whose most fascinating aspect is its deft, unusual manipulation of time. - Literary Hub.

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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