MAY 20-21, 2023 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.
Saturday 12-4 PM and Sunday 9:30 -9:50 AM: Brown bag lunch donations to support John Street Outreach. Sign up HERE; click HERE for instructions. Contact David Vita.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023
REMEMBERING BRYCE
Please join the Costawong family in Remembering Bryce this Saturday, May 20. Please see the Home page of Bryce's memorial website for timing and details: bryce-costawong.forevermissed.com. And if you are unable to attend, please consider posting a memory, no matter how fleeting or small, of our beautiful son. Thank you, Michael Costantino and Trina Wong.
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023
WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:00 AM - JUST DO RIGHT
UU YOUTH GROUP SERVICE
Youth Group 2023
The youth-led worship service is titled “Just Do Right” and will be, among other things, a report to the congregation about our ten-day Appalachia Service Project trip to Tennessee in April. There will be poetry, music, video, reflection, and lots of laughs for all ages.

Click HERE for the Order of Service. The service will be in person and virtual; attendance guidelines are HERE. Broadcast of the service is available at uuwestport.org/livestream. Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on vop.tucw.org, or feel free to mail in cash or check.
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM
“In Memory of Her” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
Faith Formation
Please click HERE to find out more about our Faith Formation programs, or contact Nate Pawelek. All are always welcome to be with us. Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers at 9:45 AM.
Faith Formation tree
This Sunday, May 21, 2023, all children and youth are invited to the sanctuary for a stimulating service led by the high school teenagers of our congregation. There will be no Faith Formation classes.
LOOKING AHEAD: There will be no Faith Formation classes on Sunday, May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

June 4 is our annual Faith Formation Celebration Sunday to honor our congregation’s children and youth, to share all their explorations during the past year, and to exalt our classroom teachers and the many adult volunteers. It will include a Bridging Ceremony for our graduating high school seniors.
BAGELS & BUDGET$: SUNDAY AFTER THE SERVICE,
ZOOM MONDAY, MAY 22 8:00 PM; WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 at NOON
The Financial Sustainability Task Force (FSTF), and Finance Committee are hosting Bagels and Budget$ directly after the service this Sunday. Come hear about the results of the pledge drive, the resulting budget for next year and a pathway forward to financial sustainability.

Can't make Sunday? No worries: Bagels and Budget$ on will be on ZOOM: Monday, May 22 at 8PM, ZOOM link HERE (Meeting ID: 870 9547 3032 Passcode: 843100); and Wednesday, May 24 at noon, ZOOM link HERE (Meeting ID: 876 7786 4614 Passcode: 012749).

We are all stewards of this marvelous congregation and it's important to understand our financial position so we can make and support smart decisions. We look forward to seeing you at one of these gatherings. Questions? Contact Brian Lasher.
silhouette of meditation at orange sunset
UU Meditation, 9:00-9:40 AM Sundays. Hybrid. A UU mix of mindfulness, discourse, relaxation, visualization and silence. In person and on ZOOM. Contact Janet Luongo to receive updates and notifications of location for this week's session.  
SUNDAY FLOWERS ARE A WELCOME GIFT FOR US ALL TO ENJOY
It can be a wonderful gesture to donate flowers for our Sunday services. A traditional hanging basket, or flowers of your own choosing that you bring to us, are both great options. Take them home with you after the service. Please reach out to Ruth Fontilla to get the process going. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Please wear your nametag on Sunday mornings. If you've lost yours, let an usher know, and we'll get a new one made up for you. Or you can contact Ruth in the office.
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access
PAST SERMONS/SERVICES
Our sermons are archived on the website HERE.

"Surrender To The Creative"

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

May 14, 2023
SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES
Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.
PASTORAL CARE
If you are going through a challenging time or know somebody in the congregation who needs support from our Pastoral Care Chaplains, call to leave a confidential message in the PCA voice mailbox 203-227-7205 ext. 19 or email pca@uuwestport.org.
CARING NETWORK
Our support network is available to provide tangible help for friends in need: meal delivery, pharmacy runs, grocery shopping, a regular phone call of connection. Contact a minister or coordinators Dorothy Rich,or Diane Cano,
ADDICTION RECOVERY
For individuals or families of our congregation seeking confidential support or information about addiction issues. Please contact our Addiction Recovery Ministry by calling 203-227-7205 ext. 19 or emailing pca@uuwestport.org
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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport is a diverse and welcoming religious community, free of creed and dogma, and open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs. 
 WE INSPIRE and support individual spiritual growth. 
 WE CONNECT through worship, music, learning, and caring ministries. 
 WE ACT in the service of peace and justice.