MAY 6-7, 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.
TUCWomen wreath
TUCWomen's second annual Spring Fest! is on in the sanctuary!  Flowers, Festivities, Fun, Laughter Yoga, Dance, and Song for all those who identify as women, 13yrs+. Childcare will be provided for any children under the age of 13. If you want to decorate a hat with flowers, bring a hat made of felt, straw, or cloth, and $10 for materials. Questions, contact Carol HamiltonRegister and sign up for Potluck HERE.
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023
Are You A UU Hindu 2022
Namaste! We UU's look to all world religions in our search for Truth. Ravi and Sudha Sankar, long time Hindu and Unitarian Universalists will share their personal journey and will attempt to distill the core values of Hinduism, demonstrate and demystify ritualistic Hindu prayer. They ask you to think about how their Hindu beliefs resonate with your personal spiritual journey and religious principles.

The service will include hymns and prayers sung in the Carnatic style of music from Southern India. Our guest performers are principal vocalist Anuradha Kothandaraman accompanied by her daughter Madhuvanthi Krishna.

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 Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on, or feel free to mail in cash or check.
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM
“Surrendering to the Creative” – 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
Children and Youth will go directly to their Faith Formation classes this Sunday; we often attend the first part of the adult worship service, but not this Sunday.

The K-2nd and 3-5th graders will learn about this month’s theme of Creativity by making marshmallow and spaghetti noodle towers! Won’t that be super yummy fun!!
John C Wally by Nate Pawelek
The Witness Stones Project class will use their Creativity to complete the work of imagining John C. Wally, the formerly enslaved individual from Wilton about whom we have been learning the past several weeks. Here is a watercolor portrait (painted by Nate) of Mr. Wally after he’d been emancipated around 1821.

The Youth Group will meet at 11:15 AM to work on their youth-led worship service on May 21, which you will not want to miss!
LOOKING AHEAD: Next Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day. There will be a fun children and youth chapel service that day, after TWO special child dedications, and Flower Communion!
The Interim Minister Search Team would like to thank you all for your feedback over the last few weeks. We have had great conversations with you and appreciate the valuable feedback.

We are happy to report that we now have interim candidate applications and are beginning the interview process. We’re so pleased with the candidates we have received and are excited to talk to them. The selection will be given to the UUA on May 15. The search team and the board are communicating regularly to work towards this May 15 deadline.

The team: Dayle Brownstein, Debbie Handler, Joanne Glasser Orenstein, Cheryl Dixon Paul, Ken Vogel
It can be a wonderful gesture to donate flowers in celebration or in honor or memory of someone - or some people or cause - who are in your heart, 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, our administrator, or fill out the form in the notebook on the table in the foyer, to get the process going. We look forward to celebrating with you!
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.  
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access
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 sermons are archived on the website HERE.
Thanks to our Minister of Music, the Rev. Dr. Ed Thompson, and the Children's and Youth Choirs, for their presentation of The Three Questions last Sunday. We loved it!
Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.
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
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,
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
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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.