February 10-14, 2020 - 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.
Community, Connections, Celebrations
The Barn Dance and Cake Walk! A fun time was had by all.
Children's' Yoga: Getting comfortable in our own skins
Fabulous "Two Voices" sermon last week. Go Margalie and Rev. John!
Dancing is good for the body
 AND soul.
The Shawl Ministry expands to evenings, enabling new folks to join in on the fun.
Knitting as meditation and connection: no surprise, studies show it's good for your brain, too -
Share your TUCW moments with us. Send pictures to Beth Cliff .
UUA General Assembly in Providence RI June 24-28, 2020
JOIN US FOR GA 2020!  Starting on June 24, 2020, the UUA will be hosting General Assembly in Providence RI! Take advantage of this proximity to meet UUs from all over the country, to forge deeper connections with fellow TUCW attendees, to better understand our movement and to experience fabulous worship and spiritual growth. Attend for a day or the full 5 day convention (June 24-28). Scholarships may be available. Stay tuned: more information to follow.

Want inspiration? Watch THIS. Early bird registration by March 15: click HERE.
Part of the what makes TUCW special is our music: as a formal part of our worship services, as a way to come together as small groups as we practice in various choirs, and as we participate in and listen to special programs offered to us and our community. This month is especially busy.

This Sunday we had the TUCW Orchestra; next Sunday Feb 16's service will feature marvelous Jazz. And then two formal programs to enjoy and tell your friends about:
Next Saturday, Feb. 15 8-9:30 Cabaret is here to celebrate Valentine's Day and the season of Love! Come join us as we share our talents with each other. BYO. Contact ed@uuwestport.org if you need further info.
Saturday Feb. 22: Choral Chameleon
"If I Left the Zoo" Tour, 7:30-9 PM

This is the third year we are honored to host this fabulous NYC-based choral ensemble, dedicated to bringing all genres of choral music to the forefront of our musical experiences. And this year will include a world-premiere of Rev . Ed Thompson's whimsical new a cappella trilogy, “ Aphorisms of the Zookeeper ." Not to be missed --

For complete info and to buy tickets, click HERE .
Stay informed.

A Message From Our Board. Last week we shared a message from our Trustees. If you missed it, you can find the complete text by going to our website or by clicking HERE .
Adult Helpers Needed for Youth Group

Sign up to give the youth the gift of your presence. In return, you get to know them and learn from their unique Unitarian Universalist teenage perspectives on the complex world we all share.

Sign up in the lobby, CLICK HERE or contact Rev Shelly
These opportunities for learning and connection are ongoing and currently offered. Visit Adult Faith Formatio n on our website or email leaders as listed below.
Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM Meeting House Buddhist Practice Group ninazcara@gmail.com Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays,  7:00-8:30 PM Meeting House.  Sacred Circle with Grandmother Nancy Andry   tucwomen@gmail.com  ( exception: Feb 4th is the only meeting this month)

Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM. Meeting House The Power of Now jimfrancek25@gmail.com
Saturdays Sanctuary. Sight-singing (9:30 AM) Voice classes (11:15AM) ed@uuwestport.org . Also March 7, April 4 9AM-1PM East Wing Creating Theology Together revshelly@uuwestport.org

Sundays February 9, 23, March 15, 22, April 5. 12:30-2 PM. East Wing Long Strange Trip revshelly@uuwestport.org

Monthly, various dates and times. Small group ministry meetings . Rosen323@aol.com These must be signed-up for ahead of time as they depend on host availability, group size etc.
Soul Matters Theme for February:  Resilience 

Parents can join social media for daily inspiration on Soul Matters themes: Facebook -- Instagram. Parents and youth will want to check out Soul Matter's music playlists on monthly themes. One playlist is on Spotify and another on their YouTube channel.
All women welcome at all events; see uuwestport.org/tucwomen-events for more info.
February Potluck – Fun food and conversation.
When: Friday, February 21 at 6:30 PM
Where : the home of Jane Sherman in Westport.
Address will be emailed the week of the event to people who have RSVP’d.
Women’s Creativity and Imagination :
Spring series starts with “Sacred Activism: Women Vote!” lead by Janet Luongo and Sari Bodi.
Learn more: HERE

When: Wednesday, February 26, 7-8:30 PM.
Where: TUCW, East Wing.
Please register via email : tucwomen@uuwestport.org

  • Stewardship Kick-off: Story Slam, February 29, 6:00-9PM
  • Memorial Service for Clem Onyemelukwe will be at the church,
Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 PM.
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access.
STAY CONNECTED! Find us on digital and social media : website: uuwestport.org , Facebook public page ( Unitarian Church in Westpor t ) and private, members-only group ( uuwestport ), and Instagram ( uuwestportct )

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 .

CLICK HERE  to learn more about our Pastoral Care Associates.
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 .
The Unitarian Church 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.