May 25-29, 2020 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.
Private ZOOM ROOM: HERE (same as last week).
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The service will air on our Facebook public page at 11:00 AM.

Click HERE for the Order of Service. Virtual offering
Y our Pledge, and Fulfilling your Outstanding Pledge – Is Still Needed!
As a reminder, the Annual Operating Budget campaign is still underway. If you haven’t pledged yet for the 2020-2021 season, please do so today! If you have already pledged, we THANK YOU!
What is just as important to our Church is fulfilling your current 2019-2020 pledge. If you haven’t paid off your outstanding pledge yet, please do so through your Realm account. The official deadline is June 30, 2020. For help and information on your 2019-2020 pledge, please contact Diane in the office at .
As always, to make a fast virtual donation, click Mark in the memo line if it is a special payment and NOT part of the weekly offering .
We missed our traditional Read Aloud Day/Teacher Appreciation Day at the Beardsley School this spring! The teachers are working even harder as they navigate distance learning with their students. To show the support of the TUCW community we have sent them ecards and gift certificates. We look forward to supporting them with tutors, readers and mentors when school is back in session. 

Sharon Pivirotto, the school's Principal, has already told us they're going to need a lot of tutors next fall, and we've told her we will do all we can to provide the support she needs. Stay tuned!
Our UU the Vote team is busy building relationships with other UU churches esp in NC and PA, and doing grassroots work to support this important cause to protect the democratic process. We meet on ZOOM every Wed night, 7-8:30. Meeting room: HERE Meeting ID: xxxxxxxxxxx Password: xxxxxxxxx. Landline: xxxxxxxxxxxx

AND we need your help this week and next: Sign up to send out postcards for NC to ensure eligible voters are registered. Batches of 30. We provide cards and labels; you write a message and mail.

Sign up for 30, 60 or 120! - 1400 already taken and we have another 1100 to go. We're hosting a virtual postcard party, too! Contact Janet Luongo for instructions.
The UU Movie Discussion Group 's movie choices for this month are: “ Moonstruck”, “ Silver Linings Playbook” and “ A Fish Called Wanda”.

If you have trouble accessing these, the runners-up are “ Burn After Reading” and “ Little Big Man”.

We will discuss these in a Zoom meeting on Friday May 29 starting at 7:30 PM.

Contact: Dorothy Rich -
It’s almost Mountain Laurel blossom time in the CT woods! Join us for a hike in one of the many beautiful preserves or maybe a walk at Sherwood Island State Park.

Sundays 8:30 AM: Sherwood Island State Park, meet at the pavilion. Back in time for the 11:00 AM church service.

Wednesdays or Thursdays (depending on weather): hike with us on one of the beautiful trails in the area. We usually meet at 8:30 AM and finish by 11:30 AM.

Join our email group to get the announcements and join a community of nature lovers.
Contact Gian ( ) or Jamie ( )
TUESDAYS: Evensong
[settle in 6:55PM] 7:00-7:20 PM
 Rev. Ed

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THURSDAYS: Talking Circle
4:00-5:00 PM
Rev. Jim

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THURSDAYS: Creating Theology Together
7:00-8:00 PM
Revs. John and Shelly

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noon-1:00 PM
Intern Minister Margalie Belizaire

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These opportunities for learning and connection are ongoing and currently offered.
Visit Adult Faith Formation on our website or email leaders as listed below.
Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM Meeting House Buddhist Practice Group Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis.

Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM. Meeting House The Power of Now

Thursdays , 7-8 PM ZOOM Room:  HERE. Meeting ID: xxxxxxxxxx Creating Theology Together

Monthly, various dates and times. Small group ministry meetings . These must be signed-up for ahead of time; they depend on host availability, group size.
All women welcome at all events; visit our website for complete info.
ZOOM Information for All TUCWomen Gatherings: Meeting room: HERE
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Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy
Tuesday, May 26, "Principles of the Grandfathers"
Every Tuesday in June - 7:30-9:00 PM
Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy continue online. Talking circles include drumming, rituals, story-telling and conversations.
Food for the Soul
Thursday June 4 - 12:30-2 PM

Eileen Belmont will kick-start the conversation with provocative quotes. Participants will make new connections and deepen existing ones.
SATURDAY MAY 30 at 3:00 PM

Did you know? Last Sunday our Intern Minister Margalie Belizaire was conferred her Master's of Divinity from Meadville Theological School of Lombard College. Next Saturday she is getting ordained!

These are major milestones. Please wish her well, and save next Saturday on your calendar. Stay tuned for ZOOM details. Note, Margalie's last day with us is June 14, 2020.
Come One! Come All! To the Financial Town Hall!
Immediately following the service next Sunday, May 31 get your first look at the budget for next year. The Treasurer and Endowment Committee will be on hand to present our financials and answer questions.
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access.
The Safer Congregations Committee understands these are challenging times. Important info to have on hand:


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 .

CLICK HERE  to learn more about our Pastoral Care Associates.

Our support network is always 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 Kristen Leddy , Mary Jane Cross or Beth Cliff.
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 .
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.