Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
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This week we share a message from the John Street Bridge (JSB) team, who have delivered over 8,000 lunches to date.

Remember, EXPO 2020 is on the homepage of our website, or you can click to see it HERE .
A Special Message from Reverend John

The Church to Launch an Engagement Census This December

This winter, at my request, the Leadership Development Team ("LDT") is sponsoring a data collection effort that will capture how all of us are engaging with the church across multiple points. This data will serve as our baseline for analytical and informational inquiries in the future.

In mid-December we will send out an electronic survey to all our community that captures our interests and skills (the engagement part) and demographics (the census part). There will also be a couple of open-ended questions for you to share your thoughts with us. We ask that everyone participate so we can have clean, clear data for the future. We hope to conclude the effort by end of January.

Questions? Contact Carol Seiple, Beth Cliff or me, Rev. John.
These can be isolating times we live in. The Pastoral Care Associates want to serve us all. Accordingly they will be reaching out to us in the next few weeks, just to check in and see how we're each doing. Please don't be surprised when your phone ring and there's a friendly TUCW voice on the other end.
Questions? Contact Kathy Roberts or Jim Francek.
Grief Support Group Begins Monday, Dec. 14, 4:00-5:00 PM
TUCW is offering an online Grief Support Group beginning Monday, December 14 from 4:00-5:00 PM. The group will run for 6 consecutive Mondays from December 14th to January 18th. It is intended for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, whether recent or in the past. We ask those who sign up to attend all 6 sessions if possible.

This group is free and open to TUCW and the wider community. The series has been run before to very positive reviews: many folks have found it to be comforting and invaluable in working through very personal and intimate times. If you know someone who might benefit from this experience, please feel free to extend this invitation to them.

Registration is required and is open now until December 11. To register please contact one of the facilitators, Pat Francek, LCSW ( 203-893-1781 or Chuck Harrington, PhD ( 203-984-2324. Thank You.
Mark your calendars: Our Intern Minister Kim Warman, and Intern Minister Carrie McEvoy (The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist), will lead us in a Blue Holiday Service Monday, December 21 at 8L00 PM. The service will be broadcast from the sanctuary; we will participate via ZOOM. Details to follow.

The holidays are a tender time for many of us. Please join Mss. Warman and McEvoy for an enriching, spiritual time together.
Mondays 6:30-8 PM via ZOOM Buddhist Practice Group Nina Nagy Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis.

Tuesdays 8-9 PM Dec 1, 8, 15. Anti-Racism Training. Organized by Temple Israel. Must register in advance. See above. Rev. John.

Wednesdays: 7-8:15 PM The Power of Now Jim Francek; 7-9 PM Is Mysticism Where Science and Religion Meet? Bart Stuck and 7-8:30 PM (Every other Wed; check calendar) #BLM Movie Night. ZOOM HERE. Beth Cliff Sudha Sankar

Thursdays, 4-5 PM Talking Circles. ZOOM HEREJim Francek

Fridays 12-1 PM Awakenings ZOOM HERE David Vita

Sundays 10:00-10:45. Meditation Janet Luongo

1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of the month 9:30 AM. TUCW Hiking Group Gian Moressi Jamie Forbes
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access.
All women welcome at all events; visit our website for complete info.
ZOOM Information for All TUCWomen Gatherings: Meeting room: HERE ID: 457 957 6089
Password: 998419. Landline: 1.646.558.8656
• Tapping Circles with Carol Hamilton: Every Monday in December 7:00–8:30 PM

• Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy Tuesday, December 8 & 22 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Black Lives Matter Book Group: Friday, December 4, 7:00-8:30 PM
We’re discussing the non-fiction book, CASTE: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, Parts 4 and 5. Friday, December 4th: 7:00-8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome even if you haven’t read the beginning.
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 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
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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.