October 5-9, 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.
Click HERE for registration for Sunday morning 9 AM in-person services.
Expo announcement
The Leadership Development Team is gearing up to share TUCW's virtual EXPO 2020 with all of us. The countdown is almost over ....! Many thanks to so many of you who put time and effort into preparing videos for this effort. Stay tuned to see the fruits of your labors.
Join us the 4 Tuesdays in October as Rev. John leads us in a special election seminar series. Here we will reflect on our liberal faith's principles and how we live them out with grace, love and conviction at such a fractious time in our democracy. Topics are scheduled as follows:

Oct 6: Civility, Tolerance and Grace
Oct 13: The Blurring of Church and State

October 20: Public Convictions and Private Behaviors
October 27: Our Children: Our Pupils and Our Teachers

This program is open to all - within and outside our church community. Please feel free to invite your friends of all political persuasions. For more information on each session, click HERE. Tuesday nights 6-7PM: ZOOM HERE ID: xxxxxxxxxxx. Passcode: xxxxxxxxxx
The election is only 23 days away! Contact Janet Luongo or Beth Cliff for info on what YOU can do to help at this critical time in our country's history. Our UU the Vote team will meet Wednesday, Octoiber 7, 7:00 PM, Zoom HERE ID: xxxxxxxxxx Passcode: xxxxxxxxxx
Sign up for notices: TUCWUUtheVote+subscribe@groups.io
The Stewardship Committee has been busy, and has an October initiative to share with you: an opportunity to support our church with specific financial gifts ear-marked to enhance our live-streaming capabilities so we can CONNECT with each other more easily. We've been piloting the process Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM, and now we're ready to purchase the equipment to make it even better. Check out next week's SOUNDINGS to find out how to give. Can't wait? Contact Sam Somashekar now, or give to vop.tucw.org and put in NOTES section: CONNECT October Gift --

We will be meeting for hikes this fall on the following mornings:
1st Saturday of the month 9:30 AM
3rd Wednesday of the month 9:30 AM
Wednesday, October 21 - Stormfield, Redding Land Trust
Saturday, November 7 - Pequonnock River Valley Wildlife Area
Wednesday, November 18 - Bennetts Pond State Park
Saturday, December 5 - Collis P. Huntington State Park
Wednesday, December 16 - Shelton Lakes Recreation Path

Join our email group! - l TUCW-hiking+subscribe@groups.io
For further information, contact Jamie Forbes or Gian Moressi
Members will meet once a month, on ZOOM, for two hours and explore the spiritual theme of the month. Newcomers, and longer-term congregants will all begin with the common orientation program Starting Point. This is a four-session program led by Rev. John including an orientation to Unitarian Universalism. We share our spiritual journeys and delve into the “Three Paths of Unitarian Universalism.”

At the end Starting Point, the group may continue to meet monthly around a theme that is woven into other aspects of our congregational life. Examples are Deep Listening, Healing, Stillness, Commitment.

The next Starting Point program is being offered in November, on four Saturdays, 11-12:30. Contact Rev. John or Linda Lubin.
Starting October 7, 2020—Wednesdays, 7:00−9:00 PM
Instructors: Dr. Bart Stuck, Applied Mathematician
Rev. Marjorie Partch, Jungian Astrologer

Group discussions follow readings and lectures on ancient concepts and cutting-edge theories, exploring:
• Religion is an increasingly irrelevant part of daily life, with growing numbers citing their religious affiliation as NONE.
• Spirituality is becoming equally insignificant, with materialism ascendant, and more people questioning the meaning of life.
• At the same time, Western science, after five hundred years, finds it has been studying five percent of the Universe.

Illustrative sources include The Tao of Physics and the 26-year correspondence between psychoanalyst C.G. Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli: Atom and Archetype.

For more information, click HERE. To learn how to participate via ZOOM, contact Bart Stuck - bartstuck@gmail.com
Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM via ZOOM Buddhist Practice Group Nina Nagy Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis.

Tuesdays, 6-7 PM. Living Progressive Values in a Polarized Election Season ZOOM HERE Rev. John

Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM. The Power of Now Jim Francek

Wednesdays 7-8:30 PM UU the Vote ZOOM HERE Beth Cliff Janet Luongo

Wednesdays 7-9 PM Is Mysticism Where Science and Religion Meet? Bart Stuck

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

Fridays 12-1 PM Awakenings ZOOM HEREDavid Vita

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

1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of the month 9:30 AM. TUCW Hiking Group Gian gmoressi@gmail.com or Jamie jforbes1@gmail.com
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: xxxxxxxxxx
Password: xxxxxxxx Landline: xxxxxxxxx
Tapping Circles Carol is a certified EFT provider who was trained to use EFT to resolve trauma. Every Monday in the month of October - 7:00– 8:30 PM
Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy continues online. Talking circles include drumming, rituals, story-telling and thought-provoking conversations. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month: October 13, 27. 7:30-9PM
Black Lives Matter Events: When TUCWomen come together with a focused, shared intention, we are a FORCE. Together, let us focus on the work of Black Lives Matter.

TUCWomen’s Black Lives Matter 3rd Planning Meeting (all welcome) - Friday, October 9, from 7:00-8:30 PM
Missing Our Potlucks? We are too! Join us from the comfort of your dining table on the third Friday of each month. Next up: Friday, October 16th, 7:00 PM Contact Eileen Belmont if you’d like to join us.
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.
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 pca@uuwestport.org
Find us on digital and social media: website: uuwestport.org, Facebook public page (Unitarian Church in Westport) private group (uuwestport), and Instagram (uuwestportct).
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.