September 14,18, 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.
Our Quick Survey on Worship Due Tuesday Sept 15 at noon.
Our Worship Associates and Ministers are interested in hearing from you. Please complete their short survey; five questions. And if you want to share more, by all means reach out directly to a Worship Associate or to one of our Ministers. They are always glad to hear from you.

Click HERE for the survey.
We are pleased to bring back Flower Dedications to our services, a time to honor a person or cause and to support the beauty of our services.

Contact to reserve a Sunday. You can then either order a basket of flowers for the sanctuary, or donate to our church funds and share a picture of flowers from your garden.

We look forward to bringing back this lovely part of our community gathering on Sundays. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
Our movie theme for September is “Back to School” and here are the movies picked to watch this month, plus notes on where you can rent them:

• The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Rent on Amazon Prime, Netflix, FandangoNow or YouTube
Dead Poets Society (1989) Robin Williams Rent on Amazon Prime or FandangoNow
The Breakfast Club (1985) Rent on Amazon Prime, FandangoNow or YouTube

Please join us on September 25 even if you don’t see the movies so that you can contribute to our plans for October.

ZOOM Meeting HERE - Meeting ID: xxxxxxxxx - Landline: xxxxxxxxxxx
For further information, contact Dorothy Rich:
Our UU the Vote team is busy: phonebanking, postcard-writing, texting - helping people register and follow their state's laws so every vote counts. Already we’ve reached thousands of households in critical states. Voter suppression is a reality. We need to GET OUT THE VOTE.

Issues that are critical to us, as an active faith community, will be voted on this year. To explore these, we are offering a seminar series featuring Rev. John discussing some of these issues, and how we as UUs might think about them and help others think about them. Tuesdays in October, 6-7PM. We will promote this series to the wider Fairfield county and beyond … let’s educate and motivate!

And we will be dedicating a worship service on Oct 4 to UU the Vote.

It’s an exciting time: the election is only 51 days away. Questions? Contact Beth Cliff or Janet Luongo.
ZOOMing with our children - CAN YOU HELP?

The School year is kicking off. We always welcome volunteers to support our children and youth with programming; the more adults involved, the richer experience for our next generation of leaders and UU congregants.

Please listen to Nate's video HERE, or read his letter, and feel free to reach out to him at
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. Conversations w Rev. John Rev. John

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

Wednesdays evenings. Timing varies. UU the Vote Beth Cliff Janet Luongo

Thursdays 4-5 PM Talking Circles Jim Francek

Fridays 12-1 PM Awakenings David Vita

Sundays 8AM - before church. Hiking at Sherwood Island Gian Moressi Jamie Forbes

Sundays 9:00-9:45. Meditation Janet Luongo
All women welcome at all events; visit our website for complete info.
Dear Friends, Welcome to our TUCWomen’s Fall, 2020, season. This is a time of great uncertainty, a time when we need one another more than ever in our UU community of love, service and support.

As UU women, we ache for a better tomorrow for ourselves and for the whole human community. In witnessing the death of George Floyd, we join with our TUCW congregation in loud outcry for racial justice with a focus on Black Lives Matter. A small team from TUCWomen met regularly over the summer to craft a clear statement in support of Black Lives Matter. We invite you to come together to share your responses to the statement and your dreams on what we, together, can do to build a racially just and compassionate world.

TUCWomen’s First Black Lives Matter Event: Friday Sept 18, 7-8:30 PM.
ZOOM sent out next week.

We look forward to seeing you online! Appreciatively, The TUCWomen’s team

Sudha Sankar, Pat Francek, Cheryl Dixon Paul, Janet Luongo, Eileen Belmont, Carol Hamilton, Sari Bodi, Elizabeth Macdonald, Beverly Bailey
Tapping Circles
Carol is a certified EFT provider who was trained to use EFT to resolve trauma. Mondays, September 14, 21, 28 - 7:00– 8:30 PM
Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy continues online.
Talking circles include drumming, rituals, story-telling and thought-provoking conversations. Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29 - 7:30-9:00 PM

ZOOM Information for All TUCWomen Gatherings: Meeting room: HERE
Meeting ID: xxxxxxxxxx Password: xxxxxxxx. Landline: xxxxxxxxx
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access.
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
Find us on digital and social media: website:, 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.