MAY 22-23, 2021 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
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CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.
EVERY SATURDAY: DROP LUNCHES OFF 12:00-4:00 PM. Thank you for your continued generosity. We are always accepting lunches to support our John Street Bridge outreach in Bridgeport. Please click here for sign-up. Questions? Contact David Vita.
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We are excited to announce that our Swing into A(UU)ction! is going live Saturday—May 22! Starting at noon you can peruse the 100-plus items available to the highest bidder. Our team of 8 dedicated volunteers and more than 65 other friends and congregants have had an amazing time coming together to work on this project—it’s truly community in action. And the best part is, all proceeds from the auction will go to the operating fund, so it’s a win-win opportunity for us all.

So tomorrow, Saturday, step right up and visit to register and put your bids in for a great cause!
SUNDAY MAY 23, 2021
front and courtyard of The Unitarian Church in Westport
We started last week with 40 people in the sanctuary, this week we're expanding to 60. Please sign up HERE to join us. We will continue to have our service on ZOOM as well.  Click HERE for in-person Sunday Service Attendance Guidelines.
Safe and informal childcare is available for this Sunday. It would help if we had a sense of whether children will be coming - please email Nate if you plan to bring your children.  
“Which Lives Matter?” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
Virtual and In-Person
The story of white people in America is the dominant narrative. What about the lives of those who are struggling with the original sin of our racism? Rev. John explores the Spiritual basis for honoring the life stories of those who have not been heard.

Worship Associates: Linda Hudson
Chat Host: Mary-Megan Marshall

Click HERE for the Order of Service. Offering gratefully received at or mail in a check.

Our ZOOM link is always on the front page of the website and does not change from week to week. You can also click : HERE. Meeting ID 207 517 697 PASSWORD: 8893787678 Landline: 1 646 876 9923. You will not be let into the ZOOM room until 9:50 AM.
The 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism Journeying toward spiritual wholeness  to build a diverse multicultual beloved community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions
Why does TUCW need an Anti-Racism Resolution? For many years small groups within TUCW have led our racial justice efforts. Because anti-racism informs all that we do at TUCW and is central to our ministries, it is time that confronting anti-racism becomes a congregational effort. Adoption of the Resolution including the 8th Principle is the beginning of committing to anti-racist actions consistent with our UU values. While our 7 Principles are quite broad they do not explicitly address racism or our goal of building a diverse multicultural Beloved Community. The 8th Principle is not only about action but speaks to our faith community’s journey toward spiritual wholeness and fulfilling the promise of living out our UU beliefs.

To read the complete Anti-Racism Resolution click HERE. And join us after the service for a discussion of the resolution that will be voted upon at our June 13 Annual Meeting.
NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 30, 10:00 AM - Virtual and In Person*
“The Memory of Her” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
NOTE: During our in-person service, childcare at the church will be provided, so adults can attend the service by themselves. Two volunteers will be at the front entrance to welcome your young ones. As always, children are welcome to join us in the sanctuary, too, with masks (they must be signed up). It would help if we had a children's headcount: email Nate to let us know to expect them.
All children and youth are welcome to join us for our Sunday virtual classes. Just show up on ZOOM! Or, to find out more first, contact Nate Pawelek, our Director of Faith Formation. Information about our programming is always available HERE.
Young Children: 10:00-10:45 AM - ZOOM Meeting: HERE 
Meeting ID: 891 4189 4047 Passcode: 697946
As we prepare for our big end-of-the-church-year Faith Formation Celebration Day (June 6), we are going to continue reviewing the story of this past year. What are the highlights? What have we learned?

Tweens & Teens: 11:00 AM-noon ZOOM Meeting: HERE 
Meeting ID: 874 7904 0765 Passcode: 260343
In preparation for the church year coming to a close, we are going to continue reflecting back on the schoolyear at Hogwarts. What have we learned from Harry and his friends?
LOOKING AHEAD: There will be no Faith Formation programming on Sunday, May 30. There will, however, be a Story for All during the adult worship service. Children and Youth are invited to attend the first part of the worship service virtually to catch the Story!
Sermons are posted on our Facebook page and website. We offer last week's here for convenience.
"Becoming a Better Us"
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

Sunday, May 16, 2021
For info contact Janet Luongo.
Zoom Meeting - click HERE ID: 604 513 6137 Password: 068510
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
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712
Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics)
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.