MAY 15-16, 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.
This Sunday we will be welcoming up to 40 congregants to join us in the sanctuary. Please sign up HERE if you are interested. We will continue to have our service on ZOOM as well.  Click HERE for Sunday Service Attendance Guidelines
Please take note: 
Safe and informal childcare is available for this Sunday and next. It would help if we had a sense of whether children will be coming - please email Nate if you plan to bring your children.  
New this week: ZOOM will not be available for access until 9:50 AM, just the way the building doors will not open in the sanctuary until 10 minutes to the hour. If you log in earlier, you will be held in a waiting room and be let in at 9:50. 
Directly after the service, those in person guests are asked to move immediately to the patio outside. You may congregate there. Rev. John will lead a discussion on the sermon in a circle on the balcony to those who wish to attend.
For those ZOOMing from home, please stay on the line as usual. Jamie Forbes will facilitate the coffee hour discussion. 
Between 11:20 and 11:30 – it depends a bit on when the service ends - the Trustees will begin an open town hall to discuss the possibility of a name change, as has been announced previously. All are welcome to this first of several meetings to share ideas and thoughts on this important matter.
So, recap: 
  • 9:50, people let into the church ZOOM, people let into the sanctuary
  • 11:00 or end of service: Jamie Forbes leads discussion on ZOOM, Rev John leads in-person discussion on the apron outside his office, people can congregate safely on patio
  • 11:20-11:30 Ravi Sankar and Board members lead a discussion on Name Change online, with existing ZOOM service link.
  • 12:30. Name change discussion ends.
SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021
“Becoming a Better Us” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
Virtual and In-Person
Rev. John will address the need for greater ministry to the differently abled. Limited in person worship resumes!

Worship Associates: Dayle Brownstein
Chat Host: Jamie Forbes

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.
NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 23, 10:00 AM - Virtual and In Person*
“Which Lives Matter?” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
As noted above, our first in a series of discussions about a potential name change will take place after the service this week, 20-30 minutes after the service ends - enough time for people who are attending in person can get home to log on to the ZOOM room if they wish to. ZOOM room is same as Sunday worship. Can't make it? No worries, there will be more opportunities this spring, summer and fall.
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 start 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 look back on the school year at Hogwarts. What have we learned from Harry and his friends?
Youth Group:
Bonfire at 7:00 PM. This will probably be the last one until the fall. Have you ever played four-dimensional Volleyball? We’re going to make this happen! Oh, anyone have a beach ball? If so, bring it!
Sermons are posted on our Facebook page and website. We offer last week's here for convenience.
"Myths of the Divine Mother"
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

Sunday, May 9, 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)
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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.