October 16-17, 2021 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
visit us at uuwestport.org
CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.
Every Saturday: Brown bag lunch donations to support John Street Outreach. Drop off Saturdays noon- 4:00 PM. Sign up HERE; contact David Vita to learn more.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021: 10:00 AM, Virtual and In Person
“Differences Make Us Stronger” – Rev Dr. John Morehouse
Truly, pluralism isn’t just good social policy it's actually good theology.

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

For virtual participation: our ZOOM link is always on our website's homepage 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.

This Sunday we will be sharing our plate with Running Strong with American Indian Youth. Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on vop.tucw.org, or, as usual, as we pass the plate Sunday morning.
Upcoming service: October 24, 2021
“The Wider Self” – Rev Dr. John Morehouse
OCTOBER 17, 12- 3 PM
Thanks to Cathy McElroy and friends, we're ready to have some fun together this Sunday, after church, noon-3 PM. We can always use more helpers! Sign up HERE.

And then - bring a lawn chair so you can settle in and singalong to some golden oldies from the 70s with Eric from DizzyFIsh. And then there's a musical mural, cake carousel, donut bobbing, rock painting, other lawn games ... it's all good, it's all fun!

Due to Covid we can't offer food, so we suggest you might bring something of your own to tide you over ... the festivities start up at noon and end by 3PM.

n.b., We have invited the greater public to join us. If you see a face you don't recognize, please introduce yourself, and make our new friends feel welcome.
Full Necrology to be Read. Directly after the October 31st Sunday service all are invited to stay for a reading of the full necrology, dating back to the beginning of the Unitarian Church in Westport. Please plan to stay with us.
Our children know how to get into the spirit: can we adults, too? (Can you identify this knight in shining armor?)
She made it in time to enjoy the Halloween season! Welcome, welcome! (Do you know who this adorable is?)
It is time to bring out the inner you or the shy you or the "I always wanted to be ..." you!
What do these years have in common? 1937,1942,1948,1954,1971,1976,1982,1993,1999, 2004, 2010 and 2021?


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 at the 10:00 AM Service
Costume Parade and Multigenerational Service
Come and be a part of this wonderful service!
Your costume will help become a part of the morning’s story.
For eivery Sunday, adults with infants - pre-K are welcome to bring their children into the sanctuary with them, or to sit in the foyer or library, where they can hear the service but have a bit more parenting flexibility. Our ushers can help them get settled. As always, please contact Heather Hamilton for information about pre-K to 7th grade programs; Nate Pawelek for 8th-12th grade programs.
Children’s Faith Formation - Please register your child/ren by clicking HERE.
Faith Formation tree
  • Children’s Faith Formation (Prek-5) – Downstairs classrooms – 10:00 AM
  • Crossing Paths – (6th & 7th grade) – Meeting House – 10:00 AM
  • OWL (8th-9th) – OWL room (Meeting House) – 10:00 AM
A kind reminder: no children should be left unattended the church at any time. Facemasks are required by all. Any questions please contact Dr. Heather.
The Youth Group will meet at 11:00 AM for a special field survey of our church campus. Tour guide Gregory Steele, a TUCW congregant and father of Paige Steele (member of the youth choir) and a certified arborist and naturalist, will spend the next two Sundays guiding our youth on an exploration of our property, teaching about the many and diverse ecosystems that exist right before our eyes, some of which already show signs of stress due to human behavior. As the youth prepare for a culminating journey to Alaska in April, we begin our journey of environmental awareness first locally. 
The Youth Group is raising funds for their Alaska Mission Trip in April, 2022. We are facilitating a Bottle and Can Redemption Drive. If you would like to donate your household collections of returnable bottles and cans (plastic, glass, and aluminum), bring them to church the next three Sundays (October 17th, 24th and 31st). We will be outside the sanctuary to collect your returnables. And please! rinse your bottles and cans before donating them!
MEDITATION: Hybrid and in person in the Oak Room - Sundays at 9:00 AM. For info contact Janet Luongo. Zoom Meeting - click HERE ID: 604 513 6137 Password: 068510
Flowers: Should you wish to donate flowers for a Sunday service, please reach out to Diane Donahue. The Reservation Book is back out on the table, too.
Pay it forward: please consider being a greeter on Sundays; help our new folks navigate our community. Sign up for virtual or in person greeting, HERE. Thank you, in advance!
And reminder, NEXT Sunday Evening, October 24. VOICES CAFE: In Person and Broadcast Live. Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Show Begins at 7:30. More info and tickets HERE.
Our sermons are archived on the website HERE.

"Begin at the Beginning"
Kim Warman, Intern Minister

October 10, 2021
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 Dorothy Rich, Diane Cano, or Sharon Poole.
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
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712 https://ct-aa.org/meetings
Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics) https://www.ctalanon.org/meetings
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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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.