October 2-3, 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.
Womens March in Connecticut
Rise Resist
October 2 2021
Please join us with your signs and your commitment to Human Rights! This Women's March CT rally takes place on the Ruth Steinkraus Choen Bridge in Westport. Come early and park; we will meet up in front of the Library at 12:30 PM for the March at 1 PM. Lynn Colafrancesco is leading us: text her at 203-644-6645 if you can't find her or the group at 12:30. Wear pink, bring a sign, bring your energy and passion - and a friend, or two, or three!
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 3, 2021: 10:00 AM, Virtual and In Person
“Believing, Belonging and Being” – Rev Dr. John Morehouse
What is the relationship between what we believe and how we live our lives in this precious space of time we call life? Rev. John will dive into the teachings of philosophers such Martin Heidegger, Martha Nussbaum, Tiellhard de Chardin and the scientist Brian Greene. Join us!

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.
Upcoming service: October 10
“Begin at the Beginning” – Rev Dr. John Morehouse
Save the date; bring friends & neighbors!
Saturday, Oct 16 - Fall Fun Fest For All w/ Eric, lead singer for DIZZYFISH, 2-5 PM
For every 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.
Faith Formation tree
Children’s Faith Formation - Please register your child/ren by clicking HERE.

We had a great time last week. After seeing so many children (YAY!) we have now implemented NEW DROP OFF and PICK UP PROCEDURES- beginning this Sunday, October 3.

Pre K-5 grades should be signed in and signed out DOWNSTAIRS in the hallway by the Children’s Chapel.

Crossing Paths- 6th and 7th grades sign in at the Meetinghouse and will return, with adult supervision, to the DOWNSTAIRS CHAPEL at 11:00 AM for pick up.

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.
OWL Our Whole Lives logo
8th and 9th Grade OWL and the Parents group will not be meeting this Sunday, October 3; please feel free to join us in the sanctuary for the service. OWL and Parent Group likewise will not be meeting on October 10 because of the holiday weekend. Students will resume on Friday, October 15 for our monthly pizza session, in the Meeting House at 6:30 PM.

If you have any questions about OWL, please connect with Nate .
The High School Youth Group will begin its Earth Ministries custom curriculum this Sunday, October 3 at 11:00 AM. We will be learning about the “dominion” and “stewardship” theories from the Bible as possible origins for our present-day environmental challenges. Afterwards, we may play a few matches in our new gaga pit that the youth set up behind the Meeting House. Come check it out!
The Vision of Adult Faith Formation is to inspire and support individual spiritual growth, in connection with others, through life-long learning. Our programs are designed to engage and deepen the whole person: body, mind, and spirit, through education, experience, and ritual. Programs are open to all, though registration is required. For more, click HERE.

Soul Matters programming is also open to adults over the church year. Please click HERE for more information about these offerings.

Upcoming program offerings with dates and times will appear in our WeekDAY Soundings edition. Questions? Contact: Linda Lubin, Lead for Adult Faith Formation and Soul Matters Program Coordinator.
Please join the Leadership Development Team in congratulating Sudha Sankar, October’s Leading Light award recipient. Among the many significant gifts of Sudha’s time and talent are her many years chairing the Religious Education Committee, her years serving on the Committee on Ministries (COM) and her significant role in forming and serving on the Leadership Development Team from which she recently stepped down. Sudha was instrumental in forming the TUCWomen’s group which she currently co-chairs. As co-chair of the #BLM committee Revealing History she has devoted many hours to raising awareness of racial injustice. For all her involvement in and commitment to TUCW, Sudha truly is a Leading Light.
VIRTUAL MEDITATIONS - 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!
Our sermons are archived on the website HERE.

“Rumi With A View”
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse and
Kim Warman, Intern Minister

September 26, 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.