October 30-31, 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.
Hooray! Construction has begun! Thanks to our resident photographers Rob Zuckerman and David Vita for helping us see how it's all progressing ....
Our Brown Bag Lunch Outreach surpassed 19,000 lunches this past Saturday! Thank you all for your consistency and commitment. 
If you would like to help us reach 20,000 click HERE for our 1…2…3… directions. The family assembly line lunch production or drawing/decorating the outside of lunch bags are a wonderful opportunity for adults and children to discuss our UU values while putting them into practice.
We’re in our 80th week doing this not because everyone brings lunches every week- that would be unsustainable- rather because people bring them when they can. Many hands make many lunches and that’s what got us to 19,000.

Questions? Contact David Vita  or 203.227.7205 x14.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021: 10:00 AM, Virtual and In Person
“What Is So Hallowed About Halloween?”
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse and Dr. Heather Hamilton
This will be a lively all generation service with a costume parade and stories for all.

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.

Our Share the Plate for this Sunday is our very own "Children Are Our Future" campaign, with the matching 1:1 still in play. 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.
Full Necrology to be Read. Directly after this Sunday's service all are invited to stay for a reading of the full necrology, dating back to the beginning of the Unitarian Church in Westport. If you would like to read a portion please contact Cheryl Dixon Paul. Please join us at the front of the sanctuary.
Thursday 7:00-8:00 PM on ZOOM
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The Membership Committee invites folks considering joining our congregation as members to join us for an orientation after the service this Sunday in the West Wing. Childcare will be provided. New members are being recognized during the service on November 21; we’d love to have you be a part of it! Feel free to drop in, although an RSVP would be appreciated. Contact Rob Zuckerman.

Another session will be available on ZOOM, Thursday November 4, 700-8:00 PM. Please RSVP and get ZOOM link by contacting Rob Zuckerman.
Upcoming service: November 7, 2021
“History Retold”- Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
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.
This Sunday is a Multi-Generational Service. There is no formal children's programming. All children will be in the service in the sanctuary.

PreK-7th grades are invited to participate in the costume parade! Please meet in the Children's Chapel area at 9:45 AM.

**Adults are encouraged to wear a costume too! Those not in costume might want to grab a mask our children made last week. They can be found on chairs in the sanctuary.**
OWL (8th-9th) – OWL room (Meeting House) – 10:00 AM

This Sunday the youth group will learn how climate change affects global food supply. All HSers welcome to join us in the Meeting House at 11:00 AM. We welcome guest speaker, Pippa Bell Ader, founder of the Westport Zero Food Waste Initiative.

October 31 is the final day to bring your returnable bottles and cans to church. Two anonymous donors have offered the youth group a 10 to 1 match, making each can or bottle now worth $.50 a piece!
And ... a new fundraiser: holiday wreaths. The youth will have a catalogue of different sizes and order forms for you to purchase a holiday wreath. Order wreaths this Sunday thru next, Nov. 7. Wreaths will be delivered by December ).

Click HERE for more information on current Youth activities.
The Vision of Adult Faith Formation is to inspire and support individual spiritual growth, in connection with others, through life-long learning. 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 information about these offerings.

Please go to your SOUNDINGS WeekDAY and/or our website to get the latest. Questions? Contact Linda Lubin.
REMINDER: Our Town Hall to discuss a possible name change meets next Sunday, November 7, directly after the service and the Residential Segregation discussion. The meeting will be in the sanctuary, with a light lunch provided. Please plan on staying after worship for both meetings: each will discuss issues of importance to us and our congregation.
MEDITATION: ZOOM 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!
Our sermons are archived on the website HERE.

"The Wider Self"
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

October 24, 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/
Find us on digital and social media: website: uuwestport.org, 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.