As of this morning, ZOOM has tightened its security. All meetings now need passwords, and hosts will need to allow you into their meetings once you get online.
For a one-click entry, you need to be sure you use the long (practically indecipherable) link - it has the password embedded in it. Otherwise, go to https://zoom.us and type in the meeting ID and password numbers when prompted.
As participants, you may not see or hear people until the host comes on and the meeting starts.
Thank you for your patience, and enjoy being together - albeit virtually - this morning.
REMINDER: WORSHIP SERVICE THIS MORNING ONLINE
We will hold one service today, April 5, at 11:00 AM.
Private, members and friends only: virtual session via ZOOM. Brush up on how to access and use ZOOM
One tap mobile +xxxxxxxxxxx,,xxxxxxxxx# Dial by your landline: +1 xxx xxx xxxx
Virtual Talking Circle Continues on ZOOM Thursdays at 4:00 PM
On Thursdays Rev.Jim Francek is offering a virtual talking circle as a means of support during this time of uncertainty. Open to all.
EmailBeth Cliff by Thursday noon and she will send you ZOOM details. Beth will send everyone refreshed info with new password by Wed at 6PM.
We may burn to do
something for the common good but, in a pandemic, is it possible? Yes, there are many actions we can take from the safety of our homes to promote democracy. Come join us and learn how!
We are excited to be launching our non-partisan "UUtheVote" initiative, as structured by the UUA and sponsored by our Social Justice group. Janet Luongo will host ZOOM calls to inform, organize, inspire, plan and act. Wednesdays April 15 and 29, 7-9 PM. NO RSVP required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ZOOM info.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Creating Theology Together
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM - April 2-June 4
Creating Theology Together with Revs. John and Shelly has begun. Join us Thursdays into June for a weekly online class. Our ministers will be sharing John's soon to be published curriculum Creating Theology Together from 7:00-8:00 PM.
No RSVP necessary. Please join us, even if you missed last week.
Monthly, various dates and times. Small group ministry meetings. Rosen323@aol.comThese must be signed-up for ahead of time; they depend on host availability, group size.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ALL AGES
Please contact Rev. Shelly if you have questions or thoughts on any of these resources.
Creating Sabbath Space **New from Soul Matters**
During the COVID-19 crisis, over the next 4-6 weeks, there will be a weekly packet to support families in the creation of sacred space and time together. This resource will include three components:
Guidance for building a family home altar, growing it each week by adding a new component one by one.
A family worship to honor those weekly additions to your altar
A couple of “after-worship” activities to continue your family Sabbath time by connecting and relaxing together.
Now is the time to try Soulful Home. It's a packet of resources, questions, games, activities and ideas for talking with your kids as a family all about your faith. Our April theme is Liberation. Click below to see the full packet.
Daily Spiritual or Contemplative Practice is a wonderful tool for centering, coping with stress, and staying grounded in uncertain times.
If you would like to try a contemplative practice, but are not sure how to begin, check out the Tree of Contemplative Practices; you may feel drawn to a couple. Each practice listed on the Tree links to a page full of links and resources for learning more.
TUCWomen is pleased to be offering many interesting opportunities to connect online using ZOOM. RSVP to
email@example.com we will send you the Zoom connection. Click
HERE for further guidance on ZOOM.
At A Glance: mark your calendars for these events (
not every week, times may vary, see full details below):
Mondays: Tapping Circles
Tuesdays: Sacred Circles w Grandmother Nancy
Wednesdays: UU the Vote (see above)
Thursdays: Food for Thought
Bimonthly "Tapping Circles" to help us relax in these stressful times, Carol Hamilton will teach us EFT (emotional freedom techniques) to help with navigating the turbulence of Covid19. Also, she’ll show us a finger-tapping technique, which is easy and powerful, and good to use before bedtime.
Monday, April 6th 4:00 - 5:30 PM; Monday April 20th 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Back by popular demand, this time online -- "Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy" with drumming, rituals, story-telling and a talking circle.
Tuesdays, April 14th and 28th 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Monthly "Food for Thought" meetings in lieu of our potlucks and Brown-bag-lunches. Each meeting will be led by a different member, who will kick-start conversation with quotes from noteworthy women whose contributions have shaped our destiny. We will make new connections and deepen existing ones informally. Eileen Belmont will lead the first one on Thursday, April 9, 12:30-2:00 PM
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Pastoral Care Associates.
TUCW CAREGIVING SUPPORT NETWORK
Our support network is always 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 Kristen Leddy, Mary Jane Cross or Beth Cliff.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! - ADDICTION RECOVERY
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 email@example.com.
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.
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