JUNE 20-24, 2022 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. .CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.
Today is Juneteenth, and we are in the middle of June, which is Pride Month. Let's find ways in our own hearts and actions to
honor these public markers of important values and principles in our UU and TUCW communities.

AND let's not forget - it's Father's Day today, too! And our Music Service today is in part to celebrate the Summer Solstice, which arrives this Tuesday June 21 - the longest day of the year. Here's to June!
REMINDER: Starting this Friday June 24 we will be publishing one SOUNDINGS that covers both weekday and weekend, every other Friday, until September. So the combined issues will be June 24; July 8; July 20, August 5, and August 19. We will resume full schedule starting with the September 2 weekEND issue.
Submissions are due the Wednesday before the publishing Friday, at 5:30 PM. Please prepare accordingly! Thank you, and enjoy the summer!
WE WANT YOUR NAME SUBMISSIONS! DUE BY SEPTEMBER 18
The Naming Committee is asking for your participation in our search for a name for our spiritual home. Our Board charged this committee with creating a process for changing our name; we will share our complete timeline shortly. In the meantime, members and non-members are invited to submit their name ideas between now and Sept 18either in the foyer under our naming poster or emailing our committee.

We are enjoying reading all the name submissions - keep them coming! Grab a cup of coffee and start brainstorming! Thank you. Luisa Francoeur, Randy Burnham, Rob Herman, Sudha Sankar, Rob Zuckerman, Carolyn Gundell Namechange@uuwestport.org
BOARD MEETING THIS TUESDAY 7:00 PM in West Wing
Board of Trustees of The Unitarian Church in Westport 2021 to 2022
The Board meets every third Tuesday of the month (excepting July and August), 7-9 PM in the West Wing. Excepting Executive Session, these are open meetings and all are welcome; please let our secretary Stapley know if you intend to join us so we can expect you! Topics to be covered this month include hearing from our Name Change Committee, who is making great progress on this important topic for the congregation, with wonderful plans for the summer and fall.
UUWRITERS CREATIVE WRITING THURSDAY JUNE 23
fountain pen pointing to the right
UUWRITERS. Explore monthly Soul Matters themes through Creative Writing. New members are always welcome. The topic this month is "Celebrating Blessings." The packet includes some wonderful songs and poems for inspiration. Join us Thursday, June 23 on ZOOM. Afternoon (1:00 PM) or evening (7:00 PM). Contact Sari Bodi for a ZOOM link and writing exercises to choose from.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Anniversaries are always special, and on June 30, we will celebrate the 'official' end of our three-year Capital Campaign to repair, restore, and improve our beautiful iconic building and its surrounding grounds. A well-deserved festivity is in the planning stages!

It's hard to believe how far we have come. In 2015 the Building Committee under John Turmelle’s expertise evaluated the entire building for needed upgrades, ranking them from critical to important. That report was the basis for our Visioning and Strategic Planning which we did in 2018. In 2018-2019 Liz Coit, a fundraising consultant with the UUA, helped us raise over $2 million for our Capital Campaign....Click HERE for more.
OUR TAG SALE IS BACK! SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tag Sale family and friends 2021
A Blast from the Past! 

Here's some of our sale helpers from 10 years ago, having a goofy moment during set-up. Because it’s not all about the merchandise; it’s about old pals and new ones coming together, forming new friendships and working together toward a common goal: raising money and serving families with bargains in household goods. 
Scott and Jeff 
Tag Sale 2021
Join the crew! 

Contact Dorothy Rich to say you’ll help during set-up week, July 31 – August 6. You choose your time later.  

When? What? Click HERE for full details.
UUtheVOTE NATIONAL CHALLENGES UU CONGREGATIONS
UUtheVOTE postcard writing campaign
For TUCW to earn a "'Good Trouble' Congregation" title, we need 20% of our congregation involved. 
 
Can you write some pre-stamped postcards August 8 to encourage eligible Florida voters to vote? Contact Janet Luongo
 
Let's honor John Lewis by encouraging people of color to vote through “Reclaim our Vote”.
REGULAR PROGRAMMING
Mondays: 6-7:30 PM via ZOOM Buddhist Practice Group Nina Nagy Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis.

Wednesdays: 7-8:15 PM The Power of Now Bob Bevacqua

Thursdays: 4 PM Talking Circles. ZOOM HEREJim Francek. 7:30 PM Color of Compromise Book Discussion David Vita

Fridays: First Fridays 12-1PM Awakenings ZOOM Kathy Roberts. Last Fridays 7:30 PM
UU Movie Group. ZOOM Dorothy Rich

Saturdays: 12:00 noon- 4 PM John Street Bag Lunch Drop Off David Vita

Sundays: 9 AM UU Meditation & Mindfulness for place & details Janet Luongo

The Hiking Group Sundays in July and August at Sherwood Island 8am Jamie Forbes Gian Morresi
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access
Find us on digital and social media: website: uuwestport.org, Facebook public page (Unitarian Church in Westport) private group (uuwestport), and Instagram (uuwestportct).
All women welcome at all events; visit our website for complete info.
Questions? Contact TUCWomen@gmail.com
  • The Women’s Circle with Grandmother Nancy: Tuesday, June 21, 7-8:30 PM. The topic is “Sacred Herbs."  ZOOM HERE Contact Pat Francek

  • Meet new friends and connect with old ones. Come to the TUCWomen Summer Potluck, Friday, July 15th at 6:30. Eileen Belmont will be hosting in Westport, CT. RSVP to Eileen for directions.
SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES
PASTORAL CARE
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.
CARING NETWORK
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,or Diane Cano,
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 pca@uuwestport.org
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.