June 8-12, 2020 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
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Faith Formation Service
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The service will air on our Facebook public page at 11:00 AM. Click HERE for the Order of Service. Virtual offering vop.tucw.org.
Tribute to Board members who are finishing their terms on the BOT in June 2020

The Board wants to express its deep gratitude and appreciation to four board members who are leaving us. Three have been officers of the board for several years... READ MORE...
COME TOGETHER FOR VIRTUAL GA! The UUA will be hosting GA 2020 online from June 24-28, 2020. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with fellow members as well as with UUs from all over the country, all from the comfort of your home.

Click  HERE to register as a participant for the full conference or part of it.

On Tuesday June 23, 7-8 PM, Rev. John will host a planning meeting for all TUCW GA attendees, so that we can leverage our presence there, and so that everyone is equipped for success. ZOOM details will follow.
NEW PROGRAM : Making Meaning in a Time of Loss
Mondays, 4-5PM, June 15, 22, 29

Embedded within this pandemic and cultural upheaval is a host of losses. What a harsh reality.

Being compassionate and relational human beings, we feel not only our own pain but that of others. We ask “What can I do?” To begin to address that question, we need to recognize it is also the time of possibility: a time to explore, reflect, clarify, and create new meaning and vision.

Please join Rev. Marti Bishop, MS and Pat Francek, LCSW, as they lead us to identify some of our losses, our fears, and our possibilities. We will explore how one makes meaning in times of life, death and uncertainty.

CLICK HERE for complete information. Register with Pat Francek. ZOOM info will follow.
The UU Movie Discussion Group 's movie choices for this month are: “Django Unchained”, “Unforgiven”, and “Dances with Wolves.”

If you have trouble accessing these, the runners-up are “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Magnificent Seven”.

We will discuss these in a Zoom meeting on Friday, June 26 starting at 7:30 PM. Contact: Dorothy Rich - dorothyjeanrich@gmail.com
Talking Circle
4:00-5:00 PM
Rev. Jim

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THURSDAYS: Creating Theology Together
7:00-8:00 PM
Revs. John and Shelly

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noon-1:00 PM
Intern Minister Margalie Belizaire

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Now more than ever votes matter.
Meetings Wednesdays 7-8PM, HERE. Meeting ID: xxxxxx Password: xxxxxxxxxx. Landline: xxxxxxxxxxx

See new program referenced above: Making Meaning in a Time of Loss
Mondays, 4-5PM, June 15, 22, 29 contact: patfrancek@gmail.com
These opportunities for learning and connection are ongoing and currently offered.
Visit Adult Faith Formation on our website or email leaders as listed below.
Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM Meeting House Buddhist Practice Group ninazcara@gmail.com Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis.

Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM. Meeting House The Power of Now jimfrancek25@gmail.com

Thursdays , 7-8 PM ZOOM Room:  HERE. Meeting ID: xxxxxxxxxx Creating Theology Together revjohn@uuwestport.org

Monthly, various dates and times. Small group ministry meetings . Rosen323@aol.com These must be signed-up for ahead of time; they depend on host availability, group size.
All women welcome at all events; visit our website for complete info.
ZOOM Information for All TUCWomen Gatherings: Meeting room: HERE
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Tapping Circles
To help relax at home during self-isolation, Carol Hamilton will teach us how to use a simple meridian tapping technique, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), to help address stressful thoughts and feelings related to the pandemic. Carol is a certified EFT provider who was trained to use EFT to resolve trauma.
Dates: Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 - Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy
Sacred Circles with Grandmother Nancy continues online.
Talking circles include drumming, rituals, story-telling and thought-provoking conversations.
Dates : Tuesdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 - Time: 7:30 – 9:00
SAVE THE DATES: Upcoming Events
Annual Meeting, Sunday June 14
Summer Solstice (Music) Service, Sunday, June 21
NOTE: Summer Services will begin at 10:00 AM as of Sunday, June 28
Our complete calendar is always on our website. Click HERE for quick access.
The Safer Congregations Committee wants to be sure we all have this important info readily available:


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 .

CLICK HERE  to learn more about our Pastoral Care Associates.

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.
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.