APRIL 23-24, 2022 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
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CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.
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, APRIL 24, 2022
WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:00 AM - In Person and Virtual
Rev. Jim and Friends awaken us to our kinship with all of creation that brings us to reciprocity as a celebration of our hope.

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

Our service will be in person and virtual; attendance guidelines are HERE. NOTE: COVID numbers are rising. Please consider wearing a mask, and use care when making this decision as this variant is highly contagious.

For live broadcast, go to; we will NOT be hosting on ZOOM. Chat will be available - scroll down to the very bottom right of your screen and click on "click here to join the conversation." You will then be asked to log in: logging in as "guest" is the quickest and easiest. You can then type in a user name of your choice (e.g., "Sally") and then you're good to go!

After the service, we will be hosting an informal coffee hour on ZOOM - simply sign off the livestream and go to our 'normal' ZOOM. That number is as it always is- click HERE. Meeting ID 207 517 697 PASSWORD: 8893787678 Landline: 1 646 876 9923.
For those of you who would like to light a candle at the candle boat but are online, please email David Vita ( on Sunday, before the covenant has been shared. Then as we share Joys and Sorrows, a candle will be lit for you, and your thoughts shared out loud with all of the congregation.

Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on, or feel free to mail in cash or check.
Next Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Please contact Heather Hamilton for info about pre-K to 7th grade programs; Nate Pawelek for 8th-12th grade programs. Your children and youth are always welcome.
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OWL TRAINING: Sign up via email: Dr. Heather Hamilton. June 10-11-12 all-day training for adults to teach K-1 and 4-6 Our Whole Lives (OWL) Cost is $350 per person and some scholarships are available.
Faith Formation tree
Pre K-5- Begin in the Sanctuary with your family for Earth Day. The children will be released to the Children's Chapel during the service. Come and enjoy songs and stories with Grandmother Nancy. Ms. Rachel and Ms. Rockhill will be on-hand to lead children downstairs and continue the Earth Day festivities.

Crossing Paths- Meeting House - 10:00-1:001 AM: 6th and 7th graders will be concluding their study of Christianity with members Tom Croarkin, Angi Haen and Ari Palczewski.

8th and 9th graders will be in their Coming of Age class in the COA room in the Meeting House, 10-11 AM.
Youth Group in Alaska April 2022
Group photo in wilderness with rees in background
The Youth Group is finishing up their tremendous Alaska trip this weekend after being away since Friday April 15. They've been having a fabulous time. Thanks to all who made this possible!

Click HERE for the final itinerary. Scroll below to see a few fabulous photos!
LAST ONE: Taste of Soul, Spiritual Discussion group this Sunday after worship: 11:15-12:15, in-person, all are welcome. Please grab a cup of coffee and a treat and join us in sharing one another's wisdom and experiences focused on this month’s congregational theme "Awakenings.” Location: TUCW Library. Contact Linda Lubin
Search for the Self
NEW! Searching for the Self, Discussion group, Sundays May 8, 15, 22, 29, 11:15-12:15, Led by Dayle Brownstein. Location: TUCW Library. 

If you’ve ever wondered, what exactly is my “true self” and what does that mean in relation to the rest of my life, come participate in this journey of self discovery. Contact
quick news flash: Thank you Elena Rockman-Blake for sharing some wonderful photos with us as the youth are on their Alaskan environmental adventure. They will return Saturday, April 24. Welcome home! We can't wait to hear more about it!
Youth Group in Alaska April 2022
In classroom
Youth Group in Alaska April 2022
Group photo with river and mountains in background
Youth Group in Alaska April 2022
Group photo is snow with mountains in background
Youth Group in Alaska April 2022
Group photo in wilderness with rees in background
Youth Group in Alaska April 2022
silhouette of meditation at orange sunset
MEDITATION: ZOOM and in person in the Oak Room downstairs. Sundays at 9:00 AM. For info contact Janet Luongo. ZOOM Meeting - click HERE  ID 604 513 6137 Passcode: 068510
Flowers: Should you wish to donate flowers for a Sunday service, please reach out to Diane Donahue.
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.

"Joy Waiting To Be Born"

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

April 17, 2022
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712
Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
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
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
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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.