December 10-11, 2022 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 -

Phone: 203.227.7205. visit us at

CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.

Saturday 12-4 PM and Sunday 9:30 -9:50 AM: Brown bag lunch donations to support John Street Outreach. Sign up HERE; click HERE for instructions. Contact David Vita.



The UU Players are returning with their powerful performance of The Laramie Project, benefitting the Triangle Community Center, located in Norwalk. All proceeds will benefit LGBTQ programs related to the center.

If you missed the performances earlier this month, or want to see it again, here is your chance! Suggested ticket price: $20, or pay what you can. More info HERE. Tell your friends! This is an extraordinary performance.




Our featured work for the Special Projects Choir this Sunday will be Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, featuring pieces from the Spanish/American tradition and accompanied by harp, marimba and guitar.

Click HERE for the Order of Service. The service will be in person and virtual; attendance guidelines are HEREBroadcast of the service is available at

Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on, or feel free to mail in cash or check.

Next Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM

“The Antipode is Awe” Rev. Dr. John Morehouse


A reminder that after the service we'll be serving a light lunch for all, and then going immediately into our Congregational meeting. Adult-supervised childcare is provided. This is a culmination of two years' discussion about the possibility of a name change for us. The current motion will be to change the name to "The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport." 


The meeting will be conducted according to Roberts' Rules, and rules will be laid out before any discussion begins. Our Board President Luke Garvey will moderate; Ken Vogel will be our Parliamentarian. There will be opportunities for folks to speak at pro and con mikes. All are welcome to join us; only members in good standing as of November 11, 2022 are eligible to vote. Any amendments must carry by 50% majority; the motion must carry by 75% since a name change is a change to the Constitution. If the motion to change the name is approved, then a second Congregational meeting will be called in late January to ratify the change, as required by our Constitution.


We look forward to seeing you there – Stapley Emberling, Secretary to the Board.

We had a great time at our holiday get-together at the Meeting House last Saturday!

Faith Formation Holiday Party 2022
Faith Formation Holiday Party 2022
Faith Formation Holiday Party 2022
Faith Formation Holiday Party 2022
Faith Formation Holiday Party 2022
Faith Formation Holiday Party 2022
Faith Formation tree

Please click HERE to find out more about our Faith Formation programs, or contact Nate Pawelek. All are always welcome to be with us.

Nursery care available for babies and toddlers at 9:45 AM downstairs in the sanctuary building. Our ushers can help you find your way. 

  • The K-2nd and 3-5th graders* will be learning about the wonder of new life this Sunday. We are hoping for a surprise visit from a new mother with her newborn. These children start in the sanctuary with their parents/caregivers and can be picked up in the Chapel room downstairs when the service is complete.

  • The 6-8th graders Witness Stones Project* class continues their exploration of the Native American tribes of what is now Connecticut. (Meeting House, 10 AM.)

  • The Youth Group will meet at 11:15 AM and continue their introduction to the Appalachia Service Project they will embark on in April, 2023. (Meeting House)

*Parents please stay for the Congregational Meeting after the service.

A light lunch for all and then adult-supervised childcare will be provided.

UU Meditation, 9:00-9:40 AM Sundays. Hybrid. A UU mix of mindfulness, discourse, relaxation, visualization and silence. In person, go downstairs and find us in the Chapel by the lower level entrance. On ZOOM -CLICK HERE Meeting ID: 604 513 6137. Passcode: 068510. Questions? Contact  Janet Luongo.

Flowers: Should you wish to donate flowers for a Sunday service, please reach out to Ruth Fontilla, our administrator, or fill out the form in the notebook on the table in the foyer.

Pay it forward: please consider being a greeter on Sundays; help our new folks navigate our community. Contact Beth Cliff or Rob Zuckerman to find a Sunday that works for you! 

Our sermons are archived on the website HERE.

“Waking Up To Wonder"

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

December 4, 2022

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712
  • Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics)
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988 Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.
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,or Diane Cano,
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.