February 12-13, 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.
WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:00 AM - In Person and Virtual
It's easy to love those we care for, but how do we love those we don’t know or even those who we might consider our enemies.

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

Our service will be in person and virtual. Please wear an N95 or KN95 mask if you join us in person. Our ZOOM link is always on our website's homepage and does not change from week to week. You can also click HERE. Meeting ID 207 517 697 PASSWORD: 8893787678 Landline: 1 646 876 9923.

Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on, or feel free to mail in cash or check.
Upcoming Service: February 20, 2022
Adult Faith Formation

Programs offered during the week are listed in our WeekDAY Soundings. Refer to listings there, and on on our website.
The Sacred Text Discussion this Sunday, 9 -9:45 AM, will be led by Kim Warman, our intern minister. Kim shares: "On the precipice of Valentine's Day, we will be discussing selections from bell hooks' All About Love. During her life (1952 – 2021), activist and scholar bell hooks examined intersections between race, gender, and class, and she found the concept of love - and specifically self love - worthy of serious consideration."

Grab your coffee and join us on ZOOM HERE. Informal, rich discussion.
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.

Please wear a well-fitting facemask, and if your child/youth is experiencing any cold-like symptoms please stay home, for the safety of everyone.
Our theme for the month of February is: WIDENING THE CIRCLE.
Faith Formation tree
Pre K-5 - Children’s Chapel downstairs 10:00 AM
Love is for Everybody. The story, “The Silence Seeker” by Ben Morley and Carl Pearce is about widening our circle of love to include caring for refugees and asylum seekers.

6th & 7th grades - Crossing Paths, Meeting House 10:00 AM.
Widening the Circle finalizing our study on Quakerism, and talking about inviting friends and being friends on February 27th.

And remember to bring new/used mittens and gloves as well as Dr. Seuss books!
OWL Our Whole Lives logo
OWL (8th-9th graders) meets twice this weekend, and parents meet too:

1. Friday, February 11 (6:30-8:30 PM): ‘pizza’ session in the Meeting House main level
2. Sunday, February 13 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM) in the Meeting House OWL room. The topic is all things pregnancy, including intended and unintended pregnancies, and parenting.

The OWL Parent Group meets on Sunday at 11:15 AM in the Chapel Room.
Youth Group (HS) 11:00 AM Meeting House Youth Group Room. We will continue learning about environmental justice as it pertains to the Eklutna Dam Removal in 2017 near Anchorage, and the Flint Water Crisis of 2014-16 in Michigan.

Our Raffle Contest Continues! We need to sell just 53 more raffle tickets to reach our goal and raise money for our Alaska Environmental Mission Trip in April. The prize is a cord of wood ($250 value) delivered to your home. Tickets are $10 each, and you can purchase them HERE.
MEDITATION: ZOOM - Sundays at 9:00 AM. For info contact Janet Luongo. Zoom Meeting - click HERE ID:  899 1099 2989 Password: 155293
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.

“The Courage to Change”

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

January 30, 2022
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
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
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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.