February 5-6, 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
Rev. John begins a four-part series on opening our spirit to new possibilities. We begin with an exploration of what it means to be a Faithful UU in times such as these.

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 13, 2022
Adult Faith Formation

Classes offered during the week - Adult Faith Formation and Soul Matters - are listed in our WeekDAY Soundings. Please refer to listings there, or on our website.
THIS SUNDAY we continue with our Sacred Texts offering, 9 AM on ZOOM. This week Rainy Broomfield will lead us in a discussion of Genesis 22:1-19: the testing of Abraham. Guaranteed to be thought-provoking. Grab your coffee and join us on ZOOM HERE.

(Picture by Caravaggio: "The Sacrifice of Isaac" )
Please contact Heather Hamilton for information about pre-K to 7th grade programs; Nate Pawelek for 8th-12th grade programs. We'd love your children and youth to come join us.

Faith Formation is back IN PERSON this Sunday! Please wear a well-fitting facemask, and if your child is experiencing any cold-like symptoms please stay home, for the safety of everyone. We appreciate all who attended on-line the past month. It was fun! Attendance guidelines for all of us are HERE.
Our theme for the month of February is: WIDENING THE CIRCLE.
Faith Formation tree
Pre K-5 - Children’s Chapel at 10:00 AM with Ms. Rachel and Ms. Rockhill. We will widen the way we accept ourselves, understanding our insides and outsides. We spend so much time focused on our outsides, but maybe we need to reminded that our faith is on our insides! We will read the book, The Hungry Coat by Mullah Nasruddin. And then we ask the question, “Have you been treated differently depending on how you look?

6th & 7th - Crossing Paths in the Meeting House at 10:00 AM. We continue the exploration of Quakerism. We will utilize our new technology to explore more!
OWL meets 10:00 AM - 12 noon and our topic will be Sexually Transmitted Infections. The OWL Parent Group meets at 11:15 AM and will be facilitated by Ellie Grosso.
Youth Group will continue exploring their mini-module on environmental injustice, which is connected to systemic racism.

Would you like to contribute to the Youth Group’s efforts to raise money for their environmental mission trip to Alaska in April? We have a live raffle contest for you. Greg Steele will donate and deliver a cord of seasoned wood, a carbon neutral heat source, to the winning ticket holder. You can purchase your chance to win HERE.
Please join the Leadership Development Team in congratulating Teryl Eisenberg, February’s Leading Light award recipient. Among the many significant gifts of Terryl’s time and talent is her leadership of the John Street Bridge outreach project. Not only do the weekly donations of lunches and other items so generously support the broader community, but the project has engaged many in our congregation. Teryl is an integral part of TUCWomen’s Black Lives Matter group and her influence significantly impacts the planning of the “Revealing History and its Consequences” programs. She is also a vital member of both the Immigration and Refugee Outreach Committee and the Racial Justice Council. For all her involvement in and commitment to TUCW, Teryl truly is a Leading Light.
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.
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.