Janauary 15-16, 2022 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
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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 - Virtual
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
In our continuing quest to dismantle racism, one of the key learnings is the difference between our best intentions and harmful impacts. In this service, Rev. John shares his own journey and invites us to deepen our work together.

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

Following the service there will be a panel presentation on racial housing segregation. Please stay on the ZOOM call after our formal worship ends.

Due to COVID, our service will be virtual only. 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: January 23, 2022
Please contact Heather Hamilton for information about pre-K to 7th grade programs; Nate Pawelek for 8th-12th grade programs. If you are new or visiting, please contact Dr. Heather for ZOOM links to any of the programs below. We'd love your children and youth to join us.
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CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION – Pre K-5th grades: January 16 – 10-10:40 AM on ZOOM, if you have a Monopoly or CandyLand game have it handy! Class with Ms. Rachel and Dr. Hamilton.

CROSSING PATHS 6th-7th grades
This Sunday: no class – please attend ZOOM worship from home. Coming up January 23 and 30, parent Gordon Cliff will lead the class in a discussion of Quakers.
OWL is on hold for 8th-9th graders due to COVID. Updates will follow as we learn more. 8th and 9th graders please join us for Sunday worship on ZOOM.

THE YOUTH GROUP will meet virtually (on ZOOM) this Sunday at 11:00 AM.
Adult Faith Formation

Check Sunday's SOUNDINGS WeekDAY or go to our website to get the latest information on our Adult Faith Formation and Soul Matters programs. We have a number of new offerings this month to meet different learning styles and interests. Questions? Linda Lubin.
Sacred Text
This Sunday our first of the Sacred Text Discussions will be 9-9:45 with Rev. John. He has selected as his text a reading from the Hebrew Scripture, Genesis chapters 1 and part of 2. ZOOM link HERE. This is a different ZOOM from the worship service link! All are welcome to drop in. Questions contact Beth Cliff.
The 16th annual MLK program featuring renowned author Heather McGhee will take place at the Westport Library. Her book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, spent 10 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and was longlisted for the National Book Award. Her 2020 TED talk, "Racism Has a Cost for Everyone", reached 1million views in just two months online.

The program will also include elements by two local youth organizations; a recital by the Bridgeport Boys Choir and a dance performed by the Regional Center for the Arts. The2023 MLK celebration will be held at the Westport Country Playhouse.
Please sign up for the event here.
Please join us immediately after service for a closer look at residential segregation in Connecticut. Guest speaker Peter Harrison, Senior Policy Fellow at Desegregate Connecticut, will guide us through the causes and consequences of segregation and share ways that his organization and others are working to build inclusive communities. 

Rev Morehouse will moderate the program, which will also include works by Seattle-based artist Warren Pope, performances by members of the TUCW choir and a Q&A session. Stay on the worship ZOOM at 11, and join us as we consider the challenges we face and our roles in creating our Beloved Community.
MEDITATION: ZOOM - Sundays at 9:00 AM. For info contact Janet Luongo. Zoom Meeting - click HERE ID: 604 513 6137 Password: 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.

"The Intention of Prayer"

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

January 9, 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.