Janauary 22-23, 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
Our lives are so full and complex, made even more so by this pandemic. How can we set our intention to Thoreau’s famous injunction at Walden Pond? Join us as Rev. John tries to make the case to live simply.

Click HERE for the Order of Service.

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 30, 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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Pre K-5th grades 10-10:40 AM – ZOOM class with Ms. Rachel – “We have to remind ourselves not to give up. We have to remind ourselves that our goal can’t be reached all at once. It needs to happen in tinier parts – baby steps!! And a long road only taking baby steps certainly requires persistence and patience!”

CROSSING PATHS 6th-7th grades
10 AM-11 AM on ZOOM. We will begin the study of Quakerism with our guest, parent Gordon Cliff. He has prepared wonderful lessons for our 6th and 7th graders. We are so thankful to all the volunteers who have shared, and will share, their faith journey with us.
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OWL for 8-9th graders resumes in-person this Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Meeting House OWL Room. The session is Abstinence Redefined. Note: The OWL Parent Group is not meeting at this time.
THE YOUTH GROUP will meet virtually (on ZOOM) this Sunday at 11:00 AM. We will discuss the movie that we watched last week, “Don’t Look Up.”
Adult Faith Formation

Diane Cano is leading our Sacred Text discussion this Sunday morning 9-9:45 AM on ZOOM HERE. Grab your coffee and join us! She shares:
"The sacred text this Sunday will be quoted from Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk of the Vietnamese meditation school. A Zen Master, he has written many books and his teachings are known around the world.

We will explore excerpts from his writings on "interbeing:” the concept that all existence can only “be” because everything else also “is”. We “inter-are”. We can discuss how this relates to our 7th principal: respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. 
I look forward to seeing you on ZOOM!"
We are excited to announce a new addition to the Children’s Faith Formation teaching staff! Ms. Amarilis Rockhill has been an educator, mentor and community advocate for over twenty years, working with students and clients, from preschool to adults. She started and runs a small Pre-K to 12th grade private school in Bridgeport. Her school is an expansion of the program she founded and has successfully run for sixteen years (The Bridgeport CT Center of The Arts Inc, formerly Bridgeport Children's Conservatory of The Arts). Ms. Rockhill has a BA in Early Childhood Education, and is certified as a Head Teacher in the State of Connecticut (Early Childhood and School Age) and as a Tutor with the National Tutoring Association, as well as in Mental Health, Teen Trauma and Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention and is a Registered Behavior Technician.

Ms. Rockhill will be involved with our young children and bring all her many capabilities to enrich the lives of our children, their families, and all of us at TUCW! Please feel free to join us on ZOOM this Sunday as we introduce her to the children during our morning ZOOM class - email Dr. Heather for the ZOOM link.
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
"The Struggle Between Intentions and Impact"

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

January 16, 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.