MAY 22-23, 2021 - 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.
Flags and stone graves of fallen soldiers
Best wishes to all for a Happy Memorial Day weekend: the unofficial start of summer!

Enjoy the holiday festivities - parades! fireworks! barbecues! Please drive safely if you're on the road. Most importantly, let us each take a moment to honor the women and men who gave their lives to their - and, for most of us, our - country.
What happens when 30,000 slices of bread, 2,250 pounds of peanut butter, and 1,500 pounds of jam are combined with love and commitment? Well, it’s amazing. Nothing short of magical.

For the past 14 months 115 volunteers have been dropping off brown bag lunches at the church every Saturday afternoon. Some every week, others once a month or even every other month. And it all works.

Making 5, 10, 15, 20 lunches isn’t that big a deal, except when we all do it together and then it makes a big difference. Last Saturday we surpassed 15,000 lunches!

Want to join in? Click HERE for our easy to follow directions. Questions? Call or email David Vita: 203.227.7205 x14 or Hope to see you some Saturday!
SUNDAY MAY 30, 2021
Our services are both in person and on ZOOM. Please sign up HERE to join us in person. If you need in-person childcare please click the appropriate box so we can be prepared for you. Click HERE for in-person Sunday Service Attendance Guidelines.
“The Memory of Her” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse
Virtual and In-Person
Rev. John explores the stories of women through the ages and how these stories can change all of us.

Worship Associate: Joanne Glasser Orenstein
Chat Host: Linda Lubin

Click HERE for the Order of Service. Offering gratefully received at or mail in a check.

Our ZOOM link is always on the front page of the website 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. Doors will open in the ZOOM room at 9:50 AM.
NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 10:00 AM - Virtual and In Person
Faith Formation Sunday
NOTE: During our in-person service, childcare at the church can be provided, so adults can attend the service by themselves. Please check off the box indicating childcare desired as you sign in so we are prepared for you. As always, children are welcome to join us in the sanctuary, too, with masks (they must be signed up).
To find out more about our Family Faith Formation programs, please contact Nate Pawelek, our Director of Faith Formation. FFF information is always available HERE.
To observe the Memorial Day Holiday there will be no ZOOM gatherings for children or youth this Sunday.
LOOKING AHEAD: All children, youth, and families are invited to attend the June 6 Family Faith Formation Celebration Worship Service, either in person or virtually. The service will feature video montages of the children and youth, as we share with the congregation what we have been doing for the past several months. It promises to be great fun!
June 13: Three high school seniors from our congregation will be Bridging this day during the worship service. Bridging is the symbolic celebration to mark our young people passing from childhood to adulthood. They are Trevor Cooper, Lillian Boland, and Anna Seiple.
view of church spire from memorial garden
Being a diverse and welcoming religious community is a cornerstone of our mission. To that end, our Membership team is asking all of us if we can help on Sundays. Can you greet our newcomers and welcome them to our wonderful community - either in person, or on ZOOM?  
We can talk with you ahead of time and share written instructions: it's an easy assignment. Show up by 9:45, stay after the service ends, and be on the lookout for new folks. Introduce yourself, get names, emails, and invite them into the community as you would someone coming into your own home. 
Please click HERE to sign-up for a slot or two in an upcoming week. Thank you!
Questions? Contact Rob Zuckerman or Beth Cliff.
From the Reopen Committee: We are continuing to adjust to new positive developments at our live church gatherings. For the next few Sundays, we do ask that people wear masks in the Sanctuary. However, as of July 4th we will not require them. (Note both June 20 and June 27 are broadcast services only and not in person.) Please check with your doctor if you are uncertain how to proceed. Questions? Contact Rev. Ed Thompson.
A note from Rev. John: We will be running a full schedule of summer services from July 4th through August 29th. Services will be both in person and live-streamed for ZOOM. The services will be delivered by TUCW congregants on a wide array of subjects, including, prayer, grief, sacred practice, faith, human rights. Sunday Services will be held at 10:00 AM. Childcare at the church will be provided for pre K-5th grade. Online break-out room discussions and in-person (outdoor) discussions afterwards. Stay tuned!
Sermons are posted on our Facebook page and website. We offer last week's here for convenience.
"Which Lives Matter?"
Rev. Dr. John Morehouse

Sunday, May 23, 2021
For info contact Janet Luongo.
Zoom Meeting - click HERE ID: 604 513 6137 Password: 068510
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 Mary Jane Cross or Beth Cliff.
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
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712
Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics)
Find us on digital and social media: website:, Facebook public page (Unitarian Church in Westport) private group (uuwestport), and Instagram (uuwestportct).
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.