OCTOBER 22-23, 2022 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 -

Phone: 203.227.7205. visit us at

CLICK HERE for 2 week calendar PDF. CLICK HERE for past issues of SOUNDINGS.

Sunday is the last chance to order a holiday wreath or scented candle with guaranteed delivery by Thanksgiving.  And we continue to collect bottles and cans to raise money for our learning journeys in the spring. We have two donor matches now making each redeemable worth $.15!

Every Saturday 12-4 PM and Sunday 9:30 -9:50 AM: Brown bag lunch donations to support John Street Outreach. Sign up HERE; click HERE for lunch instructions. Contact David Vita. Thank you!




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Heroes almost always excuse their heroism as common sense; something anyone would do. Why do we do that? And what forms of courage do we engage with even on our worst days? Rev. John will explore this topic.

Click HERE for the Order of Service. The service will be in person and virtual; attendance guidelines are HEREBroadcast of the service is available at

Offering can be made on VENMO ("The Unitarian Church in Westport"), on, or feel free to mail in cash or check.

Next Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM

“Coming of Age: Coming of Courage” Rev. Dr. John Morehouse


Listening To Loss

Join us this Sunday Oct 23 for a conversation about loss and hope.

We’ll reflect on our experiences of loss…sharing as we choose.

How does loss transform us?

What can be learned?

How do we embrace an invitation for healing?

Quotes and short readings will be our starting point…sharing food for thought and inspiration. This program will be in the library, and led by congregant Dayle Brownstein.

The Coming of Age UU Heritage Trip to Boston last weekend was amazing! 

Coming of Age Boston Heritage Trip October 14 2022

North Bridge in Concord

Coming of Age Boston Heritage Trip October 14 2022

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Coming of Age Boston Heritage Trip October 14 2022

Walden Pond

Coming of Age Boston Heritage Trip October 14 2022

In front of King's Chapel, Boston with a Harvard Divinity School guide

Coming of Age Boston Heritage Trip October 14 2022

On a bench in Boston Common

Faith Formation tree

Please contact Nate Pawelek for any questions about Faith Formation. All are always welcome to be with us. We look forward to getting to know your children better!

Nursery care is always available for babies and toddlers starting at 9:45 AM downstairs in the sanctuary building. Our ushers can help you. 

PreK-5th graders start in the worship service. After the Story for All we will dismiss to our Faith Formation Exploration classes:

  • The K-2nd and 3-5th graders will learn about the courage to do things that are uncomfortable or even scary sometimes.
  • The OWL session this week is about Feelings and Attractions.
  • Coming of Agers will have their final class before their big worship service on October 30.
  • The Youth Group will reflect on the message of Rev. John’s sermon topic: the courage to do uncomfortable or even scary things sometimes.

UU Meditation & Mindfulness, now HYBRID! 9:00-9:45 AM Sundays

In person - find us in the Oak Room by the lower level entrance or 

on ZOOM - CLICK HERE Meeting ID: 604 513 6137. Passcode: 068510

A UU mix of mindfulness, discourse, relaxation, visualization and silence. Questions? Contact  Janet Luongo.

Flowers: Should you wish to donate flowers for a Sunday service, please reach out to Ruth Fontilla, our administrator, or fill out the form in the notebook on the table in the foyer.

Pay it forward: please consider being a greeter on Sundays; help our new folks navigate our community. Contact Beth Cliff or Rob Zuckerman to find a Sunday that works for you! 

Our sermons are archived on the website HERE.

“Courage to be Good Trouble"

Rev. John Morehouse

October 16, 2022

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712
  • Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics)
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988 Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.
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,or Diane Cano,
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
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.