SEPTEMBER 3-4, 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.




Rev. John will lead us in our annual Water Communion Service. His sermon will be “Longing for Belonging“ as we gather again. Please bring a vial of water representing your summer.

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

Broadcast 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, September 11,2022 at 10:00 AM

HOMECOMING – “Walking The Way” – Rev. Dr. John Morehouse


Welcome back! We are gearing up for the return of formal, minister-led services and organized children's and youth programming. Programming for everyone below 8th grade, starts next week, September 11, when we all celebrate our Homecoming service. COA and HS starts this week (see below). 

More details will follow shortly for all parents and caregivers; for now, know that the programs will fall under the major class groupings as listed below. Please contact Nate Pawelek if you have questions, and stay tuned for more information. 

New families and 'regulars' are all equally welcome, always. Come join us!

Faith Formation tree
  • Nursery and toddler care (infant-preK) (Library - sanctuary building, to right of entrance)
  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade (Chapel - sanctuary building, downstairs)
  • Grades 3-5 (Meeting House, main level)
  • Our Whole Lives ("OWL") for 6-7th grades (Meeting House - OWL’s Nest 3rd floor)
  • Coming of Age for 8-9th grades (Meeting House, COA Room 3rd floor)
  • High School Youth Group, 11:00 AM (Meeting House, lower level Youth Group Room)

This Sunday, September 4, children under 8th grade are invited to attend our Water Communion service with their parents or caregivers.

The Coming of Age program (8th-9th graders) will meet at 10 AM in the Meetinghouse COA room on the 3rd floor. 

The High School Youth Group will gather for a painting party in the Meeting House Youth Group Room from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM(ish). *Please plan to wear old clothing that can get paint-y.

UU Meditation & Mindfulness, 9:00 AM Sundays.
For place & details 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.

“Faith Inspired by Generosity”

Rev. Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn

SUMMER SERVICE - Aug. 21, 2022

"Reimagining the Self in the Context of Trauma"

Ijeoma Okwuosa

SUMMER SERVICE - Aug. 28, 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.