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September 4-5, 2021 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
visit us at uuwestport.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2021: 10 AM, Virtual and In Person
“Coming Apart to Become Anew” – Rev Dr. John Morehouse
In this, our annual Water Communion service, Rev. John returns to the pulpit for the first Sunday service of the formal church year. He will explore the possibilities of our life in the midst of our ongoing collective malaise, fatigue, even anxiety. Please bring a small sample of water to share that symbolizes your journey over the last year. We will invite people to come forward and pour water into a common bowl. Click HERE for the Order of Service.

Worship Associates: Linda Lubin

As our Immigration and Refugee team gears up for the expected arrival of Afghan refugees in Bridgeport beginning in the next two weeks, Ashley Gaudiano, Director of External Affairs for CIRI (CT Institute for Refugees & Immigrants), will speak about how we can help, during our the Share the Plate Offering. As always, your gifts are gratefully received in the church plate, on VENMO (The Unitarian Church in Westport, @TUCW-1), via vop.tucw.org, or mail in a check.

For virtual participation: 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.
NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 10:00 AM
“Homecoming: In the Returning” – Rev Dr. John Morehouse
We are getting ready to launch a robust set of programs to support our children and youth Faith Formation. Please contact Heather Hamilton for information about pre-K to 7th grade programs; Nate Pawelek for 8th-12th grades.

Parents with infants - pre-K are always welcome to bring their children into the sanctuary with them, or to sit in the foyer or library, where you can still hear the service but have a bit more privacy and parenting flexibility.
Faith Formation tree
  • This Sunday, September 5 – Please join congregants in the Sanctuary for our Water Communion service at 10:00 AM. Childcare (not formal programming) provided for preK-5th grades; meet Kareen and Rachel at the front door at 9:55 AM.

  • September 12 we will all remain in the Sanctuary for our Homecoming Service at 10:00 AM. Come and learn about the traditions of UU with Rev. John and Rev. Ed.

  • Faith Formation will have a wonderful Chapel Service on September 19 at 10:00 AM. The first formal classes for pre-K through 5th grades begins Sunday September 26.
OWL Our Whole Lives logo
OWL (Our Whole Lives) starts Sunday, September 12 for our 8-9th graders. For more about OWL and why Unitarian Universalists think it is important for our youth, please go to the discussion of OWL At A Glance on our website. And if you have rising 8th or 9th graders who would like to participate in OWL, please connect with Nate Pawelek.
VIRTUAL MEDITATIONS - Sundays at 9:00 AM.
For info contact Janet Luongo.
Zoom Meeting - click HERE ID: 604 513 6137 Password: 068510
PAST SERMONS/SERVICES
Our sermons are always archived on the website.
We offer August 22nd's service, as a courtesy, here.

"Radical Acceptance:
It's Relationship to Reciprocity
Ijeoma Okwuosa, Pastor Tamara Gordon, Teryl Eisenberg
& Rev. Jim Francek

SUMMER SERVICE - August 22, 2021
SUPPORTIVE RESOURCES
PASTORAL CARE
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 pca@uuwestport.org.
CARING NETWORK
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.
ADDICTION RECOVERY
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 pca@uuwestport.org
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)- 24Hr 888–774–2900
Alcoholics Anonymous: 866-783-7712 https://ct-aa.org/meetings
Al-Anon (family members of alcoholics) https://www.ctalanon.org/meetings
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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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.