October 21 - November 1, 2019 - 10 Lyons Plains Road Westport, CT 06880 - Phone: 203.227.7205
CLICK HERE for all past issues of SOUNDINGS . The Upcoming Events calendar is below.
PLEDGES ARE DUE by October 31.  
We are well on our way to our goal of $2M. As of Wednesday, October 16, $1.321K had been received from 106 donors. Remember, Endowment will match gifts up to $500,000, so make your pledge now. 

We are in the news! Click HERE to see an article Rev. John wrote about our Capital Campaign, appearing in this week's Westport Patch . If you go to The Patch , make sure you click "LIKE" and leave a comment: the more interaction, the better for us!

We have posted information about our selected construction manager, Turner Construction, on our Capital Campaign website. Click HERE.

And to view LOOK AGAIN! photo entries, click HERE. Send in submissions to Rob Herman at [email protected] by November 1. Make sure the subject line says CHURCH PICTURES.
Fall Follies: UUs Got Talent
October 26 - 7:30 pm
October 31, 2019
Architect's Presentation to Congregation
November 3 - after 11:00 AM service
See Capital Campaign website for all info, and email: [email protected]
Donate your jewelry and scarves. Also, broken gold and silver jewelry.

Your castoff will be someone else’s fabulous find!

Bring your contributions to the Church Office and include your name so we can send you a receipt.
Friday, October 25th at 7:30 pm in the Meeting House. Featured movies are: Ad Astra, Downton Abby and The Laundromat. All are welcome. For more information email Dorothy at [email protected].
FALL FOLLIES: UUs GOT TALENT - Saturday October 26 at 7:30 PM
It's almos t here! Saturday night the 26th is FALL FOLLIES: UUs got Talent. Come see us poke fun at ourselves in a night of skits, songs and silliness. Staff and congregation alike are in the cast! BYOB, snacks or dinner. We provide dessert and coffee.  Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 7:30 .
Family Faith:
Soulful Home: Belonging Mantra of the Month: "You belong here"

Write a note and put it on the fridge, maybe a sticky note on the mirror, any place you want for the whole family to see it. 
Ask each other: "In what ways do we belong to each other?"
In the car, around the dinner table, or at bedtime. 

For the complete October Soulful Home Packet, email Rev Shelly [email protected] or pick one up at church on the Faith Formation table. 
Neighboring Faiths -
JUDAISM Oct. 24 - Nov. 8
Session 1: Learn
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7-9 PM East Wing

For info on the NF program, CLICK HERE . Register with [email protected]
These opportunities for learning and connection are ongoing and offered in October and November. Visit Adult Faith Formation on our website or email leaders should you want more information; many have been featured in prior Soundings.
Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM Meeting House Buddhist Practice Group [email protected] Let Nina know you are attending.Teachings offered on a donation basis. No mtng 10/28 .

Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM. Rev. John's Office thru November 18. Grief Support Group [email protected] or [email protected]

Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM. Meeting House The Power of Now [email protected]

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 PM thru Nov. 6. East Wing. Women, Spirit and Imagination [email protected]

F ridays 6:00-9:00 PM Meeting House Neighboring Faiths Program. Some dates, locations vary. Check website or [email protected]

Monthly, various dates and times. Small group ministry meetings . [email protected] These must be signed-up for ahead of time as they depend on host availability, group size etc.
Join our gatherings, make new friends and deepen relationships. All women are welcome at all events. Join our mailing list HERE.
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 PM. Sari Bodi offers " Writing as Discovery"

RSVP for events by email: [email protected]

Learn about more upcoming events at uuwestport.org/tucwomen-events
How It All Got Started: Our Thriving Partnership with The Beardsley School

Members of TUCW have been continuously involved with the Beardsley School in Bridgeport for almost twenty years now. How did the church come to “adopt” Beardsley and why has a significant part of our social justice effort been focused on the students at this school?

Two decades ago, church members sought ways to be of assistance to our neighbors in the City of Bridgeport. Initially, member involvement centered on... READ MORE
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner and physical violence is only one form, often the most obvious, that domestic violence takes. On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls.

Wendy Levy and David Vita represent our congregation on the Westport Domestic Violence Task Force. They're looking for folks to organize collecting supplies - from underwear to bed linens - for the women and children in our local “safe houses”. Time required: a few hours a month. If interested or for more information please contact David Vita at 203.227.7205 x14 or [email protected].
Child care is provided for Sunday Services and on an as needed basis for other events. Organizers of events should contact  Nate Pawelek  to arrange child care.
Mon Oct 21
Bell Choir - 6:45
Fall Follies Rehearsal - MH - 7:30
Grief Support Group - Rev. John's office - 7:30
O&AS - 7:45

Wed Oct 23
Leadership Development Team - Rev. John’s office - 12:30
Teen Choir - 6:00
TUCWomen's Workshops - EW - 7:00
Worship Associates - Rev. John's office - 7:00
The Power of Now - MH - 7:00

Thurs Oct 24
Children's Choir at 5:00
Adult Neighboring Faiths - EW - 7:00
Women's & Men's Choir - 7:45

Fri Oct 25
Shawl Ministry - MH - 12:30
UU Movie Discussion - MH - 7:30

Sat Oct 26
Fall Follies - Sanctuary - 7:30

Sun Oct 27
Meditation - Willow Room - 10:00
OWL - OWL room - 10:00
OWL Parents - YR - 10:00
2nd-3rd Grade - Pine Rm - 11:00
4th-7th Grade - MH - 11:00
9th-12th Youth Group - YR - 11:00
COM "Talk Backs with Ministers" - Sanctuary - 12:30
Mon Oct 28
Bell Choir - 6:45
NVC Practice Group - WW - 7:00
Grief Support Group - Rev. John's office - 7:00

Wed Oct 30
Teen Choir - 6:00
TUCWomen's Workshops - EW - 7:00
The Power of Now - MH - 7:00
Chamber Choir - 7:45

Thurs Oct 31
Children's Choir at 5:00
Women's & Men's Choir - 7:45

Fri Nov 1
7th-9th OWL Meeting, MH - 6:00

Sat Nov 2
ARM - EW - 12:00

Sun Nov 3
Meditation - Willow Room - 10:00
OWL - OWL room - 10:00
OWL Parents - YR - 10:00
2nd-3rd Grade - Pine Rm - 11:00
4th-7th Grade - MH - 11:00
9th-12th Youth Group - YR - 11:00
Immigration Social Action - EW - 12:30
Congregation Town Hall - Sanctuary - 12:30

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  [email protected] .

CLICK HERE  to learn more about our Pastoral Care Associates.
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  [email protected] .

For a complete listing of all upcoming activities, see our church calendar. Click here.

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.