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“Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law.
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Unitarian Universalism is a “living tradition” that draws upon the wisdom of the world’s religions. If you asked one of our children what kind of person a Unitarian Universalist is she might tell you that a Unitarian Universalist is a person with an “open mind, helping hands, and loving heart”. An adult might tell you that we affirm, “freedom, reason and tolerance”.

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The Unitarian Church in Westport
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Westport CT 06880

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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.

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pdfCLICK HERE for the Sunday, November 23, 2014 Order of Service.

There will be a memorial service for Midge Lanouette -

Saturday, November 29 at 2:00 pm.  A reception will follow the service.

Come One! Come More!

Jewelry sale on Sunday, December 7th after each service in the East Wing.  

Bargains and Beauties!

Purchase Holiday PIES!

Michelle’s Pies award winning Chocolate-Pecan-Bourbon pies on sale after Sunday Services for only $18 (you pay $27 at Michelle’s).  

Benefit for our Food Access Coalition double food stamp program at Farmer’s Market.  

Interested in the coalition?  Just ask David Vita - emailButton email or con tel phone (203) 227-7205 ext. 14.

Help the mothers at Mercy Learning Center put fresh food on the table.

More than 95% of the women at MLC live below the poverty level and wholesome food is expensive.  

Again, this holiday season we will provide Stop and Shop gift cards for these women.  

Stop by the Social Justice Table for  a purple envelope for your contribution.

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Bring some holiday joy to a child whose mom or dad is in prison.

For our 27th consecutive year we are collecting toys and gifts to help Family ReEntry provide gifts.  

Checks to UCW, memo Family ReEntry, will be used to purchase gifts, making sure that the older kids and and teens will receive gifts too.  

Look for the baskets and gift tree that was created by our RE children.

Flowers for the holidays.

For information about contributing Poinsettas and wreaths  for our traditional holiday decorations in the sanctuary - 

contact emailButton Jan in the church office or call con tel (203) 227-7205 ex:10 
or sign up today in the Flower Book.

Pastoral Care -

If you are going through a challenging time or know somebody in the congregation who needs support from our Pastoral Care Associates, call to leave a confidential message in the PCA voice mailbox con tel (203-227-7205 ext. 19) or send an emailButton email.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • Voices Café - Christine Lavin and Don White at 8:00 pm - Doors open at 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 23, 2014

  • Town Hall Meeting, East Wing at 10:15 am
  • Town Hall Meeting, Sanctuary at 12:20 pm
  • Grade 8 Parent Meeting, Chapel at 12:30 pm
  • Voices Café Committee, Library at 12:30 pm

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Stewardship, Fellowship Room at 7:15 pm
  • Search Committee, East Wing at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  • Soundings Mailing, Fellowship Room at 12:30 pm
  • Chant & Meditation, Meeting House at 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • Holiday, Church is closed

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • Holiday, Church is closed
  • UU Movie Discussion, Meeting House at 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • Memorial Service for Midge Lanouette at 2:00 pm

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

I Know the Fire’s Gone Out But the Smoke Ain’t Cleared - Rev. Roberta Finkelstein

Based on the title to a song that Rev. Roberta heard just once (long ago), this sermon will trace the progress of racial justice in our community.

Reflection For All Ages: Rev. Roberta

Worship Associate: Martha Constable

Music: Once & Again Folksingers sings at both services.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Coming of Age Service

This service was planned and will be presented by our 9th grade group. They have been thinking and writing their credo statements (what they believe at this point in their lives) and about "being older, but not old." Some will play instruments, sing, and they have a word for you to listen for during the service... It is a good reminder that ours is faith were we periodically check in with who we are and what we believe. It's inspiring to be reminded during this Rite of Passage service.

 

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:00 AM

"Advent" - Rev. Roberta Finkelstein

The four candles on the traditional Advent Wreath represent faith, hope, love, and joy. As we light each candle we will share readings and music about each of those values. In her homily Rev. Roberta reminds us that Advent is the time of expectant waiting. What are we waiting for?

Worship Associate: Ellie Grosso

Reflection for All Ages: Mary Collins

Music: Soloists singing music for the Advent season

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Annual Holiday Concert Service

The Special Projects Choir sings a concert called "An American Christmas" featuring music from the last two centuries written by American composers for choir, organ, piano, guitar and soloists.

Saturday, Sunday, December 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Winter Solstice, Yule: An Evening with the Ancients

Join us in a service of reflection and celebration as together we bring back the light and look forward to spring.

Rev. Marti Bishop and William McEvoy will lead us through the meaning of this longest night of the year for our ancestors thousands of years ago. We will explore how the ancient rituals and stories still influence us today.

Childcare will be provided.

 

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

“The Many Lights of December” - Rev. Roberta Finkelstein

On the shortest day of the year, practitioners of earth based spirituality welcome the return of the sun. On Bodhi Day Buddhists celebrate the birthday of the Buddha. At Hanukkah Jews retell the story of the victory of the Maccabees. These are just a few of the holidays that bring light to our lives in December. This service will bring us the stories and the spiritualties of these ‘other than Christmas’ December holidays.

Worship Associate: Martha Constable

Music: The O&AF will offer musical selections centering on the theme of "light".

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve - 4:00 PM

Pageant Service

The annual Children's Pageant will be presented by the youth of our congregation.

Everyone will be invited to sing "Silent Night" at the end.

Doors open at 3:30 for the 4:00 Pageant.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve - 9:00 PM

Candlelight Service

At 9:00 pm we celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional Lessons and Carols service of choral music, readings, carols, a Christmas prayer from Rev. Debra Haffner and a Reflection from Rev. Roberta on the meaning and mystery of incarnation.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve - 11:00 PM

Candlelight Service

At 11:00 pm the service will be a more reflective and meditative way to welcome Christmas and reflect on the meaning and mystery of incarnation.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

“Coffin and Cradle” - Rev. Roberta Finkelstein

Rev Roberta invites you to a spiritual and participatory ritual for welcoming the New Year.

Bring objects to place in the coffin (symbolizing that which you hope to let go of) and cradle (symbolizing that which you hope to give birth to).

There will be no Reflection For All Ages but children are welcome. The Coffin and Cradle ritual takes the place of the sermon so older children especially might enjoy participating with their parents.

Music: Instrumental selections for the holiday season.

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