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“Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law.
This is our great covenant; to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.”

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
10 Lyons Plains Road
Westport CT 06880

  • Services at 9:00 and 11:00, with nursery Child Care. Religious
  • Education for K-6th grade at 9:00; for K-12th grade at 11:00.
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  • June through August, one service only at 10:00, with Child Care.
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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.

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Order of Service

pdfCLICK HERE for the Sunday, December 21, 2014  -  Order of Service.

Amnesty International Write for Rights action -

Sunday, December 21, after both services in the East Wing.  Stop in, write a letter and change a life.

Please consider contributing toward poinsettias and wreaths for our holiday decorations in the sanctuary.

Two dates are still available: December 24 and December 28.  

It’s a great way to commemorate a special person or event this holiday.

The cost is $ 65. And we handle all the details.

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

Award Winning Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pies from Michelle’s Bakery

On sale Sunday, December 21 in the foyer for $18.  (They are $27 at the bakery.)  

All proceeds benefit Food Access Coalition double food stamp program at Farmer’s Markets.

Christmas Schedule for December 24, 2014

  • 2:00 PM Pageant Rehearsal
  • 4:00 PM Pageant Service will be presented by the youth of our congregation. Doors open at 3:30, no reserved seating please
  • 9:00 PM Candlelight Service of choral music, readings, carols. Doors open 8:40, no reserved seating please.
  • 11:00 PM Candlelight Service with soloists

Sight –singing (music) classes begin in January.

It is free but sign-up is necessary.  

Contact emailButton Ed Thompsoncon tel Phone - (203) 227-7205 ext. 18

Calling all Chalice lighters -

Children, Teens, Adults interested in being chalice lighters - contact Director of Religious Education, emailButton Mary B. Collins, con tel (203) 227-7205 ext. 15 with your name, contact info, service date & time interested in participating.

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, December 20, 2014

  • Solstice Service, Sanctuary at 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 21, 2014

  • Amnesty Card Writing, East Wing after both services
  • Grade 8 Parent Meeting, Chapel at 12:30 pm
  • COA /Youth Group holiday party, Meeting House at 12:30 pm
  • Youth Group Alumni Reunion, Meeting House at 7:00 pm

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Search Committee, East Wing at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • Christmas Eve Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

  • Pageant Rehearsal, Sanctuary at 2:00 pm
  • Christmas Pageant at 4:00pm, doors open at 3:30 pm - No reserved seating please
  • Candlelight Service at 9:00 pm, doors open at 8:40 pm - No reserved seating please
  • Candlelight Service at 11:00 pm

Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • Holiday, Church Office is closed

Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Holiday, Church Office is closed
  • Soundings Deadline at 12:00 noon
  • UU Movie Discussion, Meeting House at 7:30 pm

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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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