All Services

Here are all our previous service posts; some are the full text of the service.

Special Music Service Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Musician Andrew McKnight is coming to do a special worship service for us! It is titled “Gifts in our Genes”. We would love for you to attend. He is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, guitarist and poet from northern Virginia’s Blue Ridge McKnight writes, sings and speaks eloquently of the struggles and successes of rural America. Nationally-acclaimed … Continue reading Special Music Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019: Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston - Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s first outing, we will gather for a celebration of summer on Sunday, June 2, at Ferguson Memorial Park in Shinnston We will meet at 11 a.m. in the picnic area for a short service, … Continue reading Sunday, June 2, 2019: Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston
Stained glass roundel, The Unitarian flaming chalice in touch with all faiths Made by Stephen Pask 1999, The Octagon Unitarian Chapel, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK Photo by Leo Reynolds Sunday, May 26, 2019: Church as Spiritual Practice - Over the centuries, our Protestant forebears, especially the Calvinists and Pietists from whom we descend, gradually eliminated most of the liturgy and ritual from services, and Unitarian and Universalists in the mid-20th century turned Sunday services into lectures. Worship has gradually returned to a more spiritual experience over the last 50 years. Lisa deGruyter will … Continue reading Sunday, May 26, 2019: Church as Spiritual Practice
Sunday, May 19, 2019: Annual Meeting - Instead of our religious education hour and service this Sunday, we will have our annual meeting, starting at 10. Please bring a snack to share. Annual Business Meeting. The annual business meeting shall be held each year on the third Sunday of May, to hear reports of officers and staff, to appoint new officers and … Continue reading Sunday, May 19, 2019: Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” – Rumi This Sunday, our youth will talk about mothers and Mother’s Day. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 … Continue reading Sunday, May 12, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. – Dwayne Johnson Join us for Worship: This Sunday, Cricket will present a lesson titled “A New Definition of Success”. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in … Continue reading Sunday, May 5, 2019
Sunday April 28, 2019: Seeking Truth and Meaning - The Fourth Principle of Unitarian Universalism calls on us to engage in a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” This Sunday we will consider what exactly that means. Robert Helfer will lead the service. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in … Continue reading Sunday April 28, 2019: Seeking Truth and Meaning
Sunday April 21, 2019: Flower Ceremony - Please bring flowers to share.  Whatever is blooming, or a twig in bud, is fine. We will have our Flower Ceremony, which was created by Dr. Norbert Čapek for the Liberal Religious Fellowship he founded in Prague, then Czechoslavakia, in 1925, and which became the largest Unitarian Church in the world. He sought a ceremony … Continue reading Sunday April 21, 2019: Flower Ceremony
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - “Seek by reading and you will find by meditating. Knock by praying and it will be opened to you in contemplation.” – St. John of the Cross Join us for Worship: This Sunday, Cricket Hall will do a service on the spiritual practice called Lectio Divina. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the … Continue reading Sunday, April 14, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - “Voting is not only our right—it is our power.” – Loung Ung Join us for Worship: Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before … Continue reading Sunday, April 7, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Prelude: Disappear From Dear Evan Hansen Welcome: All of us are welcome here; all of us are loved By Erika A. Hewitt Welcome Song:  “Enter Rejoice and Come in” Chalice Lighting: Come we now out of the darkness By Annie Foerster The Principles: Kidciples Song The Story for All Ages:  You Will be Found from … Continue reading Sunday, March 31, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - “People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” ― Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography This Sunday we will be … Continue reading Sunday, March 24, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - “True atonement isn’t the periodic shaving of karmic stubble via confessional; it requires deep, truthful change. It means doing the hardest thing of all: not making the same stupid mistake again.” – Ben Dolnick This Sunday Cricket will explore atonement as a spiritual practice. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our … Continue reading Sunday, March 17, 2019
Sunset Sunday, March 10, 2019: Saving Daylight - Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 10 2019, when 2:00 a.m. is magically revealed to be 3:00 a.m., leaving an hour-long hole in the night. Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday evening so you will be on time for all your important appointments during the coming weeks. At 11:00 … Continue reading Sunday, March 10, 2019: Saving Daylight
Sunday, March 3, 2019: Revelation Is Not Sealed - Perhaps the greatest function of Unitarian Universalist congregations is the relief of the loneliness of the heretic.
Cheshire Cat smiling Sunday, February 24, 2019: We’re All Mad Here - ‘What sort of people live about here?’ ‘In that direction,’ the Cat said, waving its right paw round, ‘lives a Hatter: and in that direction,’ waving the other paw, ‘lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.’ ‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help … Continue reading Sunday, February 24, 2019: We’re All Mad Here
Sunday, February 17, 2019: Our UU Presidents - Jefferson, though a sincere student of the teachings of Jesus and a Unitarian, was denounced as an atheist. We know the contumely, insult, and mob violence to which Priestley was subjected in England. Franklin, the Adamses, and Fillmore were all Unitarians, but they were looked at askance. Lincoln, one of the most deeply religious men, … Continue reading Sunday, February 17, 2019: Our UU Presidents
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - “We have to do this work because if we don’t our faith is a lie. We don’t mean the things we say as a faith and we don’t observe the principles and the theology that we claim unless we do this work.” – Elka Carrier-Ladd This Sunday, Cricket Hall will give us a closer look … Continue reading Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” – English Proverb This Sunday, John Hall will present a lesson about Groundhog Day. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, … Continue reading Sunday, February 3, 2019
Rotting Pumpkin Sunday, January 27, 2019: In Praise of Rot - All human things are subject to decay, And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey. ― John Dryden, “Mac Flecknoe” This Sunday we will celebrate decomposition, that bit of magic that, by stages, transforms death into life. Robert Helfer will lead the service. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown … Continue reading Sunday, January 27, 2019: In Praise of Rot
Sunday, January 20, 2018: Revelation Is Not Sealed - Perhaps the greatest function of Unitarian Universalist congregations is the relief of the loneliness of the heretic.
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” –  Hans Hofman This Sunday, John Hall will talk about simplifying as a spiritual practice. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 … Continue reading Sunday, January 13, 2019
Potluck Brunch Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Potluck Brunch! New Year’s/Epiphany Potluck Brunch! We want to start 2019 off right, by having a potluck brunch. Bring food to share, or just bring yourself! Come and join us at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019, for good fellowship and food and a small devotion. Our services are Sundays (usually at 11 a.m.) at … Continue reading Sunday, January 6, 2019
Swords to Plowshares Sunday, December 30, 2018: When the World Outlawed War - And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. — Micah 4:3 For generations the peoples of the world have called for … Continue reading Sunday, December 30, 2018: When the World Outlawed War
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - “Christmas is a risk for us to take. Shall we allow ourselves to be touched by sentiment? Awakened by song and story? Drawn into festivities, when our joy depends upon the goodwill of others? Dare we risk the disappointment of hopes raised high and excited expectations? May we have the courage to celebrate the season … Continue reading Sunday, December 23, 2018
Sunday, December 16 2018 - What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might we hear, however difficult? What might we learn? How might these black UU leaders teach us to be better allies, better siblings in faith, and even better citizens in our … Continue reading Sunday, December 16 2018
Sunday, 2 December 2018: Love Is Too Strong a Word - In 1984, Kurt Vonnegut asked what makes us so bloodthirsty, in the Ware Lecture "Love Is Too Strong a Word" at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. Vonnegut was a third-generation Unitarian, and great-grandson of a founder of the Freethinker’s Society of Indianapolis. We will hear a tape of his lecture, which is startlingly topical today.
Sunday, November 25, 2018 [postponed from 18 November] - “You were put on this Earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose and to do it courageously.” Dr. Steve Maraboli “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” … Continue reading Sunday, November 25, 2018 [postponed from 18 November]
Seven Principles Wheel Sunday, November 11, 2018: Interdependent Web [postponed from 14 Oct] - Definition of interdependence 1 : the state of being dependent upon one another : mutual interdependence of the two nations’ economies … a form of symbiosis, of close mutual interdependence of two species of organisms.— Marston Bates … the deep psychological interdependence between ourselves and those we love.— Judith A. Savage … understood the interdependence … Continue reading Sunday, November 11, 2018: Interdependent Web [postponed from 14 Oct]
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie This Sunday we will explore the spiritual practice … Continue reading Sunday, November 4, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018: Interdependent Web [postponed from 14 Oct] - Definition of interdependence 1 : the state of being dependent upon one another : mutual dependence interdependence of the two nations’ economies … a form of symbiosis, of close mutual interdependence of two species of organisms.— Marston Bates … the deep psychological interdependence between ourselves and those we love.— Judith A. Savage … understood the … Continue reading Sunday, October 21, 2018: Interdependent Web [postponed from 14 Oct]
Sunday, October 14, 2018: Interdependent Web - Definition of interdependence 1 : the state of being dependent upon one another : mutual dependence interdependence of the two nations’ economies … a form of symbiosis, of close mutual interdependence of two species of organisms.— Marston Bates … the deep psychological interdependence between ourselves and those we love.— Judith A. Savage … understood the … Continue reading Sunday, October 14, 2018: Interdependent Web
Sunday, October 7, 2018: Deegan and Hinkle Lakes, Bridgeport - Little Blue Heron at Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s fifth and final outing, we will gather on Sunday, October 7, at Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park in Bridgeport at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a … Continue reading Sunday, October 7, 2018: Deegan and Hinkle Lakes, Bridgeport
Sunday, September 29, 2018 - “The purpose of the church is to heal the consequences of lovelessness and injustice in the hearts and souls of our members so they might heal the community and together heal the world.” – Nancy Bowen   We would love to have you come worship with us. This Sunday, Cricket will explore “How the UUA’s … Continue reading Sunday, September 29, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - “O Spinner, Weaver, of our lives, Your loom is love. May we who are gathered here be empowered by that love to weave new patterns of Truth and Justice into a web of life that is strong, beautiful, and everlasting.” Rev. Barbara Wells We would love to have you come worship with us. This Sunday … Continue reading Sunday, September 23, 2018
Meeting for Business - We will meet for business at the beginning of our Spiritual Outing on the first Sunday of October, at Deegan-Hinkle Lake, to accept new members, followed by a book signing. If you are considering membership and have not yet let us know, please email westforkuu@gmail.com From our Bylaws “Any person age 12 or over who … Continue reading Meeting for Business
Sunday, September 16, 2018: Letting Go - Over time, demanding constant certainty from yourself and others can be tiresome – and frankly – annoying. Perfectionism, anxiety and anger are all associated with a high need for control, which can obviously interfere with your relationships and happiness in a big way. Forbes 3 Simple Steps To Stop Being A Control Freak From the … Continue reading Sunday, September 16, 2018: Letting Go
The Scream, Edvard Munch Sunday, September 9, 2018: Hearing Nature’s Call - I WaS WaLKING ALONG THE ROAD WITH TWO FRIENDS WHEN THE SUN WENT DOWN. THE SKY SUdDENLY TURNED TO BLOOD AND I FELT A GREAT SCREAM IN NATuRE  – Edvard Munch, from his portfolio “The Tree of Knowledge” (translated by Francesca M. Nichols, https://www.emunch.no/TRANS_HYBRIDMM_T2547.xhtml) Is nature calling to us? What should we do about that? … Continue reading Sunday, September 9, 2018: Hearing Nature’s Call
Sunday, September 2, 2018: West Virginia Wildlife Center, French Creek - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s fourth outing, we will gather Sunday, September 2, at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center at French Creek at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and visiting the animals. We would love … Continue reading Sunday, September 2, 2018: West Virginia Wildlife Center, French Creek
Sunday, August 26, 2018: Patriotism and Compassion - One can either love France for the glory which would seem to ensure for her a prolonged existence in time and space; or else one can love her as something which, being earthly, can be destroyed, and is all the more precious on that account. These are two distinct ways of loving; perhaps, most probably, … Continue reading Sunday, August 26, 2018: Patriotism and Compassion
Sunday, August 19, 2018: Patriotism and Compassion - One can either love France for the glory which would seem to ensure for her a prolonged existence in time and space; or else one can love her as something which, being earthly, can be destroyed, and is all the more precious on that account. These are two distinct ways of loving; perhaps, most probably, … Continue reading Sunday, August 19, 2018: Patriotism and Compassion
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - Prelude: “By Your Grace – Jai Gurudev” by Krishna Das https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IJ4nNzbkcY  Welcome: Call from Beyond By Susan Maginn Welcome Song: #361 Enter Rejoice and Come In Chalice Lighting: Come, yet again, come By Anne Slater Song: Come, Come Whoever You Are The Principles  Offering and Response   (Unison) For the gifts which we have received—and the … Continue reading Sunday, August 12, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018: Audra State Park - Swimming at Audra We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s third outing, we will gather on Sunday, August 5, at Audra State Park at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and walking or swimming in the Middle Fork River. … Continue reading Sunday, August 5, 2018: Audra State Park
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - “Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark into the sunshine.” – Elizabeth Chase We would love to have … Continue reading Sunday, July 29, 2018
"Figural vessels", 500 BCE-400 CE Sunday, July 22, 2018: Affluence and Environment - “Researchers have found that concern for the environment rises with wealth, but so does one’s ecological footprint. This leads to a truth that some environmentalists might find inconvenient …: The greater your concern for the environment, the more likely you are to be destroying it.” — Tom Culman, “Are environmentalists hypocrites?” We would love to … Continue reading Sunday, July 22, 2018: Affluence and Environment
Sunday, July 15, 2018: Drifting as a Spiritual Practice - There can be only one permanent revolution — a moral one; the regeneration of the inner man….. How is this revolution to take place? Nobody knows how it will take place in humanity, but every man feels it clearly in himself. And yet in our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of … Continue reading Sunday, July 15, 2018: Drifting as a Spiritual Practice
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - “We are not a religious tradition with a creed, but a religious movement that has always wedded social justice work to theology.”- James Luther Adams We would love to have you come worship with us. This Sunday, Cricket will give a lesson about James Luther Adams and the five smooth stones of liberal religion. Our … Continue reading Sunday, July 8, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018: Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston - Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s second outing, we will gather for a celebration of summer on Sunday, July 1, at Ferguson Memorial Park in Shinnston We will meet at 11 a.m. in the picnic area for a short service, … Continue reading Sunday, July 1, 2018: Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston
Sunday June 24, 2018 - “The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” – Richard Moss This Sunday, Cricket will present “Principles, Schminciples: Dreaming big Within our Faith”. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. … Continue reading Sunday June 24, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” – Unknown “Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? … They say he made a mint.” We would love to have you come worship with us. This Sunday, Cricket will present a lesson titled “The Wisdom of Dad Jokes”. … Continue reading Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sunday June 10, 2018: Andrew McKnight - We will be joining the the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Morgantown Sunday June 10 at 10:45 a.m., 429 Warrick Avenue, Morgantown. Andrew McKnight, is a former environmental engineer turned award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist from the foot of northern Virginia’s Blue Ridge. His musical journey is nearing a million miles of America’s blue highways and scenic … Continue reading Sunday June 10, 2018: Andrew McKnight
Sunday, June 3, 2018: Valley Falls State Park - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s first outing, we will gather for a celebration of summer on Sunday, June 3, at Valley Falls State Park — picnic and hiking on the banks of the Tygart Valley River. We will meet at 11 a.m. in … Continue reading Sunday, June 3, 2018: Valley Falls State Park
Sunday May 27, 2018 - “The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” – Richard Moss This Sunday we will explore our principles with Cricket. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, … Continue reading Sunday May 27, 2018
Sunday May 20, 2018 - We will be joining the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Morgantown this Sunday. Rev. Rose Edington and Rev. Mel Hoover will be the guests of UUFM and West Fork UUs. “Mel and Rose,” as retirees, still work on the state and national levels to promote social justice on many levels. Active elders in Black LIves of … Continue reading Sunday May 20, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” – Rumi This Sunday, our youth will talk about mothers and Mother’s Day. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 … Continue reading Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - This Sunday, John Hall will talk about Loving Kindness and how practicing it will help your spirituality. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children … Continue reading Sunday, May 6, 2018
Storm Damage Sunday April 29, 2018: But How Do We Fit In? - We hear much about the importance of preserving the environment, preserving the natural world in contrast to the world that has been created by human artifice. But aren’t people part of the natural world, too? This Sunday Robert Helfer will contemplate the idea of “nature” and consider our place in it. Our services are Sundays … Continue reading Sunday April 29, 2018: But How Do We Fit In?
Sunday, April 22, 2018: Love the Dandelions - You love roses, but you only grow dandelions. If you love roses so much, why not plant them? Lisa deGruyter will be leading the service. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and … Continue reading Sunday, April 22, 2018: Love the Dandelions
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - “There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights.” Irene Khan This Sunday, John Hall will give a lesson titled “Pushing the Pendulum – Five Decades of Social Justice.” Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the … Continue reading Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - “A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. James E. Faust” Last week was Easter, but this week we will discuss “The Easter We Need” with Cricket. The lesson will be about symbols, rebirth, and Spring. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, … Continue reading Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sunday April 1, 2018: Rebirth - Please bring flowers to share.  Whatever is blooming, or a twig in bud, is fine. We will have our Flower Ceremony, which was created by Dr. Norbert Čapek for the Liberal Religious Fellowship he founded in Prague, then Czechoslavakia, in 1925, and which became the largest Unitarian Church in the world. He sought a ceremony … Continue reading Sunday April 1, 2018: Rebirth
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - The bad news is nothing lasts forever, The good news is nothing lasts forever. J. Cole This Sunday, John Hall will bring us “Good News: Things that are going well and things that are getting better.” Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in … Continue reading Sunday, March 25, 2018
P.T. Barnum Circus poster Sunday March 18, 2018: The Great Showman - Our forays into Unitarian and Universalist history normally focus on our heroes, the stars of social justice and liberal religion. But perhaps we need to be equally aware of our slightly less reputable past. This Sunday Robert Helfer will venture into the world of Phineas Taylor Barnum, Universalist, the master of “flimflam” behind the revelation … Continue reading Sunday March 18, 2018: The Great Showman
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6 We would love to have you come worship with us. This Sunday our youth will present a service about inspiring children, … Continue reading Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018: Our UU Presidents - Jefferson, though a sincere student of the teachings of Jesus and a Unitarian, was denounced as an atheist. We know the contumely, insult, and mob violence to which Priestley was subjected in England. Franklin, the Adamses, and Fillmore were all Unitarians, but they were looked at askance. Lincoln, one of the most deeply religious men, … Continue reading Sunday, February 18, 2018: Our UU Presidents
Sunday February 11, 2018: Enshrining Our Values in Our Housekeeping - No matter how little we have or how temporary our lodgings, we can enshrine our values in our everyday life. And no matter how much we have, we can live in ways that don't enrich our lives. Lisa deGruyter will talk about living in ways that remind us of the beautiful and holy.
Sunday February 4, 2018 - "Someday is not a day of the week". Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us. We would love to have you come worship with us.
Francis David at the Diet of Torda Sunday, January 28, 2018: 1800 years of UU History - The Christian roots of Unitarian and Universalist ideas go back to the first centuries of Christianity. Today we will watch a presentation by Sarah Lewis briefly over-viewing all of our past. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There … Continue reading Sunday, January 28, 2018: 1800 years of UU History
Sunday, January 21, 2018: 1800 years of UU History - The Christian roots of Unitarian and Universalist ideas go back to the first centuries of Christianity. Today we will watch a presentation by Sarah Lewis briefly over-viewing all of our past. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There … Continue reading Sunday, January 21, 2018: 1800 years of UU History
Sunday, January 7, 2017 - Come toast the new year with us. See you at 10:30 am for a potluck breakfast and small devotion.   Our services are Sundays  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before … Continue reading Sunday, January 7, 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee … Continue reading Sunday, December 31, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017: People, Look East - People, look east. The time is near Of the crowning of the year. Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People, look east and sing today: Love, the guest, is on the way. Join us for a service of songs and readings. Come early for an extended … Continue reading Sunday, December 24, 2017: People, Look East
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - Join us at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Morgantown at 10:45am for a special interactive service.
Sunday, December 10, 2017: Extreme Practices - Prelude: Avanti – Corvus Corax Welcome: To learn more about being human – Erika A. Hewitt Welcome to this morning, this day, and this opportunity to be together in community — which is a time of joy, comfort, and sometimes challenges. This Unitarian Universalist congregation is a place where we come to learn more about … Continue reading Sunday, December 10, 2017: Extreme Practices
Sunday, December 3, 2017: Revelation Is Not Sealed - Perhaps the greatest function of Unitarian Universalist congregations is the relief of the loneliness of the heretic.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - “Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. These are the six sources our congregations affirm and promote:” Where do African Proverbs fit into our sources? Cricket Hall … Continue reading Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017: Extreme Practices - We would love to have you come worship with us.
Sunday, November 5, 2017: Remembering Our Dead - We would love to have you come worship with us.
Sunday October 29, 2017 - We would love to have you come worship with us.
Sunday, October 22, 2017: Words of Comfort - Prelude: Somebody Else’s Troubles – Steve Goodman Welcome: To learn more about being human – Erika A. Hewitt Welcome to this morning, this day, and this opportunity to be together in community — which is a time of joy, comfort, and sometimes challenges. This Unitarian Universalist congregation is a place where we come to learn … Continue reading Sunday, October 22, 2017: Words of Comfort
Sunday October, 15, 2017 - “We still wonder if those early extravagant expectations of the sixties are inevitably doomed to failure”. That question rings poignant today. Were our expectations too lofty and extravagant? Are our principles too hard to follow?
Sunday, October 8, 2017: Good Humor - I tend to be too serious in the best of times. Disasters, natural and human, tend to make us all worried and serious. It’s hard to keep seeing and dealing with problems as we need to without falling into being too critical or despairing. There will be some humor this Sunday, and some ideas about … Continue reading Sunday, October 8, 2017: Good Humor
Sunday, October 1, 2017: Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. This month, we will gather at Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park in Bridgeport at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and walking. Please email westforkuu@gmail.com if you would like to carpool. For a map, please … Continue reading Sunday, October 1, 2017: Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - “No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.” – Madeleine Albright Our services … Continue reading Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Native American Proverb   Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are … Continue reading Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” – Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There … Continue reading Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017: French Creek Wildlife Center - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. This month, we will gather at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center at French Creek at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and visiting the animals. Please email westforkuu@gmail.com if you would like to carpool. … Continue reading Sunday, September 3, 2017: French Creek Wildlife Center
Sunday August 27, 2016 - “Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before … Continue reading Sunday August 27, 2016
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” – Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There … Continue reading Sunday, August 20, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017: Weeding and Not Weeding - The summer routines of yard maintenance bring us into direct contact with nature, with the living things that inhabit the space around us. Some can bring us great joy, others perhaps less so. And so we must decide when to weed, and when not to weed. These decisions we make are part of our spiritual … Continue reading Sunday, August 13, 2017: Weeding and Not Weeding
Sunday, August 6, 2017: Audra State Park - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. This month, we will gather at Audra State Park at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and walking or swimming in the Middle Fork River. Please email westforkuu@gmail.com if you would like to carpool. We … Continue reading Sunday, August 6, 2017: Audra State Park
Sunday, July 30, 2017: Pagan Pride Day - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. This month, we also have an additional outing on the last Sunday of the month. We will staff an information booth at the Morgantown Pagan Pride Day at Mason-Dixon Historical Park in Core, West Virginia, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading Sunday, July 30, 2017: Pagan Pride Day
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh” Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington … Continue reading Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations points us toward something beyond inherent worth and dignity. It points us to the larger community. It gets at collective responsibility. It reminds us that treating people as human beings is not simply something we do one-on-one, but something that has systemic implications and can inform our entire … Continue reading Sunday, July 9, 2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017: Watters Smith Memorial State Park - We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. This month, we will gather at Watters Smith Memorial State Park at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and hiking the trails. We will meet at the Pioneer shelter in the picnic area near the … Continue reading Sunday, July 2, 2017: Watters Smith Memorial State Park
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Prelude: “Beauty in You” by Meg Barnhouse   Welcome: Wind, Water, Sun By Seth Carrier-Ladd Chalice Lighting: The Pride Flame By Linda Lee Franson   Song: Gathered Here Rainbow Principles: Respect the importance of all beings. Offer fair and kind treatment to all. Yearn to learn throughout life. Grow by exploring ideas and values together. Believe … Continue reading Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017: Genealogy as a Spiritual Practice - Prelude: Leader of the Band – Dan Fogelberg Welcome: The Paradox of Ancestry We gather together this morning, Because others came before us. Some have left examples for us to follow, Others lessons for us to learn from, and the paradox is that many have left both pain and joy. We honor our ancestors this … Continue reading Sunday, June 18, 2017: Genealogy as a Spiritual Practice
Ancient document Sunday, June 11, 2017: Creeds and Other Tests of Faith - Prelude I Believe in You – Don Williams Welcome The beauty of the whole – Meg Barnhouse We gather to worship, our hearts alive with hope that here we will be truly seen, that here we will be welcomed into the garden of this community, where the simple and the elegant, the fluted and frilled, … Continue reading Sunday, June 11, 2017: Creeds and Other Tests of Faith
Coopers Rock overlook Sunday, June 4, 2017: Coopers Rock State Forest - Prelude – Wildflowers by Dolly Parton with Emmylou Harris &Linda Ronstadt Chimes Opening for Flower Communion By Thomas Rhodes  Announcements Greeting:  #361  “Enter Rejoice and Come In”   Greet your neighbor in any way you feel comfortable, as we sing this familiar song.  Chalice Lighting: Infinite Spirit of Life, we ask thy blessing on these By … Continue reading Sunday, June 4, 2017: Coopers Rock State Forest