Here are all our previous service posts; some are the full text of the service.
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, 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 - Doing family history well requires stepping into many different cultures to understand what your ancestors were doing and why, to unravel the threads of where people were, where they came from, who they married, how they lived, and what motivated them. As in science fiction, travel, and meditation, it gives you a different frame, … Continue reading Sunday, June 18, 2017: Genealogy as a Spiritual Practice Sunday May 28, 2017 - “All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I … Continue reading Sunday May 28, 2017 Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Prelude: “GONNA BUILD A MOUNTAIN” from Stop The World I Want to Get Off Composed by Bricusse and Newley Performed by Penn Yan Community Chorus Welcome: “You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing.” – Henry Louis Mencken Chalice Lighting: Global Chalice Lighting … Continue reading Sunday, May 21, 2017 Sunday May 7, 2017: Pura Vida! -
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”- Marcus Garvey “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman Sunday our youth […]
Sunday April 30, 2017 - “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”- Marcus Garvey “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman Sunday our youth … Continue reading Sunday April 30, 2017 Sunday April 23, 2017 - I enjoy the cleaning up—something about the getting of things in order for winter—making the garden secure—a battening down of hatches perhaps… It just feels right. —David Hobson This Sunday Cricket will explore cleaning as a Spiritual Practice. We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. … Continue reading Sunday April 23, 2017 Flower Ceremony and Egg Hunt: Sunday April 16, 2017 -
Today we are celebrating our Flower Ceremony 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. Lunch and egg hunt after the service.
Sunday April 9, 2017 - We have a special guest this Sunday. Andrew McKnight, 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 backwaters. His music and messages are infused with great reverence and warmth for the human journey and … Continue reading Sunday April 9, 2017 Sunday April 2, 2017 - “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.” – Thomas A. Edison This Sunday, John Hall will be discussing the first principle with his lesson “Measuring up: What is Worthy?” We would love to have you come worship with us. Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the … Continue reading Sunday April 2, 2017 Sunday March 26, 2017 - Prelude: Persephone Smiles by Heather Jinmaku Welcome: Springtime Call to Worship By Susan Davison Archer The earth is warming, the birdsong increases, the sweeter breezes brush our cheeks, and the earth holds hope in its seeds and buds. Come, let us gather this morning, with joyful noise, with warm hearts, and with hopeful spirits, for … Continue reading Sunday March 26, 2017 Sunday March 19, 2017: The Doctrine of Love - But, says the reader, is it likely that persecution ever rose from men’s believing, that God was an enemy to wicked man? Undoubtedly; for had all professors of Christianity believed that God had compassion on the ignorant and those who are out of the way, how could they have persecuted those whom they believe in error? Sunday February 19, 2017 - “Indeed our survival and liberation depend upon our recognition of the truth when it is spoken and lived by the people. If we cannot recognize the truth, then it cannot liberate us from untruth. To know the truth is to appropriate it, for it is not mainly reflection and theory. Truth is divine action entering … Continue reading Sunday February 19, 2017 Sunday January 29, 2017 - Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi Sunday January 8, 2017 - Prelude: Willow by Heather Jinmaku Welcome: Do Not Be Alone Right Now By Karen G. Johnston Do not be alone right now. Gather together. Gathering together grows courage: in ourselves and in others who see the numbers swelling. It is a small thing, but right now it is an important thing. Great sources of wisdom … Continue reading Sunday January 8, 2017 Sunday January 1, 2017 - Brunch! New Year’s Brunch! Potluck New Year’s Brunch! We want to start off 2017 right, by having a potluck brunch. Come and join us for good fellowship and food. We will have a small devotion provided by Cricket. We will start at 10:30 AM. Our services are Sundays (usually at 11 a.m.) at the Progressive … Continue reading Sunday January 1, 2017 Sunday December 25, 2016 - Each night a child is born is a holy night. Come celebrate with us Christmas morning. Bring a candle to light, and, if you like, Christmas goodies to share at coffee hour. 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 … Continue reading Sunday December 25, 2016 Sunday December 11, 2016 - Buddhism and Unitarian Universalism value many of the same things, including experiential practice, study and self-inquiry, mindful awareness cultivation, insightful wisdom development, and loving-kindness, combined with active compassion in the world. This is the heart of sacred activism—empowering, educating, edifying, elevating, transforming, and liberating. Sunday, November 27, 2016: NO SERVICE - There will be no Sunday service at West Fork Unitarian Universalists on Sunday, November 27, 2016. We suggest that WFUU members and friends attend the Morgantown Fellowship‘s Sunday service that day. Our normal schedule will resume on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Sunday November 13, 2016 - We live in a world where things can go wrong at any moment. the future is uncertain, but we can gain peace now. Sunday November 6, 2016 - "Our task is to be who we are, in every way we can be; our salvation proceeding in putting ourselves back together after each tumble...We irridesce, shine, and radiate. We exclaim and roar: we are." By Kenneth L. Patton Sunday October 30, 2015 - Our service this week will be about the pagan sabbat of Samhain. The harvest had ended. Fall has begun. Winter is coming. And yet, this is the time of hope as we connect to our past and look foward to our future . Namaste, Cricket Sunday October 9, 2016 - This Sunday Cricket will lead us in a worship service focusing on the words of Audre Lorde and the inspiration found within them as we work to build a more fair and peaceful world. Sunday, October 4, 2016: Defying the Nazis - Welcome: To Remind Ourselves What Is Real, By Elena Westbrook In a world ravaged by violence, by hatred, by conflicts that seem eternal and insoluble, sometimes the only thing we can do is be still for a moment to remind ourselves what is real: the sun that rose this morning, the dirt under our feet, … Continue reading Sunday, October 4, 2016: Defying the Nazis Sunday September 25, 2016 - Our youth and children will explore journeys in literature and faith. The service will be fun and interactive. 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. Our Religious Education/ Life … Continue reading Sunday September 25, 2016 Sunday September 11, 2016 - Cricket Hall will lead us in a service about the 4th Principle which is a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. 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 … Continue reading Sunday September 11, 2016 Sunday July 24, 2016 - Cricket Hall will lead us in a service about spiritual practice of touchstones and how they help us connect to “that which is not us”. 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 July 24, 2016 Sunday July 17, 2016 - Prelude: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony 2nd Movement Welcome: “Belief must be something different from a mixture of opinions about God and the world, and of precepts for one life or for two. Piety cannot be an instinct craving for a mess of metaphysical and ethical crumbs.” ― Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers … Continue reading Sunday July 17, 2016 Sunday July 10, 2016 - Welcome – Mission and Covenant Our Mission Be a beacon and a refuge for all Worship joyfully Grow in spirit Touch our community Our Covenant Love is the doctrine of this church, The quest of truth is our sacrament, and service is our prayer. To dwell together in peace, To seek knowledge in freedom, … Continue reading Sunday July 10, 2016 Sunday, July 3, 2016: Science, Religion, and the Keys to Happiness - Prelude: Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUgwM1Ky228 Welcome: I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains There’s more than one answer to these questions Pointing me in a crooked line And the less I seek my source for some definitive The closer … Continue reading Sunday, July 3, 2016: Science, Religion, and the Keys to Happiness Sunday June 5, 2016 - Cricket Hall will reminisce about on of her favorite things as a child, her Grandmother’s Candy Dish and how that can and does relate to her 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. in downtown … Continue reading Sunday June 5, 2016 Sunday, May 22, 2016: Dissent, Heresy, and Innovation - Unv Prelude Galileo – Indigo Girls 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, the shy … Continue reading Sunday, May 22, 2016: Dissent, Heresy, and Innovation Sunday, May 15, 2016: French Creek Wildlife Center - We have Spiritual Outings on the third Sunday during the summer. This month, we will gather at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek at 11 a.m. for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and a walk around the elk, bison, wolves, and other animals. The trail and restrooms are … Continue reading Sunday, May 15, 2016: French Creek Wildlife Center Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Note: Venue change. We will be meeting at Lisa and Robert’s house. Email us at email@example.com for directions. International Labour Day 2016, May Day, the first day of the month of May is celebrated all over the world with utmost importance. The day is also known as the International Worker’s Day which has a historic … Continue reading Sunday, May 1, 2016 Sunday, April 24, 2016: Frontier Faith and a God of Love - Prelude: Morning Prayer by Hosea Ballou Sung by Second Ireland Sacred Harp Singers Welcome Hosea Ballou said “Man, being not only a religious, but also a social being, requires for the promotion of his rational happiness religious institutions, which, while they give a proper direction to devotion, at the same time make a wise, and … Continue reading Sunday, April 24, 2016: Frontier Faith and a God of Love Sunday, February 28, 2016: Ten Irrational Ideas, Suffering, and Love - Welcome Prelude: Secure Yourself to Heaven – Indigo Girls Chalice Lighting World Chalice Lighting for February —Rev. Dr. Ian Ellis-Jones Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association We light this Chalice, a living symbol of the one Life that animates and sustains all things and all persons, the one Life in which we all live … Continue reading Sunday, February 28, 2016: Ten Irrational Ideas, Suffering, and Love Sunday February 14, 2016: Radical Love - “Radical Love”, with John Hall. Please join us for coffee and conversation at 10:45 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association’s Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia. The worship service starts at 11:00. Our ongoing Religious Education classes begin at 10:00. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at … Continue reading Sunday February 14, 2016: Radical Love Cancelled: Sunday, 24 January, 2016 - We are cancelling Religious Education and the service for this Sunday due to the winter storm. We will post some inspiring videos and music Sunday morning. Stay warm and safe. Sunday January 3, 2016: Altars, Shrines, and Every Day Practice - Prelude Chalice Lighting: Rabbi Hillel, a Jewish contemporary of Jesus, said, “Separate not thyself from the congregation and its concerns, nor postpone thought for thy spirit until the day of thy death. Say not, ‘By and by, when I have leisure, I will care for my soul,’ lest perchance thou never find leisure.” Song: Come, … Continue reading Sunday January 3, 2016: Altars, Shrines, and Every Day Practice Sunday December 27, 2015: No Service - There will be no Sunday service or religious education classes on December 27, 2015. Our next service will be on Sunday, January 3, 2016. On Thursday, December 24, some members of West Fork Unitarian Universalists will be attending First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta’s “All Ages Christmas Eve Candlelight Service”. Note that their service starts … Continue reading Sunday December 27, 2015: No Service Sunday December 13, 2015: Politics and Religion - Welcome Welcome and Happy Holidays, Happy St. Nicholas Day, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Abolition Day, Bodhi Day (Tuesday), Second Sunday of Advent Chalice Lighting ~ Kimberly Knight, Minister of Digital Community, Extravagance UCC No, my prayers will not stop the killing. No, my prayers will not bring back the innocent. No, my prayers will not relax … Continue reading Sunday December 13, 2015: Politics and Religion Sunday November 29, 2015 - During this time of Thanksgiving and fellowship with family, we cannot neglect that sometimes family is not the group of people who pick you up when you fall down. This weeks service will be about finding your tribe and knowing how you have found your tribe. Hopefully, you will find that part of your tribe … Continue reading Sunday November 29, 2015 Sunday November 15, 2015 - This Sunday we will be graced with the presence of the Rev. Donald Rollins. He has served many Unitarian Universalist churches and is currently residing in Ohio. Rev. Rollins plays both the guitar and the harmonica. The sermon this week is a one-man presentation called “Thanksgiving on East Point”. It’s a story I adapted from a … Continue reading Sunday November 15, 2015 Sunday November 8, 2015 - RE (Religious Education) will be at 10 am. Adults will continue Building your Theology and Children will focus on Relationships in What do you Stand for? During our service this week, we will focus on forgiveness and reconciliation. It has been said that forgiveness does not mean reconciliation and this is true. Our service will … Continue reading Sunday November 8, 2015 Sunday November 1st 2015 - It Starts! We will begin weekly services and religious education (known as RE) in November. Our first service will be All Saints/ Dia de los Muertos. You are invited to bring objects for the altar to remember your dead. RE for adults will be Building Your Own Theology. RE for children will be What do … Continue reading Sunday November 1st 2015 Sunday October 18, 2015 - In the midst of rebirth of discussion on race and equality, the question is often asked “Where does my church stand?” This can be determined through our principles, our actions, and the heroes of our past. This week we will honor Rev. James Reeb as we discuss his journey to Selma and our journey to … Continue reading Sunday October 18, 2015 Sunday September 19, 2015 - This Sunday September 19th, we will be having a service at 11am. It is entitled “Fail Like a Guru”. We would love your company. We will be at the PWA Uptown Event Center in Clarksburg. It is 305 Washington Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301. Sunday August 16, 2025 - The third Sunday of the month is this Sunday August 16th. We will be meeting at the Uptown Event Center in Clarksburg, WV at 11am. Our service with be about community with a message about “Transcending Individualism”. We hope that you can join us for this service and the coffee hour afterward. ~Namaste Cricket Sunday August 2, 2015 - Join us on Sunday, 2 August, for a celebration of the summer at Audra State Park — pot-luck picnic, hiking, and perhaps swimming in the Middle Fork River. We will have a small discussion/devotional about looking for guidance and wisdom led by Cricket. We will meet in the picnic area at eleven. Email email@example.com for more … Continue reading Sunday August 2, 2015 Sunday July 5, 2015 - Join us on Sunday, 5 July, for a celebration of the summer at Audra State Park — pot-luck picnic, hiking, and perhaps swimming in the Middle Fork River. We will have a small discussion/devotional on our 4th principle “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning?” led by John Hall. We will meet in the picnic … Continue reading Sunday July 5, 2015 Sunday 21 June 2015 - A Kids’ Service, by members of the West Fork Unitarian Universalists. We would love to have you come celebrate and worship with us. Please join us at the Progressive Women’s Association in downtown Clarksburg, WV on June 21, 2015 at 11 am. Children are always welcome, especially for this service. This week’s service will focus on … Continue reading Sunday 21 June 2015 Sunday 7 June 2015 - Join us on Sunday, 7 June, for a celebration of the summer at Valley Falls State Park — picnic and hiking on the banks of the Tygart Valley River. We will meet in the picnic area at eleven. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to carpool. Sunday 19 April 2015 - “Earth Day Every Day”, a Special Music Service featuring Andrew McKnight. Andrew McKnight is a nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist who celebrates rural America, weaving his masterfully crafted songs, humorous stories and poetic drama into a musical soundscape sketched with shades of Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk. We would love … Continue reading Sunday 19 April 2015