Religious Education

It is also available as an eBook in the Amazon Kindle store and on Google Play.

Everyone is welcome to join the discussion, whether you have read the book or not.

We will be using the discussion guide, broken down into shorter sessions, which is available here: https://www.uuabookstore.org/Assets/PDFs/centering_discguide.pdf

On the other Sundays, we will have topical discussions, and people are also free to bring their own current concerns to discuss.

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 joins in the Purpose and Covenant of this community may become a member after recommendation by the Ministry and Oversight Committee, acceptance by the congregation at a monthly meeting, and signing the Membership Book. All who sign the Membership Book shall become eligible to vote thirty (30) days after they sign. To remain a member, a person participates in the affairs of the community, remains in right relationship, and contributes time, money, or both.”

If you have additional items for the agenda, please email by September 26 so we can post a revised agenda by the ten-day deadline.

Lisa deGruyter, Moderator

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 Buddha to Christianity’s “Let go and let God” to self-help advice, we are told not to cling. Lisa deGruyter will talk about letting go.

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 and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

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, incompatible with each other, although in speech they become mixed up together.

 – philosopher Simone Weil in The Need for Roots, written during the German occupation of France

Lisa deGruyter will talk about living our second principle “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations”.
(Postponed from 19 August)

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 and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

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, incompatible with each other, although in speech they become mixed up together.

 – philosopher Simone Weil in The Need for Roots, written during the German occupation of France

Lisa deGruyter will talk about living our second principle “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations”.

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 and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

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 changing himself (Leo Tolstoy “Three Methods Of Reform” in Pamphlets, trans. by Aylmer Maude).

We would love to have you come worship with us.

This Sunday, we will look at the spiritual practice of drifting. “It’s not a stroll in the park, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. ‘Drifts’ are for opening up the world, clearing eyes and peeling away the layers of spectacle, deception and that strange “hiddenness in plain sight” that coats the everyday.” You may want to read this starter kit.

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 the service. More about us.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

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 backwaters. His music and messages are infused with great reverence and warmth for the human journey and our place on this magnificent blue ball. In addition to his nationally-acclaimed performing and recording career, our fellow UU has devoted much of his energy and passion to causes and issues dear to our faith.

We would love to have you come worship with us. If you need a ride to Morgantown, please email westforkuu@gmail.com

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302