Sunday, December 3, 2017: Revelation Is Not Sealed

…the heretic, acquainted with loneliness, has nothing to offer but himself. He has no claim to present but that of his own soul, and its right to recognition. He is convinced that not through churches, or books, but men, does God speak His word and reveal His will. He does not deny that revelation has come to other men in earlier times, and that what they saw has become the precious tradition of a church, or the holy testimony of a Bible; but he insists that this “Revelation is not sealed; Answering unto man’s endeavor. Truth and right are still revealed.”

-John Haynes Holmes

Perhaps the greatest function of Unitarian Universalist congregations is the relief of the loneliness of the heretic. Lisa deGruyter 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 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.

This Sunday we will be learning UU songs at 10, and perhaps trying some singing meditation.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

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

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom. You may park on the south side of the building, which is marked reserved for the PWA.

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, November 5, 2017: Remembering Our Dead

All Hallows, All Saint’s, All Souls, Samhain, Dia de los Muertes. The end of the harvest, when the veil grows thin, we remember our dead, and prepare for the dark and rest of winter. Lisa deGruyter will be leading the service.

Please bring objects for our altar to remember our dead if you would like.

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.

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

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom. You may park on the south side of the building, which is marked reserved for the PWA.

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, 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 good humor as a spiritual practice.

Lisa

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.

Map

Our Religious Education/ Life Long Learning Class will meet at from 10am to 10:45 am with a coffee gathering before the service.

Adult religious education, at 10, will be a discussion on applying our beliefs to current events.

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

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

You can park on either side of the PWA building. The lots are marked as private, but are available on Sunday mornings.

More about us.

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

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

 

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances (mostly good ones), Lisa will be doing the previously announced service on Good Humor on October 8. This Sunday, John Hall will give a lesson about the history of the seven principles.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

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

You can park in the lots on either side of the building; they are marked private, but are available on Sundays.

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

Image Credit: Designed by Rev. Ian W. Riddell
Graphic Interpretation by Kimberly Debus

Sunday, June 18, 2017: Genealogy as a Spiritual Practice

 

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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, and some clues as to what is eternal and what is an artifact of your immediate life and culture.

Peace, joy, and love,
Lisa

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 Long Learning Class will meet at from 10am to 10:45 am with a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Adult religious education, at 10, will be our business and planning meeting for the next five or six months, including our Spiritual Outings for the summer. Bring your thoughts on services, outings, and anything else we should plan for.

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

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

You can park on either side of the PWA building. The lots are marked as private, but are available on Sunday mornings.

Map

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

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

Sunday May 7, 2017: Pura Vida!

Pura vida! It is a catchphrase in Costa Rica, and translates to Pure life! Something like when my Tai Chi instructor says “It’s all Tai Chi” to encourage us when we aren’t perfect. I’ll be talking about the different landscape and lifestyle we experienced in Costa Rica, some ideas from a book I read recently, Civilization and Barbarism, and trying to clarify for me and you some rather rambling thoughts on just living, and living in community. In any case, we will have music and singing and celebrating our community.

It is also Pluralism Sunday, and a day we have been asked to have a teach-in on white supremacy by several caucuses of people of color within our Unitarian Universalist Association.

Peace, joy, and love,
Lisa

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 Long Learning Class will meet at from 10am to 10:45 am with a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Adult religious education, at 10, will be our business and planning meeting for the next five or six months, including our Spiritual Outings for the summer. Bring your thoughts on services, outings, and anything else we should plan for.

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

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

You can park on either side of the PWA building. The lots are marked as private, but are available on Sunday mornings.

Map

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

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