A Schedule Change, 7 August & 14 August 2022

Swimming at Audra
Swimming at Audra

Because of conflicts, we have switched our planned services for Sunday 7 August and Sunday 14 August.

  • On Sunday, 7 August 2022, we will meet at 10:30 at the Progressive Women’s Association in Clarksburg.
  • On Sunday, 14 August 2022, we will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Audra State Park for our August Spiritual Outing.

Please join us for worship.

Service Times Changed

At our Annual Meeting, we decided to change our schedule.

As of Sunday, 22 May 2022, our Sunday morning services will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Downtown Event Center. A coffee hour, time for discussion and socializing, will be after the service, until 12:00 noon.

Sunday, May 15, 2022: Annual Meeting

This Sunday is our Annual Meeting. We will gather as usual at for coffee, check-ins and informal discussion, and the Annual Meeting will begin at 11:00. Everyone is invited to participate in the discussion; decisions are by consensus of members. If you’d like, 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 committees, to adopt an annual budget, and to transact any other business that may properly come before the congregation.
(From the Bylaws)

Treasurer’s Report

Election of Officers (Until the beginning of the church year after the membership reaches 15, the officers shall be the President, the Moderator, the Chair of Ministry and Oversight, and a Secretary/Treasurer, who will serve as the Board and Nominating Committee. The congregation as a whole will carry out the functions of the Committee on Ministry and Oversight.)
The current officers , slated for re-election, are

  • Moderator – Lisa deGruyter
  • Committee on Ministry and Oversight Chair – John Hall
  • President – Patricia Dennison
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Robert Helfer

Annual Review of the Covenant of Right Relations.
https://westforkuu.org/about/covenant-of-right-relations

Planning and Budget for 2019-2020 Church Year (starts July 1)
Includes

  • outreach to the larger community and how we could accomplish that
    (including detailed planning for Clarksburg First Fridays, which we have decided to try)
  • whether we should resume an adult education session or structured discussion at 10
  • whether we should return to coffee hour after the service (which would mean starting the service earlier or renegotiating hours with PWA)
  • whether we should have one or more longer planning/visioning sessions, possibly not on Sunday morning

We have returned to meeting in person. Currently masks are not required and vaccinations are strongly encouraged.
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.

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

Daylight Saving Time begins (March 13, 2022)

Sundial

Daylight Saving Time BEGINS early tomorrow morning, Sunday, March 13 2022, when 2:00 a.m. is magically revealed to be 3:00 a.m., leaving an hour-long hole in the night, and an hour of sleep lost.

Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour this evening so you will be on time for all your important appointments tomorrow and during the coming weeks.

ZOOM Services Resume, Sunday, August 29, 2021

After a year of virtual services, West Fork Unitarian Universalists were excited to resume in-person services the end of last May. Today we are saddened to announce that in light of the current surge in Covid-19 infections we must once again forgo meeting in person. Remote services resume on Sunday 29 August 2021.

We share music, readings, and hymns, on our usual presentation slides, have a story and a talk, and share joys and sorrows, as well as a virtual “coffee hour” discussion, starting at 10:30, with the service at 11. If you prefer not to be seen, video is optional. If you would like to participate, please email westforkuu@gmail.com for details and a link, or for help with using ZOOM.

If you are a regular attendee, we have added you to our Google Group if we had an email address. If you have not gotten a group email already, please email westforkuu@gmail.com so that we can add you to the group, which we will be using for staying in touch with each other during this time. Public announcements will continue to be posted here on the website and on our Facebook page and Twitter account, as usual.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302