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. Our usual pot luck picnic will take place at the booth.

For more information about this event, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1357468580981576, or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pagan-pride-day-morgantown-2017-tickets-33261353604#map-target if you are not on Facebook.

The event opens at 11:00 a.m.

For those who would like to caravan or carpool, we will gather at the Progressive Women’s Association parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Please email westforkuu@gmail.com if you would like to join us and need transportation.

We would love to have you come worship with 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, 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 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, John Hall will give a lesson entitled, “Mindfulness: Being Aware of Ourselves” 

We would love to have you come worship with 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

Namaste,
Cricket

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 cultural way of being.

“Compassion is something that we can easily act on individually. We can demonstrate openness, give people respect, and treat people with kindness on our own. But we need one another to achieve equity and justice.

“Justice, equity, and compassion are all part of the same package. Just as the second Principle overlaps with the first, so it is related to the seventh Principle—the interdependent web of all existence.”

—Rev. Emily Gage, Unity Temple, Chicago, IL (read more from Emily in The Seven Principles in Word and Worship, ed. Ellen Brandenburg)

Namaste,
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, 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 2, 2017: Watters Smith Memorial State Park

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 historical area.

Please email westforkuu@gmail.com if you would like to carpool.

We would love to have you come worship with 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, 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 in your ideas and act on them.
Insist on peace, freedom, and justice for all.
Value our interdependence with nature.

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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