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 long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me.” – Margaret Fuller from “Good Sense,” in a dialogue between Free Hope, Old Church, Good Sense, and Self‐Poise, p. 127.
This Sunday John Hall will deliver a lesson entitled “On The Right Side of History”.

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.

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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, 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 for May 2017 

The words of Aleks Zglinska offered to us by the British Unitarians

A sacred flame burns in my heart, tells me I’m one, sets me apart. Helps me to find that which is true, in reaching out to you. Once we’re a few a brighter light cuts through the darkness of the night. In these connections we shall see, strength in community. The light we find in others hearts brings us together. Then we start, transforming lives and making friends with this the light will never end.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017: Hypocrite!

Empress with two faces

Hypocrite: it’s an ugly word, a vicious word. It’s a word I heard a lot when I was young. It’s a word I hear a lot lately, spat as if a weapon against someone we think is merely pretending to believe something they truly do not, is not truly living up to the beliefs they proclaim despite holding others accountable to them. We Unitarian Universalists do not proclaim a set body of beliefs, but our congregations “affirm and promote” Seven Principles that help define what it means to be a “UU”. But do I live my life honoring these Seven Principles? And if I do not, am I not also a hypocrite? This Sunday we will discuss “Living Our Principles” in the light of hypocrisy.

Peace, joy, and love,
Robert

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

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 and children will tall about three UU ladies who changed history, Ysaye Barnwell, Laurel Clark, and Maurine Neuberger.  

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.

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 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. 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 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.

Map

Flower Ceremony and Egg Hunt: Sunday April 16, 2017

Today we are celebrating our Flower Ceremony, which was created by Dr. Norbert Čapek for the Liberal Religious Fellowship he founded in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, in 1925, and which became the largest Unitarian Church in the world. He sought a ceremony that would celebrate love and community and the interdependent web of life and love among a new and diverse congregation drawn from many backgrounds, and which would be a celebration not tied to any older religious ceremonies, which many of his congregation had rejected. Nearly a hundred years later, it is celebrated by Unitarian Universalist congregations everywhere.

We will have a potluck dinner and egg hunt following the service at Robert Helfer and Lisa deGruyter’s house in Clarksburg. Ham and potato salad will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and baskets for collecting eggs. There will be cascarones. Your friends and family are welcome, too.

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 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.

Map