There’s a UU Book Club!!

There is a Unitarian Universalist Book club on GoodReads. It is called Justice and Spirit. There are UUs from all over reading and talking about books. This can help us all learn and and grow together while we search for truth and meaning in our world.

From the UUA “The September pick for the Justice and Spirit: Unitarian Universalist Book Club is “Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person—Without Exception” by Nathan C. Walker. “This emotionally honest and personal exploration of conflict introduces a creative and compassionate way to develop empathetic responses using the spiritual practice of the moral imagination.” Order your copy of this Skinner House title from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop, and join the conversation with the book club on GoodReads.”

Have fun reading.



Can we still be good neighbors in an election year?

This quote from the article spoke to me, “Each presidential campaign cycle seems to have less and less to do with governing or democracy, and more to do with deepening our divisiveness. Democracy requires disagreement and the skills to manage it, listening and tolerance.”  What spoke to you?


Where does our answer come from?

Exciting Program for Middle Schoolers in Fairmont

We are excited to that Learning Options, Inc. is hosting MIT’s Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program July 5th through August 15th.  If you know of someone in this age group, please direct them to our website immediately while spaces are still available.   We started with 20 spaces, and they are filling fast.



Details for ZERO Robotics from MIT

ZERO is designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. During the course of the five-week summer program, team members will be introduced to programming, coding, space engineering, and more! Programming of SPHERES
(Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient,Experimental Satellites)


The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams’ SPHERES compete aboard the International Space Station (ISS). SPHERES will be seen in a live stream from the ISS, in action, based on the codes and programs written by the ZERO team.

The program will include 5 weeks of classes, Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am – 2:00pm, at The Learning Center facility in Fairmont, WV and will include one or more offsite visits to the NASA IV & V facility in Fairmont.

 LOI Robotics team will have two 10-member teams. (Only 20 available slots.)

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are elligible to join the Learning Options ZERO robotics teams.

PS: Tuition assistance is currently available to residents of Harrison County, WV, through a grant from the Sacred Heart Children’s Charity. Details for applying can be found inside the registration form.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the 3rd and 4th principle (3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together. 4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.) and be involved in the community.



Sunday August 16, 2025

The third Sunday of the month is this Sunday August 16th.

We will be meeting at the Uptown Event Center in Clarksburg, WV at 11am.

Our service with be about community with a message about “Transcending Individualism”.


We hope that you can join us for this service and the coffee hour afterward.


Sunday July 5, 2015

Join us on Sunday, 5 July, for a celebration of the summer at Audra State Park — pot-luck picnic, hiking, and perhaps swimming in the Middle Fork River. We will have a small discussion/devotional on our 4th principle “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning?” led by John Hall.

The Middle Fork River at Audra State Park

The Middle Fork River at Audra State Park

We will meet in the picnic area at eleven.

Email for more information or to carpool.

Directions to Audra State Park:

From Rte. 33.
Turn on Talbot Road. At the first Y, stay left. At the next intersection, turn left and travel approximately six miles. You will reach Audra State Park. This route is approximately 13 miles from Rte. 33.

From Belington
At the only stoplight in town, turn on to Audra State Park Road and stay straight. This route is approximately 10 miles from Belington.

South on Interstate 79
Take Exit 115 (Stonewood/Nutter Fort exit).
If traveling south on interstate 79, take exit 115 (Stonewood/Nutter Fort exit). Make a left on to Rte. 20 south. After 4 miles, you will need to make a right to stay on Rte. 20 south. Stay on Rte. 20 for approximately 10 miles. Then make a left on to Rte. 119 north. Follow Rte. 119 north for approximately five miles. Turn right on to Audra State Park Road. Follow for six miles until you arrive at Audra State Park.

Hope to see you there.



The Dude, the Zen Master, and Community

“You perfect your instrument, which is yourself, to become a player. But playing in a band, where you hear the sounds of all the instruments, is very different from playing alone.”

Bernie Glassman in The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman