Sunday, August 4, 2012

“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too.”
― Malcolm X

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us for Worship: This Sunday, Cricket Hall will explore the fifth principle “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our                  congregations and in society at large”

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.

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

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

 

Picture Credit to the UUA.

 

 

First Sunday in Advent – Hope

“Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus. The name derives from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.” Marked over the course of the four Sundays before Christmas, Advent is traditionally celebrated with an advent wreath: a ring of evergreen with 3 purple candles and one pink one (or 4 purple candles) that represent: Hope, Love, Joy (pink) and Peace. ” – From the UUA Website

 

In her reading “Christmas Comes Whether you are Ready or Not“, Cynthia Frado discusses the feeling of not being ready for the season.

 

Here is a prayer from Cricket

In this time of waiting, may we hold the world in our hearts.
In this time of waiting, may we hold each other’s hands.
In this time of waiting, may we be thoughtful and introspective.
In this time of waiting, may we delight in the darkness and all it teaches us.
In this time of waiting, may we rekindle the fires of hope, love joy, and peace within ourselves and our communities.
In this time of waiting, may we become ready for the coming day.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Prelude: “By Your Grace – Jai Gurudev” by Krishna Das
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IJ4nNzbkcY

 Welcome: Call from Beyond By Susan Maginn

Welcome Song: #361 Enter Rejoice and Come In

Chalice Lighting: Come, yet again, come By Anne Slater

Song: Come, Come Whoever You Are

The Principles 

Offering and Response   (Unison)

For the gifts which we have received—and the gifts which we, ourselves, are—may we be truly grateful. Yet more than that, may we be committed to using these gifts to make a difference in the world: to increase love and justice; to decrease hatred and oppression; to expand beloved community; to share, and to keep sharing, as long as ever we can. Amen.

 Lesson Part 1 : Why Meditate?

If you google, Why Meditate, you will get a lot of answers, from a lot of places. The same is true if you were to Google, benefits of meditation.

Meditation helps reduce stress and therefore helps to reduce anxiety and raise productivity.
Meditation helps you focus.
Meditation opens up your mind to new possibilities.
Meditation can help you sleep better.
Meditation increases a sense of connection to yourself and to others.
Meditation increases our ability to get out there and connect with others as a result of feeling more connected to ourselves and clearer and more confident about what is happening inside us.

Video from the Dalai Lama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCRdM71j2E

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Announcing Youth Summer One Acts

Mark your calendars!
Only 4 performances — June 21 – 24.
Th-F-Sa at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.
Tickets at the door $8 for adults; $5 for children.
General seating.

318 Main Street Clarksburg, WV

For more information contact act2theatre@gmail.com

See what this is all about..

Auditions for Summer Theatre

AUDITIONS for youth 11 and older are set in April for The ACT 2 Theatre Company’s June show, two one-act plays.

Please complete this form before coming to auditions:
https://goo.gl/forms/BqJgqAqiMvCzglpB2

youth auditionsThe Directors: Cricket Hall and John Hall are co-directing this.

Show Dates: June 21st- June 24th (the 24th is a matinee)

Audition Dates:
April 20th 6 pm
April 21st 12pm
April 22nd 2pm
or by private appointment, if you cannot make these times.

Ages 11 and up.

THE PLAYS

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Steven Schutzman –
In this comic retelling of the classic story, two con men escape jail, with bumbling detectives in hot pursuit. Soon they trick the vain, fashion-conscious Emperor into letting them create the royal garments for his daughter’s wedding. The garments, they say, will not only be of the highest possible style, they will have the magical property of being invisible to fools unworthy of their positions. What fun to watch fools prove they are not foolish in this land of super-charged pride and vanity.
The Emperor’s New Clothes will be Produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC.

Highly Theatrical Terms by C. P. Stancich –
This is a fast-paced performance piece for young actors. Taking on various characters in a series of scenelets and monologues, actors explore concepts and definitions in drama (hence, “Highly Theatrical Terms”). The result is an exercise in timing and pace that is both funny and audience pleasing.
Highly Theatrical Terms will be Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts and improv games. If you are interested in seeing the sides ahead of time, please email Cricket at cricketzhall@gmail.com with Summer Youth Plays in the subject line. Thanks. If you are interested in working tech for the show we would love to have you please email John at JohnLHall1066@gmail.com with Summer Youth Plays in the subject line. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Act 2 Theatre Company Presents Dead Giveaway

The ACT 2 Theatre Company presents

DEAD GIVEAWAY

a mystery comedy by Pat Cook.
Directed by Lydia Mong.

When:
October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
October 8 and 15 at 2:00pm
at The McCrory Marketplace
318 Main Street
Clarksburg WV

$10 per person payable at the door.

For Reservations…
email act2theatre@gmail.com.
Include your name, date you will attend, number in your party, and an email or phone number so we can confirm.

Cast to be announced following auditions this summer.

Synopsis adapted from the publisher Eldrige Publishing…
“Dr. Hugh Bernard has hired Angie as a cook and cleaning woman to “find out what’s going on.” Strange things have been happening in the house where five elderly women live “boarding house” style. All, apparently, hate each other. And they keep losing one housekeeper after another. What keeps these women together? What dark secret are they all hiding? And why do they all keep dying? Find out in this comedy chiller, where you’re not sure who or what to believe, who is really murdering who. And finally, what really happened to Jinx, the cat?”

 

RESERVATIONS

It’s always a good idea to make reservations. Here’s how.

VIA EMAIL (BEST WAY)

Email us via act2theatre@gmail.com by providing your name, the date of performance you want to attend, and number of people in your party. Make sure the subject line says SHOW RESERVATIONS.

VIA PHONE

We don’t have a business office, but we do have a Google Voice phone number (304-918-0010) where you can call and leave a message telling us your name, which performance you want to attend, and the number of people in your party.

 

Image Credit: Lydia Mong and Act 2 Theatre Company – Caption for photo: It starts with the first reading of the script. Pictured from left to right Mona “Moe” McCarthy, Sue Orr, Beverly Donitzen, Cyndy Simons-Straight, John Hall, Lindsay Morgan, Bev Oliver, Phyl Charnes, Linda O’Connor, and Cricket Hall (back to camera).

Stone Touchin’

October 15-18 and 22-25, 2015, The ACT 2 Theatre Company will present Stone Touchin’, a new play by Donald Fidler, featuring members of West Fork Unitarian Universalists’ own Hall family.

Show dates:
October 15-18, 22-25, 2015
Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm and Sunday 2:00pm

at the
Friedlander’s Center (home of Starving Artists Studio)
354 West Main St
Clarksburg WV

Stone Touchin'

Stone Touchin’

For more information, visit ACT 2 Theatre’s web site at act2theatre.org