Sunday January 3, 2016: Altars, Shrines, and Every Day Practice


Chalice Lighting:

Rabbi Hillel, a Jewish contemporary of Jesus, said, “Separate not thyself from the congregation and its concerns, nor postpone thought for thy spirit until the day of thy death. Say not, ‘By and by, when I have leisure, I will care for my soul,’ lest perchance thou never find leisure.”


Come, come, whoever you are
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving
Ours is no caravan of despair
Love yet again come Continue reading

Sunday December 27, 2015: No Service

There will be no Sunday service or religious education classes on December 27, 2015. Our next service will be on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

On Thursday, December 24, some members of West Fork Unitarian Universalists will be attending First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta’s “All Ages Christmas Eve Candlelight Service”. Note that their service starts at 6:00 p.m. this year. See their site at for further information.

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Sunday December 20, 2015: Celebrate the Light

Prelude: Ring Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull


Chalice Lighting

We gather in the chill of winter solstice,
finding warmth from each other, nourishing
hope where reason fails.

Grateful for small miracles, we rejoice
in the wonder of light and darkness
and the daring of hope.

I’d like to invite each of each who has brought a candle to come forward and light your candle while we sing “Come, come, whoever you are” three times.

Song and Candle Lighting: Come, come, whoever you are
Wandererer, worshipper, lover of leaving
Ours is no caravan of despair
Come, yet again come Continue reading

Sunday December 6, 2015: Politics and Religion

Politics and religion are inseparable.  Lisa deGruyter will explore this and some practical ways to live our  Fifth Principle: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large”.


Please join us for coffee and conversation at 10:45 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association’s Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia.  The worship service starts at 11:00.  Our ongoing Religious Education classes begin at 10:00.

After the service on Sunday everyone is invited to a potluck lunch at Robert and Lisa’s house. A vegetarian soup will be the main course. If you would like, bring bread, or a dessert to share. If you cannot bring a dish, don’t worry, there will be enough to spare.

A Meeting for Business will follow lunch, for members and anyone else who would like to participate in the discussion and planning.

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