Sunday April 10, 2016: Our Quests and Spiritual Journeys

Mounted Knight

Prelude Tri Martolod – Alan Stivell

Welcome The beauty of the whole – Meg Barnhouse

We gather to worship, our hearts alive with hope that here we will be truly seen, that here we will be welcomed into the garden of this community, where the simple and the elegant, the fluted and frilled, the shy and the dramatic complement one another and are treasured. May we know that here, each contributes in their way to the beauty of the whole. Come, let us worship together, all genders, sexualities, politics, clappers and non-clappers, progressive or conservative, may we root ourselves in the values of this faith: compassion and courage, transcendence, justice and transformation.

Chalice lighting Embrace The Night – Jennifer Leota Gray

Universal mystery,
Guide us away from the desire to
Shine light in all the corners.
Teach us to embrace the night,
For without the darkness,
We never see the stars.
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Sunday, February 28, 2016: Ten Irrational Ideas, Suffering, and Love

Welcome

Prelude: Secure Yourself to Heaven – Indigo Girls

Chalice Lighting World Chalice Lighting for February
—Rev. Dr. Ian Ellis-Jones Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association

We light this Chalice, a living symbol of the one Life that animates and sustains all things and all persons, the one Life in which we all live and move and have our being, and the one Life which perpetually gives of itself to itself so as to become the many.

By means of the light of truth and reason, and the warmth of fellowship and compassion, may the many come to know themselves to be not only interconnected with each other but also indivisible emanations of that one great Light which enlightens all Life and which can never be extinguished. Continue reading

Sunday February 21, 2016: The Commandments

This Sunday’s service will continue the discussion from the 10 a.m. Adult Religious Education ‘Are the Ten Commandments out of date? If so, how can we nail down some ethical convictions when, morally, “everything nailed down is coming loose”?’

You can come at 10 for the beginning of the discussion, or just to the service at 11. Bring your own commandments.

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. The current reading for Adult RE is here.

10 Commandments

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Sunday February 14, 2016: Radical Love

“Radical Love”, with John Hall.

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.

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Sunday February 7, 2016: The Mind’s Old Wilderness Cut Down

Prelude: Out in the Country – Three Dog Night

Welcome: Wind, Water, Sun – Seth Carrier-Ladd

Wind that whispers through the willow trees
Sun that sustains us
Water that washes over willing earth and weathered stones
A smile shared and savored
A child’s squeal of delight as she dances in the daisies and daffodils
The quiet joy of gathered community

This, this is the spirit of life and love that we call forth now into this gathering

May this spirit infuse our hearts, fill our souls, and carry us forward like a wave on the ocean as we enter now into this sacred time and space.

Come, let us worship together.

Chalice Lighting: As One Small Flame – Celia Midgley
Global Chalice Lighting for January 2016

As one small flame
fills a whole room with light,
So may we radiate
hope, courage and good cheer
in our homes, in our worship
and in all the corners
of our world.

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Sunday January 17, 2016: Our Deepest Roots

“Our Deepest Roots”, with John Hall (rescheduled from January 10, because of illness).

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.

For further information, email westforkuu@gmail.com or visit our website at https://westforkuu.org/

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Sunday January 10, 2016: Our Deepest Roots

“Our Deepest Roots”, with John Hall.

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.

For further information, email westforkuu@gmail.com or visit our website at https://westforkuu.org/

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