Sunday, April 15, 2018

“There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights.”

Irene Khan

This Sunday, John Hall will give a lesson titled “Pushing the Pendulum – Five Decades of Social Justice.”

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown 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 an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom. You may park on the south side of the building, which is marked reserved for the PWA.

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

Hope to see you there.

Namaste,

Cricket

Chalica 2017 Day Two

For each day of Chalica we will offer activities, some are fun and some are more reflecting, a chalice lighting, and a meditation. Gather everyone together, light the chalice, and breathe into the principles with us each day.

Activities:

  • Write a Letter to an elected official about an injustice
  • Pay for the person behind you in the drive-through line
  • “Want me to pick something up for you?” If you know someone is overwhelmed – perhaps by a new baby, family health issues, or something else – give them a call when you’re going out to the store. Ask if they’d like you to pick something up. We’ve been the beneficiaries of this random act of kindness, and it’s great.
  • Try to go the whole day without arguing with anyone
  • Go out to eat and tip the server double
  • Go to the store or mall with the family and stand outside and open the doors for people
  • Find a social justice cause and/or a new way to support it.
  • Educate yourself and your family on a social justice issue. These Youtube channels are a great way to start.
  • Write a journal entry about what Justice, Equity, and Compassion mean to you.
  • Write a poem about being kind.

Chalice Lighting: (If you don’t have a chalice at home, remember that the point of a chalice is that it is a symbol so any candle will work.)

Justice, Meaning, and Purpose By David Breeden

We light this chalice
remembering and honoring our own tradition
and celebrating the rich diversity of traditions among us.

As we search for justice, meaning, and purpose,
may we remember that justice, meaning, and purpose
live first in deeply listening to one another.

This chalice lighting was written for a multifaith gathering.

Meditation:
Our Meditation today is about Love. Focusing on love helps us to remember that each person is important.

May We Reach Out in Honesty and Love by Dennis McCarty

Here is a musical meditation as well. This is “Do What the Spirit Say Do” as performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Season’s Blessings,
Cricket

On Care for Our Common Home

“Beginning in the middle of the last century and overcoming many difficulties, there has been a growing conviction that our planet is a homeland and that humanity is one people living in a common home. An interdependent world not only makes us more conscious of the negative effects of certain lifestyles and models of production and consumption which affect us all; more importantly, it motivates us to ensure that solutions are proposed from a global perspective, and not simply to defend the interests of a few countries. Interdependence obliges us to think of one world with a common plan.”

Encyclical Letter Laudato si’ of the Holy Father Francis, On Care for Our Common Home