Sunday, September 15, 2019

“We are all longing to go home to some place
we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.
Community.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter,
voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength
that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free.” – By Starhawk from Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics (Beacon Press)

Join us for Worship: This Sunday, John Hall will give a history of UU Paganism.

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.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

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.

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

 

Photo Credit: David Dixon 

Trans Faith and Faith Formation

Here is the VUU from 9/27/2018

We chatted live with Rev. Jaelynn Scott, Buddhist minister and UU religious educator, about trans faith and faith formation in Unitarian Universalism.

Rev. Jaelynn Scott is a Buddhist community minister who has served as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church. A graduate of Naropa University’s Buddhist Divinity program, she was ordained by Ven.’s Bhante Chao Chu and Tampalawela Dhammaratana, and brings decades of dedicated meditation experience to her ministry.

The VUU streams live on Facebook every Thursday at 11 am ET. We talk social justice, Unitarian Universalism, religion, spirituality, and whatever else is topical and interesting!

Hosts: Meg Riley, Michael Tino, Aisha Hauser, and Christina Rivera; production support provided by Jessica Star Rockers.

The VUU is brought to you by the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

Meditation on Sanctuary

Today is the day of rest. Today is the day to focus on what heals us and makes us feel safe. Today is the day to lift up and celebrate Sanctuary. This article from positive news focuses on the need for sanctuary in our busy lives. I have also shared our church’s mission statement as refuge is a synonym for sanctuary and the lyrics to a song. I hope you find all three benefitial in your search for sanctuary today.

Namaste,
Cricket

#UULent

Our Mission
Be a beacon and a refuge for all
Worship joyfully
Grow in spirit
Touch our community

“Make us aware we
are a sanctuary
Each made holy
loved right through
with thanksgiving
we are a living
sanctuary a-new.” – Christian Praise Song with words rewritten by one of the UU Churches in Boston.

Living Mindfully UU Style: Lent 2016: No longer Irish Catholic

http://livingmindfullyuustyle.blogspot.com/2016/02/lent-2016-no-longer-irish-catholic.html?m=1

“Lent is a church season with the ultimate goal of making us a better person. May Easter find you transformed by your Lenten practice, and thereby find the world a little (or a lot) better. Blessings abound if we can but see them.”

This blog is from one my fellow UU Seminarians. I found it helpful for the upcoming season.

Namaste,
Cricket