Sunday, June 3, 2018: Valley Falls State Park

Tygart Valley River

Tygart Valley River at Valley Falls

We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. For this year’s first outing, we will gather for a celebration of summer on Sunday, June 3, at Valley Falls State Park — picnic and hiking on the banks of the Tygart Valley River.

We will meet at 11 a.m. in the picnic area for a short service, followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, and walking.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

For a map, please use this link:

Email or use our contact form for more information or to carpool, or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

Audra State Park Will Hold Fundraising Event – WBOY – Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Audra State Park will be hosting a fundraiser July 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to raise funds for improvements to the campground area. 

The Friends of Audra will be hosting events along with volunteers from the community.  The event will feature a large yard sale, food, and entertainment for the whole family.

Flower Ceremony and Egg Hunt: Sunday April 16, 2017

See last year for the full service.

Today we are celebrating our Flower Ceremony, which was created by Dr. Norbert Čapek for the Liberal Religious Fellowship he founded in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, in 1925, and which became the largest Unitarian Church in the world. He sought a ceremony that would celebrate love and community and the interdependent web of life and love among a new and diverse congregation drawn from many backgrounds, and which would be a celebration not tied to any older religious ceremonies, which many of his congregation had rejected. Nearly a hundred years later, it is celebrated by Unitarian Universalist congregations everywhere.

We will have a potluck dinner and egg hunt following the service at Robert Helfer and Lisa deGruyter’s house in Clarksburg. Ham and potato salad will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and baskets for collecting eggs. There will be cascarones. Your friends and family are welcome, too.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

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.

Our Religious Education/ Life Long Learning Class will meet at from 10am to 10:45 am with a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Adult religious education, at 10, will be a discussion on applying our beliefs to current events.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

You can park on either side of the PWA building. The lots are marked as private, but are available on Sunday mornings.


West Virginia Community Science Fair


The fair, which was founded in 2015,  gives children in grades K – 12, in the Fairmont, WV community (and North Central West Virginia and beyond) the opportunity to follow the Scientific Method in creating an experiment-based project.

We believe our community science fair unites school children across our region, regardless of school designation, economic status, or STEM ability.

Mission of the NCWV Community Science Fair

1. To promote hands-on exploration of scientific principles for K-12 students in West Virginia

2. To foster understanding of, and creativity in, the scientific method of investigation

3. To stimulate an interest in STEM

4. To continue to build a strong STEM community in West Virginia

Come Register Now!!


Sunday November 20, 2016: Joy in the Moment

Prelude: Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens

Welcome: Look To This Day by Kalidasa

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty
Are but experiences of time.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.

Chalice Lighting by Yvonne Aburrow

The chalice is the fullness of life’s experiences
And the emptiness of innocent openness to wonder
As we light the chalice flame
Let us explore the empire of the senses,
Let us celebrate experience and experiment:
the twin expressions of freedom, reason and tolerance. Continue reading

Sunday 23 October 2016: Joy in the Moment

Between our fears for the future and our regrets of the past, we often forget to find joy in the moment. This Sunday we will rejoice, and Lisa deGruyter will talk about spiritual practices for being in the moment.

We would love to have you come celebrate and worship with us.  Please join us  at the Progressive Women’s Association in downtown Clarksburg, WV at 11 am.

Children are welcome.  There will be an activity for children during the service, and a coffee hour afterwards.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map (The building is behind the Harrison County courthouse; you can park in the PWA parking on the 2nd Street side or the Chase bank parking on the west side of the building.)

Where does our answer come from?