Westminster Unitarian Church shifts into ‘summer mode’ from late June until early September.  Ongoing programs and activities will continue to be advertised in the E-chimes and the calendar on the church website.  

Beginning on Sunday, June 25th our weekly worship services will be held in the air-conditioned Smith Hall at 10 am.  Our ‘summer services’ are informal, often led by lay leaders with special guests from the wider community.  Please also note that our Sunday morning programs for children and youth are on hiatus.  

We are planning to broadcast our summer services over YouTube during the summer.  You can watch these services, live, on Sunday mornings on the church website: www.westminsteruu.org.  We won’t be using Zoom during the summer, though it will be an option again in the Fall.

The Schedule of Summer Services is still taking shape, but here’s a preview. Note: It’s likely that a few changes will be made to this schedule before the end of June so check back for updates.

  • June 25 – Special Musical Guests: Srivinas Reddy and Ravi Shankar
  • July 2 – Special Musical Guests: Cathay Clasper-Torch and Shelley Katsch
  • July 9 – A Jug Band service with Special Musical Guests: Stephen Conlon and Jim Chapin
  • July 16 – A Folk Music service with Special Musical Guests: Atwater~Donnelly
  • July 23 – A Church at Pooh Corner: led by Rev. Eric Cherry
  • July 30 – UUA General Assembly Recap: led by our GA delegates, Amy Abel, Bob Walker, Cele Mark and Doris Duarte
  • August 6 – Hiroshima Day: Paths of Peace: led by Rev. Eric Cherry
  • August 13 – A Drumming Circle service: led by Bob Walker
  • August 20 – Connection Groups at Westminster: led by Laura Giusti
  • August 27 – Jazz Sunday
  • September 3 – Blessing of the Animals: led by Rev. Eric Cherry

Please note Westminster’s Summer Office Hours:
Beginning June 10th the Church Office Hours will be reduced to 10 Hours per week. Marisa will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00-11:00 AM. From June 13th – August 7th the hours are reduced to eight hours per week. In-person, hours will remain the same.

And, Rev. Eric’s summer schedule:

  • June 19 – June 25: Attending UU Ministers Association and UUA Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • June 26 – July 22: Vacation*
  • July 23 – August 6: Regular Office Hours – schedule a meeting with Calendly
  • August 7 – 20: Vacation* 
  • August 21-25: Study Leave* 
  • August 27: Return to Regular Office Hours – schedule a meeting with Calendly

Pastoral Care during the Summer
Rev. Eric will not be checking email or phone messages while on vacation and study leave, but caring ministries continue.  Please contact the Lay Pastoral Care Team LayPastoralCare@westminsteruu.org; 401-542-4601 for support.  Or, contact the Church Office info@westminsteruu.org; 401-884-5933 – arrangements have been made for nearby clergy to provide emergency pastoral care when needed.