Visitors & Newcomers


We are a lucky congregation in that we attract many visitors and newcomers and are growing in membership. Assuming you're with us in body and in spirit, here are a few suggestions how to make yourself comfortable and familiar with what's going on around the church.


Feel free to explore any and all events that Westwood offers, on Sunday and beyond. Come out to more than one worship service - they vary from week to week, only the time is the same.

Boldly ask for help or information at coffee time after the service. There are many roving ambassadors who are happy to talk to you. Board members wear pink name tags and are knowledgeable folks to approach.

There's some good reading in the pamphlet rack and library cabinet. You can find many resources and links on this website, as well as past sermons and audio archives.

Pocket guide

Our Pocket Guide (pdf) is designed for newcomers and introduces much of what this congregation is all about. Printed versions are available at the info table at the back of the sanctuary.

Check Westwood out

Membership hosts several information/orientation sessions a year. New to UU sessions are designed for folks who are totally new to Unitarian Universalism. Drop-ins and not-so "new" UUs are also welcome to attend. Orientation to Westwood is for those who have been around for a while or come from another UU church. Dates will be on the website, in the newsletter, Sunday order of service or on the bulletin board.

Contact person

Lorian Kennedy Lorian Kennedy is our contact person for Newcomers and Membership.

Lorian is looks forward to meeting you and helping you find your path at Westwood.

To contact her send email to:

Stay in touch

Our newsletter is published monthly. Copies are found online, at the info table and in the entrance hallway. Most of our upcoming events are posted on this website.

Email sign up

If you add your email address to the guest book on the info table, you'll receive email invitations for newcomer sessions and, if you wish, our newsletter.

Do a little bit of your bit

Signing up for a Sunday service role is a great way to introduce yourself to Westwood. So is lighting a candle of joys or concerns on Sundays. Help wanted notices are in the order of service through the year. Check the bulletin board at the back of the sanctuary for volunteer and event sign-ups.