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A compassionate community of free religious thought, inviting all people to rest, grow, and serve the world.


Themed Ministry

Congregational Themed Ministry

Westwood has an annual theme that connects ministry for all ages. The goals of the themed ministry are to:

2019-20 theme UU Magnet tree only

2019-20 Drawing on our Sources

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

We speak a LOT about our 7 UU Principles – not nearly so much about our 6 UU Sources. In 2019-20, as we build toward a thriving future, our Worship focus will be the Sources we draw from … for strength, for wisdom, for comfort … and so much more.

  1. September: Celebrating our UU Sources
  2. October: #1 Direct Experience
  3. November: #2 Prophetic People
  4. December:  Experiencing our Sources
  5. January: #4 Jewish & Christian Teachings
  6. February:   Sources of Service
  7. March: #3 World Religions
  8. April:  #5 Humanist Teachings
  9. May:   #6 Earth-Centred Traditions
  10. June:   Sources of Celebration  

Six Sources

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic people* which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; *edited for inclusive language
  •  Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbours as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centred traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

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