The title is intriguing: “Living Progressive Values in a Polarized Election Season.”
So is the sponsor: The Unitarian Church in Westport.
The liberal faith tradition opens its Zoom room on 4 Tuesdays in October (6 to 7 p.m.). Everyone — of all political persuasions — is welcome.
Senior minister Rev. Dr. John Morehouse will begin each hour with observations about Unitarian-Universalism. Then the “floor” is open for discussion, debate and conversation.
- October 6: Civility, Tolerance and Grace
- October 13: The Blurring of Church and State
- October 20: Public Convictions and Private Behaviors
- October 27: Our Children: Our Pupils and Our Teachers.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information.
Another Westport congregation had a big day yesterday.
Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church officially inducted Father John Betit as rector. The ceremony — which was also livestreamed — marked the first Sunday morning gathering since COVID-19 struck in March.
But that was not all. CHT also welcomed new confirmands — and celebrated a baptism.
The busy — and welcome — morning at the handsome downtown church was followed by a courtyard liturgy, and blessing of the animals.
The Westport Woman’s Club Yankee Doodle Fair takes months of planning. It raises important funds, which go toward much-needed community grants and scholarships.
COVID put the kibosh on last June’s century-old tradition. Now — in a matter of days — the WWC has organized a new, socially distanced, outdoor fundraiser.
A jazz concert with the great Chris Coogan Trio is set for this Friday (October 9, 5 to 7 p.m.). The clubhouse upper parking lot — where the Yankee Doodle kiddie rides and carousel usually are — is the site.
A limited number of tickets are on sale ($40 for 1 adult, $65 for 2; children are free); click here. Venezuelan food is available from El Chamo. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
An added attraction: Concert-goers can buy a ticket for the Remarkable Theater‘s special “Greatest Showman” feature that night, at 7:30. It’s a fundraiser for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities — so you can support 2 local profits that day.
Old Hill residents don’t know who stole the Biden/Harris signs from their lawns.
But there was a witness to a similar act Thursday afternoon, on Compo Road South across from Longshore.
A man with gray hair — perhaps in his 60s — in a gray Volkswagen sedan was spotted stealing a Biden/Harris sign from private property. A police report was filed.
The signs were quickly replaced. Here they are, yesterday afternoon:
When she was singing and acting at Staples High School, everyone predicted that Cara McNiff would be a star.
The 2014 graduate has just released a new single. “See the World”is an ethereal, uplifting pop song evoking wanderlust and dreams of escape in a time of restriction and risks. She and 2 other artists recorded it remotely, while scattered across the country by the coronavirus.
Cara — who now calls herself Caraa — pushes the boundaries of pop and R&B.
Click here to stream “See the World” on major music platforms.
And finally … today — October 5 — is the most common birthday in the United States.
On a normal day, 750,000 Americans celebrate a birthday. Today, more than 960,000 will.
Why is today unlike any other day?
One theory is that the average length of a pregnancy is 274 days. Counting backward, the date of conception for babies born today is December 31 — New Year’s Eve.
i guess not everyone spends the night watching the ball drop.