Black LIVES Matter

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This is African American History Month, and learning history means learning about people’s lives and communities.  In this world where “Black Lives Matter” protests still have to happen regularly, we often find Black lives made visible only after they’ve been ended.  This morning, we’ll celebrate the lives of some Madison African Americans.

Share the Plate

  • Our Share the Plate recipient for this week is the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice and Sustainability. They are a statewide coalition of activist groups and citizens of conscience connecting with each other, fostering education, and functioning as a catalyst for community organizing to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. 

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Flowers and Candles,” by Carmen Lundy
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #153 “Oh, I Woke Up This Morning”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Three Wise Women,” Megan Mathieson
  • Hymn: #170 “We Are a Gentle, Angry People”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Your Life Matters” by Kenny Wiley
  • Reflection: “Black LIVES Matter” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “If,” by Jackie Moore
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #169 “We Shall Overcome”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “Something’s Gotta Give,” by Ann G

Music Connections

Notes from the Service



Black Authors mentioned:

Online Course:

10-week series offered by The Madison, WI Institutes for the Healing of Racism, Inc

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