Celebrating a Tradition of Welcome and Inclusion

This congregation – like Unitarian Universalism as a whole – has worked hard to be a place where all people are welcome.  In part, this means that we’ve committed to the idea of knowing each other as unique and worthy beings, and to the idea that we can make spaces in which our differences are valued and celebrated.  This morning, we’ll explore a little bit of how we got here, and a little bit of where we might go from here.  Our annual congregational meeting will begin at 11:30 am, after the service.

Worship Associate – Virginia Harrison

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song  “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” #188
  • Welcome
  • Prelude  “Coral Sunrise” by Naoko Ikeda
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music  “Our Faith Is but a Single Gem” #193 (gray hymnal) 
  • Time for All Ages  “The Tale of Two Beasts” by Fiona Roberton
  • Shared Music  “Building Bridges” #1023 (teal hymnal) 
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions “In Sweet Company” by Margaret Wolff 
  • Reflection 
  • Offering  “Monarch” by Matt Alber arr. by Ash
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music “When Our Heart is in a Holy Place” #1008 (teal hymnal)
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction