Faithfully Becoming

At last week’s annual General Assembly, the gathered delegates and attendees worked together to discern what Unitarian Universalism is becoming, as we move more deeply into reconciliation and building a new way into an uncertain future.  This morning, Rev. Karen will share some of her experiences and inspirations. 

  • The Share the Plate recipient for July 2nd and 9th is Operation Fresh Start. Operation Fresh Start provides programming that offers a path forward for young adults ages 16-24 to gain meaningful, supported work experience, earn their high school diploma or industry certification, and continue on to higher education and/or self-sustaining employment. Since 1970, it has empowered over 9,000 emerging adults to find a pathway to a life-sustaining career. This organization was nominated by Brian Gehring.

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song:  #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music: #1020 “Woyaya” 
  • Time for All Ages: “What We’ll Build” by Oliver Jeffers
  • Shared Music: #34 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” 
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Pushing Forward” by Elandria Williams
  • Reflection
  • Offering: “Return to the Heart” by David Lanz
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music: “We Shall Be Known” by Karisha Longaker of MaMuse
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

Notes for Further Exploration

Rev. Karen played a short clip from the deeply moving and inspiring GA Sunday Worship “Ever Willing: Becoming the People Our World Needs” with the Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Stella Anderson, Janice Marie Johnson, Rev. Danielle Di Bona, and Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd- go watch it here!

What’s Happening in Unitarian Universalism – Rev. Karen’s post about General Assembly 2023

Article about Rev. Sofia and Video of forum with Rev. Sofia from GA

Service of the Living Tradition from GA (contains “Pushing Forward”)

UUA Website – for wider news about our denomination