Flower Power

Join us for this service via an on-line Zoom Meeting

Help make our Flower Communion next Sunday special!

What do you think of when you hear “flower power”?  Our annual flower communion will center on the community and joy that is essential to and arises from our shared work for peace, justice, and sustainability.  We’ll have lots of music from our choir, videos of you and your flowers, and our worship leaders will be in the sanctuary together for the first time since last March!

We won’t be in person together for this service, but you can still help it be beautiful and meaningful!  Please take a short video of yourself passing a flower across your screen so we can weave them together.  You can find instructions here.  Please upload your video here or send it to Rev. Karen by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 2.

Please stop by Reeb to drop off a flower and make some sidewalk art!  Rev. Karen will meet you in front of the building with vases full of water and lots of sidewalk chalk, any of the following times:

  • Friday, June 4 between 2:30 and 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 5 between 10:00 am and noon
  • Saturday, June 5 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm

Karen will also be at Reeb on Sunday between noon and 1:00 pm if you’d like to stop by and pick up a flower.

Learn about the UU Flower Communion ritual here and about its history here

Share the Plate

  • Our recipient this week is Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries. DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective, with a growing membership of UU People of Color from every district and region. As an all-volunteer ministry, DRUUMM leads efforts towards becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural UUA, creating space for youth, young adult and our families of color to heal and work collectively, and steward an effective organization that develops new leadership and manages consistent communication with members. DRUUMM organizes community building events, leadership trainings, and is an advocate within the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

Order of Service – 6/6/21 Rev. Karen Armina

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver, from Mike Stimson
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #38 “Morning Has Broken”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Petal Potions” with Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney
  • Hymn: #207 “Earth Was Given as a Garden”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Ode to my Generation,” Betty Hayes Albright
  • Reflection: “Flower Power” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “The Garden Song,” by David Mallett, from Molly Mitchell
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #65 “The Sweet June Days”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “59th Street Bridge Song, Feelin’ Groovy,” Simon and Garfunkel

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