Knit Together in Community

What can the practices knitting and crafting teach us about building just, loving relationships and communities?

Rev. Ian W. Riddell is the Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. He served as Minister of Music and Worship Arts at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego for four years before relocating to the Coachella Valley with his husband and beloved Russell Terriers. Before FUUSD, Rev. Ian served as Developmental Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas. He was ordained in August of 2012 after graduating from Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before entering full-time ministry, Rev. Ian served three congregations as Music Director, including six years at James Reeb.

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Order of Service – 2/28/21 with Rev. Ian Riddell

Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” Centering Sound


Prelude: “Adoration” by Florence Price

Call to Worship

Opening Hymn: #1008 “When Our Heart is in a Holy Place”

Lighting the Chalice

Musical Response Ian R.

Time for All Ages: “Mary Walker Wears the Pants,” Cheryl Harness

Hymn: #1031 “Filled with Loving Kindness”

Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “A Charm for Hope: A String,” Rev. Teresa Inez Soto from Spilling the Light

Reflection: “Knit Together in Community” with Rev. Ian Riddell

Offering: “Deep River” by Samuel Coleridge Taylor perf by Kanneh Mason Trio

Joys and Sorrows

Closing Hymn: #318 “We Would Be One”

Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

Postlude: “Jig Jog” by Florence Price

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