Put Me to Good Use – Justice Leadership Team

Pride Parade 2014

We are in a time where massive threats to our democracy and our values as Unitarian Universalists are playing out in the realm of policy. But our spiritual community is coming together to fight back against hopelessness and disempowerment. This service, led by Reeb’s Justice Leadership Team, will explore the many ways to work for justice in community with other UUs.

Today’s service is presented by our Justice Leadership Team, including Eva Wingren, Tom Boswell, Leila Pine, and the MOSES team. Click here for information about our justice work at Reeb.

Share the Plate

  • Today’s Share the Plate recipient is The River Food Pantry, South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Services include free groceries, freshly prepared meals, online grocery orders and mobile meals. The River’s Munch Mobile Meal program delivers free, healthy lunches to children and adults in low-income neighborhoods throughout Madison.

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Put Me To Good Use,” Letitia VanSant
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #348 “Guide My Feet”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Amira’s Porpoise,” by Chrissy Bushyager
  • Hymn: #170 “We Are A Gentle, Angry People”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “The Long Haul,” Myles Horton
  • Reflection: “Put Me To Good Use” with Eva, Leila, Tom, and Joan
  • Offering: “When I Was Your Age,” Letitia VanSant and Maura Dwyer
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #1028 “The Fire of Commitment”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

Resources and Opportunities From This Service

Link to the video “When I Was Your Age”

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