Many Ways to Grieve

There is much that is hard in these times- in our own lives and in the spaces between and around us.  Grieving can be vital to moving forward into life after loss or change, and there is much to learn from each other and our pluralistic faith tradition about grieving well.  This morning, we’ll explore the role of grief in finding ways to keep going.

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song  “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” #188
  • Welcome
  • Prelude  “Original Fingerstyle Composition” by Mike Stimson
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music  “Here We Have Gathered” #360 (gray hymnal)
  • Time for All Ages  “The Heart and he Bottle” by Oliver Jeffers
  • Shared Music  “Our Faith Is but a Single Gem” #193 (gray hymnal) 
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions“Blessing When the World Is Ending” by Jan Richardson
  • Reflection 
  • Offering  “Make Me a Channel of World Peace” by Sebastian Temple and Les Gesteland  
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music  “There Is More Love Somewhere” #95 (gray hymnal)
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction