Meet the Moment: Reimagining Radical Faith Community

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The title for this service is the theme for the 2022 UUA General Assembly, and this morning, Rev. Karen will share some of her experiences and insights during that gathering, including the structural and procedural changes to business sessions that are part of the UUA’s response to the recommendations of the Commission for Institutional Change, the Actions of Immediate Witness voted in, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s words to us, and responses to the Supreme Court ruling that ended the freedom of bodily autonomy for people who can bear children.

Share the Plate

  • The Share-the-Plate for July 3rd and July 10th will be the Women’s Medical Fund, a volunteer-led nonprofit that supports Wisconsin residents in paying for abortion care. They also educate and organize for abortion access.

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: Prelude in E minor, Op.28, #4 by Frédéric Chopin
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #145 “As Tranquil Streams”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “I’m Not Giving Up,” Andy Grammer
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “President’s Report to the General Assembly, 2022” by the Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick Gray
  • Reflection: “Meeting the Moment” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “We Will Not Be Controlled” by Abigail Bengson
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #101 “Abide with Me”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

Notes from the Service

This year’s GA (UUA Press Release)

UUA Articles of Immediate Witness:

Sovereignty Song (We Will Not Be Controlled) – Abigail Bengson

Don’t Give Up on Me (YouTube) – from Time for All Ages– Andy Grammar