Nurturing Beauty

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Beauty is a subjective thing, and the dominant culture’s definitions have and continue to cause harm to women, adolescents, people of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and many others.  This morning, with Audre Lorde and Sonya Renee Taylor as our guides, we’ll explore nurturing beauty as a practice toward justice.

Share the Plate

  • The Share-the-Plate donations for May 28th and June 4th will go to Focused Interruption, an effort by local community members to provide evidence-based intervention and prevention to those most impacted by gun violence. 

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Scars to Your Beautiful” Alessia Cara
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: ##361 “Enter, Rejoice, and Come In”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “The Beauty Contest” by Christopher Buice
  • Hymn: #1053 “How Could Anyone?”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou
  • Reflection: “Nurturing Beauty” with Rev. Karen
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Beautiful Body” by Natalie Patterson
  • Reflection: “Nurturing Beauty” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “There is a Love” Rebecca Parker, Elizabeth Norton
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #1014 “Answering the Call of Love”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction