“Religious naturalism” wrote UU William Murry in his book Reason and Reverence, “is a perspective that finds religious meaning in the natural world and rejects the notion of a supernatural realm.” This morning, we’ll explore the relationship between scientific and spiritual ways of knowing and making meaning.
The service will include a Ceremony of Welcome for Genevieve McPherson-Shambarger, our new Director of Religious Education!
The Share the Plate recipient for Sunday December 11 and December 18 is Community Action Coalition of South Central of Wisconsin. The CAC is a nonprofit working to end poverty and help people live better lives.
Order of Service
- Centering Sound
- Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
- Prelude: “Winter Moon,” Jeanne Cotter
- Call to Worship
- Lighting the Chalice
- Musical Response
- Shared Music: “This Joy” by Shirley Caeser
- Ceremony of Welcome for Genevieve McPherson-Shambarger
- Time for All Ages: “The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just” by Mélina Mangal
- Shared Music: Hymn #126 “Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing”
- Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Call to Worship” by Victoria Safford
- Reflection: “Out There and In Here” with the Rev. Karen Armina
- Offering: “Beginner’s Mind,” Liz Story
- Joys and Sorrows
- Shared Music: Hymn #298 “Wake, Now, My Senses”
- Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
Links and Notes For Further Exploration…
“Miracles are explainable; it is the explanations that are miraculous.” — British cartographer Tim Robinson