Practicing Interdependence

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We are a people who recognize our interdependence with one another and with the planet.  Yet how do we live this out in the day-to-day?  How might we as Unitarian Universalists model and practice the world we dream about?”

Rev. Nathan Hollister is a third generation Unitarian Universalist whose grandparents founded four of our congregations.  He has been a community organizer for over 20 years, and has been active nationally in our faith since he was a teenager.  He serves as adjunct faculty at Meadville Lombard, from which he graduated in 2013, and as Congregational Life Staff for the UUA’s Southern Region.  “Nato” also leads the ministry of Sacred Fire Unitarian Universalist, which plants and grows covenanted communities, and trains and equips our congregations to be more effective and impactful in their work for racial and social justice.  He lives in central North Carolina, and spends his extra time fomenting rebellious communities, playing in punk and metal bands, and competing in the Highland Games.

Share the Plate

  • DANEnet – Through their  program DANEnet works to close the digital divide by providing digital literacy classes, low-cost devices, and assistance for families enrolling in home internet. It is their vision that all Dane County residents have devices, connectivity, and the skills to use both.  

Order of Service 4/18/21 Rev. Nathan Hollister

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Can You Hear It?,” J.P. Taylor
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #121 “We’ll Build a Land”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Diary of a Worm,” by Harry Bliss
  • Hymn: #123 “Spirit of Life”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “The Revolutionary Function of the Modern Church,” Rev. John Haynes Holmes
  • Reflection: “Practicing Interdependence” with Rev. Nathan Hollister
  • Offering: “Engage,” Tiffany Shlain and Let it Ripple
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #1017 “Building a New Way”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction Postlude: “A Declaration of Interdependence from Let it Ripple