Side with Love Sunday

Join us for this service via an on-line Zoom Meeting

Watch the UUA service here.

What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices?  What if it were even a little bit scary?  This service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world.

Share the Plate

  • Our recipient this week is Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries. DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective, with a growing membership of UU People of Color from every district and region. As an all-volunteer ministry, DRUUMM leads efforts towards becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural UUA, creating space for youth, young adult and our families of color to heal and work collectively, and steward an effective organization that develops new leadership and manages consistent communication with members. DRUUMM organizes community building events, leadership trainings, and is an advocate within the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

Order of Service


Everette R. H. Thompson

Prelude “When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place” by Joyce Poley (#1008, Singing the Journey)

Performed by David B. Smith, Rick Fortner, and Matt Edwards

Opening Words and Chalice Lighting

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin, Dr. Tuli Patel, Rev. Michael Crumpler, Julica Hermann de la Fuente, Laura Conkle, and Rev. Erika Hewitt

Time for All Ages based on “The Agreement” by Barry Lopez.

Introduced and told by Dr. Tuli Patel

Musical Interlude “Love Train” by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff (BMI/CCS).

Performed by David B. Smith, Rick Fortner, and Matt Edwards.

Reflection “Healing the We” by Laura Conkle

Reflection “Embodied Learning” by Julica Hermann de la Fuente

Hymn “Love Will Guide Us” by Sally Rogers (#131, Singing the Living Tradition)

Performed by David B. Smith, Rick Fortner, and Matt Edwards

Reflection “The Call of Our Faith” by Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin

Hymn “There Is More Love Somewhere” (African American spiritual; #95, Singing the Living Tradition)

Arranged by Adam Podd and sung by the choir of First Unitarian Society, Brooklyn

Offering JRUUC (live)

Joys and Sorrows JRUUC (live)

Pastoral Prayer Rev. Michael Crumpler, LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director, UUA

Closing Words and Chalice Extinguishing

Rev. Erika Hewitt, Dr. Tuli Patel, Julica Hermann de la Fuente, Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin, Laura Conkle, and Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray.

Postlude “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers (BMI/CCS) (#1021, Singing the Journey)

Performed by David B. Smith, Rick Fortner, and Matt Edwards