The Burning Bowl

We have begun our next circle around the sun together.  During today’s multigenerational service, we’ll participate in a fire communion to ritually center ourselves, seal our intentions, and lose our hesitations as we move into the New Year.

[Due to illness and technical difficulties, audio from this service includes only the story from Genevieve McPherson-Shamberger, with Deb Myrbo and Susan Podebradsky]

Share the Plate

  • The share the plate recipient for Sunday January 8th & Sunday January15th is Neighborhood Food Solutions. Neighborhood Food Solutions brings agricultural and business training to communities where it is needed the most. It is organized and operated exclusively to conduct charitable and educational activities related to urban agriculture, healthy food, and skills related to growing, distributing, and processing fresh produce.

Order of Service

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  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Bare to the Bone,” Carrie Newcomer
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music: Hymn #362 “Rise Up, O Flame”
  • Story Wisdom: “Circles of Light: The Flaming Chalice,” adapted by Janeen K. Grohsmeyer
  • Shared Music: “Awake the Sacred Fire,” Bernice Martin and Heather Pierson
  • Reflections: “Burning and Turning” with Rev. Karen & Genevieve McPherson-Shambarger
  • Shared Music: Hymn #396 “I Know This Rose Will Open”
  • The Burning Bowl
  • Offering: “We Shall Be Known,” MaMuse
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music: Hymn #1028 “The Fire of Commitment”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

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