Extending Compassion to Those Suffering From Trauma

Our immigrant neighbors have suffered extreme levels of trauma, torture, death threats and the deaths of loved ones in their own countries, on the long, dangerous journey up to the U.S. border, and in ICE prisons before arriving in Madison.  Hear from some of the Reeb members and other volunteers who have been giving radical hospitality and compassion to some asylum seekers in Madison.  Speakers include Leila Pine, Randy Coloni, Ruth Flanagan and Chuck Stonecipher.

  • The share the plate recipient for Sunday July 16 and Sunday July 23 is Centro Hispano. Centro Hispano is the leading non-profit in Dane County serving the Latinex Community. Its programs empower youth, strengthen families and engage the community with the goal of creating a Dane County where Latino families can aspire upward, to reach their personal goals and dreams because they feel engaged and strengthened with the tools for success.

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “All of Us Are Loved,” by Amanda Udis-Kessler, performed by Mike and Karol Niemann
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music: Hymn #305 “De Colores”
  • Time for All Ages
  • Shared Music: “Somos el Barco,” by Lorre Wyatt
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: The Shantideva Prayer
  • Reflection: “Extending Compassion to Those Suffering from Trauma” with Leila Pine, Randy Coloni, and Ruth Flanagan from Reeb; Chuck Stonecipher from FUS; and Bianca Tomasini from Midvale Lutheran
  • Offering: “Above All Else,” by Amanda Utis Kessler
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music: “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction