There Is No Them

There are points along the trajectory of being welcoming that we’ve come to understand, like tolerance, acceptance, and inclusion- and “radical welcome” is a phrase that’s surfaced to describe a point beyond inclusion.  This morning, we’ll explore what radical welcome might mean.

  • The Share the Plate for Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 is Wheels for Winners, a local all volunteer run non-profit that fixes up used bicycles and gives them away, along with a helmet and lock, to children and adults who have done some sort of community service. These bikes provide critical transportation to school, jobs and community events for many low income persons, immigrants and teens. Thanks to Kelly Kearns for nominating them. 

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song  “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” #188
  • Welcome
  • Prelude  “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music  “Shall We Gather at the River” Hymn #1046 (teal hymnal) – Hymn of the Month
  • Dedication Ceremony for Emmy Livingston-DeTienne
  • Shared Music  “We Are”  Hymn #1051 (teal hymnal)
  • Time for All Ages  “A Pillow Full of Feathers” by Shoshannah Brombacher
  • Shared Music  “We Would Be One” Hymn #318 (gray hymnal) 
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions “Bring Me Home” by Sean Parker Dennison
  • Reflection
  • Offering  “Swimming to the Other Side” by Pat Humphries 
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music  “Break Not the Circle” Hymn #323 (gray hymnal)
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction