Transgender Day of Remembrance

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

Join us to honor the lives and deaths of our transgender and nonbinary siblings with story and ritual.

Share the Plate

  • Donations this week go to the Porchlight Drop-In Shelter which provides emergency overnight shelter to male-identified individuals over the age of 18.  Our donations are used to provide affordable housing with supportive case management services, men’s emergency shelter, eviction prevention, outreach, and employment and training. 

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Everything is New,” Jaimie Wilson
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #95 “There is More Love Somewhere”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Dear Dad,” by Chella Man
  • Hymn: #1053 “How Could Anyone”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “dear trans*, non-binary, genderqueer and gender-expansive friends and kin: (and those of us whose gender is survival),” Theresa Ninán Soto
  • Reflection: “We Bear Witness” with Virginia Harrison, Deb Myrbo, and Heike Saynisch
  • Offering: “Homesick,” Jaimie Wilson
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #1017 Building a New Way
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “We Won’t Be Erased” by Jaimie Wilson

Notes From This Service: Taking it Further

NY Times, “Transgender Lives: Your Stories”

UUA Website – Defend and Advocate with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Communities  2021 Action of Immediate Witness