When I Change, the World Changes

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism have organized to add an 8th Principle to the existing seven: “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” 

This morning, we’ll learn a little bit about why that’s needed, and why our congregation has formed a Team to explore adopting the 8th Principle as a congregation.  Members of the 8th Principle Project Team will share why they chose to do this work, and help us start asking ourselves some important questions. The 8th Principle Project Team: Jeanette Clawson, Erik Gunn, Randy Coloni, and Eva Wingren.

It’s also Joining Sunday this week where we welcome new members.

All are welcome in worship, whether you’ve registered or not.  Your registration ahead of time allows for less congestion at the door on Sunday morning, and it helps us plan for spacing in the sanctuary.

Share the Plate

  • The Share the Plate recipient for Sunday 11/13/2022 and 11/20/2022 is the Goodman Community Center Thanksgiving Basket Drive.

    For decades the Goodman Community Center has been providing families with everything they need to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal at home. We started by serving several hundred families and today thousands of people are thankful for this gift.  

Order of Service

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  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Shared Music: Hymn #317 “We Are Not Our Own”
  • Joining Ceremony: Rev. Karen and Peggy Haack
  • Musical Response: #361 “Enter, Rejoice and Come In”
  • Time for All Ages: “Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness” by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • Shared Music: ”Loosen Loosen” by Aly Halpert
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: #RaceAnd: Kay Ulanday Barrett
  • Reflection: “When I Change, the World Changes”
  • Offering: “Stop and Give Thanks ” by Darrell Courtley
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music: Hymn #1017 “We Are Building a New Way”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

For Further Exploration – From Today’s Service

#RaceAnd: Kay Ulanday Barrett – Today’s Wisdom Piece

Kay Ulanday Barrett has been “harmonizing artistry and activism since 2002”. His poetry speaks to the struggles and power of his community and his lived experiences as a Filipino American, a transgender man with a physical disability. Check out: http://www.kaybarrett.net #RaceAnd is a special 8-part video series produced by Race Forward’s Video Production Specialist Kat Lazo, exploring the many ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different artist, activist, or thinker, sharing their lived experience how race intertwines with their other identities, and how that mix impacts their lives both personally and systemically.

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism – BLUU

Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries – DRUUMM

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