“A Call for Compassion”

“A Call for Compassion”
Jen Frey is the owner of Newfane Village Yoga and a Buddhist Practitioner. She has studied with Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten in Boston. Jen will explore the question “How do we continue to cultivate compassion in our troubling world?” Please join us with your open heart.

We anticipate that this service will be both in-person and on Zoom. Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 a.m. to join via Zoom. Click here to read our protocols for in-person attendance.When attending in person, please completely power off your cell phone during the service to preserve the Church’s WiFi bandwidth for our Zoom attendees.

“A Call for Compassion”

Order of Service
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Board Welcome & Announcements                         Jamie Gibson               

Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, no. 4   Frédéric Chopin
 Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting   by Rev. David Johnson                 Marty Shaw

We come together

To renew our faith in the holiness, goodness and beauty of life;

To reaffirm the way of the open mind and full heart;

To rekindle the flame of memory and hope;

To reclaim the vision of an earth more fair, with all her people one.

Lighting Our Children’s Chalice
We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism. We are the church of the open minds. We are the church of the helping hands.  We are the church of the loving hearts.

Introduction                                                      Kathy Squires

Opening Words                                              Jen Frey

Opening Hymn #123 “Spirit of Life”

Reading                                                            Jen Frey

Story For All of Us:        Be Kind  
    Author, Pat Zietlow Miller; Jen Hill, illustrator

Unison Affirmation

Love is the doctrine of this church.
Our faith in each other is its sacrament.
Working for justice and living with compassion is its prayer.
Reverently we covenant together to stand on the side of love, to heal and not to harm, and to share hope with each other and with the world.

Hymn #86    “Blessed Spirit of My Life”

Reflection                                                 Jen Frey

Offering shared with The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory:  Chanson n° 9   Federico Mompou
                                 Eva Greene, piano

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Concerns

Closing Hymn #
211   “Jacob’s Ladder”                           

Chalice Extinguishing Amy Zucker Morgenstern

When we take fire from our chalice, it does not become less.
It becomes more.
And so we extinguish our chalice, but we take its light and warmth with us, multiplying their power by all of our lives ad sharing it with the world.

*Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)

*Please join in standing as you are able.

Closing Words
May you give and receive the blessings of kindness.