“A Harvest of History and Belonging”

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Unitarian Universalism holds a long and abundant history to be celebrated and honored. We will recall some important moments that have shaped our faith, and reflect on ways to deepen our sense of belonging in this time of harvest and coming home! 

“A Harvest of History and Belonging”

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Order of Service
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Welcome                                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Greeting & Announcements                                  Ron Niswander    

Prelude: “Wilt Heden Nu Treden”  Netherlands folk song (1626)
                     Bob Wyckoff, trumpet; Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting:                                                        Elizabeth Lewis
“With the kindling of our flame, we welcome in a harvest of history, honoring our individual and collective histories. With the lighting of our chalice, we return to this place of belonging, our common home.”                                                           
Opening Words                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield                                                      

Opening Hymn #360   “Here We Have Gathered”
words by Alicia Carpenter
Catie G. Berg, soprano; Stephen Berg, sound engineer

Time For All of Us:      “Giving Thanks” Read Aloud by Chief Jake Swamp

Sharing Our Covenant
“We build our church on a foundation of love,
and covenant with one another:
to freely explore our values and honor our diversity
as a source of communal strength,
to accept responsibility for our individual acts
and promote justice and peace,
to celebrate the joys of discovery,
embracing the fullest measure of our humanity,
to communicate with kindness and support,
to serve with compassion and commitment,
to openly share our laughter and tears, and
to show reverence for the divine in all that is.”
(Covenant adopted on April 17, 2001) 

Anthem:  “
Give Thanks”  words, anonymous, c. 1904
music, from William Caldwell’s Union Harmony, 1837
harm. by Eugene Wilson Hancock
All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director

Sermon: “A Harvest of History and Belonging”     Rev. Telos Whitfield

Hymn #131 “Love Will Guide Us”  lyrics by Sally Rogers
sung by Christina Gibbons, Steve Squires, Marie Gorst and Eva Greene 

Offering shared with Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory:   “Irish Air” 
                        Peter Gibbons, viola

Candles of Joys and Concerns                                          

Closing Hymn  #322  “Thanks Be for These”
Joyce & Richard Gilbert; Hungarian melody (16th cent.)
sung by Cathie Creed

Extinguishing the Chalice                                        Elizabeth Lewis
“As we extinguish our chalice, may we honor and remember our histories and the home that is our All Souls community. May we return again and again to be refreshed and renewed, to know that we belong.”                                       

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

Benediction                                                               Rev. Telos Whitfield

Coffee Hour and Conversation