“All Souls is Blooming Again”

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 tradition in many UU congregations, flower ceremonies offer an opportunity to
honor who we are as individuals and our community! We will hold our Flower Ceremony during this multi-generational service of music, stories and silence, so bring a flower or two if you can and we will share together.

“All Souls is Blooming Again”

Order of Service
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Greeting                                                                       Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Welcome & Announcements                                        Catie G. Berg

Prelude:    “Bondens Sang” [song of the farmer]                  Edvard Grieg
                     Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting                                                                       Beth McKinney

With the kindling of our flame, we honor the individual light within each of us that we can offer to each other, our community, and the world in the form of compassion, joy and healing. 

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.

Call to Worship                                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield                                                    

Opening Hymn #346: “Come Sing a Song with Me”

Story For All of Us: “The Garden” by Arnold Lobel

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: “Oh, Give Us Pleasure in the Flowers Today”
poem by Robert Frost, music by Cyril V. Taylor

                    All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director

“What Is a Seed?”                                                          Katherine Innis

Blessing of Our Earth Mandala and Offering of Seeds

Hymn #305: “De Colores”

Offering shared with Art in the Neighborhood

Offertory:  “Jardins sous la pluie”    [gardens in the rain]    Claude Debussy
                               Eva Greene, piano

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows

Reflection: “All Souls is Blooming Again”                    Rev. Telos Whitfield

Our Flower Ceremony

Closing Hymn:  “To See a World”   [see insert]
 poem by William Blake

Extinguishing the Chalice by Elizabeth Selle Jones        Beth McKinney
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again. 

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

(*Please join in standing as you are able.)

Benediction                                                                            Rev. Telos Whitfield