“Art Keeps Us Inspired”

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Members of the Friends of the Arts Committee will be expressing thoughts about the importance of art in our lives. Celebrating the arts is essential and lifts the spirit of our church community. An actual exhibit of art works by our church members and friends will be displayed on the walls of our church from September 1- October 31.


“Art Keeps Us Inspired”

Members of the Art Committee: Ann Newsmith, Lois Reynolds, Beth McKinney, Marie Gorst, Mara Berkley, Linda Hay.  Service Leader: Maisie Crowther

“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativityis a result of good work habits.”  Twyla Tharp, Dancer

Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our online service.

Order of Service
Sunday, August  29, 2021

Welcome and Announcements                     Jamie Gibson         

Prelude: “Ashokan Farewell”   by Jay Ungar
 Peter Gibbons, viola

Chalice Lighting by Sogysl Rinpoche                        Beth McKinney
.  “Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.”
Opening Words & Mission Statement of the Art Committee                         Maisie Crowther

Hymn #12:   “O Life that Maketh All Things New”
               Poem by Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892);
music from Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789

Marie Gorst, soprano
Introduction     “Our Windows”                                 Maisie Crowther

Story For All Ages: “The Art Lesson” by Tomie de Paola
read by Linda Hay

Hymn #305   “De colores”  trad. Spanish folk song;
English words by David Arkin
Performed and produced by Steve Squires

Ann Newsmith    “Art-A Healing Journey”

Musical Interlude: Canción (Part 1)
from Suite Compostelana  by Federico Mompou

 Ermanno Brignolo, guitarist

Marie Gorst     “Origins of an Artist”

Musical Interlude: Canción (Part 2)

Reading:  “To Be Creative” by Milliande                            Beth McKinney

Musical Interlude: Canción (Part 3)

Linda Hay   “Vincent Butler, an art teacher who changed lives” 
Offering shared with The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory: “The Old Castle” from Pictures at an Exhibition (1874),
a suite of 10 pieces by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky
Eva Greene, piano; Elizabeth Lewis, artist

Candles of Joys and Concerns  

Extinguishing the Chalice from “The Art of Peace” by Morihei Ueshiba                                                                                         Beth McKinney

“Do not fail to learn from the pure voice of an ever-flowing mountain stream splashing over the rocks.”

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