“Brattleboro Community Television: Informing, Promoting, and Empowering Our Community”

Please join Janis Chaillou, longtime volunteer and field producer at BCTV, for an uplifting multimedia presentation of BCTV, including photos, video clips, and personal stories about being part of this amazing, dedicated public access center.

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It has been a year since the invasion of Ukraine, and we will honor the resilience and perseverance of the Ukrainian people, and the Russian people who have resisted this war. We will explore and celebrate the importance of music to one’s homeland, the power that music has to encourage peace, connect and sustain people through incredible challenges.   

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 Order of Service

        Sunday, March 5, 2023        

Announcements and Board Greeting                           Ron Niswander

Prelude: “My Favorite Things”   from The Sound of Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting by Laurel S. Sheridan                          Janis Chaillou
Take from life its coals, not its ashes. Fan the flames of love and justice; join hands and hearts in common endeavor; and there will be no limit to what we can achieve together.

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.                                                                                 

Opening Words                                                                 Karen Tyler   

Opening Hymn #12 “O Life That Maketh All Things New”

Journey Down Memory Lane:
Video clips from ASC services 2002-2003, Videographer: Harald Holm

Anthem: “Row On” from the log of a whaleship, 1846, music by Tom Baehr
          All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director

Story for All Ages: 
BCTV Youth Video Camp: Highlights of creative videos produced by the campers (Introduced by Amilia )                           
Shared Offering Presentation: Janis Chaillou, volunteer & field producer at BCTV

Inviting the Offering                                                              Janis Chaillou      

Offertory:  “Look to the Rainbow” from Finian’s Rainbow     Burton Lane
                          Eva Greene, piano  

Reflection on Joys and Concerns                                

Closing Hymn:  #354 “We Laugh, We Cry”

Extinguishing the Chalice                                                    Janis Chaillou     
I slept and dreamed that life was joy. I woke and saw that joy was service. I acted and saw that service was joy.   Rabindranath Tagore

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

Benediction by Brian Solis                                              Karen Tyler
Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.”

Coffee Hour and Conversation