Building and Nurturing Our Community – A Year Remembered!

We reflect on our year together, remembering and honoring all that we
have shared and accomplished together. Together, we welcome all who
come, care for each other, and work for justice. From our newest members
and friends, to our longtime members, we are each involved in helping to
build and nurture our dear community.

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

**Everyone is Welcome at Our Annual Meeting to follow this service.

Worship Service

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Building and Nurturing Our Community – 

A Year, Remembered!

Greeting Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Welcome and Announcements Jamie Gibson

Remembrance Candle for Turner Lewis Peter Gibbons

Prelude     Waltz in E major, Op. 39:5   Johannes Brahms Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting – Nancy Reid-McKee, adptd. Janis Chaillou

We light this chalice, a beacon of our community holding and guiding us.
Our community knows no boundaries.
We are freer than we know when we release our expectations of what is needed for true community.
We are here together, bound by this, our light. May we see, may we hear and may we love each other deeply.
Let us celebrate the light we offer each other and the larger world!

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 Rev. Telos

*Opening Hymn     #361   Enter, Rejoice and Come In!  

Time for All of Us  – Together In Faith!

Sharing Our Covenant Ed Burke                                              

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     “River Song”    poem by Henry David Thoreau, music by Tom Baehr 

All Souls Choir with Tom Baehr, Director

Sharing a Poem Ed Burke

Reflections A Year Remembered!  Rev. Telos

Offering to be shared with Theatre Adventure!

Offertory     Handel’s Largo In memory of Turner

Peter Gibbons, viola;  Eva Greene, piano  

Candles and Stones of Joy and Sorrow

*Hymn     #128   For All That Is Our Life 

Extinguishing our Chalice – words of Debra Burrell Janis Chaillou

We have basked in the warmth and beauty of this flame and this community.
We have honored and celebrated our year together.
As the chalice flame is extinguished, let us carry its glow within.
Let us kindle new sparks within these walls and beyond.

*Closing Circle     Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again (sung 2x)


Refreshment and Conversation – Annual Meeting at 11:45am – All Are Welcome!

*Please rise in body or spirit