Each year, Unitarian Universalists from all around the country and beyond gather for our General Assembly, a time of worship and workshops, learning and action. It can be inspiring, challenging, even transformative to hear, see and witness our denomination! We will share insights and learning from GA, explore actions UU members have chosen to take, and feel our connection to our greater
“Circle Round for Justice,Healing, Courage-UU General Assembly Highlights ”
with Rev. Telos Whitfield
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Order of Service
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Welcome Rev. Telos Whitfield
Announcements Sarah Lott
Prelude “Chanson Triste Op. 40:2” Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Eva Greene, piano
(This score was a gift from Charles Butterfield, 14 years ago. Thank you for being my teacher, Charles.)
Chalice Lighting by Maureen Killoran
In these hard times, let us look first to the response of love.
In the midst of challenge, may our chalice flame bear witness to the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.
In the midst of uncertainty, may our chalice be a beacon of encouragement, that our values may guide our choices.
Let us look first to the response of love.
Opening Words Rev. Telos
Opening Hymn #121 – “We’ll Build a Land”
words: Barbara Znetti; music: Carolyn McDade
sung by Cathie Creed and Eva Greene
Story for All of Us – “We Are UUs”
Reflection “Our 8th Principle” Catie G. Berg
Anthem: “Sumer is icumen in”
(summer has arrived), attr. to W. de Wycombe, 13th C.
All Souls Choir
Sharing Our Affirmation Sarah Lott
Reflections from General Assembly Marty Shaw and Jamie Gibson
Hymn #208 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”
trad. African-Amer. hymn, c. 1750-1875
arranged and performed by Bob Wyckoff and Steve Squires
Reflection: “Our Larger UU Community-Healing and Justice Work Continue On! Rev. Telos
Offering shared with Edible Brattleboro
Offertory: “Arietta” from “Lyric Pieces” Edvard Grieg
Eva Greene, piano
Blessing our Candles of Joy and Concerns
Closing Hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
words: Robert Robinson, Eugene Navias
music: John Wyeth (“Nettleton”)
sung and produced by Steve Squires
Closing Words Rev. Telos
Extinguishing our Chalice by Maureen Killoran
This is the message of our faith
To act with passion in the face of injustice.
To love with courage in the midst of life’s pain.
This is the meaning of our chalice flame.
May it empower our hearts until we are together again.
Closing Circle and Song
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.” (2X)
Conversation and Coffee