“Healing Divisions – Journey Toward a Whole Life” led by Rev. Telos Whitfield

Parker Palmer is a profound writer and deep thinker, teacher and activist, offers his insights in  A Hidden Wholeness. He describes “circles of trust” where our inner journeys of exploration can be held by our community. What deepens trust and expands belonging to support ourselves and each other on the journey toward lives of wholeness?

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Healing Divisions –

Journey Toward a Whole Life

Worship Leader: Rev. Telos Whitfield
Greeter: Kathy Squires
Order of Sertvice
Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Board Welcome and Announcements  Ron Niswander
Prelude     Sonata Pathétique, Op. 13:  Adagio Ludwig van Beethoven  Eva Greene


Chalice Lighting – words of Sam Trumbore, adapted

O light of life,
Be kindled again in our hearts
As we meet together this morning
To celebrate the joy of human and earth community
Seeking a wholeness that extends beyond ourselves.
May we imagine our flame allowing divisions to dissolve and be transformed.


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  #156 Woke Up This Morning
Story for All of Us “Beneath” by Cori Doerrfeld
Anthem  Things That Never Die, words by Charles Dickens,
All Souls Choir with Tom Baehr, Director music by Victor G. Johnson


Sharing Readings from Parker Palmer and Wendell Berry        Ed Burke

Sermon     Healing Divisions – Journey Toward a Whole Life

Special Music     Imagine by John Lennon   Steve Squires

Offering to be shared with Boys and Girls Club

Offertory     Berceuse    Leo Brouwer          Eva Greene, pian

Candles of Joy and Concern

*Hymn     #44   We Sing of Golden Mornings

Extinguishing the Chalice

As we extinguish our flame, may we leave this place
Seeking an uncharted and freely chosen way to wholeness, knowing we have companions along the way.

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


*Please rise in body or spirit