“In Solidarity Through Learning and Action: Reflections on UU General Assembly”

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Each year, members of our congregations gather in solidarity for worship, learning
and action. Actions of Immediate Witness and Statements of Conscience are ways
that we can engage with our collective faith community to inspire change

“In Solidarity Through Learning and Action: Reflections on UU General Assembly”

Order of Service
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Greeting                                                                       Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Welcome & Announcements                          Catie G. Berg

Prelude: “Ode to Joy” from Symphony IX [excerpt] Ludwig van Beethoven
arranged by Hans Sitt. Peter Gibbons, viola;
Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting                                                                      Ed Burke

With the kindling of our flame we join with so many others this day. This is our flame of courage, strengthening our resolve to be voices for justice. This is our flame of compassion, allowing us to reach out to all who are in need. This is our flame of community that joins with the chalice flame shining out at our UU General Assembly this day.

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.

Call to Worship                                                          Rev. Telos Whitfield                                                    

Opening Hymn #1018 “Come and Go With Me”

Story For All of Us    

Sharing Our Covenant                                                          Catie G. Berg                                          
“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: “We Shall Be Known (by the company we keep)”
words and music by Karisha Longaker of MaMuse
All Souls Choir, directed byTom Baehr

Sermon: “In Solidarity Through Learning & Action”  Rev. Telos Whitfield

Hymn #300 “With Heart and Mind”

Offering shared with The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory:  “Arietta”   Edvard Grieg
                 Eva Greene, piano

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows

Closing Hymn #318   “We Would Be One”

Extinguishing the Chalice by
 Judith L. Quarles [adapted]           Ed Burke
As we close our time together, in small towns and big cities, and in Portland Oregon, in single rooms and ornate sanctuaries, many of our sibling Unitarian Universalist congregations are also extinguishing their chalice flames. May we remember that we are part of a great community of faith. May the memory of our dancing flame inspire us to fill our lives with the Unitarian Universalist ideals of love, justice and truth.

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

*Please join in standing as you are able.

Benediction                                                                   Rev. Telos Whitfield