“Light Your Candle for Social Justice”

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This Sunday we will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr and his call to action for Racial Justice. In these challenging times it is hard to hold on to hope. It is difficult to feel that our individual efforts can even begin to make a difference. Join us as we remind one another that there is work to be done and, while one candle alone may seem too small, together we can shine ever more brightly.



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Order of Service
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Welcome and Board Greeting

Prelude:      If It’s Magic          Stevie Wonder

Lighting Our Chalice 

Opening Words 

Opening Hymn  “Ella’s Song”
Written by Dr.Bernice Johnson Reagon,
Sung by Voices Lesbian A Capella for Justice

The words in this song are from the speeches of Ella Baker, whose work against exploitation, racism and injustice stretched over 50 years.  The first verse is from a statement she made following the murder of three Civil Rights Movement workers.

Reading  “Light Your Small Candle” by Marian Wright Edelman

Story For All Ages “Black is Beautiful” by Ann McGovern

Created from excerpts from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s   final speech in Memphis, TN

Song     Happy Birthday       Stevie Wonder


“What Black Lives Matters means to an 11 year old” by Jolia Bossette
(Eleven-year-old Jolia Bossette on being a Black kid in America.)

 “Here’s What Black People Really Want White People To Do”
From Madamenoire – a passionate, cutting-edge web publication geared towards African-American women.

Special Music “This Joy”
by the Resistance Revival Chorus, Righteous Babe Records

 Meditation “What Are We Building and What Are We Building Towards”  by Patrisse Cullors co-founder of Black Lives Matter,
provided by BIONEERS Pathways Forward

Offering shared with 350.org

Offertory: Why by Nina Simone (April 7, 1968)

Blessing of our Candles of Joy and Concern

Hymn: This Little Light of Mine
Guitar and vocals by Steve Squires

Extinguishing Our Chalice

Closing Circle and song
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.” (sung 2X)