“Our Caring Congregation”

We are planning this service to 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 for in-person attendance.

During the pandemic, the members of All Souls Church have demonstrated their strength in taking care of each other both within and beyond our Church.  In this lay led service, assembled by Christina Gibbons, you will hear about the formal structures and informal contacts that sustain us.  During the Fellowship Hour, you will have the opportunity to share your own experiences of caring and being cared for during trying times.

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Brattleboro, VT
Order of Service
“Our Caring Congregation”

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 for in-person attendance.
(Please completely power off your cell phone during the service to preserve the Church’s WiFi bandwidth for our Zoom attendees.)


ASC Board Greeting                                                                         Leslie Kinney

Stewardship Report

Prelude:    Siciliano, From Flute Sonata No. 2      J.S. Bach
Eva Greene,piano; George Carvill, AV production

Chalice Lighting   
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”                           Albert Schweitzer                          Opening Words                                                                                  Christina Gibbons

Opening Hymn #44: “We Sing of Golden Mornings”   Ralph Waldo Emerson
Music: Southern Harmony (1835)
Led by Catie G. Berg

Time For All Ages: Blessings of The Vernal Equinox                            Beverly Miller
Music: “Healing Time” by John Denver

The Vernal Equinox
The world stands at the threshold,
in perfect balance between
Winter’s dark and Summer’s light,
and then tips over the threshold
into the light.
The fertility in the land awakens and blooms
as the growing season begins.
This is a time of balance.
May we give ourselves over
to the exuberant energy of Spring,
while remaining open
to that which grounds us and gives us strength.
Blessed Be

Speaker 1: Beth McKinney on The Caring Circle

Speaker 2: Marty Shaw on Small Group Ministry

Hymn #1008: “When Our Heart Is in A Holy Place”          Joyce Poley
Led and produced by Steve Squires

Speaker 3: Kathy Squires on the Membership Committee

Speaker 4: Karen Tyler on the Social and Environmental Action Committee

Mission of All Souls Church
The mission of All Souls Church is to create and sustain an open and caring community where we may find inspiration for our spiritual growth, opportunities for lifelong religious education, and encouragement for putting our beliefs and values into action and service.

Stewardship Moment: Imagining Possibilities                           Christina Gibbons
“Accentuate the Positive!” (1944) words by Johnny Mercer; music by Harold Arlen
              “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music    Rodgers & Hammerstein

Offering  shared with The Community Asylum Seekers Project

Offertory:  “Goldberg Variation No. 22”     J.S.Bach
    Eva Greene, piano; George Carvill, AV production
Honoring the Candles of Joys and Concerns

Closing Words

Closing Hymn #1028:  “The Fire of Commitment”    Jason Shelton
Used by permission

Extinguishing the Chalice
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.  These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.
Closing Circle
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.”  (2X)

Blessing                                                                     Christina Gibbons