“Saved By the Trees”

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 We will explore insights offered by Diana Beresford-Kroeger in her book To Speak For the Trees, and stories of people’s deep convictions in the life-saving power of trees. You may have a favorite tree in your backyard or along a favorite hike, or you may have grown up under the shade of a tree that you watched grow. Trees can be a life-saving solution as we grapple with our rapidly changing climate. 


Saved ByThe Trees
with Rev. Telos Whitfield

Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our online service.

Order of Service
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Welcome                                                                           Rev. Telos Whitfield


Prelude     “Bondens Sang”   Op. 65:2 (Song of the Farmer)
composed by Edvard Grieg
  Eva Greene, pianist

Chalice Lighting                 

“With the kindling of our chalice flame,
we honor the trees, young saplings and ancient holy giants,
who offer us oxygen and healing to sustain our lives.”

Opening Words                                                                 Rev. Telos

Opening Hymn #21  “For the Beauty of the Earth”
sung by George Carvill and Ellie Shaw

Story for All of Us – “Wangari’s Trees of Peace”

Sharing our Affirmation

Poem: “When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou
offered by Bev Miller

Hymn #34   “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire”        
performed by Beth and Michael McKinney

Sermon:  “Saved By The Trees”                                 Rev. Telos 

Offering shared with Windham County NAACP

Offertory:  “Sueño en la floresta”  Augustín Barrios
John Williams, guitar

Blessing our Candles of Joy and Concerns

Closing Hymn  #194  “Faith is a Forest”
 Elizabeth Lewis, singer and artist    

Closing Words                                                                 Rev. Telos

Extinguishing our Chalice

“We extinguish our flame but we hold the light in our hearts, extending the circle of compassion out to include the trees, all living beings and our Earth home.”

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

Conversation and Coffee