“Sharing Who We Are”

“Sharing Who We Are” with Rev. Telos Whitfield.
This multigenerational service will be interactive and celebrate who we are and what we each offer with ritual,  stories and music, We will hold our Annual Flower Ceremony so bring a flower or flowers to share! 

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


Sharing Who We Are”
with Rev. Telos Whitfield

Greeter: Kathy Squires

Order of Service
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Greeting                                                                       Rev. Telos

Board Welcome & Announcements                       Leslie Kinney

Remembrance Candle in Honor of Mike McAssey

Prelude    Somewhere over the Rainbow                Harold Arlen 
                  Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting by Dorothea Kaufmann                 Marty Shaw
(UUA Global Chalice Lighting for the month of June)

“From the bottom of my very existence
I am pervaded with light energy,
shining colours to my eye,
warmth to my skin,
inspiration to my soul.
In this unity
of creative sparks
and sparkling creation
life unfolds.
Let us open our senses to the light within and around us
and send it out with shining examples
into the world!”                                                         

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                                                   

Opening Hymn #305  “De Colores”
 Steve Squires, guitar  

Story For All of Us: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney   Rev. Telos

Anthem: “Grow Your Garden” words and music by Jay Althouse
 All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, director


Grow your garden. Grow it tall and green and every color in a rainbow.
Grow your garden. Give it tender care, and you will reap what you will sow.
In your garden, plant some flowers.They will take root. They will grow.
Watch them blossom in your garden, all the flowers in a row.

Tend your garden with a passion, and it will pay you back in time.
When the clouds come, and the rains fall, Just remember the sun will shine.
And your garden, as the years go by, Will grow into a place of beauty,
filled with memories, filled with life and love, a quiet place for all to see.

Reflection: “Sharing Who We Are”                                       Rev. Telos

Our Flower Ceremony

Hymn   #128  “For All That Is Our Life”

Offering shared with National Alliance on Mental Illness VT

Offertory:  French Suite: Gigue   J.S. Bach
Eva Greene, piano

Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows

Hymn #1057  “Go Lifted Up”

Extinguishing the Chalice by Michael DeVernon Boblett
Marty Shaw               

Blessed be the flower that triumphs at last
Over us, over pasts and futures, over words and silences,
over deaths and lives, placing them all in their proper place,
restoring to all things their joyful smallness.
Blessed be the flower that triumphs at last.
Closing Circle: “Carry the flame of peace and love
Until we meet again.” (sung two times)

Benediction                                                                            Rev. Telos