The Gift of Our Growing Edges

Theatre Adventure is your resident thespian group dedicated to empowerment with the theater arts for individuals with disabilities.   During the service we offer an “insider’s view” of our work, inviting the congregation to actively engage with the process of change, learning, and growing. During this service Theatre Adventure actors and directors will share the personal journey of shining light on one’s growing edge within the encouragement and care of an inclusive theater arts community.

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.When attending in person, please completely power off your cell phone during the service to preserve the Church’s WiFi bandwidth for our Zoom attendees.


All Souls UU Church
Order of Service
January 8, 2023

Theatre Adventure Presents:

“The Gift of Our Growing Edges”


Announcements and Board Greeting                     Leslie Kinney

Prelude: “Transformation” Slideshow

Chalice Lighting                                                       Laura Lawson Tucker
“The most important attitude that can be found is the desire to go on learning.”
John Dewey                              

Opening Words: “This Morning” by Mary Oliver           Leslie Kinney

Opening Hymn/Song: “Gather in Love” by Rich Nethercott

Reading                                                                    Darlene Jenson
By Rich Nethercott and Leslie Kinney, from “Amahl’s Song” of The Costume Shop

To thine own self be true, proclaim your gifts and share
Not a day shall you rue, for possibilities are there.
Offering Guest Speakers: Darlene Jenson and Laura Lawson Tucker of Theatre Adventure

Theatre Adventure Mentors: Alauna, Brian, Jenny, Jess

Story For All Ages: “The Grumps Song”
As acted out by The Three Grumps!

Reflection: “What is a Growing Edge for me?”

Offering Guest Speaker: Julianne of Theatre Adventure

Let us feel the joy of sharing our vulnerability and triumphs.      Laura Lawson Tucker

Special Music: “Navin” (reprise)
by Leslie Kinney and Rich Nerthercott

Inviting the Offering                                                           Karen Tyler

Offertory: “Long A-Growing”

Honoring the Candles of Joys and Sorrows                    Karen Tyler

Reading: From “Gather in Love” by Rich Nethercott

Closing Hymn/Song:  “Transformation” by Rich Nethercott
Audio Song for Dancing!

Extinguishing the Chalice                                                 Laura Lawson Tucker

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”  Socrates                                  

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

Coffee Hour and Conversation