“Together for Mental Health”

Mental Health affects us all.  In the Brattleboro area, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, NAMI-VT, facilitates support group meetings for peers and families and provides educational programs and training for families and individuals impacted by mental illness. Our speakers, Judy and Chip Siler, are members of the NAMI-VT board and facilitators and trainers for various NAMI programs.

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

“Together for Mental Health”

    Order of Service
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Speakers: Judy & Chip Siler
Service Leader: Christina Gibbons
Greeters: Carla Fogg & Ed Burke


Greeting                                                                                           Christina Gibbons

ASC Board Welcome & Announcements                                        Catie G. Berg

Prelude: Waltz in C# minor (excerpt)    Frederic Chopin
               Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting .from Robin F. Gray
We join our voices in a holy communion of mind and heart, dedicated to the promises that bind us in compassion, one with another. In this hour we light the flame that signals our intention to find the sacred in every living thing.

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.                                                                                                                                                             

Introduction                                                                          Christina Gibbons

Opening Hymn #65: The Sweet June Days  

Story for All Ages:  “I Am Human,” by Susan Verde
  read by Ellie Weiss

Anthem:  “My Soul Is Awakened”
words by Anne Brontë, music by Cristi Cary Miller

          All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director
Message: “Together for Mental Health”                      Chip and Judy Siler

Hymn #1053: How Could Anyone Ever Tell You

Offering shared with NAMI_VT

Offertory:    Canción de cuna                   Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
                       Eva Greene, piano

Reflection on Joys and Concerns                                                                

Closing Hymn #129: Let Love Continue Long

Extinguishing the Chalice

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

Benediction                                                                  Christina Gibbons                                        

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