Our amazing Coming of Age middle schoolers led this service. They shared reflections about their individual beliefs (credos), along with music, stories, and readings. Watch this meaningful UU rite of passage led by Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration, Allie Izzard and Coming of Age kids with Love Activists as their chosen donee for this Sunday.
Order of Service
Preservice: Beethoven Sonata Op. 49 No. 2 1st & 2nd Movements played by Ethan Spritzer on piano
Prelude: Coming of Age Slideshow compiled by Allie Izzard with music Wildflowers by Tom Petty played by Damon Kardon
Bell: Recognition of Abenaki Land India Danyow
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Callie Rees
Call to Worship: Rejoice Together (excerpt) by Jane Ellen Maudlin read by Mary Harrington
Chalice Lighting: Written by Callie Rees and read by Elyse Singh
Reading: How Many, How Much by Shel Silverstein read by Dimitri Rodrigue
Time for All Ages: The Knowing Book by Rebecca Kai Dotlich read by Clara Chant
Offering Music: Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison played by Mary Harrington on trumpet
Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby. Future ones can be shared at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/form/YellowCard
Prayer/Meditation: Rev. Barnaby with meditation photo by Kate Gridley
Credo Introduction: Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration & Allie Izzard, Coming of Age Co-leader
Credos: Coming of Age Youth
Music: Never Alone by Gary Burr, Sarah Buxton, and Victoria Shaw sung by Callie Rees accompanied by Poppy Rees on piano
Benediction: Boldly, You Must Hang Your Light (excerpt) by Theresa I. Soto, read by Ethan Spritzer
Postlude: Celebration Time!
Thanks to Allie Izzard for joining Poppy Rees in leading our Coming of Age group, our incredible COA youth (Ethan Spritzer, Clara Chant, Callie Rees, Kaden Hammond, Elyse Singh, India Danyow, Mary Harrington, and Dimitri Rodrigue), our “Stream Team” Margy Young and Richard Hopkins, and Jordan Young for managing the zoom room.
Thank you for joining us for worship!