In celebration of All Souls’ Eve, we shared stories of relatives who had a significant impact on our lives. Led by Karl Lindholm. Watch a recording here.
Order of Service
Entire service indoors (please mask AND distance).
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Prelude Music: Great Pumpkin Waltz Ronnie Romano, Music Dir
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Abi Sessions, Worship Associate
Call to Worship
Chalice Lighting (by Albert Schweitzer)
At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark
from another person.
Each of us has cause to think
with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Story for All Ages: Karl Lindholm
Music: Family Tree by Tom Chapin Ronnie Romano
Milestones & Passages: Karl Lindholm. Those on zoom may enter theirs in chat. Future ones can be shared at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/form/YellowCard
Prayer/Meditation: Karl Lindholm
Music: Ronnie Romano
Breaths Abi Sessions
Look Homeward, Angel Karl Lindholm
Reflections: Remembering Our Ancestors
Music: We Are CVUUS Choir
Benediction: Karl Lindholm
Postlude: Ronnie Romano
Credits: Thanks to our worship associate Abi Sessions; our choir; Rich Wolfson, Richard Hopkins, Martha Fulda, Alan Moore and Jordan Young for technical support; Dinah Smith and Alice Berninghausen for fall arrangements; Mike Greenwood all who helped set up, usher, greet and provide hospitality.
Thank you for joining us for worship!
- I (Karl Lindholm) spoke about my immigrant ancestors from Sweden, particularly my great grandfather Carl, who came to Waltham MA to work in the watch factory there.
- Brett spoke about her admiration for her Gramma Rhoads who grew up in the British township of Georgeville, Quebec but went west alighting eventually in Barstow, CA .
- Marnie Wood told the story of her great great grandfather Michael Collins the first lightkeeper on Nauset Beach, Cape Cod
- Alan Moore remembered his “notorious” relative Hannah Dustin from the early 1700s who was kidnapped and fought her native American captives heroically.
- Martha Soderberg relayed the story of her relative Judith Varleff (1629-1711) who was a “real live witch” in Hartford CT (with whom Martha shares a birthday!)
- Ann Webster told of the three-year twin brother of her Aunt Betty “who went missing.”
- Rich Hennessey remembered fondly his “esteemed friend” Sam Fogel who attended CVUUS services.
- Richard Hopkins remembered his great great great uncle Johns Hopkins, a successful merchant and philanthropist (and slave holder) who left his estate to the college and hospital that bears his name.
Topics: Nurturing Community