Our annual CVUUS Sangha service led by Dinah Smith with words from Pema Chodran and reflections from her, Colleen Brown, Bobbie Carnwath, Jack Carter and Marsdin Van Order accompanied by water images and music.
Order of Service
Preservice & Prelude: Prayer Flags with reflective images and text
Bell: Recognition of Abenaki Land Julia Chant
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Liam Greenwood, Worship Associate
Call to Worship/ Chalice Lighting: Pema Chodron’s words Bobbie Carnwath
Responsive Reading: Metta Sutra Colleen Brown
Music: Meditation on Breathing by Sarah Dan Jones
Time for All Ages: Zen Shorts excerpt by Jon Muth Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration
Honoring the Children in Song: Let Us Open Our Hearts Poppy & Milo Rees
Offering Intro: The Meaning of Dana Dinah Smith
Offering: Today’s offering will be for Common Ground Center. Contributions can be made at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Milestones & Passages: Liam Greenwood. Future ones can be shared at
Readings & Intro to Reflections: Marsdin Van Order
Reflections with water images and music: Colleen Brown, Dinah Smith, Marsdin Van Order, Jack Carter, Bobbie Carnwath
Closing: Pema Chodran’s words Jack Carter
Postlude: Nature slides with music
Thanks to our “Stream Team” Margy Young and Richard Hopkins, our CVUUS Sangha members led by Dinah Smith for sharing reflections and Jordan Young for managing the zoom room.