Guest Worship Leader Anne Bokma shared insights from her whirlwind year of experimenting with two dozen spiritual practices—from singing to solitude to going to a witch camp and heading out on a pilgrimage—and how they taught her to live more attentively and authentically in the world. All of us are on a spiritual journey yet so often we neglect this essential aspect of our lives. Followed by a Planned Giving webinar led by Jason Cadwell.
More about Anne Bokma CVUUS welcomes Anne to the pulpit on Jan 24. Anne is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of My Year of Living Spiritually: One Woman’s Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life published by Douglas & McIntyre in October 2019. She is also the founder of the 6-Minute Memoir “Speed Storytelling For a Cause” event, which features storytellers sharing tales on a common theme within a strict six-minute time limit. And she offers the 6-Minute Memoir Online Writing Workshop Series to help participants select, shape and share their personal stories. Her work has been honored with many writing awards including from the Canadian Association of Journalists, the American Associated Church Press and the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. Earlier this year she received a City of Hamilton’s Arts Award recognizing her long career as a writer.
Order of Service
Preservice slideshow: CVUUS 35th Anniversary
Bell: Recognition of Abenaki Land Julia Chant
Prelude: Just as Long as I Have Breath (Hymn #6) UUA Music
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Abi Sessions, Worship Leader
Call to Worship & Chalice Lighting: Abi Sessions
Honoring the Children in Song: This Little Light of Mine Poppy Rees
Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees
Milestones & Passages: Abi Sessions. Future ones can be shared at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/form/YellowCard
Music: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky Ronnie Romano
Reading: It Matters What We Believe Abi Sessions
Sermon: Lessons from My Year of Living Spiritually Anne Bokma
Music: Spirit of Life Sessions-Bernhardt Family
Benediction: Abi Sessions
Postlude: Riff on This Little Light of Mine Ronnie Romano
Post-service event: Planned Giving Workshop with Jason Cadwell”
Thanks to our “Stream Team” Rich Wolfson and Richard Hopkins and Jordan Young for leading zoom coffee hour with breakout room for Planned Giving Webinar.