Lessons from My Year of Living Spiritually

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

Offering: Today’s offering will be for 350.org. Contributions can be made athttps://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.

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.