Led by Rev. Barnaby. Dr. Francois S. Clemmons sang Precious Lord and our Choir sang Love Will Guide Us, A Fierce Unrest and Let Freedom Span Both East and West. Watch a recording of the service posted here. Followed by our Congregational Conversation via CVUUS Zoom in place of the social coffee hour on how to continue our work dismantling systemic racism which is the heart of the newly proposed 8th principle of Unitarian Universalists. Join the CVUUS Race in America book group in discussing Caste on 4th Wed of month Jan through April via Zoom at 7 pm starting Jan 26.
No live streaming of the service on You Tube, but you can watch a recording of it posted on You Tube and cvuus.org later and in next week’s Blast.
Order of Service
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Prelude: Ronnie Romano, Director of Music
Welcome: Becky Strum
Call to Worship: Dark Testament Verse 8 (by Pauli Murray) Becky Strum
Hope is a crushed stalk
Between clenched fingers
Hope is a bird’s wing
Broken by a stone.
Hope is a word in a tuneless ditty —
A word whispered with the wind,
A dream of forty acres and a mule,
A cabin of one’s own and a moment to rest,
A name and place for one’s children
And children’s children at last . . .
Hope is a song in a weary throat.
Give me a song of hope
And a world where I can sing it.
Give me a song of faith
And a people to believe in it.
Give me a song of kindliness
And a country where I can live it.
Give me a song of hope and love
And a brown girl’s heart to hear it.
Chalice Lighting: For Our Collective Liberation Becky Strum
We light this chalice—symbol of our faith alive in this world—
naming our vision of collective liberation,
and daring to re-member each other into beloved community.
By Deanna Vandiver
Music: Love Will Guide Us (Gray #131) CVUUS Choir
Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration
Offering: We’ll collect for UNICEF vaccination efforts. All cash and checks not otherwise specified will be split between CVUUS and our donee. You can give online at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Song: Precious Lord Dr. Francois S. Clemmons
Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby
Prayer/Meditation: Rev. Barnaby
Music: A Fierce Unrest (Gray #304) CVUUS Choir
Reading: Becky Strum
Sermon: New Ways to Listen to MLK Rev. Barnaby
Music: Let Freedom Span Both East and West (Gray #148) CVUUS Choir
Benediction: Rev. Barnaby
Postlude: Ronnie Romano
Credits: Thanks to our worship associate Becky Strum, our Choir and Francois Clemmons for singing and Richard Hopkins, Abi Sessions & Rich Wolfson for technical support.
Thank you for joining us for worship!