The Future We Choose

Buddhism would say it is already here. Is that good news? Rev. Barnaby considered the wisdom of a line of poetry that reads “everything is fleeing toward its presence.”  DAYLIGHT SAVING time ends Nov 1. Set clocks back one hour.

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Order of Service

Preservice slideshow: Chuck Miller

Bell: Recognition of Abenaki Land   Julia Chant

Prelude: Chuck Miller & Lucy Tenenbaum

Call to Worship/ Pathways to Connection/ Chalice Lighting: Julia Chant, Worship Associate

Honoring Children in Song: Let Us Open Our Eyes

Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees

Offering: Today’s offering will be shared with Alyssum Respite Center. We’ll hear a testimony from Alyssum’s Linda Fuglestad. Contributions can be made at

Testimony: Ellen Flight

Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby. Future ones can be shared at


Music: Woyaya

Reading: Vertical Poems by Roberto Juarroz (2) read by Julia Chant

Sermon: The Future We Build  Rev. Barnaby

MusicHow Sweet the Darkness of the Falling Leaf Moon    Liam Battjes Greenwood

Benediction: Rev. Barnaby

Postlude: Chuck Miller & Lucy Tenenbaum

Thanks to our “Stream Team” Margy Young and Rich Wolfson and Lucy Tenenbaum for leading zoom coffee hour.