The Goal of World Community: Reflections – Online Only

Led by Karl Lindholm and Martha Fulda.

Participants at Home

Mary H. watching the March 15th 2020 service

We have about 43 devices watching the service, which probably meant 60-70 people watching.

What an exciting response to this first effort!

Order of Service

The Sixth Principle: The Goal of World Community: Reflections

Prelude: Kate Gridley

Welcome and Pathways to Connection: Karl Lindholm

Call to Worship: Martha Fulda

Chalice Lighting (unison reading): A Community of Faith, by Judith L. Quarles

At this hour, in small towns and big cities, in single rooms and ornate sanctuaries, many of our sibling Unitarian Universalist congregations are also lighting a flaming chalice.

As we light our chalice today, let us remember that we are part of a great community of faith.

May this dancing flame inspire us to fill our lives with the Unitarian Universalist ideals of love, justice, and truth.

Pledge Message: Karl Lindholm and Ellen Flight

Time for All Ages: Rev. Barnaby Feder

Song: Olam Chesed Yibaneh by Menachem Creditor. Poppy Rees, Directory of Religious Exploration

Offering: Karl Lindholm. Music: Kate Gridley.

Please write all checks to CVUUS. Today’s offering will be split will be split with Common Threads Project. Video about Common Threads Project.


From you I receive, to you I give,
Together we share, and from this we live.

Milestones and Passages: Martha Fulda



  • What is Holy to Humanists by Rev. David Breeden: Martha Fulda
  • #XIII (“Dedications”) from An Atlas of the Difficult World by Adrienne Rich: Brett Millier


  • Esther Thomas: Rise to the Occasion
  • Nancy Means Wright
  • Peter Conlon: A Global View from a Tiny House

Hymn #121: We’ll Build a Land (lyrics below)

Benediction and Extinguish the Chalice: Martha Fulda

Postlude: Kate Gridley

Thanks also to Shannon LaRose, Alan Moore, Jordan Young, and Margy Levine Young.