Theatre in this Time

What is the role of theatre in this time of pandemic with its spotlight on systemic racism? Becky Strum and friends “hold a mirror up to nature” through music and a zoom-staged play reading.

A Spirituality & the Arts summer worship service.

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Order of Service

Prelude: Chuck Miller accompanied by images from Lucy Tenenbaum

Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Rev. Barnaby, Worship Associate

Call to Worship: We’ve Come Too Far to Turn Around by Charles Lloyd performed by Connie Leach, Chuck Miller, Steve MacLauchan, and Glendon Ingalls

Chalice Lighting: Rev. Barnaby

Offering: Today’s offering will be shared with NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Contributions can be made at

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

Prayer & Meditation: Rev. Barnaby

Sermon Part 1: Becky Strum

Music: You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught by Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by Sophie & Amy Mason

Sermon Part 2: Becky Strum

Stage Reading: The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess performed by Joanna Colwell & Esther Thomas

Sermon Part 3: Becky Strum

Music: Ol’ Man River by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern: Paul Robeson revised lyrics performed by Dr. Francois Scarborough Clemmons

Closing: Becky Strum

Postlude: Chuck Miller accompanied by images from Lucy Tenenbaum

Thanks to our “Stream Team” Rich Wolfson and Richard Hopkins.