Writing and the Spirit

A number of CVUUS friends and members who love to write shared their purpose and process and described how writing feeds their soul and nurtures their spirit. A famous, best-selling author offered a special reading and Kate Gridley played original music to accompany the images of photographer Martha Lentz (Karl Lindholm’s sister).

Order of Service

Preservice Music: Here We Are   Chuck Miller

Prelude: Patterns   Kate Gridley

Accompanied by photographs from Martha Lentz

Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Karl Lindholm, Worship Associate

Call to Worship & Chalice Lighting 

Time for All Ages: Time to Play  Bobbi Loney

Honoring the Children in Song: Let Us Open Our Eyes   Poppy Rees

Offering: Today’s offering will be shared with NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Contributions can be made at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.

Milestones & Passages: Karl Lindholm. Future ones can be shared at


Prayer & Meditation: Find a Stillness   arr. by Kate Gridley


Sermon Part 1: Becoming a Writer   Johanna Nichols

Sermon Part 2: Semolina and Samadhi: Pasta and the Inner Light    Paul Seward

Sermon Part 3: Don’t be Afraid to Take a Leap and Go Deep   Lise Anderson

Sermon Part 4: The Who, What, When, Where, Why Path to Spirituality   Rev. Barnaby

Benediction & Extinguishing the Chalice: Karl Lindholm

Postlude: Abstractions   Kate Gridley

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