Rev. Christina Sillari returns to our pulpit as guest worship leader. She and Rev. Barnaby exchanged pulpits in Fall 2019. “Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” Bell Hooks Watch a recording of the service here.
Order of Service
Entire service indoors (please mask AND distance).
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Prelude Music: Ronnie Romano, Music Dir
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Jason Duquette-Hoffman, Worship Associate
Call to Worship: Jason Duquette-Hoffman
Chalice Lighting: Rev. Christina Sillari & Jason Duquette-Hoffman
With humility and courage born of our history,
we are called as Unitarian Universalists
to build the Beloved Community
where all souls are welcome as blessings,
and the human family lives whole and reconciled.
With this vision in our hearts and minds, we light our chalice.
Reading for All Ages: Choose to Bless the World by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker
read by Rev. Christina
Music for All Ages: Spirit of Life (Gray #123) Ronnie Romano
Offering: Jason Duquette-Hoffman. Our donee is Honor the Earth. Contributions can be made as https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Milestones & Passages: Jason Duquette-Hoffman. Those on zoom may enter theirs in chat. Future ones can be shared at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/form/YellowCard
Prayer/Meditation: Rev. Christina Sillari
Music: When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place (Teal #1008) CVUUS Choir
Sermon: What Is the “Beloved” Community & How Do We Create It? Rev. Christina Sillari
Music: We Would Be One (Gray #318) CVUUS Choir
Benediction: Rev. Christina Sillari
Postlude: Ronnie Romano
Credits: Thanks to our worship associate Jason Duquette-Hoffman; our choir; Margy & Jordan Young, Alan Moore, Mary Hadley, Rich Wolfson and Abi Sessions for technical support; Chris Murphy for fall arrangements; and all who helped set up, usher, greet and provide hospitality.
Thank you for joining us for worship!
Topics: Nurturing Community