Lessons I learned from My Mother

Please join us at 10 AM this Sunday on the UUFEC Facebook Page and on the UUFEC website to watch a recorded message from the Reverend Meg Barnhouse. The sermon title is “Lessons I learned from My Mother”. Sometimes the most valuable gifts we can receive are lessons we learn from our mothers.

Order of Service

Opening Hymn “Morning Has Broken,” sung by the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock

Welcome Words by Sharleenne Farley

Lighting of the Chalice
“Mother’s Day Chalice Lighting,” by Claudene (Deane) Oliva; Read by Winky Sweet
“We light this chalice for mothers and mothering;
to celebrate those who have taken on the task of nurturing a young one – baby, child, or youth-into adulthood;
to celebrate those who have nourished the light of truth and compassion in growing minds and hearts;
to celebrate those who have committed time, money, energy to the growth of others in this world.
We light this chalice to celebrate and hold dear this flame of love.

Time for All Ages “In Our Mother’s House,” by Patricia Polacco; read by Amy Weisberg

Hymn “Your Raise Me Up,” sung by First Unitarian Universalist Choir.

Sermon “Lessons I Learned from My Mother,” by Reverend Meg Barnhouse, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church of Austin

Extinguishing of the Chalice
“As we listen to the blessing of music,
May we know this ending
As more than a time of goodbye.
May the warmth of this community
And the memory of our chalice flame
Sustain our hearts and encourage our minds,
As we engage the blessings
Of life’s challenges and joys.

Closing Hymn “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” performed by the White Bear UU Church