Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work. This full-length worship experience features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and in generosity.
This hour long service will be streamed on the UUFEC Facebook page at the usual time, 10:00 am CT.
ORDER OF SERVICE
“Loved into Being”
A UUA Stewardship Worship Service 2021
Prelude ”Don’t be Discouraged/Hold On” by Glen Ballard and Cynthia Phillips, arr. Trey McLaughlin. (c.ASCAP/BMI) Sung by the Women’s 8 of All Souls DC: Juliene James, Loyce Pace, Norah Quinn McComick, Rochelle Rice,, A.Tianna Scozarro, Melinda St Louis, Jennie Wasserman, and Jen Hayman, director and accompanist.
Welcome Rev. Erika Hewitt and Rev. Van Weller
Chalice Lighting Rev. Chris Long, Rev. Vail Weller, Jen Hayman, Rev. Erika Hewitt, Rev. Mariela Perez-Simons, and Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Story for All Ages “Madam Modifuss ,” as told by Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Musical Interlude “Sometimes I Cry” by Chris Stapleton (cASCAP/BMI) Shacara Rogers, vocals: John Lee, guitar
Prayer and Ritual Rev. Chris Long
Sung Meditation “Comfort Me” by Mimi Bornstein (“Singing the Journey #1002). Arranged and performed by Unfolding (Laura Weiss and Sarah Jebian)
Reading and Reflection Rev. Mariela Perez-Simons, reflecting on the words of Bernard Loomer
Musical Interlude “Love’s Divine” by Mark Batson and Sealhenry Samuel.(cBMG) Rochelle Rice, vocals: Todd Simon, piano; Romeir Mendez, bass; Dante Pope, drums; and the Loved into Being virtual choir, directed by Jen Hayman
Sermon Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Invitation to Generosity Rev. Vail Weller
Music “Rise up (for Something” by Andra Day. (cASCAP) Nicole Rumeau, lead vocals; youth soloists; Todd Simon, piano; Romeir Mendez, bass; Dante Pope, drums; and the Loved into Being virtual choir, directed by Jen Hayman
Sending Forth Rev. Vail Weller, Rev. Erika Hewitt, Rev. Mariela Perez-Simons, Rev. Chris Long, Jen Hayman and Susan Frederick-Gray
Postlude “Nina Cried Power” by Andrew Hozier Bryne (cBMI) Performed by the All Souls UU DC choir. Rochelle Rice and Shacara Rogers, soloists; Gordon Kent, piano; Corey Null, bass; Dante Pope, drums
(For more information see https://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/loved-being)