Sunday March 13, 2016: Firsts Aren’t the Only Thing

Prelude: Balm in Gilead by Nina Simone

Welcome:

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing
into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. John F. Kennedy

Chalice Lighting:UU Heritage Chalice Lighting By Elizabeth M Strong

Our Unitarian heritage bids us light our chalice
In the name of freedom,
In the light of reason,
In actions of tolerance.
We gather in community to celebrate a heritage of freedom, reason, and tolerance.

Our Universalist heritage bids us light our chalice
In the name of faith,
In the light of hope,
In actions of love.
We gather in community to celebrate a heritage of faith, hope, and love.

Let us bring this Unitarian Universalist heritage into our world and our lives today. Continue reading