Good morning and welcome to West Fork Unitarian Universalists. I’m Cricket and I feel blessed to serve this congregation as a lay leader. I’m glad to see all of you here today.
Thank you for joining us.
Let us use the prelude for centering. We are about to enter sacred time. We are about to make this time and this place sacred by our presence and intention.
Please silence your phones… and as you do so, I invite us also to turn down the volume on our fears; to remove our masks; and to loosen the armor around our hearts.
Let go of the expectations placed on you by others—and those they taught you to place on yourself.
Drop the guilt and the shame, not to shirk accountability, but in honest expectation of the possibility of forgiveness.
Let go of the thing you said the other day. Let go of the thing you dread next week. Be here, in this moment. Breathe, here.
Opening Words: Surrender to This Life by Gretchen Haley
Chalice Lighting: April 2020 – Global Chalice Lighting
Welcome Song: Come, Come Whoever you are
Principles: There are Seven Principles which Unitarian Universalist Congregations affirm and promote
Prelude – Wildflowers by Dolly Parton with Emmylou Harris &Linda Ronstadt
Opening for Flower Communion By Thomas Rhodes
Greeting: #361 “Enter Rejoice and Come In” Greet your neighbor in any way you feel comfortable, as we sing this familiar song.
Chalice Lighting: Infinite Spirit of Life, we ask thy blessing on these By Norbert Fabian Capek
“Inspired by the Spirit of Life and with a commitment to the ideals of freedom and reason in religion.
We, the member groups of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, affirming our belief in religious community based on
liberty of conscience and individual thought in matters of faith
the inherent worth and dignity of every person
justice and compassion in human relations
responsible stewardship of the earth’s living system
and our commitment to democratic principles,
Declare the mission of the ICUU is to empower existing and emerging member groups to sustain and grow our global faith community.