“No pull quotes – this piece needs to be read in full.
Thank you Bart Frost for all your work for the association, and this brilliant perspective on how we can shape the future of this faith tradition.” – from the UUA’s Facebook in reference to the article below.
“5 Things I Learned in Almost 5 Years” by Bart Frost
Prelude Galileo – Indigo Girls
Welcome The beauty of the whole – Meg Barnhouse
We gather to worship, our hearts alive with hope that here we will be truly seen, that here we will be welcomed into the garden of this community, where the simple and the elegant, the fluted and frilled, the shy and the dramatic complement one another and are treasured. May we know that here, each contributes in their way to the beauty of the whole. Come, let us worship together, all genders, sexualities, politics, clappers and non-clappers, progressive or conservative, may we root ourselves in the values of this faith: compassion and courage, transcendence, justice and transformation.
Chalice lighting In memory of all the flames – Amarette Callaway
In memory of all the flames that didn’t die—
in the midst of darkness,
in spite of the darkness,
we light this flame today.
“The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5 NRSV)