Entering Into Sacred Space

Call to Worship: Mimi Olivier

Welcome and Greeting: Oriana McKanan and Caelee Bouley

Chalice Lighting: words by Audre Lorde


Love is the heart of this church.
We commit to:
Being a diverse, welcoming community of mutual care and respect;
Supporting each other's spiritual journey and search for truth and meaning;
Promoting justice and serving the wider community.
We hold ourselves to this promise with compassion and understanding.

Hymn #160: Far Too Long by Fear Divided

Far too long, by fear divided, we have settled with the sword
quarrels which should be decided by the reconciling word.

Now the nations are united, though as yet in name alone,
and the distant goal is sighted which the prophet souls have shown.

May, at least, we cease from warring, barriers of hate remove,
and, earth’s riches freely sharing, found the dynasty of love.

Candles of Joys, Sorrows and Milestones: Oriana McKanan and Caelee Bouley

Poem/Prayer words by Audette Fulbright Fulton, read by Mimi Olivier

Building Beloved Community

Intro to RE Sunday: Mimi Olivier

Graduation of Younger Kids

Song by Younger Kids

Middle School Magic Show

Middle School Lego Show

Hymn #318: We Would Be One

We would be one as now we join in singing
our hymn of love, to pledge ourselves anew
to that high cause of greater understanding
of who we are, and what in us is true.
We would be one in living for each other
to show to all a new community.

We would be one in building for tomorrow
a nobler world than we have known today.
We would be one in searching for that meaning
which bends our hearts and points us on our way.
As one, we pledge ourselves to greater service,
with love and justice, strive to make us free.

Mentoring Program

Youth Group Presentation: Oriana McKanan and Caelee Bouley

Bridging Ceremony of Philip led by Karen Johnston

Sending Forth

Hymn #121

We’ll build a land where we bind up the broken.
We’ll build a land where the captives go free,
where the oil of gladness dissolves all mourning.
Oh, we’ll build a promised land that can be.

Come build a land where sisters and brothers,
anointed by God, may then create peace:
where justice shall roll down like waters,
and peace like an ever flowing stream.

We’ll build a land where we bring the good tidings
to all the afflicted and all those who mourn.
And we’ll give them garlands instead of ashes.
Oh, we’ll build a land where peace is born.

We’ll be a land building up ancient cities,
raising up devastations from old;
restoring ruins of generations.
Oh, we’ll build a land of people so bold.

Come, build a land where the mantles of praises
resound from spirits once faint and once weak;
where like oaks of righteousness stand her people.
Oh, come build the land, my people we seek.

Closing Words by Kat Alexander, read by Mimi Olivier