This Week's Service

Widening the Circle

How wide is our circle of concern? How wide is our circle of influence? How can we expand them both? 

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UUCRT COVID-19 Response Task Force

Utilizing a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, and gifts from individual congregants and donors, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern took action this week to distribute food to vulnerable communities. The congregation created a Food Security Initiative to be led by Bryon Abrams, a Navy veteran and resident of Newburgh, who will head the volunteer task force to deliver food to households in Orange and Sullivan Counties. Abrams reports that “the first shipment of 80 bags of groceries will be coming in next week.” Non-perishable food will be stored at the congregation’s 9 Vance Road location in Rock Tavern for the time being pending distribution to individuals or families in need.
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Food Security Initiative

If you, or someone you know, are in need of an emergency food delivery, please call 845-288-3488 or email Please provide the following information:
  • Your full name
  • Your delivery address (including city)
  • Your contact phone number
  • Number of people in your household
You will receive a call back within 24 hours providing further details and information.

Order of Service for 9/20/20

  • Inviting Bell 
  • Musical Prelude – Offered by Hollis Kellogg
  • Opening words # 434Read by Rose O’Neill – May we be reminded here of our highest aspirations, and be inspired to bring our gifts to the altar of humanity. May we know once again that we are not isolated beings but connected, in mystery and miracle, to the universe, to this community and to each other.
  • Welcome and Announcements
  • Chalice Lighting # 447
  • Opening hymn “We Would Be One” Performed by Chancel Choir
  • Sharing of Joys & Sorrows
  • Call and Response(words by John Denver)
All this joy * All this sorrow * All this promise * All this pain * Such is life * Such is being * Such is spirit * Such is love  
  • Sermon – “Widening the Circle”- How wide is our circle of concern? How wide is our circle of influence?  How can we expand them both? Rev. Chris Antal
  • Closing Music – “Songs For Our Heroes”, Written and offered by Diane Diachishin
*Closing Words/Closing Fellowship Circle
  • *Extinguishing the ChaliceExtinguishing the Flame by Elizabeth Selle Jones

We extinguish this flame but not the Light of Truth, The Warmth of Community, or the fire of Commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Worship Associate and Zoom Host: Jaye Moyer