This Week's Service

Peace Pilgrim

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News from Rev. Chris Antal

Rev (Chaplain) Antal received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at 5:45 pm Wednesday December 16, at the Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, the first day of vaccinations in Philadelphia and less than 60 hours after the first vaccine was administered in the US. He was first priority because of his clinical work with high risk Veterans. At the time of this writing (12/17/20 at 7am) he is alive and well and experiencing no side effects, only gratitude and relief.

Food Security Initiative

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Order of Service for 06/13/21

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  • Inviting Bell
  • Musical Prelude –“Africa”
  • Opening Words: read by Nan Dempster
The “Golden Rule” of Leviticus 19:18 was quoted by Jesus of Nazareth during his Sermon on the Mount and described by him as the second great commandment. The common English phrasing is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Nothing in the Golden Rule says that others will treat us as we have treated them. It only says that we must treat others in a way that we would want to be treated. – Rosa Parks
  • Welcome and Announcements
  • Chalice lighting: Marcia Westra – We light this chalice to kindle a flame of warmth as a reminder of the connection that draws us in to a community that helps us to open. Amy Brooks.
  • First reading: read by Hollis Kellogg There are seven Principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote. The first 4 Principles are: 1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person 2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations 3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations 4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • 2nd Reading, read by Keith Jordon The last   principles, 5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large, 6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all, 7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
  • Opening Music: “We Are” – Performed by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell and the UUA General Assembly Virtual Choir
  • Sharing of Joys and Concerns
  • Moment of Silence – Let the bell call you into a moment of silent reflection, meditation, or prayer: whatever is your practice.
  • Zoom Recording Reminder
  • Presentation: “The Brahmavihārās” offered by Jaye Moyer
  • Time to Share with Verne
  • Closing song: “Ode to Verne Bell” written and offered by Diane Diaichishin.
  • Closing Words
  • Extinguishing the Chalice: Marcia Westra The flame is extinguished, but not our hope for the future, our courage in the face of crisis, or the love we share in all the world.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Zoom host: Rose O’Neill            Worship Associate: Marcia Westra