Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
How to Join our Online Worship on Sundays

Our Zoom gatherings now require passcodes - the CUUC passcode is 468468
*Two-step login: + Passcode: 468468

*Phone (audio only): 646-876-9923 · Webinar: 761 321 991 · Passcode: 468468

Gathering music begins 9:50am. Welcome at 10:10am

Stay with us after worship for our virtual coffee hour
*Two-step login: + Passcode: 468468
*Phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

We invite you to make your offering online before our service begins
For All Earth: Ministries of People and Planet
Rev. Karen Brammer, Guest Worship Leader
Order of Service
2020 August 2

Much has been said about the tragic inequities common to both the pandemic and climate crisis. As a people of faith, we can also look at real possibilities and gifts inherent in both, and make decisions about how we live our values in recognition of tragedy and possibility.

Gathering Music
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) ~ Marvin Gaye
One World (We Are One) ~ Taboo
Love Song to the Earth ~ Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield
Waiting on the World to Change ~ John Mayer
Nothing But Flowers ~ Talking Heads

UU Minute ~ Rev. Meredith Garmon, Minister

Welcome ~ Tracy Breneman, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting ~ Rev. Karen Brammer, Guest Worship Leader

In our time of grief, we light a flame of sharing, the flame of ongoing life.
In this time when we search for understanding and serenity in the face of loss,
we light this sign of our quest for truth, meaning, and community.

Opening Music
We Are
by Ysaÿe Barnwell, performed by Dr. Barnwell
and the UU General Assembly 2020 Virtual Choir

Our Times ~ Rev. Karen Brammer

Hymn ~ #6, Just as Long as I Have Breath

Just as long as I have breath, I must answer, “Yes,” to life;
though with pain I made my way, still hope I meet each day.
If they ask what I did well, tell them I said, “Yes,” to life.

Just as long as vision lasts, I must answer “Yes,” to truth;
in my dream and in my dark, always: that elusive spark.
If they ask what I did well, tell them I said, “Yes,” to truth.

Just as long as my heart beats, I must answer, “Yes,” to love;
disappointment pierced me through, still I kept on loving you.
If they ask what I did best, tell them I said, “Yes,” to love.

Affirmation in Word ~ Tracy Breneman

We covenant to nurture each other in our spiritual journeys;
foster compassion and understanding within and beyond our community;
and engage in service to transform ourselves and our world.

Affirmation in Song ~ #318, We Would Be One (verse 1)

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.

Homily 1 ~ Rev. Karen Brammer

Time for All Ages
On Climate Denial
Jordan Sanchez

Prayer ~ Rev. Karen Brammer

Sung Response

Calling all you hungry hearts - Everywhere through endless time
You who wander you who thirst - I offer you this heart of mine.
Calling all you hungry spirits - All the lost and the left behind
All I can I’ll share with you - Your joy and your sorrow, I make it mine.

Musical Meditation
Hi To Mi
Horii Kojiro, performed by Rodrigo Rodriguez

Homily 2 ~ Rev. Karen Brammer

Hymn ~ #1020 Woyaya
written and performed by Osibisa

We are going, Heaven knows where we are going,
But we know within.

And we will get there, Heaven knows how we will get there,
But we know we will.

It will be hard, we know, And the road will be muddy and rough,
But we'll get there, Heaven knows how we will get there,
But we know we will.

Woyaya, woyaya, woyaya, woyaya.

Our Congregation
Meals for HOPE Community Services
Nicole Turygin, CUUC Hunger & Homelessness Team

Announcements, Passing of the Peace ~ Tracy Breneman

Be Safe, Be Well

Spoken Benediction ~ Rev. Karen Brammer

Sung Benediction ~ #123, Spirit of Life 

Spirit of life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.

Extinguishing the Chalice ~ Tracy Breneman

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.

Music for Parting
#1028 Fire of Commitment
Sung by Community UU Congregation at White Plains
Stay with us after Worship for our Virtual Coffee Hour
We will put you in small breakout spaces to facilitate conversation and connection.
* To join coffee hour, click HERE *
Two-step login: + Passcode: 468468
Phone (audio only): 929-436-2866 · Meeting: 336 956 2210 · Passcode: 468468

Religious Education classes and Youth Group are on break for the summer .