Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
How to Join our Online Worship this Sunday

To join online or by phone
Click zoom.us/j/761321991 or call 646 876 9923 and enter Meeting ID 761 321 991

Please sign in early. Centering music begins at 9:50am. Welcome will be 10:10am.

Stay with us after worship concludes for our virtual coffee hour.

K-5th Grade Children's Online Activity begins at 12:30pm.
6th-12th Grade Youth Online Program begins at 1:30pm.
Click zoom.us/j/817388428 or call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID 817 388 428
Duck-Sized Horses
Order of Service
2020 March 22

Centering Music ~ Selections from Not Your Mama’s Hymns by Unfolding

Welcome ~ Tracy Breneman, Director of Religious Education

Message from the Unitarian Universalist Association ~ Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President, UUA

Opening Music ~ “La puerta del vino” by Claude Debussy ~ Adam Kent, Music Director

Invocation & Chalice Lighting ~ Rev. Kimberley Debus, Sabbatical Minister

Hymn ~ #347 Gather the Spirit

Gather the spirit, harvest the power.
Our sep’rate fires will kindle one flame.
Witness the mystery of this hour.
Our trials in this light appear all the same.
 
( Chorus ) Gather in peace, gather in thanks.
Gather in sympathy now and then.
Gather in hope, compassion and strength.
Gather to celebrate once again.

Gather the spirit of heart and mind.
Seeds for the sowing are laid in store.
Nurtured in love, and conscience refined,
with body and spirit united once more.

(Chorus)

Gather the spirit growing in all,
drawn by the moon and fed by the sun.
Winter to spring, and summer to fall,
the chorus of life resounding as one.

(Chorus)

Affirmation in Word

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains will be a welcoming “sanctuary without walls” that promotes diversity, fellowship, spiritual growth, and inspiration, while committing to people and the planet through social action and service.

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.

Our Congregation ~ Chris Kortlandt
 
A Time of Prayer and Meditation ~ Rev. Kimberley

Musical Interlude ~ “It Will Take a Miracle” by Marcus Grae-Hauck

Reading ~ “One Love” by Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson

Musical Interlude ~ “Love Reaches Out” by emma’s revolution

Time for All Ages ~ Tracy

Musical Interlude ~ “In the Shelter of Each Other” by Kim & Reggie Harris

Homily: Duck-Sized Horses ~ Rev. Kimberley
 
Hymn ~ #128 For All that Is Our Life

For all that is our life we sing our thanks and praise;
for all life is a gift which we are called to use
to build the common good and make our own days glad.

For needs which others serve, for services we give,
for work and its rewards, for hours of rest and love;
we come with praise and thanks for all that is our life.

For sorrow we must bear, for failures, pain, and loss,
for each new thing we learn, for fearful hours that pass:
we come with praise and thanks for all that is our life.
 
For all that is our life we sing our thanks and praise;
for all life is a gift which we are called to use
to build the common good and make our own days glad.
 
Spoken Benediction ~ Rev. Kimberley
 
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 (unison)

We extinguish the 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 ~ “Be Safe, Be Well” by Dan Berggren

Passing of the Peace ~ Be Safe, Be Well

Stay With Us After Worship for Our Virtual Coffee Hour
We will put you in small breakout spaces to
facilitate conversation and connection


RE Programming After Virtual Coffee Hour
& In a Different Zoom Room
12:30pm : K-5th Grade Children's Online Activity
1:30pm: 6th-12th Grade Youth Online Check-In
Click zoom.us/j/817388428 or call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID 817 388 428