The Vegetable Prayer

Let us give thanks for a bounty of people.
For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they remember fondly where their roots are;
For generous friends with hearts as big as hubbards, and smiles as bright as blossoms;
For feisty friends as tart as apples;
For continuous friends, who, like scallions, keep reminding us that we’ve had them;
For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;
For funny friends, as silly as brussel sprouts and serious friends, as complex as cauliflowers and as intricate as onions;
For friends as unpretentious as cabbages and friends, like parsnips, who can be counted on to see you through the winter;
For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time
And young friends coming on as fast as radishes;
For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our blights, wilts, and witherings;
And, finally, for those friends now gone, but who fed us in their times that we might have life thereafter;
For this bounty of friends, we give thanks. 
~ Rev. Max Coots
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June 14, 2020
Blossoming Community:
A Service of Flower Communion  
  
Revs. Craig and Virginia

As we bring our focus to the annual service of Flower Communion, we reflect on what we have learned these past months: community blossoms whether or not the meetinghouse is accessible to us. In fact, alternate ways of being together create new blooms of possibility. As always, love will guide us. Our YouTube service will include a video montage of blossoms—both floral and beloved community.

Music by David and Sarah Fischell, Rev. Craig, Louise and Dan Chernosky, and For UU Ukulele Orchestra (via recording).



DRIVE-BY FLOWER COMMUNION
This Sunday , JUNE 14, 4-5pm at the meetinghouse!!

We miss you and want to see the real you! Join us in a drive-by Flower Communion curbside at the meetinghouse between 4 and 5 on Sunday afternoon, June 14 th . We will have a flower for you to remind you of the beauty, fragility, and endurance of this beloved community. The washed and quarantined flowers will be set at the curb near our front entrance.

To keep the traffic flowing safely, please enter the driveway on the east side, loop around back, gather your flowers in front of the building, and exit out the west. Your co-ministers and staff who are able will be there to wave hello and greet you, masked and appropriately social-distanced. Below is a map of traffic flow. Pay attention to the people in the orange vests!

AND JOIN US for
Friday Reflections
Fridays at noon
and
Virtual Coffee Hour

10:30 Sunday mornings

both in the Community Zoom Room: uuma.zoom.us/j/7327470707
Meeting ID: 732 747 0707
Dial by phone: 646-876-9923 (audio only)  
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