"Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.” —The Dalai Lama XIV
This Morning's Order of Worship
Rev. Frieda Gillespie, Interim Minister
Sam Chandler, Music Director
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Call to Worship: I Put My Faith In You
  • Opening Hymn: The Oneness of Everything
  • Lighting Our Chalice: In Our Time of Grief
  • Reading: The Legacy of Caring
  • Time for All Ages: Thelma the Unicorn
  • Offertory: Invention #3
  • Morning Message: Good Without God
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Closing Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere
  • Closing Words: Feel That?
  • Postlude: I Am Theist, You Are Humanist
Welcome & Announcements
with Joanna Landsman
Welcome to our virtual worship service this Sunday, April 26th.
Call to Worship
I Put My Faith In You by Anya Sammler-Michael
I put my faith in you.
I put my faith in every one of you who woke up this morning with the weight of loss—manifesting as numbness, anger, fear, or an alienating, aching pain.
I put my faith in you, and I pray you will put your faith in me.
We need one another now, because we will not make it alone.
Opening Hymn
Hymn # 1052 The Oneness of Everything by Jim Scott
performed by Sam Chandler
Lighting Our Chalice
In Our Time of Grief by Christine Robinson, read by Joy Ahrens
Reading
The Legacy of Caring by Thandeka, read by Anne Turner
Time for All Ages
Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey, read by Anna Bianconi
Offering & Offertory
Listen to Invention #3 by J.S. Bach , performed by Sam Chandler
Even though our church is closed, we are still here for you. Rev. Frieda, Gwen, Sam, and Andrea continue to carry on. Even as your own life faces uncertainty, whatever you can give is greatly appreciated so we can continue to offer the connection, comfort and content we each rely upon. Just click the "Make Your Offering" button below (to contribute via PayPal), dropping a check or cash in the mail, or sending via your bank. We are here for you. The morning offering has now been requested.
Morning Message
Good Without God by Rev. Frieda Gillespie
Joys and Concerns
You now have the opportunity to post your own joys and concerns on our virtual sharing board. Share your own or read what others have to share.
Closing Hymn
Hymn #95 There is More Love Somewhere
Closing Words
Feel That? by Gwen Matthews
Feel that?
Each breath, every inhale, exhale
We are living, breathing, connected.
We are the whole, complete, beautiful selves
that we were born to be.

Feel that?
In your bones, in your muscles
In your heart and your blood
That is the extraordinary you.
The you who was born
for this time, this place, this moment.

Feel that?
The struggle, the worry,
The pain, the loss, the grief,
It is still you.
You are still whole, complete, beautiful, extraordinary
Feel that.
Postlude
I Am Theist, You Are Humanist
Virtual Coffee Hour
Sundays at 12:00 pm on Zoom
For security reasons, a separate email will be sent to you this morning, it will arrive around 8:00 am, with details on how to access the virtual coffee hour. We look forward to seeing you then!
Here are the ways you can contact us at First Universalist:

OFFICE
Rev. Frieda Gillespie, Interim Minister flgillespie@gmail.com or call 508-207-7566
* You can contact Rev. Frieda at any time in an emergency. Home office hours are 10 am - 2 pm.
Gwen Matthews, Program Assistant gwenatfirstu@gmail.com
Andrea Meadows, Administrative Assistant office@uuyarmouth.org

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Joanna Landsman, President  jslandsman@gmail.com
Jennifer Civiello, Vice-President civielloj@gmail.com
Marge Titcomb, Treasurer mjtbean@aol.com
Sarah Witte, Clerk sarahcoffinwitte@gmail.com
Andrew Tonks andrewftonks@gmail.com
Nancy Dix nbellehome@aol.com
George Dreher jdreher@maine.rr.com
Stew Guernsey ssguernsey@yahoo.com

CARING CONNECTION