"Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul."
- Dorothy Day
This Morning's Order of Worship
Rev. Frieda Gillespie, Interim Minister
Sam Chandler, Music Director
  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Prelude: Song of Defiance
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: By Way of Sorrow
  • Reading: May You Never Thirst
  • Lighting Our Chalice
  • Time for All Ages
  • Offering
  • Morning Message: Soul Food
  • Joys & Concerns
  • Closing Hymn: Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • Closing Words
Welcome & Announcements
with Joanna Landsman, Board President
Welcome to our virtual worship service this Sunday, May 17th.
Song of Defiance by Tara Greenblatt
Call to Worship
by John 'ODonohue, read by Sarah Witte, Clerk of the Board
May you recognize in your life the presence, power, and light of your soul.
May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.
May you have respect for your own individuality and difference.
Opening Hymn
By Way of Sorrow by Cry Cry Cry
by Rev. Erica Baron
May you never thirst. May your body and your spirit always have what they need. When you are in need of refreshment, or new life, may the waters be available to you. May you never know thirst unto death, in your body or in your soul. May you never thirst.

And may your body and your spirit always thirst enough to stay alive. May you know the dissatisfaction with things as they are that leads to work for justice. May you know the thirst for new knowledge that leads to the quest for truth. May you know the desire for deeper connection that creates new and stronger relationships. May you know the spiritual thirst that keeps the soul searching, and gives the sweetness of new discovery to faithful followers of spiritual paths of all kinds.

May you never thirst too deeply, but may your thirst never be entirely quenched.
Lighting Our Chalice & Time for All Ages
A Sun Salutation with Anna Bianconi, Children's Chapel Teacher
Offering: Our Half-Plate
Grace Street Ministry is an outreach ministry created in 2006 by two ordained UCC pastors who felt Spirit-driven to begin a ministry with the marginalized and homeless in downtown Portland. Grace Street offers a consistent, compassionate, pastoral presence to relieve suffering, address the spiritual needs in this ever shifting community and decrease the prejudice between the housed and the homeless through preaching, education and experience. In the words of Pastor Jeff Logan, “In these scary and uncertain times, we feel as if what we bring to this community is essential, and although we will be exceptionally careful, we plan to continue showing up.” Thank you for your generosity.
Morning Message
Soul Food 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
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver,
performed by Sam Chandler
Closing Words
by John 'ODonohue, read by Sarah Witte, Clerk of the Board
May you recognize that the shape of our soul is unique, that you have a special destiny here, that behind the facade of your life there is something beautiful, good, and eternal happening.
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride, and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.
Here are the ways you can contact us at First Universalist:

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

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@yahoo.com
Nancy Dix nbellehome@aol.com
George Dreher jdreher@maine.rr.com
Stew Guernsey ssguernsey@yahoo.com