Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton

Love Abundant
Sunday, November 29, 2020, 10:30am

This service will feature ministers and musicians from Ithaca, Syracuse, Binghamton, Utica, Oneonta, Cortland, Watertown, NY,  Athens and Sheshequin, PA as we reflect on the power of gratitude to heal us in challenging times.

Video editing and trailer by Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias (she), First UU Society of Syracuse

Prelude: Offered by Glenn Kime (he), Director of Music, May Memorial Society in Syracuse

Welcome : Rev. Jo VonRue (she), May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse

Chalice Lighting: Offered by Rev. Erin Dajka Holley (she), UU Church of Utica

Opening Hymn: #1010, We Give Thanks, played by Rev. Douglas Taylor (he), UU Congregation of Binghamton

Story for All Ages: The Table Where Rich People Sit, Bird Baylor, read by Rev. Darcey Laine (she), UU Church of Athens and Sheshequin

Offering: A Greater Good for Ourselves and Our World, Kayla Parker, read by Rev. Douglas Taylor (he), UU Congregation of Binghamton

Please offer a donation to one of our sponsoring congregations

Offertory: Choir of UU Congregation of Binghamton

Meditation: Offered by Rev. Rachel Baker (she), UU Society of Oneonta

Moment of Reflection

Joys and Sorrows

Meditative Music: Offered by Tim Horne (he), Music Director, UU Society of Oneonta

Reading: The Deep Well of Appreciation, by Marta I Valentín, read by Marty Pelham (they), minister, All Souls UU in Watertown

Sermon: Abundant Love, Rev. Margaret Weis (she), First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

Closing Hymn: #1008, When Your Heart Is in a Holy Place, offered by First UU Society of Syracuse

Extinguish Chalice: Rev.Erin Dajka Holley (she), UU Church of Utica

Benediction:  Rev. Jo VonRue (she), May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse

Postlude: We Give Thanks, offered by Stephanie Ortolano (she), Music Director, First Unitarian Society of Ithaca


Minister: Rev. Douglas Taylor

Music Director Vicky Gordon

Board President Gay Canough

Office Administrator Karen Armstrong

Membership Coordinator Pamela Wik-Grimm

Temp. Religious Ed. Coord. Amanda Jones

Tech Support: Jeff Donahue


Our Mission Statement: We offer a spiritual home where we EXPLORE, celebrate and cherish our interconnectedness; ENCOURAGE growth and transcendence and ACT with justice and compassion.

Our Unitarian Universalist Vision: Our Congregation will become a beacon in the larger community, demonstrating our Unitarian Universalist values and principles through our actions. We will embrace a diversity of people, inspiring us all to think of the world in new ways. As we explore different perspectives and share our freedom to think and feel, we will work together with others for social and environmental justice. Celebrating our differences and the whole of life, we will foster personal and spiritual growth to help people become their best selves.