Order of Service    October 1, 2023

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton

Welcome and Announcements 

Passing the Peace

Prelude             Simple Faith    David Tamulevich (arr. Joe Cleveland)

 Adult Choir

Opening Words  by Lois Van Leer


From all that dwell below the skies

Let songs of hope and faith arise;

Let peace, good will on earth be sung

Through every land, by every tongue.

   *Covenant                                                                                                  Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its life.                                           This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,                                                    To seek the truth in love, and to help one another.                                              James Vila Blake (adapted)

*Chalice Lighting  “Carrying the Flame Forward”    by Douglas Taylor

*Hymn #103 For All the Saints

Story Part One
Hold the Door Open: The Universalists

Offertory Air from Water Music     G.F. Handel

Story Part Two Hold the Door Open: The Unitarians

Meditation                    “Remember”                              by Joy Harjo            

Silent Meditation

Hymn #123      (please remain seated)     Spirit of Life

Story Part Three                     Hold the Door Open: Merger 

    *Hymn #145 As Tranquil Streams

*Chalice Extinguishing (unison) by Elizabeth S. Jones           We extinguish this 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.

Benediction by Leia Durland-Jones

Postlude            Draw the Circle Wide      Mark Miller    Adult Choir