Order of Service
Order of Service; September 19, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude A Bit of Earth from “The Secret Garden” Lucy Simon
Opening Words by Wayne Arnason
*Doxology From all that dwell below the skies
Let songs of hope and faith arise
Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
Through every land, by every tongue
*Covenant by James Vila Blake (adapted)
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.
Chalice Lighting by Gary Kowalski
Meditation in words and silence by Douglas Taylor
Hymn #123 Spirit of Life
Spirit of life, come unto me
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea
Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice
Roots hold me close, wings set me free
Spirit of life, come to me, come to me.
Forward by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Everyday Ubuntu
Musical Interlude The Fisherman’s Story Manuel De Falla
Sermon I Am Because We Are Rev. Douglas Taylor
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 Norman V. Naylor
Postlude Kum Ba Yah Traditional Spiritual
Worship Associate: Ann Foard
Tech Support: Monika Fridrich and Jeff Donahue
Technical Assistance: Monika Fridrich
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 selve