Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton

September 20, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Prelude: Romance      Anton Rubinstein

Opening Words: by Tim Haley

Doxology: 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.

Chalice Lighting: by Vanessa Southern

Time for All Ages: “Redeem the Entire World”   Trad. Jewish story

Joys and Sorrows

Offertory: Looking Through An Old Album    Nikolai Rakov
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Prayer              Teachers Blessing        by Douglas Taylor         

Silent Meditation 

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.
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.

Readings “Who deserves your forgiveness and who doesn’t” by E.B. Johnson and Matthew 5: 23-24

Musical Interlude The Lover’s Waltz     Jay Ungar

Sermon         Unforgiven by Reverend Douglas Taylor

 Chalice Extinguishing: 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 Frederick Gillis

Postlude: Gigue        Jean-Baptiste Loeillet


Worship Associate: Karen Marsh

Minister Rev. Douglas Taylor
Music Director Vicky Gordon
Board Co-Presidents Jeff Deacon and Paul Bange
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.