Order of Service
Order of Service 6-20-21
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Prelude The Climb Jessi Alexander
Sung by Miley Cyrus
Opening Words by Eileen B Karpeles
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.
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 Sarah Lammert, (adapted)
Joys and Sorrows
Offertory Slow Air R. Vaughan Williams
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Spoken Meditation “A Blessing for Risk-Takers and Failures” by Robin Tanner
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.
Reading “What does it mean to be a community of Risk?” by Scott Tayler, Soul Matters Team Lead
Interlude A Plowshare Prayer by Spencer LaJoye
Sermon Embracing Risk by 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 Eric Williams
May You Always Have a Song Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse
Sung by Vicky Gordon
Minister: Rev. Douglas Taylor
Worship Associate: Hope Post
Tech: Monika Fridrich
Music Director: Vicky Gordon
Board President: Gay Canough
Office Administrator: Karen Armstrong
Membership Coordinator: Pamela Wik-Grimm
Temp. Religious Ed. Coord.: Amanda Jones
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