Order of Service    July 14,  2024

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton

Welcome and Announcements 

Passing the Peace

Prelude          Medley                            Larry Beebe               

Opening Words      Bearing Witness Bernie Glassman

*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.                                              James Vila Blake (adapted)

*Chalice Lighting                                        Marshall Hawkins

*Hymn # 1064            Blue Boat Home

Joys and Sorrows           (you are in our hearts)

Offertory       Tender Moments Catherine Rollin

Spoken Meditation      The Love of Nature and the End of the World Shierry Weber Nicholsen

Silent Meditation

Silent Meditation

Hymn #123      (please remain seated)                  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          Radical Joy for Hard Times Trebbe Johnson

Musical Interlude  Exhale Jason Tonioli

Sermon      Attending the Earth Trebbe Johnson

*Hymn # 1074  Turn the World Around

 *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   The Gift Marcel Mauss


Postlude          Enchantment George Tingley


*please stand in body or spirit

Focal Point: Hope Post

Piano: Blake Schmutz

Tech : Becca Boerger and Ron Clupper

*please stand in body or spirit

Listening devices are available from the ushers.

Can and Bottle drive: We are collecting cans and bottles in the back parking lot to donate to Church in the Wild’s “Laundry Love Fund” which provides a free laundry night once a month at Leroy Laundry in our neighborhood. You can also donate directly to the cause by visiting tinyurl.com/freelaundrynight

Find out about all that is happening at UUCB! Watch for twice a week emails, check out our Facebook group (UUCB Members and Friends) and our Facebook page for your current monthly Beacon Newsletter. There are printed copies of the newsletter in the wall file outside the office and at the info desk, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you at home by asking Karen in the office. Also, check out our new calendar of events by clicking the “News and Events” button on our website.

Social Hour : If you would like to help out with social hour, contact Ron Clupper or Carl Cohen for more information. Also, All of the treats we have during social hour are donated, so feel free to bring something to share on a Sunday.


Dressing the Chancel Table

Each week, the Chancel Table displays the beautiful Chalice that symbolizes our faith. The chalice is the focal point. Over the years, it has become a tradition to enhance the chalice with a table cover, candles, and other items that may speak to the theme of the day.

If you would like to volunteer to continue this focal point tradition, please put your name on the sign up sheet for the Sunday of your choice. You may use items and table covers found in the focal point closet and/or bring items from your home. Your arrangement is your expression and can be simple or elaborate. If you have questions, text Hope Post (607 727-1956) or contact members of the Worship Committee.