Order of service; June 19, 2022

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton

Welcome and Announcements          

Passing the Peace

Prelude Hatikvoh          Hebrew Melody (arr. George Perlman)

Opening Words       by Bets Wienecke


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              Origin Story”     by anastasi birosh

*Hymn 108                     My Life Flows On

Time for All Ages          “A story about the time I got in trouble while  telling my favorite story”

Collecting of Joys and Sorrows          

Offertory   Song of Peace              Arthur Farwell

UUCB Behavioral Covenant (see insert)

Spoken Meditation                                 “History’s Road”                                                                             by Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley & Clyde Grubbs

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.

Sermon Part I            Soul StoriesReverend Douglas Taylor

Musical Interlude Londonderry Air           arr. W. F. Ambrosio

Sermon Part II          Soul Stories          Reverend Douglas Taylor

*Hymn #1017             We Are Building a New Way

Chalice Extinguishing (unison)                 

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 Elizabeth Tarbox

Postlude              This Little Light of Mine

Sharing of Joys and Sorrows

Worship Associate: Amanda Jones

Focal Point: Renee Taft

Tech: Jeff Donahue and Monika Fridrich

Guest Musician: Tammy Nist, Violin

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.