Order of Service
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:30am
Order of Service
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Prelude We Shall Overcome Traditional Spiritual. (arr. J. Santa)
Opening Words by Marilyn Sewell
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.
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 Steve Stock
Time for All Ages “Walking with the Wind” adapted by Karen G. Johnston
Joys and Sorrows
Offering Improvisation R. Schumann (you can make an offering or donation by going to our website and clicking the “donate” button)
Prayer A Prayer for America by Tamara Lebak
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 from How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Musical Interlude He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands Traditional Spiritual. (arr. J. Tate)
Sermon How to Take Down White Supremacy Rev. Douglas Taylor
Chalice Extinguishing 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 V. Emil Gudmundson
Postlude Kum Ba Yah Traditional Spiritual (arr. M. Homes)
Worship Associate: Karen Marsh
Minister: Rev. Douglas Taylor
Music Director: Vicky Gordon
Board President: Gay Canough
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.