“Some Things Must Change” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, February 13, 2022

Gathering Music (Mary Bopp) (Begins at 9:50)





“Everybody In”
By Peter Mayer
Video shared with permission via Soul Matters

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

Excerpt from Earthseed: The Books of the Living
(in Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents)
By Octavia Butler

Opening Hymn

“There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul”
By Rose Sanders, aka Faya Ora Touré; arr. by Kenny Smith
#1007 in Singing the Journey
Led by Sandy Johnson

There’s a river flowin’ in my soul.
There’s a river flowin’ in my soul.
And it’s tellin’ me that I’m somebody.
There’s a river flowin’ in my soul.

There’s a river flowin’ in my heart…

There’s a river flowin’ in my mind…

Meditation (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)


The recipient of our February Community Outreach Offering is Operation Fuel. Operation Fuel is the country’s oldest fuel fund, serving as a model across the United States. Their primary purpose is to provide year-round emergency energy assistance to every city and town in Connecticut, aided by our statewide network of local fuel banks. They are the primary source of energy and utilities assistance for low- to moderate-income households who are struggling financially and have exhausted other options.

Offering Music

“A Change is Gonna Come”
By Sam Cooke
Performance by Mary Bopp


“Some Things Must Change”
Rev. Josh Pawelek

Closing Hymn

“There Is More Love Somewhere”
Words and Music: African American Hymn
#95 in Singing the Living Tradition
Led by Sandy Johnson

There is more love somewhere.
There is more love somewhere.
I’m gonna keep on ’til I find it.
There is more love somewhere.

There is more hope somewhere…

There is more peace somewhere…

There is more joy somewhere…

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing Circle

May faith in the spirit of life
And hope for the community of earth
And love of the light in each other
Be ours now, and in all the days to come.

Postlude (Mary Bopp)

Virtual Coffee House / Zoom Breakout Rooms