“Ancestor Day” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, October 30, 2022

Gathering Music/Altar Building

Welcome (Gina Campellone)



Casting the Circle

“Quarter Dance”
spoken words “To the Four Directions” by Joan Goodwin
#446 in Singing the Living Tradition
music by Mary Bopp, lyrics by Rev. Josh Pawelek

Spirit of the East, we invite your presence. Come air, come breath, come knowledge.
Spirit of the South, we invite your presence. Come fire, come heat, come turning.
Spirit of the West, we invite your presence. Come water, flow, come mystery.
Spirit of the North, we invite your presence. Come earth, come roots, come wisdom.

Chalice Lighting

Chalice Lighting Words

“Dancing in the Shadows”
by roddy bell-shelton biggs


“Our Day of the Dead Celebration”
by Ana Aranda
shared by Gina Campellone


“They Live On in Us”
Rev. Josh Pawelek

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)


The recipient of our community outreach offering is the University of Connecticut’s Native American Cultural Program or NACP. NACP provides resources, services, and community for UCONN’s Native and Indigenous students and faculty, helps foster relationships with local tribal nations, and works towards building good relations between UCONN and the land.


“Something Spooky”
live performance by the congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Society: East
Directed by Mary Bopp
Roto-tom accompaniment by Rev. Josh Pawelek

We take a moment to remember UUS:E members and friends who have died over the past year.


“They Live On in Us”
Rev. Josh Pawelek


“Comfort Me”
by Mimi Bornstein-Doble
#1002 in Singing the Journey

Comfort me, comfort me,
comfort me, oh my soul.
Comfort me, comfort me,
comfort me, oh my soul.

Sing with me, sing with me…

Speak for me, speak for me…

Dance with me, dance with me…

Comfort me…

Members and friends are invited to come forward and share brief stories of ancestors and departed loved ones.

Closing Song

“Monster Mash”
by Bobby ‘Boris’ Picket
Glenn Campellone vocals; Mary Bopp, piano; with special guest

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.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF