“Annual Appeal Kick-Off: Moving Forward With Hope!” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, March 6, 2022

Gathering Music (Mary Bopp) (begins at 10:50)

Welcome (Gina Campellone)

Announcements (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Centering (Gina Campellone)


“Twelve Gates to the City”
attributed to the Rev. Gary Davis
performed by Doug Pease and Nancy Madar

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“We Light This Chalice for Renewal of Our Faith”
Rev. Suzelle Lynch
(Permission granted through UU Ministers Worship Collaborative FB page)

Each time we light the chalice
We renew our commitment to our Unitarian Universalist faith.
With the spark of a match, we make it new again —
as fresh and surprising as the first day
we encountered this spiritual community
and realized we were home.
We light this chalice for renewal of our faith.

Opening Hymn

“May Nothing Evil Cross This Door”
#1 in Singing the Living Tradition
words by Louis Untermeyer, music by Robert N. Quaile
led by Jeannine Westbrook

May nothing evil cross this door,
and may ill fortune never pry about
these windows; may the roar
and rain go by.

By faith made strong, the rafters will
withstand the battering of the storm.
This hearth, though all the world grow chill,
will keep you warm.

Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,
touching our lips with holy wine,
till every casual corner blooms
into a shrine.

With laughter drown the raucous shout,
and, though these sheltering walls are thin,
may they be strong to keep hate out
and hold love in.


“A Chair for My Mother”
by Vera B. Williams


Concerto No. 5 in D major, 1st movement
Written by F. Seitz
performed by Margeaux Ford

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation


The recipient of our March community outreach offering is the Lutz Children’s Museum. Many of you are familiar with the Lutz Children’s Museum, which is truly a Manchester treasure. Originally formed in 1953, it primarily serves children ages 2 to 10 and focuses on local history, animal welfare, and many other kinds of exhibits you won’t find in your typical children’s museum.

Offering Music

“Blue Skies”
written by Irving Berlin
performed by Jeannine Westbrook


“Moving Forward with Hope”
Rev. Josh Pawelek and Friends

Closing Hymn

“Spirit of Life”
Words and music by Carolyn McDade
#123 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Jeannine Westbrook

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.


“Which Side Are You On?”
written by Florence Reece
performed by Doug Pease