“Beloved Community in Our Lives” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, February 21, 2021

Gathering music (begins at 9:50) (Mary Bopp)

Welcome (Alan Ayers, member of the Sunday Services Committee)




“True Colors”
by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
performed by Janet Desmarais, Kate Howard-Bender, Nancy Madar
and Jeannette LeSure as the flower
produced by Dan Thompson

Lighting the Chalice and Opening Words

“A Place of Belonging and Caring”
by the Rev. Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson
read by Marsha Howland, member of the Sunday Services Committee

Opening Hymn

“There’s a River Flowing in My Soul”
by Rose Sanders
#1007 in Singing the Journey
led by Nancy and Joe Madar

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…

Introduction to the Service (Marsha Howland)

First Reading

excerpts from the Dalai Lama
read by Alan Ayers

First Speaker Fabian Garcia

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)


Continuing our practice of sharing our gifts with the community beyond our walls, fifty percent of our Sunday plate collections for the month of February will go to Operation Fuel.

Offering Music  

Humble and Kind”
by Lori McKenna
performed by Dan Thompson, Kathy Ayers and Alan Ayers

Second Reading

“One Love”
by the Rev. Hope Johnson
ready by Marsha Howland

Second Speaker   Molly Murphy

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Third Speaker   Al Benford

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Reflection Alan Ayers

Closing Hymn

“Lean on Me”
by Bill Withers
led by Joe and Nancy Madar

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing Words

“Here for Beloved Community”
by the Rev. Dr. David Breeden
read by Marsha Howland

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)

Breakout Rooms