“Crazy Little Thing Called Beloved Community” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, February 14, 2021

Gathering Music (begins at 9:50)

Welcome (Gina Campellone)


Centering (Gina Campellone)


Minuet in G”
by J. S. Bach
performed by Olivia Cohen

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“We Hold Hope Close”
by Theresa Inez Soto

In this community, we hold hope close. We don’t
always know what comes next, but that cannot dissuade us.
We don’t always know just what to do, but that will not mean
that we are lost in the wilderness. We rely on the certainty
beneath, the foundation of our values and ethics. We
are the people who return to love like a North Star and to
the truth that we are greater together than we are alone.
Our hope does not live in some glimmer of an indistinct future.
Rather, we know the way to the world of which we dream,
and by covenant and the movement forward of one right action
and the next, we know that one day we will arrive at home.

Opening Hymn

“Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire”
words by Hal Thompson, set to traditional English melody
#34 in Singing the Living Tradition
Led by Sandy Johnson

Though I may speak with bravest fire, and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain as sounding brass and hopeless gain.

Though I may give all I possess, and striving so my love profess,
but not be given by love within, the profit soon turns strangely thin.

Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control, our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed; by this we worship, and are freed.

Story “We Love You Mister Hatch” (by Eileen Spinelli)

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

“March in G”
by J. S. Bach
performed by Elliot Vadas

Homily “Crazy Little Thing Called Beloved Community”


“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Music: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
By Freddie Mercury
Performed by Jenn Richard

Closing Hymn

“Break Not the Circle”
words by Fred Kaan, music by Thomas Benjamin
#323 in Singing the Living Tradition
Led by Sandy Johnson

Break not the circle of enabling love
where people grow, forgiven and forgiving;
break not that circle, make it wider still,
till it includes, embraces all the living.

Come, wonder at this love that comes to life,
where words of freedom are with humor spoken,
and people keep no score of wrong and guilt,
but will that human bonds remain unbroken.

Join then the movement of the love that frees,
till people of whatever race or nation
will truly be themselves, stand on their feet,
see eye to eye with laughter and elation.

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 years to come.

Coffee Hour / Breakout Rooms