“Self-Discovery….Kinda’ fun” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, May 22, 2022

Gathering Music: (Mary Bopp)

Welcome: (Teagan MabrySmith)

Announcements: (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Centering: (Teagan MabrySmith)


“Sound of Silence”
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting & Opening Words: (Logan Breen)
Words from Anais Nin

Opening Hymn:

“Enter, Rejoice, and Come In”
Words and music by Louise Ruspini
#361 in Singing the Living Tradition
Led by Sandy Johnson

Words from Gianna Dimaiolo, Affirmation Advisor

Credo Statements and Responses – Part I

           Teagan MabrySmith & Sham ElShakhs  

            Max Pawelek & Jeff Schlechtweg


“Meditation on Breathing”
Words and music by Sarah Dan Jones
#1009 in Singing the Journey
Led by Sandy Johnson

Moment of Silence & Candle Lighting: (Max Pawelek)

Offering: (Gina Campellone)

The recipients of our May community outreach offering are MARC, Inc. and MARCH, Inc. MARC, Inc. of Manchester is an organization that supports people with disabilities, empowering them to live, work, and enjoy all their community has to offer. Through the provision of many support services, their clients become able to live their lives to the fullest according to their individual goals and dreams. MARCH, Inc. serves people with developmental disabilities in greater Manchester and supports their families in a number of ways.

Offering Music:

“My Blood”
Written by twenty one pilots
Performed by Kate Howard-Bender, Casey Campellone, Ryan Ford, Logan Breen

Credo Statements and Responses – Part II

            Graham Bornhorst & Jason Corsa

            Casey Campellone & Kate Howard-Bender

Musical Interlude: (Mary Bopp)


“Marginal Wisdom”
Written by Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Read by Graham Bornhorst

Musical Interlude: (Mary Bopp)

Credo Statements and Responses- Part III

            Logan Breen & Ryan Ford

Musical Interlude: (Mary Bopp)

Josh’s Reflection

Affirmation Ceremony:

            Presentation of Celebrants

            Giving of the Chalices

            Congregational Affirmation (insert)


Wishes from Gina, Director of Religious Education

Closing Hymn

“Spirit of Life”
Words and music by Carolyn McDade
#123 in Singing the Living Tradition
Led by Sandy Johnson

Extinguishing the Chalice: (Casey Campellone)

“Spirit of Life and Love”
by Sue Ayer (adapted)

Closing Circle (Casey Campellone)

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. 


“Three Little Birds”
Words and music by Bob Marley
Performed by Kate Howard-Bender and friends