OOS 11-13-22

OOS 11/13/22
“When Change Challenges UUs: Honoring Ideas in Conflict”
Led by Rev. DL Helfer and DRE Jessica Hess

Join us to explore the intersections between Veterans Day and the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and the challenges that help UUs grow.

Soul Matters Theme: Change

Thank you to our Worship Partner: Rev. Eric Cherry; Usher: Wendy Warburton and Tina Lozano; Tech Host: Jolanda Walter


Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Rev. Sean Parker Dennison

Prelude: Remembrance by Miguel Angel Labolida

Opening Words: “On a Holy Night in 1969” by Rev. Otto O’Connor

Opening Hymn: #155 Circle ‘Round for Freedom

Circle ’round for freedom, circle ’round for peace, for
all of us imprisoned circle for release,
circle for the planet, circle for each soul, for the
children of our children, keep the circle whole. 

Unison Affirmation
Love is the spirit of this church
And service our mission
This is our great covenant
To dwell together in peace
To seek the truth in love
And to help one another

Time for All Ages

Children’s Recessional:
As you journey  –  As you journey
May you know  –  May you know
Love and hope go with you  –
Love and hope go with you
Learn and grow  –  Learn and grow

~Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
Words by Ann Hossler

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude: Miss… by K. Rebecca

Prayer: Psalm 23 for this Moment, Kevin Tarsa

Call for the Offering: Our November Share the Plate is Edesia. Founded in 2010, the non-profit Edesia produces specialized foods that target the different stages of malnutrition. They partner with humanitarian aid organizations like UNICEF, WFP, and USAID which distribute their products all over the world. Edesia is based in North Kingstown, R.I. To read more about Edesia click HERE. To donate go to

Offertory: Prelude by A. Pozilek

Reading: “On Veterans Day,” by Wren Bellevance Grace

Sung in Response: #123 Spirit of Life

Sermon: When Change Challenges UUs: Honoring Ideas in Conflict”

Closing hymn: #396, I Know This Rose Will Open

I know this rose will open.
I know my fear will burn away.
I know my soul will unfurl its wings.
I know this rose will open.

Closing words: “In the End, it Won’t Matter” by John C. Morgan

Carry the Flame