Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Thank you to our Worship Partner Amy Abel
Welcome and Announcements
Chalice Lighting by Jennifer Gracen
Prelude: Dawn by K. Rebecca played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Opening Words by Rev. Gretchen Haley
Opening Hymn: Here We Have Gathered
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.
Joys and Sorrows: Kick The Solo Can by R.A. Hutchinson played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Prayer Author Unknown
Meditative Music/Song in Response: Spirit of Life by Carolyn McDade arr, David M. Glasgow performed by Andrew Tralle
Offering: Here at Westminster we share our offering every month with a different organization that shares our values or our mission. Our March Share the Plate is Youth Pride RI, dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults who identify within the LGBTQAI community while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play.
YouthPride RI provides a safe space for youth to connect with others and express their sexual and gender identities, as well as discuss issues such as immigration, substance abuse, domestic violence, HIV testing and other health resources, and legal advice. In addition, they provide a variety of other needed services, such as assistance with applications for subsidized housing, obtaining a GED, transportation to appointments, explaining government benefits, connecting members to mental health resources, and providing information on food pantries and hot meal sites. To donate www.westminsteruu.org/donate
Offertory: Variation 2 by B. Giulivi played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
First Reading Christian Bible: Mark 1:9-15
Second Reading by Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman
Hymn: Do You Hear? performed by the UU Charlottesville Virtual Choir
Closing Hymn We Are By Dr. Ysaye Barnell performed by Dr. Barnell and the GA2020 Sunday Service
Carry the Flame performed by the WUC Congregation