Welcome and Announcements
Chalice reading by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Prelude played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Opening words from “How to Be a Poet” by Wendell Berry
Love is the spirit of this church
And service its law.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.
Joys and Sorrows with music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Our Share the plate this summer will be: The National Bail Out collective, a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists who are building a community-based movement to support folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. To donate go to www.westminsteruu.org/donate.To read more about NBO click here.
Offertory played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Introduction to Charles Eisenstein YouTube video Stephen Conlon
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (YouTube – Sustainable Human)
Introduction to instrumental piano piece Ocean Blue composed by Jamiel Conlon (for Joanne Friday’s 70th birthday)
Introduction to Resmaa Menakem – author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies On Being (Krista Tippett) with Resmaa Menakem
Reflection – “Building a More Beautiful World” Stephen Conlon
Introduction to Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s guided meditation Stephen Conlon
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – Breathe Yourself Back Home – A Prayer Meditation (YouTube)
Carry the Flame