OOS 8-2-2020

Order of Service – August 2, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting    by Kamila Barzykowski

Chalice reading     by Janet Searles

Our chalice reading is:

Right now we as Unitarian Universalists are being called to act. We are being called by our ancestors—those who demanded that we help end slavery, that we fight for suffrage, that we join the struggle to end Jim Crow, that we listen to and honor Black Power.
Lydia Maria Child and William Lloyd Garrison are calling us.
Lucy Stone is calling us.
Fannie B. Williams and Frances Ellen Harper are calling us.
James Reeb is calling us.
Viola Liuzzo is calling us.

Reading by Kenny Wiley, From Your Life Matters

Prelude with music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words

Opening Hymn:  Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing – Stanford Talisman Alumni Virtual Choir

Unison Affirmation
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 music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Prayer/Meditation by Janet Searles

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 music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Reading – from a John Lewis speech

Introduction of James Vincent

Sermon by James Vincent, President, NAACP, Providence Branch

Closing hymn:  What the World Needs Now is Love

Closing Words

Carry the Flame music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian