OOS 8-9-20

OOS 8-9-20

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Nans Rieser

Chalice Reading by Doris Poisson

The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions: Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinion? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up, trusting our fellow citizens to join us in our determined pursuit—a living democracy?        By Terry Tempest Williams American Writer and Conservationist

Prelude with music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words UU the Vote in 2020 – Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Opening Hymn We Shall Overcome by Pete Seeger

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 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 with music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Video: A Legacy to Honor, A Future to Ensure

Interlude: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize by Sweet Honey and the Rock

Introduction of Rob Rock

Sermon by Rob Rock, Director of Elections for the Secretary of State

Closing Words
The hope and ideals of our country are bigger than the ego of any one person, and voting in accordance with your love of others is no small thing—it is and always will be a significant act of service.  -Cory Booker United States Senator from New Jersey

Closing Hymn  “We Shall Be Known”

Carry the Flame with music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian