February 21, 2021

Celebration of Life 11:00am online

Messages of Love

Rev. Lori Kyle

Due to the challenges of the past year and the continued stressors of the pandemic and division in our country in 2021, many of us agree with the message of Jackie DeShannon’s 1968 hit song What the World Needs Now is Love.  

After making room for the UUA’s 30 Days of Love service on February 14th, the belated Valentine’s Day Celebration of Life will continue to focus on love, First U style – love for romantic partners, pets, children, and more.  Join us for this gathering that will be sure to warm your heart!

Joys and Sorrows: Because our services are pre-recorded, please send your Joys and Sorrows to the Volunteer Desk by Thursday each week . You may also participate in J&S using the chat feature on Sunday morning. All of the Joys and Sorrows will be shared via email the following week with members and friends.

Join Us Online or by Phone via ZOOM – You will receive an email called “First U Celebration of Life: Link to Sunday’s Zoom Service” every Friday.  This is the same link we use almost every Sunday, so you can use the First Unitarian link saved to your Zoom app if you prefer.
If you are new to First U, please send an email to [email protected] telling us how you learned about First Unitarian, and why you are interested in us.

Need Help? The Volunteer Desk will begin monitoring at our regular Zoom address at 10:30am on Sunday.  Sign in online early to make sure you’re all set up with the correct link.

Order of Service for this Sunday

Ethan McCollum
Barbra Justice
Chalice Lighting
Rev. Lori Kyle
Call to Worship
Rev. Lori
Moment for All Ages

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
by Eileen Spinelli
illus Paul Yalowitz
Hector Elizondo

How Sweet It Is to be Loved by You
Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland
Barbra Justice
Our Mission and Covenant

We are a church of reason and spirit that witnesses for progressive faith, nurtures our community and transforms our world.

Love is the spirit of this church, and service is 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
Rev. Lori
Musical Response
We Give Thanks
Michael Purintun and Ethan McCollum
Moment of Prayer and Reflection
Thoughts About Being in Love
Bob Marley
Rev. Lori
Musical Response
Invitation to Generosity
OffertoryImmortal Love
John Greenleaf Whittier
Irish Melody
First U Virtual Choir
Messages of Love I
HomilyReflections on Love
Rev. Lori
Messages of Love II
HymnSilent Noon
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Extinguishing the Chalice
Rev. Lori
Closing Words
Words of Nicholas Sparks
Rev. Lori
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder


We thank those that worked on the service.

  • Rev. Lori Kyle
  • Barbra Justice
  • Michael Purintun
  • Ethan McCollum
  • Worship Ministry
  • Tech Crew
    • Jim Fry
    • Lucy Hickerson
    • Pam Middleton
    • Trish Ramey

See page 2 for next week’s service information and Announcements.