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Vaccination is no longer required for entrance to the building but highly encouraged:  The evidence is clear – vaccines save lives. If you are not vaccinated yet, NOW is the time. The vaccine is now fully FDA approved and has been verified to be SAFE and VERY effective.

Masks are Optional:  We suggest that you please wear masks over your nose and mouth while in the building, whether you are vaccinated or not, in order to respect others’ concerns regarding safety. Even though the vaccine radically reduces the possibility of death and hospitalization, the virus can still be carried in the nose and throat of vaccinated people and transmitted to people who are susceptible. We will continue to provide masks and sanitizer by the entrances.  

We offer a hybrid worship service, both in person and by zoom.  livestream from Home Page

This Sunday

For an introduction to the topic and the speaker or information about next week’s service go to Upcoming Services

Blessing of the Animals

Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle

Gathering Music.
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Sarah Martel
Board Member Welcome.
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Jill Sherman
Chalice and
Black Lives Matter Candle Lighting
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Rev. Lori Kyle
Prelude.
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Sarah
Call to Worship.
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Rev. Lori
Hymn All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir Songwriter Bill Staines
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video
Moment for All Ages Time to Fly
by George Ella Lyon
illus Stephanie Fizer Coleman
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Our MissionWe are a church of reason and spirit
that witnesses for progressive faith
nurtures our community
and transforms our world
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congregation
Our CovenantLove 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
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congregation
Joys and Sorrows.
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Rev. Lori
Musical Response Comfort Me
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Sarah and
Laura Kline
Meditation St. Francis’ Peace Prayer
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Rev. Lori
Musical Response Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
by Susan Boyle
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Sarah and
Laura
Invitation to Generosity.
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Jill
OffertoryJoy To the World
by Hoyt Axton
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Sarah
StoryOnce I Ate a Pie
by Patricia MacLachlan
illus by Katy Schneider
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Sharing Animal StoriesRev. Lori and Congregation
Blessing of the Animals.
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Rev. Lori
Hymn Oh Earth, All Creatures Fill Your Land
words: Carolyn Gillette
music: Arr: Ralph Vaughn Williams
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words will be
on the slides
Extinguishing the ChaliceWe extinguish this flame,
but not the light of truth,
the warmth of community,
or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts
until we are together again
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congregation
Closing Words.
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Rev. Lori
Announcements.
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Rev. Lori
PostludeThank You For Being A Friend
by Andrew Gold
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Sarah and Laura
Benediction.
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Rev. Lori
Joys and Sorrows:  If you will be joining us via Zoom, please send Joys and Sorrows that you would like to have announced from the pulpit to the Volunteer Desk by Friday 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 – Go to the top right banner of the Home page and click on the blue “Live Stream…” link. 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.

Need Help? Sign in online early to make sure you’re all set up with the correct link.  The Volunteer Desk ([email protected]) is unable to monitor our Zoom address on Sunday morning, but if you have problems email us and we’ll assist you in making Zoom work the next time around. 



We welcome all persons to participate fully, openly, and equally, in all aspects of our congregational life, in ever-widening circles of inclusion. We respect and affirm diversity and its gifts in race, ethnicity, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, family or relationship structure, gender identity, gender expression, sex, abilities, neurodiversity, age, socio-economic class, political views, religious belief, creed, or interpretation of religion.

Our Staff
Rev. Lori Kyle, Minister
Loren Crawford, RE Coordinator
Ethan McCollum, Choir Director
Barbara Creasy, Office Admin.
Kristen Drehmel, Building Supervisor
Michael Purintun, Bookkeeper
Volunteer desk for general questions

Contact the Church Office
First Unitarian Church
809 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203       
(502) 585-5110