Saturday: Earth Day with All Peoples Church

THIS Saturday, May 1 from 10:00am-noon 
You are cordially invited to an Earth Day celebration in the beautiful outdoors behind All Peoples, formerly known as Thomas Jefferson Unitarian.  There will be a scavenger hunt in the woods, a labyrinth walk, a wildflower identification challenge, seed planting, along with learning and craft stations. This is for all ages. We will practice social distancing and mask-wearing. Please join us- this is a great opportunity to come together as a community and make new friends.
All Peoples is located at 4936 Brownsboro Rd in Louisville, KY 40222

May 2, 2021

Celebration of Life  11:00am online

Beltane – In Praise of Spring

Beltane is the pagan celebration of the spring equinox, traditionally held at the end of April. The night of April 30 fires are lit, people dance and sing and make merry. The next day, children and the young at heart dance the Maypole. Our pre-recorded musical and artistic celebration of spring will feature video of the children of First Unitarian dancing the Maypole in our courtyard. We encourage you to take your laptop outside, so that you can enjoy the celebration from your gardens at home.  

Joys and Sorrows: Because our services are pre-recorded, please send Joys and Sorrows that you would like to have announced from the pulpit 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

Gathering Music
Ethan McCollum
Barbra Justice
Chalice Lighting and Calling the Quarters
Pam Middleton and
Kenneth Shepherd
Hymn # 1067Mother Earth
Words and Music by
Amanda Udis-Kessler
video by Brian Kenny,
Alena Hemingway and
Mike Menafee
Opening Words
Moment for All Ages
A Beltane Story
adapted from Susan Cabana
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
Musical Response
My Hands are Good Enough
video by ThisIsLea
Moment of Prayer and Meditation
Invitation to Generosity
Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky
Words and music by
Grace Lewis-McLaren
First U virtual Choir
In Praise of Spring
Hymn #327
Joy Thou Goddess
adapted from Friedrich Schiller
music by Ludwig Von Beethoven
piano and vocals
Olga Rogach

Dismissing the Quarters and
Extinguishing the Chalice
Ken and Pam

We 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.

Closing Words
Postlude A Beltane Blessing
by Cernunnos Rising
Carla Lewis
and Katie Nicholas

We thank those that worked on today’s service.

  • Speakers
    • Kenneth Shepherd
    • Pam Middleton
  • Board Representative
    • Barbra Justice
  • Music Director – Ethan McCollum
  • Worship Ministry
  • Tech Crew
    • Jim Fry
    • Lucy Hickerson
    • Pam Middleton
    • Trish Ramey

See page 2 for next week’s service information.