Order of Service

Nov 22, 2020

Gathering Music

Ethan McCollum
Donna Corbett
Chalice Lighting
Rev. Lori Kyle
Call to Worship

Rev. Lori
HymnFor All That is Our Life
words Bruce Findlow,
music Patrick Rickey
Ethan and
First U Virtual Choir
Moment for All Ages
The Bounce
words Liza Esterhuyse
illus Candice Botha
video from Storyberries.com
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
Moment of Prayer
and Meditation
We Give Thanks This Day
Eugene Pickett
Rev. Lori
Sung ResponseMeditation on Breathing
Universalist Church of Houston
Invitation to
If you wish to make a
contribution, please
click on Give
on the Home page
Thankfulness in Thankless Times
Rev. Lori
Memorial Moment
Transgender RemembranceRev. Lori
HymnTrue Colors
by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
video from
Music Travel Love
Extinguishing the Chalice unison

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
Rev. Lori

We thank those that worked on the service.
Service Coordinator: Rev. Lori Kyle
Board Representative: Donna Corbett
Music: Ethan McCollum
Worship Ministry
Tech Crew: Jim Fry, Trish Ramey, Pam Middleton, Lucy Hickerson


Join Us Next Week:

November 29, 2020

Celebration of Life, 11 am online

Gratitude: Memories of the Heart  

Bev Daly

Join us as First U members and friends share gratitude for what First U has given them, presented through stories, readings and music. See how you can participate by sharing what you appreciate about First U.

What are YOU Grateful for at First U?
Please share what you’re thankful for at First Unitarian.  Email your answer to the Volunteer Desk.  Photos are also welcome. We’ll be sharing responses during the November 29 service so the deadline to respond is Thursday, November 26 at noon.


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.