Order of Service

September 20, 2020

Gathering Music

Ethan McCollum
Welcome
Kyle Ellison
Chalice Lighting
Trish Ramey
Call to Worship

Trish
Moment for All Ages
Life of the Church video
Hymn
Gather the Spirit #347
Words & music Jim Scott
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Our Mission and Covenant
unison

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
Trish
Moment of Prayer
and Meditation
Trish
Sung Response
Let the Love Shine Through
Carl Strommen
First U
Virtual Choir
Invitation to
Generosity
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Kyle
Offertory
Ethan
Homily
Bound in Covenant: Service is its law
Trish
Panel 1Serving One Another
Pam Middleton,
Elizabeth Fairhead,
Brian Daly,
Kathy Thackeray,
Jim Fry
Panel 2Serving Our Community and Our WorldLinette Lowe,
Trish Ramey,
Cassandra Culin,
Roger Ohlman,
Del Ramey
HymnThe Fire of Commitment #1028
Mary Katherine Morn and
John Shelton
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 WordsTrish
Postlude    Ethan

“It’s not enough to write or preach about brotherhood and peace.
One must try however one can to jump into the fray.”

     Homer Jack, Unitarian Minister

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

Join Us Next Week: September 27,

Celebration of Life, 11 am online

Covenant Beyond Church

Speaker:

Rev. Lori Kyle

One of the tenets of our Unitarian Universalist faith is an emphasis on covenants instead of creeds.  Ours is a faith of relationship and promise instead of doctrine and belief. 
While often used in the context of religion, covenants as freely-made promises that guide our behavior can extend far beyond the bounds of church life.  Celebrating this month’s theme of covenant, Rev. Lori will explore the intentionality of covenantal connections and its potential to deepen relationships.  Woven into our exploration will be a look at how atonement, practiced during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, is interwoven into being in covenant with one another..

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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.

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About Reopening Click here
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We will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC, the UUA, and the Governor’s office regarding the future resumption of activities.  
Our Staff
Rev. Lori Kyle’s Summer Schedule
Loren Crawford, RE Coordinator
Ethan McCollum, Choir Director
Barbara Creasy, Office Admin.
NaQueesha Puckett, Childcare
     and RE Asst.
Shuna Franklin, Childcare
Earl Reynolds, Building Supervisor
Michael Purintun, Bookkeeper
Contact the Church Office
First Unitarian Church
809 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203        (502) 585-5110