Celebration of Life 

11:00am online only – livestream from Home Page

Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle

Transcendentalism: Unfolding Spiritual Possibilities

Our UU faith would not be what it is today without the influences of a movement that in the early nineteenth century became known as Transcendentalism.  Birthed in New England by the spiritual and intellectual elite of the time, it gave rise to the embracing of divine experience in everyday life through the intermingling of spiritual and physical phenomena.   On this Sunday, 185 years to the day after the first meeting of the Transcendentalist Club, Rev. Lori addresses how our faith has been shaped by it, and how our personal spiritual lives can be as well.

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Our congregation’s activities have returned to all-virtual for an unknown time based on the COVID risk factors. This follows CDC guidelines and the UUA recommendation of no inside or outside gatherings, including meetings and Sunday services. 

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Order of Service for this Sunday

Gathering Music
Ethan McCollum
Barbra Justice
Chalice Lighting/BLM Candle
Rev Lori Kyle
Call to Worship
Rev Lori
Hymn #389
Gathered Here
Words and Music:
Philip A Porter
Moment for All Ages
A Zen Cup of Tea
by Suyog Khadikar
based on a traditional story

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
Comfort Me
Words and Music:
Mimi Bornstein-Doble
Moment of Prayer and Meditation
Excerpts from Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Rev Lori
Musical Response
Where Do We Come From?
Words: Paul Gaugin
Music: Brian Tate
Invitation to Generosity
To Worship
by Jacob Trapp
Rev. Lori
Transcendentalism: Unfolding Spiritual Possibilities

Rev Lori
The Oneness of Everything
by Jim Scott
Sam Chandler
Extinguishing the Chalice

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
of Henry David Thoreau
Rev Lori
Rev Lori

We are Grateful to All Who made Today’s Service Happen.

  • Speaker and Service Coordinator: Rev Lori Kyle
  • Board Representative: Donna Corbett
  • Music: Ethan McCollum

  • Tech Crew: Jim Fry, Trish Ramey, Jamie McGloin-King, Pam Middleton
  • Chancel Decor: Carol Tobe
  • Worship Ministry

See page 2 for next week’s service information.