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Let Us Break Bread Together: The Politico-Spirituality of Food

Minister Rev. Mary Ann Macklin and the Seventh Principle Team

Gathering Music.
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Ethan McCollum
Chime and Welcome.
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Debra Gilbert
Prelude.
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The Mighty Shades of Ebony
Lighting the Chalice and Black Lives Matter Candles.
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Rev. Mary Ann Macklin
Seventh Principle Team
Opening Words.
The Earth. One Planet. Round.
Mark Belletini
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Rev. Mary Ann
Hymn #203.
All Creatures of the Earth and Sky
Words: St Francis of Assisi
Music: adapt by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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congregation
Moment for All Ages.
Welcome to This Place
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Rev. Mary Ann
Mighty Shades of Ebony
Song for Our Children.
Go in love, our hearts go with you.
Go in joy, our hopes go too.
Learn in love and grow in wisdom.
Shine your light in all you do.
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congregation
Minister’s Remarks.
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Rev. Mary Ann
Our Mission .
We 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 Covenant .
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.
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congregation
Joys and Sorrows.
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Rev. Mary Ann
Musical Response .
Comfort Me
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Ethan
Meditation and Common Prayer.
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Rev. Mary Ann
Musical Response.
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Ethan
Invitation to Generosity.
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Rev. Mary Ann
Offertory.
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The Mighty Shades of Ebony
Sermon.
Let Us Break Bread Together
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Rev. Mary Ann
Hymn #406.
Let Us Break Bread Together
Words & Music: Traditional
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congregation
Extinguishing the Chalice.
We extinguish these flames, 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
Postlude.
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Ethan
Benediction.
Robert Doss, adpt
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Rev. Mary Ann

Thanks to the Volunteers that contributed to today’s service

  • Special Speakers: The Seventh Principle Team
  • Board Representative: Debra Gilbert
  • Worship Associate: Pat Allison
  • Chancel Decoration: Margaret Pearce, Barb Kelty
  • Ushers: Barbra Justice, Audrey Little
  • Greeter: Brian Daly
  • Tech Crew: Jim Fry, Trish Ramey, et. al.

Opportunities for Sharing: Donations and Pledges

Donations may be made on our website (firstulou.org/give), by automatic banking
set up with your bank. Or you may mail payments to church at 809 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203. However, you choose to give, thank you!



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.


  • 9:30-12:30 Nursery
  • 11:00 am Celebration of Life – Children usually attend until about 11:15, leaving after the Moment for All Ages
  • 11:15ish Children’s RE Grades preK – grade 4. Room 203 Every Sunday. Caregivers pick up after the service

Our Staff
Mary Ann Macklin, Interim 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