June 20, 2021

Celebration of Life 

11:00am online and in person

Just Fathering

Speaker: Rus Ervin Funk

In honor of Father’s Day, this service will explore how we can father while incorporating key themes from justice work.  The sermon will offer fathering strategies that promote and advance justice in our communities and the wider world.
Rus Ervin Funk, is a Unitarian Universalist and local activist.  He has been involved in racial and gender justice organizing for more than 30 years both locally and globally. Rus has helped organize dozens of grassroots, community-based organization, as well as regional and national networks including the North American Men Engage Network and, most recently, KUUJAN. Rus is also the father of an 11-year-old child.

Joys and Sorrows:  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
Barb Kaminer
Chalice Lighting
Father’s Day Meditation
by Rod Richards
Bev Daly
Call to Worship
Rus Ervin Funk
Moment for All Ages
Everywhere Wonder
by Matthew Swanson
illus. Robbi Behr
We Are
by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell
Dr. Barnwell
and the UUA 2020
GA Virtual Choir
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
Moment of Prayer and Meditation
I Believe in Fathering
by Evin Carvil Ziemer
Musical Response
Invitation to Generosity
Barb Kaminer
Just Fathering
Rus Ervin Funk

I’m On Your Side
by Michael Franti
Michael Franti
and Spearhead
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
There are Miles Behind You
by Andrew Pakula

We thank those that worked on today’s service.

  • Speaker – Rus Ervin Funk
  • Service Coordinator – Bev Daly
  • Board Representative – Barb Kaminer
  • Music – Ethan McCollum
  • Worship Ministry
  • Tech Crew
    • Jim Fry
    • Trish Ramey
    • Pam Middleton
  • Chancel Decoration – Bethany Borgemanke
  • Ushers
    • Laurie Clark
    • Kathy Drehmel
  • Greeters
    • Rita Sasse
    • Annette Dangerfield
    • Brian Daly

See page 2 for next week’s service information.