"What we bring to
Virtual Worship Service
Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist
“What We Bring to the Movement”
Lisa Garcia-Sampson, Guest Preacher
Susan McDaniel, Worship Associate
Opening Screen - 00:00
Sounding of the Gong and Words of Welcome (Susan McDaniel) - 00:10
Opening Hymn: #1017 Building a New Way - 00:23
Welcome, Introduction of Speaker, Within These Walls, Opening Words and Chalice Lighting (Susan McDaniel) - 03:06
Opening words: Excerpts from the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments to the Constitution of the United States. - 06:06
Chalice Lighting: “Looking Inward, Seeing Outward” by Reginald Ray - 07:47
Musical Presentation: “Keepers of the Flame” by Eric Bannan (Eric Bannan) - 08:33
Joys & Sorrows: (Rev. Thom Belote) - 12:41
Music: “Is There a Place?“ by Eric Bannan (Eric Bannan) - 18:16
Reading: "Stone Soup" Story adapted from a Swedish folktale by Marsha Brown. (Lisa Garcia-Sampson) - 21:46
Musical Presentation: “Keep On Moving Forward” by Emma’s Revolution - 25:00
Sermon: “What We Bring to the Movement” (Lisa Garcia-Sampson) - 29:28
Closing Hymn: “We Shall Be Known” by MaMuse (“How We Thrive” Virtual Choir) - 45:50
Extinguishing the Chalice (Rev. Thom Belote) - 48:56
Closing Song: Shalom - 49:34
Special Thanks to Scott and Jane Provan for their help with today’s music.
Welcome to our new “Shalom” participants (Keep ‘em coming!): Steve Warshaw and Eileen Regan
“In House Band” for #1017 Building a New Way: Danny Gotham, electric guitar, Richard Edwards, bass guitar, Jay Miller, tenor saxophone, Daniel Jones, drumset, Glenn Mehrbach, piano.
Virtual Choir for #1017 Building a New Way: Kirsten Bergman, Caroline Sherman, Eileen Regan, Elizabeth Cooke, Erich Lieth, Jena Kaizen, Jenny Warnasch, Josh Socolar, Dana Lundquist, Marya Ilgen-Lieth, Scott Provan, Deborah Klinger, George Thompson, Trey Kennedy, Jane Provan, Larry Ross, Amy Glazier, Amy Maddox, Charly Maddox, Joann Haggerty and Linda Thompson.
About the “We Shall Be Known” video: Unitarian Universalists from across the country joined the UU the Vote "How We Thrive" virtual choir to sing the MaMuse song, “We Shall Be Known.” The chorus for the song was the inspiration for an inspiring UU the Vote Live event, “How We Thrive,” which featured powerful words from special guests Paige Ingram from Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism; Analise Ortiz from ACLU of AZ; and Desmond Meade from the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. There were also some healing and spiritual balms from our president, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, and Organizing Strategy Director, Rev. Ashley Horan.
Excerpts from the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments
to the Constitution of the United States.
13th: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
14th: No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
15th: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
19th: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
“Looking Inward, Seeing Outward” by Reginald Ray.
It is undeniable that others, and the larger world, so beleaguered at this moment in history, need everything that we have to give. But what to give is the problem. We cannot find out what to do simply by thinking about it. We need to gain our inspiration and our direction from much deeper sources.
Toolbox of Faith--Remembering
With Kat Good, Marion Hirsch, and Jenny Nelson
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