September 13th Sunday Service

On September 13th we began our 2020-2021 Program Year with a new format: a Hybrid Service in which a small safe group of socially-distanced members and friends were joined by a number of participants on Zoom. Despite lots of preparation and testing, we experienced some audio problems resulting from our objective of integrating Zoom audio with the sound system in our Sanctuary. We are working hard to analyze, test and resolve these problems prior to our planned September 20th Hybrid Service, but meanwhile, we will share the main elements of the September 13th with you here in this blog post.

“Water Communion Celebration”
Service Leader: Pat Lucey
Speakers: Rev. Evangeline Danseco, E.N.Hill, Ministerial Intern

Click this link Welcome and Chalice Lighting to read the Service Leader’s text for this part of the service.

Click this link Water Communion Ceremony – Introduction and Reading to read the Service Leader’s text for this part of the service.

Click this link Joys and Sorrows to read the Service Leader’s text for this part of the service.

Click this link Introduction to Music Video “The Water Song” to read the Service Leader’s text for this part of the service.

Click this link to watch and listen to the Music Video “The Water Song”

Introduction to Meditation
We are pleased to invite Rev. Evangeline Danseco to lead us in a water meditation. She will now be joining us by recorded audio.

Meditation “Water Meditation” Rev. Evangeline Danseco
Click this link to listen to the “Water Meditation.”

Introducing E.N. Hill, Ministerial Intern
Our next featured speaker for today is E.N. Hill, the new Ministerial Intern for First Unitarian, and for our Fellowship. In the following audio recording, Fran Mowbray and Nancy Rubenstein will introduce E.N. to us, and then E.N.’s video talk will follow. Click this link to listen to Fran and Nancy’s Introduction.

Video Talk “Learning to Swim” E.N. Hill
Click this link to watch E.N.’s Video Talk “Learning to Swim”

Closing Words for Seasonal Transitions Rev. Dr. Andrew Pakula
from the UUA Worship Web
Click this link to read the text of Rev. Pakula’s words

Extinguishing the Flame
Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.
Portons la flamme d’amour et de paix jusqu’à notre retour.

Postlude #1064 “Blue Boat Home” composed and performed by Peter Mayer
Click this link to listen to Peter Mayer’s performance of “Blue Boat Home.”