February 21st Sunday Service

“The Power of Connection: How to Build Community in the 21st Century”
Service Leaders: Nancy Rubenstein and Nanci Burns
Speaker: Tamer Soliman
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements, Offertory, Land Acknowledgment Nancy Rubenstein
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Prelude: “Peace Summit” Kathleen Johnson
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Welcome, Chalice Lighting and Mindfulness Bell Nancy Rubenstein
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Opening Words Nanci Burns
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Introduction to the Speaker Nanci Burns
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Talk: “The Power of Connection – How to Build Community in the 21st Century” Tamer Soliman
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Meditation Music
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Introduction to Breakout Rooms for Group Discussion Nanci Burns
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Introduction to the Poem Nanci Burns
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Poem: “The Miracle of Morning” Amanda Gorman
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Mindfulness Bell and Extinguishing the Flame Nancy Rubenstein
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Postlude: “Power of One” Kathleen Johnson
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Kathleen Johnson’s songs can be found on Spotify at this link.

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Media Credits:
CC video footage from videvo.net:

“Fire CU” – video by Beachfront
“Spark Glow Bokeh 1” – video by Videvo
“Dense Fog-Covered Forest 1” – video by Voyager Project
“Dense Fog-Covered Forest 2” – video by Voyager Project
“Dense Fog-Covered Forest 3” – video by Voyager Project
“Glowing Sky Lanterns At Night” – video by Motion Places
“Vegas Lights Bokeh Background” – video by Motion Places
“Water Droplets Slow Motion 7” – video by Videvo

CC audio recordings from http://ccmixter.org/:
“Jump to the Moon 4” – composition by Khalafnasirs

February 14th Sunday Service

“Courage Wears Many Hats”
Service Leader: Christine Baddeley Girard
Speakers: Enrique Soto, allison calvern, and Laura Evans
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements, Offertory, and Land Acknowledgements Chris Baddeley Girard
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Prelude: “Courage” Kostas Filippeos Click on this link to view this music video.

Welcome, Chalice Lighting and Opening Words Chris Baddeley Girard
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Song: #55 “Dark of Winter” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield, Minnesota Choir
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Introduction to the Speakers Chris Baddeley Girard
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Talk: “Courage Wears Many Hats” Enrique Soto, Laura Evans, allison calvern
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Song: # 90 “From All the Fret and Fever of the Day” First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
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Closing Words and Extinguishing the Flame Chris Baddeley Girard
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Postlude: “Brave” Sara Bareilles Click on this link to view this music video.

We thank our production crew for all their support.
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Media Credits:
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“Fire CU” – video by Beachfront
“Glowing Sky Lanterns At Night” – video by Motion Places
“Spark Glow Bokeh 1” – video by Videvo

February 7th Sunday Service

“What Is Courage For You?”
Service Leader: Nick LePan
Speaker: E.N. Hill
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements Nick LePan
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Prelude: “Fight Song” Calysta Bevier
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Welcome Nick LePan
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Chalice Lighting and Opening Words Nick LePan
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Reading and Reflection “Courage Doesn’t Always Roar” Nick LePan (words by Mary Anne Radmacher)
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Song: “Keep Going On” performed by Nick LePan and Fran Mowbray
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Introduction to the Talk Nick LePan
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Talk: “What Is Courage For You?” E.N. Hill
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Song: “That’s What Makes You Strong” Jesse Winchester
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Closing Words and Entrusting the Flame Nick LePan
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Postlude: “Reverencia a Bach” Milena Cord to Krax
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We thank our production crew for all their support.
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CC video footage from videvo.net:

“Dense Fog-Covered Forest 2” – video by Voyager Project
“Dense Fog-Covered Forest 3” – video by Voyager Project

January 31st Sunday Service

“A Mother’s Hope and Wish for Her Baby”
Service Leader: allison calvern
Speakers: Chipo Shambare and Melinda Shambare
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements allison calvern
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Mindfulness Bell, Welcome/accueil, Opening Words (words by Marilynne Robinson, in The Paris Review Interviews, IV), and Chalice Lighting, allison calvern
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Song: “O Siem” by Susan Aglukark
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Story: “Prayer for Mother and Child” allison calvern
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Song: “Hope in Every Handshake” performed by the Big Soul Project
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Presentation: “A Mother’s Hope and Wish for Her Baby” by Chipo Shambare and Melinda Shambare
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Song: “I Was Here” performed by Beyoncé
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Offertory allison calvern
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Closing Words and Extinguishing the Flame allison calvern
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Postlude: “What Wondrous Love Is This” Our Daily Bread, provided to YouTube by Catapult Reservatory, LLC
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We thank our production crew for all their support.
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Media Credits:
CC video footage from videvo.net:

“Coloured Smoke on Black 01” – video by Videvo
“Coloured Smoke on Black 04” – video by Videvo
“Coloured Smoke on Black 08” – video by Videvo
“Coloured Smoke on Black 09” – video by Videvo

January 24th Sunday Service

“A Rose in the Wintertime”
Service Leader: Christine Baddeley Girard
Speaker: Rev. Linda Thomson
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements and Acknowledgement Chris Baddeley Girard
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Prelude: “Hope” (Dirt Theme) performed by Artyom Ershov
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Welcome and Chalice Lighting Chris Baddeley Girard
Introducing the Speaker Chris Baddeley Girard
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Opening Words Linda Thompson
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Song: #346 “Come Sing a Song With Me” by Carolyn McDade, performed by Brian Kenny, Alena Hemingway, and the KUUF Choir
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Meditation and Homily Linda Thomson
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Song: #131 “Love Will Guide Us” by Sally Rogers, performed by the UU Church of Elgin
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Closing Words Linda Thompson
Extinguishing the Flame and Mindfulness Bell Chris Baddeley Girard
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Postlude: “Here Comes the Sun” The Beatles
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We thank our production crew for all their support.
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MEDIA CREDITS
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“Beautiful Snow Scene” – video by Videvo
“Dense Fog-Covered Forest 3” – video by Voyager Project
“Snow Falling” – video by Beachfront
“Tracking Shot Along Snow Covered Footpath In Snowy Woodland” – video by Videvo

January 17th Sunday Service

“Can Hope Lead To Action?”
Service Leader: Laura Evans
Speaker: Caroline Balderston Parry
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements Laura Evans
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Prelude: “Singing Through the Hard Times” by Utah Phillips, Performed by Kirsty Bromley
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Opening Words: “Of The Muse” words by May Sarton, read by Caroline Balderston Parry
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Chalice Lighting – “Blessed are you who bear the light” words by Jan Richardson, read by Laura Evans
Joys and Sorrows Laura Evans
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Song: #108 “My Life Flows On In Endless Song” performed by Caroline Balderston Parry
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Sermon: “Can Hope Lead to Action?” Caroline Balderston Parry
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Discussion and Reflection in Zoom Breakout Rooms
Moving from Breakout Room discussion into singing the Hymn
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Hymn: #1008 When Our Heart Is In A Holy Place, performed by Community Church of Chapel Hill Choir
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Closing Words: “To Hope in the Dark” words by Rebecca Solnit, read by Laura Evans and Caroline Balderston Parry
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Extinguishing the Flame Laura Evans
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Postlude: “Give Light” performed by Magpie in their school program
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We thank our production crew for all their support.

MEDIA CREDITS
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“Blurry New York City Lights Loop” – video by Videvo
“Blurry Traffic in City at Night (Berlin)” – video by Videvo
“Bokeh Car Lights in New York” – video by Videvo
“Spark Glow Bokeh 1” – video by Videvo
“Candle Flame in Slow Motion” – video by PVP
“Thick Smoke” – video by Beachfront
CC audio tracks from zapsplat.com:
“Tibetan Hit” – audio by NoiseCreations

January 10th Sunday Service

“Meeting Hopelessness Head-On”
Service Leaders: Katie Lunn and Pat Lucey
Speaker: Bahram Nabatian
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements Katie Lunn
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Prelude “Stand By Me” performed by Tracy Chapman
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Welcome Katie Lunn
Opening Words “Apart but Together” by Rev. Cynthia Landrum
Chalice Lighting and Joys and Sorrows Katie Lunn
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Song #108 “My Life Flows On In Endless Song” performed by First Unitarian Church of Chicago music director Jeff Hamrick, joined by members and friends of the congregation
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Introduction to the Podcast Pat Lucey
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Podcast “The Good News of Hopelessness” by Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford
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Introduction to the Speaker Pat Lucey
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Talk “Meeting Hopelessness Head-On” Bahram Nabatian
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Thanks and Introduction to the Song
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Song #331 “Life Is The Greatest Gift Of All” piano accompaniment performed by Paul Hjelmstad of the Groveland UU Fellowship, St. Paul, Minnesota
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Closing Words “Be True, Be Well, Be Loving” by Rev. Cynthia Landrum
Extinguishing the Flame Katie Lunn
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Postlude “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash
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We thank our production crew for all their support.

Media Credits:
CC video footage from videvo.net:
“Coloured Smoke on Black” Variations 01, 04, 06, 08, and 09 – Videos by Videvo.

January 3rd Sunday Service

“Hope is the thing with feathers”
Service Leaders: Martha Nabatian and Pat Lucey
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Announcements Martha Nabatian
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Prelude: “Simple Gifts” performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Allison Krauss
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Lighting the Chalice and Opening Words Martha Nabatian
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Joys and Sorrows Martha Nabatian
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Song: “Come Sing a Song With Me” by Carolyn McDade, performed by Brian Kenny, Alena Hemingway, and the KUUF Choir
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Introduction to Reading Pat Lucey
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Reading “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson, Read by Gill Mills
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Podcast “Hope is the thing with feathers” Rev. Dr. Lynn Ungar
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Introduction to Zoom Breakout Rooms for Reflection and Discussion
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Follow-up after Reflection and Discussion
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Song: “Gather the Spirit” by Jim Scott, performed by Jim Scott with the Master Singers to Go Choir (with lyrics for singing along)
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Closing Words and Extinguishing the Flame Martha Nabatian
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Postlude: “Dona Nobis Pacem” performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Botti
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Invitation to Coffee Hour.
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We thank our production crew for all their support.

Media Credits:
CC video footage from videvo.net:
“4 Candles in Darkness” – video by Digital Meals
CC audio tracks from zapsplat.com:
“Tibetan Hit” – audio by NoiseCreations

December 20th Sunday Service

Solstice d’Hiver/Winter Solstice

Service Leaders and Speakers: Lucie-Marie Castonguay-Bower, Carolle Séguin, Suzanne Desmarais, Marie-Claire D, Fran Mowbray, Nick Lepan, Andrea Young, Claire Heistek

Musical Performers: Claire Heistek, Fran Mowbray, Nick Lepan, Pat Lucey

Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Welcome/Bienvenue Carolle Séguin, Suzanne Desmarais
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Chanson / Song: “Solstice Carole” by The Wyrd Sisters
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Introduction aux quatre directions / Invocation of four directions
Carolle Séguin, Suzanne Desmarais
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Video: “Les quatre directions” Marie-Claire D, Fran Mowbray, Nick Lepan
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Esprit de mère terre Lucie-Marie Castonguay, Andrea Young
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Allumer la flamme / Lighting the Chalice Lucie-Marie Castonguay, Claire Heistek
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Chanson/Song: “Rise Up O Flame” Claire Heistek (flûte à bec)
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Sharing Time: Participants in our Zoom gathering created a Circle of Light by sharing their candlelightings on Gallery View, and shared their feelings of gratitude with one another.

Hymn of Light / Hymne à la lumière: “Gathered Here” Fran Mowbray and Nick LePan
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Closing Words / Mots de clôture Carolle Séguin, Suzanne Desmarais
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Chanson / Song: Minuit Chrétien (O Holy Night)” Fran Mowbray
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Extinguishing the Flame / Éteindre la flamme Lucie-Marie Castonguay, Claire Heistek
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Chant de la fin / Postlude: “Silent Night / O, nuit de paix / Noche de paz” Pat Lucey
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Celebration Fran Mowbray (host and moderator)

We thank Team 5 for handling setup in the Sanctuary today, as well as our production crew for all their support. Nous remercions l’équipe 5 pour la gestion de l’installation dans le Sanctuaire ce soir, ainsi que notre équipe de production pour tout leur soutien.

December 13th Sunday Service

“Community Resilience”
Service Leader: Michel Boudreau
Speaker: Katie Lunn
Zoom Coordinator: Allison Armstrong

Introduction to Prelude Michel Boudreau
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Prelude “Corona Virus Blues” written by Katie Lunn and performed by Katie Lunn and Michel Boudreau Click this link to view the video of this song.

Mindfulness Bell, Chalice Lighting, and Opening Words Michel Boudreau
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Song “Resilience” performed by Abbie Betinis
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Joys and Sorrows Michel Boudreau
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Acadian Resilience Michel Boudreau
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Meditation on Acadia “Collage” Michel Boudreau
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Video Presentation “Assessing Your Resilience Resources” Dr. Michael Ungar
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Talk “On Community Resilience” Katie Lunn
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NOTE: An Open Discussion on Zoom followed Katie’s Talk.

Closing Words, Mindfulness Bell, and Entrusting of the Flame Michel Boudreau
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Postlude “I Won’t Back Down” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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Media Credits:
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“Clouds” – video by Videvo
“Flying Over Misty Coastline” – video by Bellergy
“Thick Smoke” – video by Beachfront
CC video footage from vidsplay.com:
“Free Burning Candle Stock Footage” – video by Vidsplay
CC audio tracks from zapsplat.com:
“Tibetan Hit” – audio by NoiseCreations

We thank Team 4 for handling setup in the Sanctuary today, as well as our production crew for all their support.