Widening the Circle of Self
By Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
The opening words are Into the Circle, by Rev. Dr. David Breeden.
We gather into this circle.
We gather into this circle of care
to embody and achieve
the compassion we dream,
the justice we envision,
the dignity of each
in an ever-growing
circle of love and justice.
Drum Circle #1
Performed Extemporaneously by the First UU Choir
Here We Have Gathered
Lyrics by: Alicia S. Carpenter, © 1990; used with the Permission of The Estate of Alicia Carpenter
Music: Public Domain (Genevan psalter, 1543)
Performed by Eva Riebold
Words and Music by Peter Mayer
Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum
By Claude Debussy
Performed by Carter Meints
The closing words are Universal Rhythm by Rev. Israel Buffardi.
My friends, when you go from here know that our hearts are always in a holy place, for we are always connected to one another.
Know that deep down, our hearts beat in one universal rhythm.
May we each find the sacred space to hear it.