(M)othered In Community

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Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman

The opening words are Prayer of Co-Creation, by Rev. Lyn Cox.

Creative spirit, source of life and love: We give thanks for the beauty of this day and for the company of those assembled here. Thank you for the breezes of change, clearing our heads and bringing fresh ideas. May they cleanse our minds of the oppressions and isms that divide us. Thank you for the flame of hope, the heat of righteous anger, the warmth of compassion, and the fire of commitment. May they bubble the cauldrons of transformation. Thank you for oceans of love, rivers of connection, tears of relief, and pools of serenity. May healing waters flow over us and through us and among us, wearing down the sharp rocks of despair to bring joy in the morning. Thank you for the good earth beneath us, around us, and within us. May we take this clay and co-create a new realm of justice and beauty. Thank you for all these and more. We accept our gifts and commit to building, sculpting, painting, singing, and dancing them to life; to abundant life. So be it. Blessed be. Amen.

The Snow is Dancing
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Carter Meints
Public Domain

Composed by Sara Groves, Arr. Susan LaBarr
Used with Permission
Performed by the First UU Choir

Creative Spirit
Composed by Grace Lewis-McLaren
Used with Permission
Performed by the First UU Virtual Choir

Find a Stillness
Words: Carl G Seaburg, based on a Transylvanian Unitarian text
Music: Transylvanian hymn tune, harmony by Larry Phillips
Permission Granted
Accompanied by Eva Riebold with Live Congregational Singing

The closing words are Kindle New Sparks, by Debra Burrell.

We have basked in the warmth and beauty
of this flame and this community.
As the chalice flame is extinguished,
let us carry its glow within.
Let us kindle new sparks within these walls and beyond.