Inherent Worth and Dignity: Our First Principle

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Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman

Moment of Perspective – The Big Orange Splot – AJ Fox

The Big Orange Splot – Written and Illustrated by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

The opening words are The Heart Knoweth, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.
The whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether.
How many persons we meet in houses, whom scarcely we speak to, whom yet we honor and who honor us!
How many we see in the street or sit with in church, whom though silently, we warmly rejoice to be with!
Read the language of these wandering eye beams.
The heart knoweth.

Our Country May It Be
Words by Rev. Margaret Somerville; Used with Permission
Music: Public Domain
Accompanied by Colleen Appel with Live Congregational Singing

Playing Soldiers
Composed by Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1920)
Public Domain
Performed by Colleen Appel

When All the Peoples on This Earth
Words: Public Domain; Music: UUA
Used With Permission
Accompanied by Colleen Appel with Live Congregational Singing

The closing words are by Theodore Parker:

“Be ours a religion which,
like sunshine, goes everywhere;
its temple, all space
its shrine, the good heart
its creed, all truth
its ritual, works of love
its profession of faith, Divine living.”

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