Go to Bed Angry
Message by Rev. Emilie Boggis
Read by Jessica Wirges
Moment of Perspective – Article II – New Graphic – AJ Fox
Let’s listen to Co-regulation, by Elizabeth Mount.
From our very first breath, we reach out.
Co-regulation, not self-regulation, is in our nature.
We find our cues from the sun and the moon,
From each parent and caregiver,
We find our place in this great turning planet,
By turning to one another,
Generation to generation,
We awaken to the dawn, and fall asleep at the evening’s end.
Our life’s journey is part of something greater,
A flame cannot be lit without a spark,
A life cannot begin without the air,
And we cannot begin to find ourselves without love.
May we reach out to one another,
May we offer love and nurturing care,
May we join together in celebration of the interdependence of our lives.
In this spirit, let us worship together.
Lift Every Voice and Sing
The Black National Anthem
Words: James Weldon Johnson
Music: J. Rosamond Johnson
Meditation on Loving Kindness
Words: Public Domain
Music by Emily McKinney
Performed by the First UU Virtual Choir
I’d like to share Prayer for Living in Tension, by Joseph M Cherry.
If we have any hope of transforming the world and changing ourselves,
we must be bold enough to step into our discomfort,
brave enough to be clumsy there,
loving enough to forgive ourselves and others.
May we, as a people of faith, be granted the strength to be
and so loving.