Snippets of Growing Up in the Heart of ‘Little Dixie’ (Columbia) Missouri
Message by Scoop Peery
Moment of Perspective – Racism: Past and Present – AJ Fox
The opening reading is For All That Is Our Life, by Liz Weber
Spirit of Life,
help us to be present with all that is our life,
both our deepest sorrows and our greatest joys,
so that we can truly live:
engaging fully in our own life and in our community.
Spirit of Community,
Help us know how linked we are,
how each one of our cares touches us all.
Help us to ask for support when we are in need,
and offer our support to others when we are able,
so that we may rest in the solace of one another’s love.
Spirit of Love,
And help us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves,
so that we might fully embody love and resist hatred.
Spirit of Resistance,
help us to stick up for what is right,
even when we are tired or afraid.
Help us to dream of the world as it should be
and act to bring that world about.
Help us to find hope each day.
Spirit of Hope,
Help us through this day and each day.
Help us to be present for all that is our life.
For all this we pray;
amen and blessed be.
Words and Music: Public Domain
Arrangement: UUA (Used with Permission)
Gymnopedie No. 3
Composed by Erik Satie
Performed by Colleen Appel
The Final Reading is Let Our Lives Be a Prayer, by Joel Miller.
Let our lives be a prayer
That waters dry souls
Mends broken hearts
Refuses to be terrorized
Seeks this world’s beauty
And carries us through its storms.