Welcome: An Exercise in Being, Belonging, and Becoming

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Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman

The opening words are Bring Your Broken Hallelujah Here by Rev. Theresa I. Soto

Bring your broken hallelujah here.
Bring the large one that is beyond repair.
Bring the small one that’s too soft to share.
Bring your broken Hallelujah here.
I know that people
Have told you that before you can give
You have to get yourself together.
They overstated the value of perfection by a lot.
Or they forgot. You are the gift.
We will all bring some broken things, songs
And dreams and long lost hopes.
But here, and together, we reach within.
As a community, we begin again.
And from the pieces we will build something new.
There is work that only you can do.
We wait for you.

Be That Guide
Congregational Hymn
Words: Carl G. Seaburg, Music: Thomas Benjamin
Permission granted by UUA

Vine and Fig Tree
Performed by First UU Choir
Words: From Holy Bible, Isaiah and Micah
Music: Traditional Hebrew
Public Domain

Calm Soul of All Things
Congregational Hymn
Words: Matthew Arnold
Music: Thomas Tallis
Public Domain

The Final Reading is Until We Meet Again, by Amy Zucker Morgenstern.

May all our hours together be blessed as this one has been: by open-hearted sharing, learning from one another, and making beautiful harmonies together.
And may we greet everyone we encounter with the same acceptance and grateful kinship, until we meet again. Blessed be.

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