Day of Remembrance

Cultures all over the world visit with the dead at this time of year. We will create a ritual this morning to remember our dead. If you have pictures or mementos to share, we will create a small altar. If you lost someone in the past year, we will have time to remember them and time to speak the names of anyone still on your heart.


We are always delighted to welcome guests! If this is your first time visiting a Unitarian Universalist church or our congregation, here’s some idea of what to expect.

Order of Service

  • Prelude: Variation 12, Brahms and Variation 18, Rachmaninoff
  • Opening Hymn: STLT #123, Spirit of Life
  • Welcome
  • Ring Bowl
  • Chalice Lighting: Rev. Florence Caplow
  • Wisdom Tale: Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved
  • Sing the Children to their Classroom
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn: STLT #336, All My Memories of Love
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Wisdom Reading: “A Theology for the Night” by Nancy Schaffer
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Sermon: “Day of Remembrance”  Rev. Elizabeth Sollie
  • Hymn: STJ #1002, Comfort Me
  • Offertory
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Recieve
  • Announcements
  • Benediction: “Praise What Comes” by Jeanne Lohmann
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave