Diyos sa Gugma (God of Love): Building Bridges with the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines (UUCP)

There are over 2,000 Unitarian Universalists in the Philippines in over 24 congregations. Most of the churches are located in remote rural farming and fishing villages. What can UUs from the Philippines teach us about their unique expression of our shared global liberal religious faith? How can building bridges of mutuality guide American UUs on our path of becoming the anti-racist, multi-cultural, multi-racial church we know our faith calls to be?

Order of Service

  • Prelude
  • Opening Hymn: #123, Spirit of Life
  • Welcome
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Ring Bell
  • Call to Worship
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Centering Hymn: #170, We Are a Gentle, Angry People
  • Reading
  • Prayer
  • Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Sermon
  • Offertory
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Receive
  • Announcements
  • Closing Hymn: #1023, Building Bridges
  • Benediction
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave
  • Postlude