Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?

“Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character’s skin.” Ann Patchett


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
  • Opening Hymn: STJ #1017 We Are Building a New Way
  • Welcome
  • Ring Bell
  • Chalice Lighting: Gordon B McKeeman
  • Wisdom Tale: My Beautiful Birds, by Suzanne Del Rizzo, published by Pajama Press
  • Sing the Children to their Classroom
  • Call to Worship: Rev. Tania Márquez
  • Hymn: STLT #99 Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Wisdom Reading: Fredrik Backman
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Sermon: Have You Read any Good Books Lately? Rev. Sollie
  • Hymn: STLT #134 Our World Is One World
  • Offertory
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Receive
  • Announcements
  • Hymn: STLT #146 Soon the Day Will Arrive
  • Benediction: Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave
  • Postlude