Our Parents Ourselves

Join us on this day, in which we repudiate Hallmark holidays, but look deeply at love in our lives, and how our relationships change with the ones who love and care for us, as we love and care for others. We will be joined by Parvin Seaver, with the Alameda Co Be A Mentor program.

Order of Service

Gathering Hymn: #21, For the Beauty of the Earth

Gathering Hymn: #128, For All That Is Our Life


Call to Worship

Opening Hymn: #22, Dear Weaver of our Lives’ Design

Land Acknowledgment

Chalice Lighting

Be A Mentor:  Roy Dickerson and Parvin Seaver

Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude

Reading: “Invisible Work”

Hymn: #1012, When I Am Frightened

Responsive Reading: The Wide Spectrum of Mothering

Sermon: Our Parents Ourselves, Rev. Ruth


Extinguishing the Chalice


Closing Hymn: #108, My Life Flows On in Endless Song

Announcements, Invitation and Final Wave