Our Superlative Home

To celebrate Earth Day we will immerse ourselves in the beauty of our “blue boat.” Everyone is invited to stay after the service for our annual Earth Day celebration!


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: The Lark Ascending by R. Vaughan Williams
  • Ring Tibetan Bowl
  • Opening Hymn: #1069 Ancient Mother
  • Welcome
  • Chalice Lighting: Jarrod Anderson
  • Call to Worship: Albert Einstein
  • Slideshow: Photography: Emily Watkins, Music, “Ducks in a Pond” by Rising Appalachia
  • Choir: “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Wisdom Reading: The Other Way to LIsten, Byrd Baylor (author), Peter Parnall (illustrator), Simon and Schuster (publisher)
  • Slide Show: Photography: Elizabeth Sollie, Music: “Moran’s Return, by Jon Sousa
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Slideshow: Photography: Ben Ogilvie, Music “Klezmer Dances: Introduction/Terkish/Freilachs 3 by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, aka L.A.G.Q. 
  • Hymn: #159, This Is My Song
  • Offertory
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Receive
  • Announcements
  • Hymn: #1064 Blue Boat Home
  • Benediction: Mary Oliver
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave
  • Postlude: When Heaven Sang to Earth by H. Parker