“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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: Selections from In an Old World City by Gustav Lind, Linli Wang, piano
  • Ring Tibetan Bowl
  • Poetry: “[All the Time I Pray to Buddha]” Kobayashi Issa
  • Opening Hymn: #346, Come Sing a Song With Me
  • Welcome
  • Chalice Lighting: Cindy Fesgen
  • Wisdom Tale: “Technically, It’s Not My Fault” John Grandits
  • Sing the Children to their Classroom
  • Poetry: Women’s Prison Every Week, Jill McDonough
  • Hymn: #348, Guide My Feet
  • Poetry: “There She Is” Linda Gregg
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Poetry: “Kinship” Margarita Engle
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Poetry: “Having it Out with Melancholy” Jane Kenyon
  • Hymn: #289, Creative Love, Our Thanks We Give
  • Poetry: “Escaped Housewife Prefers the Term Cosmetologist”  Karen Craigo
  • Offertory
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Receive
  • Poetry: “In An Unrelated” Elaine Equi
  • Announcements
  • Poetry: “In Winter” Michael Ryan
  • Hymn: #398, To See the World
  • Poetry: “With that Moon Language” Hafiz
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave
  • Postlude: When All the World Was Young by Gustav Lind, Linli Wang, Piano