Our Radical Activist Ancestors

The religious right is a relative newcomer in US culture. The religious left dates back to the Revolution. Jefferson’s stirring words in the Declaration of Independence about liberty and equality inspired generations of activists, people who believed that those words applied to them, and at the same time were keenly aware that the reality did not match the promise. Prophetic encounters gave our activist forebears the insight and strength to tackle this great injustice.

Special Plate: Amah Mutsun Land Trust

The offertory this Sunday will be donated to the Amah Mutsun Land Trust – an initiative of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to access, protect, and steward lands that are integral to their identity and culture. Please designate “AMLT” on the checks and for online contributions.

Order of Service

  • Prelude
  • Opening Hymn: #121, We’ll Build a Land
  • Welcome
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Wisdom Tale
  • Sing the Children to their Classroom
  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn: #389, Gathered Here
  • Wisdom Reading
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Sermon: Our Radical Activist Ancestors by Ben Ogilvie
  • Hymn: #131, Love Will Guide Us
  • Offertory: Amah Mutsun Land Trust
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Receive
  • Announcements
  • Hymn: We Shall Be Known
  • Benediction
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave