Order of Service

Sunday May 15th, 2022

Zoom Link for our Virtual Sanctuary

Zoom information: Meeting ID: 945 6326 5033 Password: 3652

More Zoom information including the phone numbers can be found here

Adult Service – 10:30 am – Credo Service | UU Principles Series: 4th Principle

Each year we dedicate a worship service to hear the credo statements of some of our fellow church members. Courtney Hopkins and Mike Quinn will share their credos with us, and Rev. Jolie will offer a reflection on our 4th Principle: what it means that UU’s are called to a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

MUSIC UPON ENTERING Ed Barresi, Guest Musician

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS Beth Hoke, Worship Coordinator

PRELUDE

OPENING WORDS       by Rev. Sharon Wylie

OPENING HYMN #108 My Life Flows On

CHALICE LIGHTING 

We light this chalice for Unitarian Universalism. 

This is a congregation of open minds. 

This is a congregation of helping hands. 

This is a congregation of loving hearts. 

Together we work for peace and friendship in our world. 

COVENANT 

Love is the doctrine of this church 

The quest for truth is its sacrament 

And service is its prayer. 

To dwell together in peace, 

To seek knowledge in freedom, 

To serve humanity in fellowship, 

To the end that all souls shall grow 

Into harmony with the divine: 

Thus we do covenant together

JOYS & CONCERNS 

“Wait and see, wait and see, what a world there can be, if we share, if we care, you and me..”

OFFERTORY   This spring the SJC has chosen to support the Louise D. Brown Peace Institute (https://ldbpeaceinstitute.org/) and their 26th annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, which occurred last Sunday in Boston. Several options exist to make donations: via our usual Brown Envelope collections, in person on Sunday mornings or online throughout May, as well as direct pledges of support on the Institute website under the banner of our own team “5 Points Cluster UU’s” where you can make donations (5-Points-Cluster-UUs).  Please give generously to this important organization..

Point your phone’s camera at this QR Code to visit our Mother’s Day Walk for Peace Team Page! There you can register for our team or make a donation.

RESPONSIVE READING #654 Impassioned Clay

HYMN #18 What Wondrous Love

INTRODUCTION TO THE CREDO SERVICE Rev. Jolie

CREDO Mike Quinn, UCS Member

INTERLUDE 

CREDO Courtney Hopkins, UCS Member

PRAYER & MEDITATION Rev. Jolie

CLOSING HYMN #1021 Lean On Me

CLOSING WORDS Rev. Jolie

POSTLUDE


Zoom Link for our Virtual Sanctuary

Zoom information: Meeting ID: 945 6326 5033 Password: 3652

More Zoom information including the phone numbers can be found here


Upcoming Events


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Story Telling for Our  Future Part 2- May 22

Storytelling For Our Future: Part 2! May 22 from 12-2 PM in the Vestry. Join us for an interactive, fun workshop to reflect, connect, and cast a vision for our future as a congregation. Facilitated by Hilary Allen from our UUA. You can still come even if you did not attend the first session. Childcare available upon request. RSVP to Rev. Jolie (minister@uusharon.org) by May 15 if you need childcare. Lunch provided!.  
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Lets All Come Together For Sunday Supper

The Sharon Pluralism Network (SPN) is hosting a Sunday Supper on the Sharon Community Center lawn, May 22, 4 – 6 PM.  Bring your supper and a dessert to share, and get to know your neighbors.  Supervised games and activities for children will be available.  For more information contact:  sundaysupper22@yahoo.com.   Rain date is June 12.

SPN is a non-profit that supports programs and activities to foster multicultural and interfaith engagement and understanding.  It has sponsored events and collaborated with other organizations in town since 2007.

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Sunday Mindfulness Meditation Group: Sundays, 8pm on Zoom

We will do a 20-30 minute meditation in the mindfulness style of Thich Nhat Hahn, followed by about 15 minutes of discussion. All are welcome, no prior experience is needed. For more information and the Zoom URL, please email brad@bradlarson.com

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If you are joining for the first time, please sign our Visitor Guest book

For information about Social Justice initiatives go to: https://www.uusharon.org/social-justice/