Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua Recordings

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A Word About These Recordings

These recordings are all recorded live during our services using two small, unobtrusive microphones hanging from the ceiling. We think these recordings are pretty good but for the full experience please visit us in person! We were established in 1826 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Our Internet home is uunashua.org.

 

Our minister is Rev. Allison Palm and our interim director of lifespan religious education is Sandra Greenfield. Our pianist, organist, choir director, and music director are all Jared (Jed) Holland.


One part of many services is called Joys and Concerns. It is too personal to be posted, but here is a sample of the words and music that are said and sung, with the personal information removed:

Joys and Concerns.


We are now also doing live streaming of our services on Sundays at 10 am, then repeating them again at 3 pm and 7 pm that day. To listen to those on internet radio, go to our main website, at uunashua.org, look at “Sunday Service Live” at the top of the right column, then select “Click Here to Play” to start hearing the service.You may have to click the “start” button on your player 2 or 3 times depending on your exact hardware and software.




Recordings from the June 19, 2016 service.

Today is our Flower Communion service. Listen to the beautiful duet by Brenna and Devony!

Gathering the Community

Prelude - Dan Murphy

Welcoming and greeting - Ellen McCormick

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher, Kathy Fletcher, Roy Goodman, our outgoing worship associates

Hymn: Tis A Gift to be Simple

Mission Statement

Sharing in Community

Outreach Speaker Lisa Gribbon Perrin from End 68 Hours of Hunger, Outreach collection and Response: From You I Receive

Simple Gifts: Celebration of Faith Formation - Sandra Greenfield

Spirit of Life

Gathering the Flowers - with song Come Sing a Song with me - Dan Murphy

Going Deeper

Story: The Best Flower in the Garden - Rev Alllison, Sandra & Friends

Special Music: When She Loved Me (from Toy Story 2, by Sarah McLachlan. Vocalists Brenna Woods and Devony Whiting, pianist is also Devony.

Blessing the Flowers - Rev Allison

Flower Communion - with piano music by Devony Whiting

Returning to Service in Life

Closing Hymn: The Garden Song (by David Mallett. Guitarist and song leader Dan Murphy)

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude - Dan Murphy


Recordings from the June 12, 2016 service.

More on simplicity. Be sure to check out the fun music starring John Burkitt, Ruth Cannava and Jed Holland.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Mary Licking

Centering

Opening Words - Roy Goodman

Lighting the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Hymn 16: “Tis a Gift to be Simple“

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations - Roy Goodman

Sharing in Community

Offering: Meals on Wheels, Dan Murphy

Bridging Ceremony, High School Seniors - Sandra Greenfield

Sing the children and volunteers to class: “As You Go”

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Special Music: “57 Channels (and Nothin’ On)” (Bruce Springsteen), Ben Morton drums, John Burkitt vocal and bass, Jed Holland keyboard

Reading by Wendell Berry - Jess Woods

Homily: Simplify - Roy Goodman

Special Music: “Those Were the Days” (Charles Strouse, music; Lee Adams, lyrics), Ruth Cannava & Jed Holland

Homily: Simpler Times - Sharon Machado

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 346: “Come Sing a Song with Me”

Benediction - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the June 5, 2016 service.

We began our month on the theme of Simplicity

Gathering the Community

Prelude: The Graces of Simplicity (William J. Falk, music; Grenville Kleiser, words) - treble voices of choir

Welcoming and greeting - David Hudson

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Hymn: Tis A Gift to be Simple

Evolving Covenant

Sharing in Community

Outreach Speaker Meghan Brady from Meals on Wheels and Response: From You I Receive

Story for All Ages and singing children to class: Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: All You Need is Love (Lennon and McCartney, words and music; A. Billingsley, arr.)

Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Burns Fisher

Sermon: The Complexities of a Simple Faith - Rev Allison

Anthem: Simple Faith (David Tamulevich, www.mustardsretreat.com)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: Guide My Feet

Benediction - Rev Allison

Postlude


Recordings from the May 29, 2016 service.

Today we bless the animals in our first outdoor service!

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Lance Pratt

Centering

Opening Words: Calling in the Directions - Sandra Greenfield and Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Mission Statement

Sharing in Community

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Story for All Ages - Sharon Machado

Anthem: Sun's A-Risin' (Ben Allaway) - Choir

Some of our Joys and Concerns, Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

Building our Animal Altar

Blessing of the Animals

Anthem: Bless the Beasts and the Children (Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr, words and music; Audry Snyder, arr.)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: All God's Critters - led by Dan Murphy vocal solo and guitar

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 22, 2016 service.

We welcomed new members and Sandra Greenfield became our Interim Director of Faith Formation.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Ellen McCormick

Centering

Opening Words - Sandra Greenfield

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. Allison Palm

Hymn 126: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing“

Evolving Covenant, UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

New Member Welcoming Ceremony - Rev. Palm and Lori Lerude

Singing the children and volunteers to class: “As You Go” by Kathleen Tracy

Anthem: “It’s a Brand New Day” (Kathy Grossman, words and music; Jed Holland, arr.)

Outreach Offering, Village Help for South Sudan - Sandra Greenfield

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Rev. Palm

Sermon: “The Other “F” Word: Taking a Leap of Faith” - Sandra Greenfield

Blessing our Interim Director of Faith Formation - Rev. Palm

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 114: “Forward Through The Ages”

Benediction - Sandra Greenfield

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the May 15, 2016 service.

Diana McLean led this service on Blessings.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Anthem: “Cantate Domino (O Sing Ye to the Lord)” (by Giuseppe Pitoni, edited by Norman Greyson)

Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm

Centering

Opening Words - Diana McLean

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn 126: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing“

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Story for All Ages, “The Peace Book” by Todd Parr

Sing the children and volunteers to class: “As You Go”

Anthem: “Do Not Leave Your Cares at the Door” (by Elizabeth Alexander, words adapted from N. V. Naylor)

Outreach Offering, Kathy Fletcher - Village Help for South Sudan

Going Deeper

Reflection: “Choose to Bless the World” (by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker) - Kathy Fletcher

Sermon: “Blessing the World” - Diana McLean

Anthem: “Living in a Holy City” (Stephen Hatfield)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 1028: “The Fire of Commitment”

Benediction - Diana McLean

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the May 8, 2016 service.

Today is our second service with the theme "Blessing". Laurie Goodman leads the service today.

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Laurie Goodman

Centering

Opening Words - Laurie Goodman

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Sharing in Community

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Story for All Ages - Sharon and Laurie

Special Music: Chain of Love (by Clay Walker) - soloist Dan Murphy on vocals and guitar, Jed Holland on piano, and John Burkitt on bass

Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Sharon

Musical Interlude

Sermon: Be the Blessing - Laurie Goodman

Anthem: Lean on Me (by Bill Withers) - choir with Jed Holland on piano and Dan Murphy on guitar

Hymn: Love Will Guide Us

Benediction - Laurie

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 1, 2016 service.

We begin our month on blessings.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Centering

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Hymn 126: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing“

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Outreach Offering, Devony Whiting and Franco Majok - Village Help for South Sudan

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Sing the children and volunteers to class: “As You Go”

Special Music: “The Blessings” (Dar Williams) Ruth Cannava

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection: Dan Murphy

Sermon: “#blessed” - Rev. Palm

Anthem: “Living in a Holy City” (Stephen Hatfield)

Returning to Service in Life

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Postlude


Recordings from the April 24, 2016 intergenerational service.

Our theme this month is creation.

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Lance Pratt

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn: Turn the World Around

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Sharing in Community

The Greatest Power Part 1 - Rev Allison, Elizabeth Lewis, Ben Morton,and Mary Holland

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

The Greatest Power Part 2 - Rev Allison, Elizabeth, Ben, Mary

Anthem: Mystery (Jeremy R Geffen, words and music; Jim Scott, arr) - soloist Suellen Davidson

Going Deeper

The Greatest Power Part 3 - Rev Allison, Elizabeth, Ben, Mary

Spirit of Life

The Greatest Power Part 4 - Rev Allison, Elizabeth, Ben, Mary

Anthem: Circle of Life (Elton John, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Keith Christopher, arr)

Hymn: This Pretty Planet

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the April 17, 2016 service.

All about creation stories.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Steve Hedges

Centering

Opening Words - Kathy Fletcher

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Hymn 1074: “Turn the World Around”

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Story for All Ages: First Creation Story - Kathy Fletcher

Outreach Offering - Bridges

Second Creation Story -Sharon Machado

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Third Creation Story - Roy Goodman

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection: Sharon Machado

Anthem: “The Origin of Love” (from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", Stephen Trask)

Homily: “Why do we NEED creation stories?” - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: “I Love to Tell the Story” (Katherine Hankey, words; William G. Fischer, music)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 19: “The Sun That Shines”

Closing Words - Kathy Fletcher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from Reverend Allison Palm's Installation Service, 4 pm, April 10, 2016.

This is Reverend Allison's installation service, and we are all very excited!

Prelude

Processional Hymn: Rank By Rank Again We Stand

Call to Worship - Rev Steve Edington

Chalice Lighting - Tristan Husby

Welcome - UUCN Search Committee - Gary Lerude

Greetings

Northern New England District - Rev Olivia Holmes

Northern New England UU Ministers Association Chapter - Rev Michael Leuchtenberger

Nashua Area Interfaith Council - Rev Rich Cullen

What is an Installation? - Sandra Greenfield

Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere

Offering for the Living Tradition Fund - Liz Weber

Offertory: Be The Change (Michael Abels) - soloist Janette Lallier, mezzosoprano. Jed Holland Pianist.

Sermon: You Can Always Have Your Way - Rev Heather Concannon

Anthem: We Are One (Brian Tate)- UUCN Choir

Act of Installation - David Hudson, President of the Congregation

Exchange of Gifts - David Hudson and The Rev Allison Palm

A Bonus Gift - Flash Mob by the Congregation - soloist Brenna Woods. Try to imagine the whole congregation dancing choreography, teens doing robot dances, break dances, and hip hop, and you'll have a feel for the energy and excitement we feel towards Rev Allison!

Blessing Our Shared Ministry - Rev Parisa Parsa

Anthem: Distant Land (John Rutter) - UUCN Choir

Charge to the Congregation - Rev Barbara McKusick Liscord

Charge to the Minister - Rev Don Southworth/

Recessional Hymn: The Fire of Commitment #1028

Benediction - Rev Allison Palm

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the April 10, 2016 service.

This is the second week of the Creation theme.

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mary Licking

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: Turn the World Around (led by Jed Holland)

Mission Statement

Sharing in Community

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: Acts of Creation (Catherine Faber; Jed Holland, arr.) - Children's Choir. Soloists: Nicholas Griffis, Charlotte Cardone, Andrew Griffis

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Outreach Collection

Response: From You I Receive

Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Laurie Goodman

Sermon: We the Creators! - Rev Allison

Anthem: My Heart Shall Rejoice! (Sherri Porterfield)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: As Tranquil Streams

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the April 3, 2016 service.

This is the first week of the Creation theme.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - David Hudson

Centering

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Hymn 1074: “Turn the World Around“

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Sharing in Community

Outreach Offering - Bridges, Amy Jo Muscott

Story for All Ages - Rev. Palm and Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: “Choose Something Like a Star” (Robert Frost, poem; Randall Thompson, music)

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection: Roy Goodman

Sermon: “In the End is the Beginning” - Rev. Palm

Anthem: “In the Heart of the World”(Brian Andreas, words; Bob Chilcott, music)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 128: “For All That Is Our Life”

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the March 27, 2016 service. Today is Easter!

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mary Licking

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Opening Hymn: Love One Another

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Sharing in Community

Stewardship Connection - Harry Purkhiser

Why do we celebrate Easter? - Burns Fisher

Song: Love is Letting Go of Fear - Sandra Greenfield

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Story Part 1: The Life - Rev Allison, Sandra, and Burns

Song: Love is Letting Go of Fear - Sandra Greenfield

Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection: Mark 16:1-8

Song: Love is Letting Go of Fear - Sandra Greenfield

Story Part 2: The Empty Tomb - Rev Allison, Sandra, and Burns

Song: Love is Letting Go of Fear - Sandra Greenfield

Meditation: Who will roll away the stone? - Rev Allison

Anthem: Creation's Alleluia (Juhn Rutter, music; B. Notker (840-912) words; J.M. Neale translation)

Story Part 3: The Alleluia

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: Lo, The Day of Days is Here

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the March 20, 2016 service.

This week’s service was presented by the senior high youth group.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Erica Agnew

Welcome - Siobhan Rogers

Centering

Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Seth Bonvouloir

Hymn: “Love One Another“

Sharing in Community

Story for All Ages - Maggie Woolsey

Outreach Offering - Donna Purkhiser White Wing Scholarship Fund - Lilly Grodt

Musical Offering - Jazz Band: Maggie Woolsey, Erica Agnew, Seth Bonvouloir, Siobhan Rogers, Ben Morton

Response Hymn 402: “From You I Receive”

Hymn 123: “Spirit of Life”

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection: Bryce Stack

Anthem: “Brave” (words and music by Sara Bareilles) Erica Agnew and Devony Whiting


Homilies: “Facing Our Fears”

Eric Stack

Devony Whiting

Lilly Grodt

Snowballs Activity


Homilies, continued

Alec Bonvouloir

Erica Agnew

Bridget Foner

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 162: “Gonna lay down my sword and shield”

Closing Words - Siobhan Rogers

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the March 13, 2016 service.

This is our second week with the theme "Liberation". Check out the special music by Steve Hedges!

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Steve Hedges

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn: Gather the Spirit

Evolving Covenant of UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Spirit of Life

Time for All Ages

Anthem: Return Again-Hashiveinu(by Shiomo Carlebach; Hashiveinu, traditional Hebrew; arr. E. Norton)

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Elizabeth Lewis

Musical Interlude: If I Were Free (Jesse Winchester) - performed by Steve Hedges

Sermon: Reaching for the Home of the Soul - Rev Allison

Anthem: Nada Brahma (The World is Sound) (by Brian Tate)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: When Our Heart is In a Holy Place

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the March 6, 2016 service.

This week’s sermon was on Liberation Theology.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Ellen McCormick

Centering

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: “Love One Another“

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Outreach Offering - Donna Purkhiser White Wing Scholarship Fund

Anthem: “God Help The Outcasts” (Alan Menken, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics; Audrey Snyder, arr.)

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Stewardship Connections - Linda White

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection: Kathy Fletcher

Sermon: “Blessed or Oppressed: Liberation Theology for the 21st Century” - Rev. Palm

Anthem: “Do You Hear the People Sing?” (from "Les Mise'rables"; ClaudeMichel Schonberg, music; Herbert Kretzmer, lyrics; Ed Lojeski, arr.)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 1018: “Come and Go With Me”

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the February 28, 2016 service.

Today's service is the last one on the theme of "Desire" and is led by Gary Lerude.

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Ellen McCormick

Centering

Opening Words - Gary Lerude

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Hymn: There Is More Love Somewhere

Evolving Covenant

Sharing in Community

Time for All Ages - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Stewardship Connections

Outreach Offering and response: From You I Receive

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Roy Goodman

Musical Reflection: Waters of March (Aguas de Marco) (Antonio Carlos Jobim) Soloist Kathleen Griffis

Homily: The Paradox of Desire - Gary Lerude

Musical Reflection: Who Wants to Live Forever (Queen) Pianist Jed Holland

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: As Tranquil Streams

Benediction - Gary Lerude

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the February 21, 2016 service.

One high point was hearing Jenn Morton talk about what keeps her coming back.
Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Centering

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn 95: “There is More Love Somewhere“

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Outreach Offering - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Program

“On and On and On” Part 1, adapted from a poem by Joshua Searle White - Rev. Palm and Laurie Goodman

Stewardship Connections - Jenn Morton

Anthem: Dare to Dream (Pamela S. Martin, words; Patti Drennan, music)

“On and On and On” Part 2

Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

“On and On and On” Part 3

Anthem: “Over the Rainbow” (E.Y. Harburg, lyrics; Harold Arlen, music; Russ Robinson, arr.)

Words for Reflection: Laurie Goodman

Sermon: “Over the Rainbow: Dreaming Together” - Rev. Palm

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 112: “Do You Hear?”

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the February 14, 2016 service. This is our second week of the theme "Desire".

Gathering the Community

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Dave Hudson

Centering

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Hymn: There Is More Love Somewhere

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Sharing in Community

Spirit of Life

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Anthem: Rhythm of Life (Dorothy Fields, lyrics:; Cy Coleman music; Lohn Leavitt arranger)

Stewardship Connections - Brenna Woods

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

Music intro - Jed Holland

Sermon: Porn of All Kinds- Rev Allison

Anthem: You Can't Always Get What You Want (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Guitar Jason Pancoast, vocal percussion Brenda Woods, soloists Moe Daniels & Linda Lewis & Martha Holland, Geri Davidson & John Burkitt, Andrea Rebeck, Jim Woolsey, Sue Chadwick & Kathy Fletcher, John Sanders)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn: There's a River Flowing in My Soul

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the February 7, 2016 service.

This week’s service is the first in the theme of “Desire.” It’s pledge season.

Gathering the Community

Prelude “Snow, Snow, Beautiful Snow” (Carl Sigman, words; Sherm Feller, music; H. Ades, arr.)

Welcome - Carol Wagner

Centering

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 95: “There is More Love Somewhere“

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community

Saying Yes: Intro to Stewardship 2016 - Harry Purkhiser

Story for All Ages - Rev. Palm

Singing the children to class: “As You Go” (by Kathleen Tracy)

Outreach Offering - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Program

Anthem: “Give, Give” (John Sanders, words; Sherm Feller, music; Hawley Ades, arr.)

Testimonial - Garvin Warner

Spirit of Life

Going Deeper

Reflection: Elizabeth Lewis

Sermon: “Saying Yes: Embracing the Spirit of Abundance” - Rev. Palm

Anthem: “I Shall Not Live in Vain” (Emily Dickenson, poem; Jay Anthony Gach, music)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 1028: “Fire of Commitment”

Benediction

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the January 31, 2016 service. Today's service leaders are Dan Murphy and Laurie Goodman.

This is our last service with the theme "Resistance". Please take a listen to the lovely music and the thoughtful homily.

Prelude by Devony Whiting, then Jed Holland

Welcoming and greeting - Kate O'Shea

Opening Words - Dan Murphy

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: We Are Building A New Way

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Stewardship Connections - Jamie Hinkle

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Story for All Ages - Dan Murphy

Anthem: I've Been 'Buked (Negro spiritual, Carl Haywood, Arr)

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Dan Murphy

Anthem: Can You Hear? (Jim Papoulis) - soloist Devony Whiting

Homily: Good Intentions: Who Decides? - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Benediction - Laurie Goodman

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the January 24, 2016 service.

We got to listen in on a model covenant group.

Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Ellen McCormick

Centering

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Hymn 1017: “We Are Building a New Way“

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations - Jerry Ross

Sharing in Community

Spirit of Life

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield and Bob Keating

Anthem: “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” (Paul Simon; Kirby Shaw, arr.)

Outreach Offering - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Program

Going Deeper

Covenant Group Experience: What is the role of community in being a people of resistance? - Rev. Palm with Gail McMorrow Donahue, Roy Goodman, Jerry Ross and Lois Taylor

Anthem: “Go Slowly” (Terry W. York, words; Anna Laura Page, music)

Reflection: Covenant Groups as Reflection - Rev. Palm

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 346: “Come Sing a Song with Me”

Benediction

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the January 17, 2016 service.

Today continues our theme of resistance, covering Star Wars to Martin Luther King!

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Steve Hedges

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Hymn: We Are Building a New Way

Mission Statement

Outreach Collection

Response: From You I Receive

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Anthem: Make Them Hear You (from "Ragtime", Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Stephen Flaherty, music; Jeff Funk, arr.)

Words for Reflection - Dan Murphy

Musical Interlude - Jed Holland

Sermon: The Language of the Unheard - Rev Allison

Special Music: Read All About It, Part III (Shahid Khan and Emeli Sande - soloist Brenna Woods)

Closing Hymn: Lift Every Voice and Sing

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the January 10, 2016 service.

A week about New Year’s Resolutions

Gathering the Community

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Mary Licking

Centering

Opening - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 1017: “We Are Building a New Way“

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Sharing in Community

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: “Fret Not My Soul When Doubts and Fears Assail” (Georg F. Handel; Robert Preston, arr.)

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Program

Going Deeper

Words for Reflection, - Elizabeth Lewis

Sermon: “Building a New Way” - Rev. Palm

Anthem: “Shut De Dō” (Randy Stonehill; M. Hayes, arr.)

Returning to Service in Life

Hymn 350: “The Ceaseless Flow of Endless Time”

Benediction

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the January 3, 2016 service.

Today, for our first service of the new year, Rev Allison answers our questions!

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mike Wilt

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: We Are Building a New Way

Mission Statement

Outreach Collection

Response: From You I Receive

Story for All Ages - Rev Allison

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Question Collection, music by Jed Holland

Anthem: Who Knows? (Where the Wind Blows) (JMM and Pamela Martin, words; Joseph M Martin, music)

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Where Is Our Holy Church?

Sermon: Question Box - Rev Allison

Closing Hymn: Where Do We Come From?

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the December 27, 2015 service.

A week of sharing poems, stories and readings, led by Roy and Laurie Goodman.

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Welcome - Roy Goodman

Hymn 1000: “Morning Has Come”

Mission Statement

Outreach Collection - Ending Homelessness Fund

Anthem: “All The Rivers” (Ecclesiates 1:7,9:11; Charles Baker)

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Roy Goodman

Homily for All Ages “Expectations - Are we settings ourselves up?” - Roy Goodman

Introduction to the sharing - Roy Goodman

--- Dick Widhu

--- Pat Fields

--- Linda White

--- Kathy Grossman

--- Ann Barker

--- Ellen Barr

--- Val Raudonis

--- Bob Keating

--- Jerry Ross

--- Laurie Goodman

--- Lady From Texas

--- Monica Staples

--- Cecile Bonvouloir

--- Bob Kidder

--- Marty Storer

Song: “It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve,” Soloist Jed Holland (words and music by Barry Manilow)

Hymn 360: Here We Have Gathered

Benediction - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the 2015 late Christmas Eve service.

Our late Christmas Eve service with Reverend Allison Palm.

Prelude

Welcome - Rev Allison Palm

Opening Words - Rev Allison

Lighting the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Congregational Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Lesson from the Gospel according to Luke - Dan Murphy

Carol: For So the Children Come (words by Sophia Lyon Fahs, music by Jason Shelton) - Soloist Ben Morton, speaker Julia Fletcher)

Outreach Offering: Ending Homelessness Fund - Rev Allison

Music: What Child is This? (traditional) - John Burkitt on bass, Jed Holland on piano

Lesson: Unexpected (by Ann Weems) - Bridget Foner

Carol: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - John Burkitt and Jed Holland

Lesson: Modern Day Joseph & Mary (by Scott Simon) - Andrea Lerude

Lesson: The Christmas Truce (Gail Forsyth Vail) - Dan Murphy/a>

Carol: The Christians and the Pagans (Dar WIlliams) - vocalists Brenna Woods and Kathy Grossman, pianist Jed Holland

Lesson: The Moment of Magic (by Gail Forsyth Vail) - Dan Murphy

Homily - Rev Allison

Passing the Light - Rev Allison and Dan Murphy

Hymns: Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night

Congregational Carol: Joy to the World

Benediction - Rev Allison

Postlude: I'll Be Home for Christmas (Kim Gannon & Walter Kent) - John Burkitt and Jed Holland


Recordings from the December 24, 2015 7pm service.

Our first Christmas Eve with Reverend Allison Palm.

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Sandra Greenfield

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn: “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”

Reading: From the Gospel According to Luke Bob Sampson

Anthem: “Away in a Manger” (Larry Harris, arr.)

Story: “This is the Star” - Sandra and Friends

Hymn: “The First Nowell”

Outreach Collection - Ending Homelessness Fund

Anthem: “ Ding Dong Merrily On High” (16th Century French carol, Howard Helvey, arr.)

Reading: “The Moment of Magic” by Victoria Safford - Amanda & Michelle Bozzi

Anthem: “Il Est Ne! Noel!” (18th Century French carol, Steve Kupferschmid, arr.)

Homily - Rev. Palm

Passing the Light

Hymn: “Joy to the World”

Benediction

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the December 20, 2015 service.

Today is our Solstice service, with some beautiful music and a lovely children's story and sermon.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Steve Hedges

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Sunday afternoon covenant group

Hymn: Morning Has Come

Mission Statement

Anthem: One Candle, One Flame (Linda Sobo) - Children's Choir and Friends

Time for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Stewardship Connections - David Hudson

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Setting Our Solstice Intentions - Rev Allison and Kathy Fletcher

Music: The Longest Night (Peter Mayer) - soloist Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher and musical interlude - Jed Holland

Sermon: The Longest Night - Rev Allison

Hymn: Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the December 13, 2015 service.

”Everyone’s Expecting It.”

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Mary Licking

Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Hymn 1000: “Morning Has Come”

Evolving Covenant

Outreach Collection - Ending Homelessness Fund

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield & Rev Allison

Anthem: “Carol of the Bells” (Peter J. Wilhousky, words and arrangement; M. Leontovich, music)

Blue Holidays Meditation - Rev. Palm

Music: “Angel” (Sarah McLachlan) Devony Whiting, vocals and piano

Words for Reflection - Burns Fisher

Anthem: “Give Me a Silent Night” (Janie Gardner Cunningham, words; Julie Gardner Bray, words)

Sermon: “Everybody’s Expecting It” - Rev. Palm

Hymn 126: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the December 6, 2015 service.

Today is our first sermon with the month's theme of "Expectation" Some lovely surprises today include Peter Kelleher's glowing praise of our congregation and Sharon Machado's song in the words for reflection!

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Ellen McCormick

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Hymn: Morning Has Come

Mission Statement

Outreach Recipient: Peter Kelleher speaking for the Ending Homelessness Fund

Time for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Anthem: Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (Fifteenth-century German, Earlene Rentz, arr.)

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Sermon: Waiting for the World to Turn - Rev Allison

Hymn: Love Will Guide Us

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the November 29, 2015 service.

The final week of our Ancestry theme, led by visitor Liz Weber.

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Welcome - Liz Weber

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Hymn 103: "For All the Saints"

Evolving Covenant

Story for All Ages “Old Aunt Ada” - John Sanders

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Anthem: “Something Told the Wild Geese” (Rachel Field, words; Sherri Porterfield, music)

Outreach Collection - The Front Door Agency

Words for Reflection, “For Nothing Is Fixed” by James Baldwin - Roy Goodman

Sermon: “Tomorrow’s Ancestors” - Liz Weber

Congregational Anthem: “If I Had a Hammer” (Pete Seeger and Lee Hays), Sung in memory of Frona Avery.

Charge to the Congregation - Liz Weber

Hymn 348: Guide My Feet

Benediction

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the November 22, 2015 service.

Today is our Bread service, and there are some great speakers and wonderful music today!

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Steve Hedges

Choral Call to Worship: One Voice (Ruth Moody; Marceline Moody, arr) Singers: Kathleen Griffis, Brenna Woods, Ellen McCormick, Kim Steele, Karen Leonard, Tina Marshman

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: For All the Saints

Mission Statement

New Member Welcome

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Anthem: Bright Morning Star (Traditional Appalachian Song, Joan Szymko, arr) - Sung by the treble voices in the choir

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Music intro - Jed Holland

Sermon: Bread of Our Ancestors - Rev Allison and Friends (Rob Bates, Laurie Goodman, Michelle Morrison, and Burns Fisher)

Anthem: Bread and Roses (James Oppenheim, words; Mimi Farina, music; Ed Stauff, arr)

Hymn: Where Do We Come From?

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the November 15, 2015 service.

The Ancestors We Love to Hate

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Opening Words - Rev. Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Hymn 103: For All the Saints

Evolving Covenant

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Charles Crozat Converse, music; Tony Larsen, new words)

Stewardship Connection: Ancestry

Outreach Collection - Front Door Agency

Words for Reflection

Sermon: They Are With Us Still: The Ancestors We Love to Hate - Rev. Palm

Anthem: Things That Never Die (Charles Dickens, words; Lee Dengler, music)

Hymn 1051: We Are

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the November 8, 2015 service.

This is our second service with the Ancestry theme. Some wonderful parts of the service are the anthem "Think on Me" and Sandra's time for all ages.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Carol Wagner

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: For All the Saints

Mission Statement

Outreach (Front Door Agency) and Response: From You I Receive

Time for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Anthem: Think on Me (Mary Queen of Scots, words and music, James Mulholland, arr)

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Laurie Goodman

Sermon: Remembering Well - Rev Allison

Anthem: Wanting Memories (by Ysaye M. Barnwell)

Hymn: From Age to Age

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 1, 2015 service.

A very touching service, the first in the Ancestry theme.

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - David Hudson

Welcome - Rev. Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 103: “For All the Saints“

Evolving Covenant

Celebrating All Saints and All Souls

Children choir, with friends: “Gaudeamus Hodie” (Natalie Sleeth)

Outreach Collection - Front Door Agency

Song for Cecelia Fantini Part 1 - Sandra Greenfield, Alison Palm and Elizabeth Lewis

Song: “Swimming to the Other Side” (Emma's Revolution), Dan Murphy, Kathy Grossman, Harry Purkhiser

Song for Cecelia Fantini Part 2 - Sandra Greenfield, Alison Palm and Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Song for Cecelia Fantini Part 3 - Sandra Greenfield, Alison Palm and Elizabeth Lewis

Anthem: “The Living Years” Jason Pancoast, solo; Jed Holland, piano; Devony Whiting, electronic keyboard; Dan Murphy, organ; Billy Parker, drums (Mike Rutherford & B.A. Robertson)

Ancestor Communion, Rev. Palm, Sandra and Elizabeth

Hymn: Turn the World Around

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the October 25, 2015 service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Kate O'Shea

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Jerry Ross

Hymn: Welcome In

Mission Statement

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Time for All Ages, by Rev Allison, including singing chorus to "I Am Open" by Holly Near. Song leaders are Steve Hedges, Linda Lewis, and Kathy Grossman.

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Anthem: Big Yellow Taxi, by Joni Mitchell

Spirit of Life

Reflection - Ellen Barr

Musical Interlude, I Am Willing (chorus) by Holly Near

Reflection - Jerry Ross

Musical Interlude, I Am Willing (chorus) by Holly Near

Homily: For To Be Hopeless Would Be So Strange - Rev Allison

Anthem: You Are The Light of The World (from "Godspell", Stephen Schwartz, Jed Holland, arr) Soloists today are Mandy Eberle, Ruth Cannava, Martha Holland, Moe Daniels, and Sue Chadwick and Devony Whiting, who wrote their own verses, with Sue's verse in Spanish. Tambourine and vibraslap played by Jason Pancoast.

Hymn: I Am Willing, by Holly Near

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the October 18, 2015 service. Today's service is led by Sharon Machado and Kathy Fletcher, exploring the question "Who Am I Now?" Recognizing one's inherent worth and dignity in times of transition.

Please listen to today's thoughtful speakers and delightful songs.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Steve Hedges

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Welcome In

Unison Affirmation

Story for All Ages and singing children to class: "As You Go"

Song, "Turn,Turn, Turn" (Words from the Book of Ecclesiastes; adaptation and music by Pete Seeger)

Introduction to the Homilies - Sharon Machado

First Speaker - Stuart McCann

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Song, "Tree Hugger" from the movie Juno, by Kimya Dawson. Musicians: Jess & Brenna Woods, Jenny Grossman, Devony Whiting, Courtney Tanzi, and Kathy Grossman.

Response and singing "From You I Receive"

Spirit of Life

Second Speaker - Gail McMorrow Donahue

Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

Third Speaker - Harry Purkhiser

Transitional Reading - Kathy Fletcher

Song: "Everybody Rejoice" (from :"The Wiz"; Luther Vandross, words and music; Andy Beck, arr.) Sung by adult and children's choir./a>

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the October 11, 2015 service.

Don’t miss the 1492 anthem!

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Hymn: “Welcome In“ by Lucy Holstedt

Mission Statement

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: “1492,” soloist Geri Davidson (by Nancy Schimmel, words adapted in accordance with composer’s suggestion)

Outreach Collection - Faith Architects

Words for Reflection - Roy Goodman

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Sermon: The Illusion of Truth, Rev. Palm

Anthem: “The Arrow and the Song”(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, words; British Folk Tune "O Waly, Waly"; Douglas Wagner, arr.)

Hymn 1070: Building a New Way

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the October 4, 2015 service.

All about letting go

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Carol Wagner

Lighting the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Hymn: “Welcome In“ by Lucy Holstedt

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Outreach Collection - Faith Architects - Sean Chadwick

Story for All Ages - Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: “I’m So Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always”(Traditional African-American Spiritual, Lena J. McLin, arr.)

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection - Dan Murphy

Sermon: Let Go or Be Dragged, Rev. Palm

Anthem: “Blackbird”(John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Daryl Runswick, arr.)

Hymn 201: Glory, Glory Hallelujah!

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the September 27, 2015 service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Rick Spitz

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn: Gather the Spirit

Mission Statement

Spirit of Life

Music intro - Jed Holland

Anthem: If You Can Walk, You Can Dance (Zimbabwean Proverb, Elizabeth Alexander) - Choir and children's Choir

Time for All Ages and singing children to class

Singing children to class: As You Go (by Kathleen Tracy)

Outreach and Response: From You I Receive

Words for Reflection - Elizabeth Lewis

Sermon: Trusting in Possibility - Rev Allison

Anthem: Look Beyond Tomorrow (Dave Dunbar, music; Chuck Wiser, words. Flute soloist Linda Lewis)

Hymn: Fire of Commitment

Benediction - Rev Allison

Song for Parting: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the September 20, 2015 service.

A Yom Kippur themed service: A Promise-Making, Promise-Breaking People

Prelude - Jed Holland

Welcome - Mary Licking

Opening Words - Rev. Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn 347: “Gather the Spirit“

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations

Outreach Collection - Nashua Firefighters Association

Covenanting with our Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Education: Rev. Palm and Sandra Greenfield

Dedication of Teachers: Sandra Greenfield

Hymn 414: As We Leave This Friendly Place

I Walk the Unfrequented Road (American Folk Hymn: Lee Keelson, arr.)

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Hymn 1037: A Litany of Forgiveness: We Begin Again in Love

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Sermon: Rev. Palm

Special Music: No Matter What Goes Right; Steve Hedges, vocals; John Burkitt, bass; Jed Holland, piano (by Trout Fishing in America)

Hymn 34: Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire

Benediction - Rev. Palm

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the September 13, 2015 service.

Today is our official start of the church year, Rev Allison Palm's beginning as our settled minister, and Sandra Greenfield's first day as our Interim Director of RE!

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Dave Hudson

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: Gather the Spirit

Mission Statement

Welcoming our Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Education - Sandra Greenfield

Anthem: "Welcome In" lyrics and music by Lucy Holstedt

Outreach: Operation Warm - Rev Allison

Story: "What Will You Bring to the Feast?", adapted from a story by Erika Hewitt - Sandra & Laurie & friends

Spirit of Life

Homily: "Saying Yes" - Rev Allison

Sharing and Gathering the Waters

Blessing the Waters - Rev Allison, Sandra, and Laurie

Closing Hymn: Blue Boat Home

Benediction - Rev Allison

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Choir Postlude: "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, Pharrell Williams - soloists Ben Morton and Brenna McGoff


Recordings from the September 6, 2015 service.

John Sanders and Gail McMorrow Donahue presented "A UU Finds the Heart of Buddhism."

Prelude - Dan Murphy

Welcome - John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 83: "Winds Be Still"

Affirmation

Outreach Collection - Nashua Firefighters Association

Musical Offering: "All That Is Gold" by Brooks Williams - Dan Murphy

Hymn 402: From You I Receive

Hymn 123: Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection, by Paul H. Beattie - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 352: Find a Stillness

Homily: Gail McMorrow Donahue

Homily: John Sanders

Hymn 164: The Peace Not Past Our Understanding

Benediction, "Deep Peace" - Elizabeth Lewis

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Dan Murphy


Recordings from the August 30, 2015 service. Today's pianist is Jed Holland.

This delightful service is presented by Grace and Ben Morton and friends.

Prelude - pianist Mia Taylor

Greeting - Mia Taylor & Kelly Frasca

Welcoming newcomers - Ben Morton

Music: Ben Morton & Mia Taylor, accompanied by Grace Morton -

Reflection:

Song: Sing, Sing a Song

Time for All Ages

Rowe Camp and a song from camp - Darcy Hinkle

Outreach and Musical Interlude: What a Wonderful World - Charlotte Cardone, whistler

What Music Means to Me - Mia Taylor

Some UU Jokes - Bridget Foner, with help from Kelly Frasca

Moment of reflection and Spirit of Life

Skit - CROP Walk Drama Group

Song - CROP Walk Drama Group

What Music Means to Me - Kelly Frasca

What Music Means to Me - Grace Morton

Hymn: Let It Be A Dance

Reading - Bridget Foner

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Closing Song and Dance!


Recordings from the August 23, 2015 service

Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm. Dan Murphy provided the music today.

Gathering the Community: Prelude - Dan Murphy

Welcoming and greeting - Rev Allison Palm

Opening Words - Rev Allison Palm

Centering: Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Opening Hymn: Come, Come Whoever You Are

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

Sharing in Community: Spirit of Life

Outreach Collection for Together We Rise Sweet Cases Project

Special Music: Wayfaring Stranger, traditional, additional lyrics by Dan Murphy - Dan Murphy.

From You I Receive

Words for Reflection - John Sanders.

Hymn: Woyaya - led by Rev Allison and Kathy Grossman

Sermon: "Stepping Boldly into the Unknown" - Rev Allison

Hymn: This Little Light of Mine

Returning to Service in Life: Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev Allison

Song for Parting, Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the August 16, 2015 service

Today's service is led by Sharon Machado. Dan Murphy provided the music today. Today's service is dedicated to Frona Avery.

Gathering the Community: Prelude - Dan Murphy

Welcoming and greeting - Sharon Machado

Centering: Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice and Come In

Words of Affirmation

Sharing in Community: Outreach Collection for Together We Rise Sweet Cases Project

Special Music: All God's Critters Got a Voice in the Choir - Dan Murphy and John Burkitt.

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher.

Spirit of Life

Homily: "How Open the Door?" - Sharon Machado

Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Returning to Service in Life: Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the August 9, 2015 service

Today's service is led by Pat Ladew. Michelle Ladew provided the music today.

Gathering the Community: Prelude: "Song for the Morning Star", by R. Carlos Nakai

Welcoming and greeting

Centering: Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Opening Words - Pat Ladew

Words of Affirmation

Sharing in Community: Outreach Collection for Together We Rise Sweet Cases Project

Musical Interlude "We Are One" words and music by Ysaye Barnwelll perfomed by UUCN Choir Jan 16,2011.

Going Deeper: Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher.

Spirit of Life

Sermon: "Yoga Off the Mat" - Pat Ladew

Hymn: With Joy We Claim the Growing Light

Returning to Service in Life: Closing Words

Extinguishing the Chalice

Hymn: Go Now in Peace

Postlude: Inward Journey, R. Carlos Nakai.


Recordings from the August 2, 2015 service

Today's service is led by Dan Murphy. The pianist is Jed Holland and soloist Kathy Grossman.

Gathering the Community: Welcoming and Greeting - Dan Murphy

Prelude - Jed Holland

Centering: Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Hymn 318: We Would Be One

Words of Affirmation

Sharing in Community: Outreach Collection for Together We Rise Sweet Cases Project

Musical Interlude "Imagine", by John Lennon, soloist Kathy Grossman.

Going Deeper: Words for Reflection - Elizabeth Lewis

Spirit of Life

Sermon: "Naked and Not Afraid" - Dan Murphy

Returning to Service in Life: Extinguishing the Chalice

Song of Blessing: "Peace and Joy", by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the July 26, 2015 service

Today's service is led by Laurie Goodman. The special music today is provided by Greg Descoteaux.

Gathering the Community: Ringing the Bell, Welcoming and Greeting - Laurie Goodman

Prelude: "When You Believe", by Stephen Schwartz. Played by Greg Descoteaux.

Centering: Lighting the Chalice - written and spoken by Roy Goodman

Opening Words from The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather.

Hymn 188: Come Yet Again Come

Words of Affirmation

Outreach Collection. Musical offering by Greg Descoteaux.

Poem: Harvest - Written and spoken by Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Musical Reflection: "Feel So Near", written by Doogie MacLean, sung by Greg Descoteaux.

Homily: "Finding the Sacred in Ruins" - Laurie Goodman

Musical Reflection" "Auld Lang Syne", written by Robert Burns, arranged by Doogie MacLean. Sung by Greg Descoteaux.

Extinguishing the Chalice, words by Cicero - Roy Goodman

Words of Thanks

"Peace and Joy", by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the July 12th and July 19th services are not available.


Recordings from the July 5, 2015 service

Today's service is led by Gary Lerude; pianist is Jed Holland. His special music today is exquisite!

Prelude

Gathering the Community: Ringing the Bell, Welcoming and Greeting - Gary Lerude

Centering: Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn 347: Gather the Spirit

Covenant of Right Relations

Outreach Collection for Together We Rise Sweet Cases Project

Going Deeper: Musical Reflection "The Dancer", by Christopher Ferreira, played by Jed Holland.

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Homily: "Preparing for a New Ministry" - Gary Lerude

Musical Reflection: "Fur Elise", by Beethoven. Played by Jed Holland.

Hymn 145: As Tranquil Streams

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Song of Blessing: "Peace and Joy", by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the June 28, 2015 service

This Sunday is led by Roy Goodman; pianist is Dan Murphy

Prelude

Ringing the Bell and Welcome - Roy Goodman

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Opening Words

Gathering Hymn 1: “Let Nothing Evil Cross This Door”

Words of Affirmation”

Outreach Collection, with music "Everything Possible" by Fred Small, played by Dan Murphy.

Words of Reflection - Laurie Goodman

Spirit of Life

Sermon: "Thoughts on the Ten Commandments - and Other Things" by Roy Goodman

Closing Hymn 345: " With Joy We Claim the Growing Light"

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Closing Song: "Peace and Joy", by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the June 21, 2015 service

Our first summer service is led by Jerry Ross; pianist is Jed Holland.

Prelude

Welcome - Jerry Ross

Lighting the Chalice - Ellen Barr

Hymn 131: Love Will Guide Us

Outreach Collection - Burns Fisher

Words of Reflection - Elaine Thomas

Spirit of Life

Homily: Deeds and Not Creeds - Jerry Ross. Including guest appearances by Rev William Ellery Channing (Gary Lerude), Rev Theodore Parker (Jim McCormick), Susan B Anthony (Kathi Blake), Henry David Thoreau (Lance Pratt), Rev John Haynes Holmes (Roy Goodman), Sophia Lyon Fahs (Lori Goodman), James Luther Adams (Russ Leonard), and Rev Dr Richard S Gilbert (Adrian George)

Hymn 121: We'll Build A Land

Follow-up thoughts

Extinguishing the Chalice - Ellen Barr

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the June 14, 2015 service

On this Flower Sunday we honored Rev. Janet Newman, Director of Religious Education Meredith Olson, and our graduating seniors

Prelude

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Evolving Covenant of Right Relations - Rev. Newman

Anthem: “The Heather on the Hill” from “Brigadoon” (Alan Jay Lerner, words; Frederick Loewe, music; Hawley Ades, arr.)

Outreach Collection

Story of Flower Communion - Meredith Olson

Hymn 78: Color and Fragrance

Recognition of Lifespan Religious Education Volunteers - Meredith Olson

Recognition of Seniors & Bridging Ceremony - Rev. Newman and Meredith Olson

Hymn 100: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Ceremony of Leave­-Taking - Kim Steele, Jamie Hinkle, & John Sanders

Homily - Rev. Newman

Extinguishing the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the June 7, 2015 service

Today is our ROPEs (Rite Of Passage Experiences) service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - ROPEs Class

Introduction to the ROPEs Program 2014 -2015 - Wayne Fletcher

Sing the children to class: As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Presentation: Together We Rise - Eileen Herring

Anthem: Corner of the Sky, From Pippin, Stephen Schwartz, words and music; Teena Chin, arr.

Introduction to Affirmation Statements - Ginger Hedges

Affirmation Statements: Lilly Grodt and her mentor Gillian Hinkle

Affirmation Statements: Eric Stack and his mentor Geoff Skelton

Affirmation Statements: Bridget Foner and her mentor Ellen McCormick

Anthem: Seeds Grow to Plants, John Rutter, music, David Grant, words

Affirmation Statements: Max Shepherd's mentor Monica Staples

Affirmation Statements: Erica Agnew and her mentor Michelle Morrison

Affirmation Statements: Nicole Straussberg and her mentor Jim Woolsey. I wish you could see the wonderful dancing Nicole did at the end of her statement!

Presentation of Certificates and Bridging Ceremony

Closing Words - Dan Earley

Extinguishing the Chalice - Youth Group

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 31, 2015 service

The service celebrated the reflections of some members in their teens.

Prelude

Welcome - Kate O’Shea

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Anthem: I’m a Believer (by Neil Diamond)

Evolving Covenant

Time for All Ages: Presentation of the Cub Scout “Religion and Me”award to Sam Pancoast- Rev. Newman

Outreach Collection - The Community Hospice House

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Introduction to Generational Reflections of Teens- Rev. Newman

Homily: Jackson Hinkle

Homily: Tom Woolsey

Homily: Maggie Woolsey

Generational Reflections, final comments - Rev. Newman”

Hymn 295: Sing Out Praises for the Journey

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the May 24, 2015 service

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Anthem: Find the Cost of Freedom, words and music by Stephen Stills, edited by Nick Page

Evolving Covenant, UU Church of Nashua - Rev Dr Janet Newman

Time for All Ages: Poems read by children - Nicholas Griffis, Kate McGee, Nathan Griffis, Mia Taylor

Outreach Presentation: The Community Hospice House - Rev Janet

Words for Reflection - John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Omnia Sol, by Z. Randall Stroope

Sermon: The Faces and Phases of Love, Rev Dr Janet

Hymn: What Wondrous Love

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 17, 2015 service

We celebrated our volunteers with the help of the UU Philomniharmonic.

Prelude

Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Hymn 1: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door

​Evolving Covenant

Time for All Ages - Donna Larue

Outreach Collection - The Community Hospice House

Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Sermon: I Do! I Do! the Joy of Volunteering - Rev. Newman

Welcoming New Members

Honoring Sherri Woolsey

Anthem: Acts of Creation (​by Catherine Faber, Jed Holland, arr.)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the May 10, 2015 service

Today is the day where we unanimously voted to call Rev Allison Palm as our new settled minister!

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Carol Wagner

Lighting the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Hymn: Circle Round for Freedom

Mission of the UU Church of Nashua

A Mother's Day Litany

Anthem: One Small Voice, from Sesame Street, sung by Children's Choir

Time for All Ages and singing children to class - Rev Allison

Outreach Presentation: The Community Hospice House - Rev Palm

Music: Greensleeves, traditional English tune - Clair Ryan, harp

Anthem: Tree of Life, from the play "Plain Hearts: Songs and Stories of Midwestern Prairie Women", Eric Peltoniemi; Ed Stauff, arr. Clair Ryan harp, Jason Pancoast guitar.

Words for Reflection - Gary Lerude

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Loving the Hell Out of Our World - Rev Allison Palm

Anthem: Distant Land, by John Rutter

Closing Words - Rev Alliso

Hymn: We'll Build a Land

Extinguishing the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 3, 2015 service

We were excited to meet Reverend Allison Palm.

Prelude

Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn 131: Love Will Guide Us

Covenant Statement, led by Rev. Allison Palm

Anthem: Julian of Norwich (Sydney Carter, words & music; Ed Stauff, arrangement)

Time for All Ages - Rev. Palm

Outreach Collection - The Community Hospice House

Reflection - Laurie Goodman

Spirit of Life

Sermon: There is More Love Right Here - Rev. Palm

Anthem: Everything Possible (Fred Small, words & music; Willi Zwozdesky, arrangement)

Closing Words - Rev. Palm

Hymn 95: There is More Love Somewhere

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the April 26, 2015 service

Meredith Olson is preaching today.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Rev Janet

Lighting the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz and Lola Giannelli

Anthem: To Spring, J.S. Bach, music; Philip Gordon, text, arr.

Covenant - Elijah Giannelli

Time for All Ages and singing children to class - Meredith Olson

Outreach: Camp Aranu'tiq - Rev Janet

Words for Reflection - Anya Zakiewicz

Spirit of Life

Anthem:Trust the Seeds, by Elizabeth Alexander

Sermon: Trusting the Seeds - Meredith Olson

Hymn: Mother Earth, Beloved Garden

Extinguishing the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the April 19, 2015 service

We heard from members in their 20s and 30s.

Prelude

Welcome - Kate O’Shea

Lighting the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Affirmation

Time for All Ages - John Sanders

Anthem: Fix You. Jason Pancoast on piano and Jed Holland on organ (Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin, words & music; Anders, Astrom, arrangement; Brymer, adaption)

Outreach Collection - Camp Aranu’tiq

Hymn 289: Creative Love

Reflection - Dan Murphy

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Introduction to Generational Reflections of Young Adults - Rev. Newman

Homily 1 - Jamie Gagne

Homily 2 - Clair Ryan

Musical Offering: Beautiful. Clair Ryan and Julie Shea on vocals, John Burkitt on bass, Jed Holland on piano (by Linda Perry)

Homily 3 - Monica Staples

Homily 4 - Meredith Olson (read by Monica Staples)

Musical Offering: Valerie. Clair Ryan on vocals, John Burkitt on bass, Jed Holland on piano (Sean Payne, David McCabe, Abi Harding, Boyan Chowdhury & Russel Pritchard)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Dan Murphy

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the April 12, 2015 service

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - David Hudson

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Covenant - Rev Janet

Time for All Ages and singing children to class - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: The Gift of Love, American Folk Tune arranged by Hal H. Hopson; based on 1 Corinthians 13

Outreach: Camp Aranu'tiq - Rev Janet

Hymn: Be That Guide

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Hymn: The Arching Sky of Morning Glows

Sermon: We Are the Promises We Make and Keep - 2 - Rev Janet

Anthem:The Fire of Commitment, by Jason Shelton, music; Mary Katherine Morn and Jason Shelton, words

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the April 5, 2015 service

On this Easter morning, the Ministerial Search Committee announced that Allison Palm will be our ministerial candidate.

Prelude

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Draft Covenant, Part 1 - Reverend Newman

Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Anthem: Festival Sanctus (John Leavitt)

Outreach Collection - Camp Aranu’tiq

Hymn 269: Lo, the Day of Days Is Here

Reflection - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Hymn 61: Lo, the Earth Awakes Again

Sermon: So Much in Bud - Rev. Newman

Anthem: Pharoah’s Blues (Go Down Moses) with Geoff Goodell on harmonica (by Patti Drennan)

Celebration of the Stewardship Campaign - Ellen Fisher

Announcement of Ministerial Candidate - Search Committee

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the March 29, 2015 service

This service was created by our nascent Faith Architects group.

Prelude and Welcome - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Ruth Hinkle

Covenant -- Sean Chadwick

Hymn 1021: “Lean On Me”

Outreach Collection - White Wing School

Time for All Ages - Jamie Gagne and Monica Staples

Reflection - Jamie Gagne

Sermon “Planting Seeds” - Jamie Gagne, Ruth Hinkle, Meredith Olson, Monica Staples

Hymn 1007, "There's A River Flowing In My Soul"

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Sean Chadwick

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the March 22, 2015 service

The annual youth service was all about technology.

Prelude - Youth Group Band: Alec Bonvouloir, Seth Bonvouloir, and Maggie Woolsey

Welcome - Kate O’Shea

Lighting the Chalice - Andrew Holland

Opening Words - Seth Bonvouloir

Robots for All Ages - Bryce Stack

Outreach Collection - Seth Bonvouloir and Andrew Holland

Hymn 339: Knowledge They Say

Reflection - Juniper Lowe

Homilies: Technology and Unitarian Universalists

Maggie Woolsey

Alec Bonvouloir

Bryce Stack

Hymn 1023: Building Bridges, led by Andrew Holland

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Andrew Holland

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Devony Whiting


Recordings from the March 15, 2015 service

Reverend Janet talks about "How Ministers Got That Way"

Prelude

Welcome - Dave Hudson

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Mission Statement - Rev. Newman

Time for All Ages - Merideth Olsen

Children's Choir: “I'm Not Perfect”

Adult Choir Anthem: “Fret Not When Doubts and Fears Assail”, George Fredrick Handel

Outreach Collection - White Wing School

Hymn 21: “For the Beauty of the Earth”

Reflection - Elizabeth Lewis

Sermon “Reverence and Reverends: Ministers and How They Got That Way” - Rev. Newman

Anthem: “Guide My Feet" (Traditional; Avis D. Graves, arr.)

Hymn 38: “Morning Has Broken” [The copyright holder for this hymn (not Yusef Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens) has requested that this hymn not be placed on our web site.]

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the March 8, 2015 service

A service highlighting members in their 40s and 50s

Prelude

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Mission Statement - Rev. Newman

Time for All Ages - Rev. Newman

Anthem: “We Are the World” (Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson)

Hymn: “As We Leave This Friendly Place”

Outreach Collection - White Wing School

Hymn 57: “All Beautiful the March of Days”

Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Homily Introduction: “Generational Reflections: Our Friends in Their 40s and 50s” - Rev. Newman

Kathleen Griffis

Chip McGee

Mary Merkel

Homily Closing: Rev. Newman

Hymn 207: “Earth Was Given as a Garden”

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the March 1, 2015 service

Prelude

Anthem: Our Church is More than Framework, by Grace Lewis-McLaren, music; Mary Lou Stocker, words

Welcoming and greeting - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Mission Statement - Rev Janet

Anthem: It's A Brand New Day, words and music by Kathy Grossman; arranged by Jed Holland/a>

Time for All Ages and singing children to class - Meredith Olson

Outreach Presentation: White Wing School, Donna Purkhiser Scholarship - Julie Reilly

Stewardship Comments: Why I'm All In - Jess Barkley

Words for Reflection - Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: "Mission: As Fire Exists By Burning" - Rev Dr Janet

Hymn: We Would Be One

Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Anthem: Benediction, words and music by Georgeann Weaver

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the February 22, 2015 service

The Worship Associates led a service about books.

Prelude

Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Mission Statement

Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Outreach Collection

Homilies: What is your good book? - Introduction by Sharon Machado

Homily: John Sanders

Homily: Kathy Fletcher

Homily: Roy Goodman

Anthem: Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield, Danielle Brisebois, Wayne Rodrigues, words & music; Steve Zegree, arrangement)

Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Homily: Sharon Machado

Homily: Elizabeth Lewis

Homily: Burns Fisher

Anthem: Of Love and Understanding (Betsy Jo Angebranndt, music; Kenneth Patton, words;)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the February 15, 2015 service.

This was our first experiment conducting a service with a nearly empty sanctuary! All of today's service was done by Jed Holland, alone in the sanctuary, with some technical help and recordings from others, because nobody else could make it through the snow today!

Since an important part of the service involved congregation members texting joys and concerns in to Jed, we left those in there to give you a sense of the connection among members.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Jed Holland

Musical Interlude - Jed

Mission Statement - Jed

Joys and Sorrows texted to Jed and read aloud by Jed

Musical Interlude - Jed

More joys and sorrows texted to Jed

Rebroadcasted story: Decorations of Hope - John Sanders and Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

More joys and sorrows sent to Jed

Rebroadcasted story: Brad's Story - John Sanders

Musical Interlude - Jed

More joys - Jed

Rebroadcasted story: Sing for Your Sister- Tess George

Music: You Are My Sunshine

Words for Reflection and Spirit of Life - Jed

Closing words - Jed

Closing Song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude: All We Need is Love! - Jed


Special Note: The church services on both February 8th and Feb 15th were cancelled for the safety of all due to terrible weather. On Feb 15th there was some special music and programming by our music director (who can walk to church).


Recordings from the February 1, 2015 service. Listen to the special music from band members Bill Hinkle on guitar, John Burkitt on bass, and Bill Parker on drums.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Anthem: Here Comes the Sun

Mission Statement - Seth Bonvouloir

Time for All Ages and singing children to class

Outreach: St Joseph Community Services Meals on Wheels Program - Megan Brady

Why I'm All In - Ellen McCormick

Hymn: Spirit Says Do

Words for Reflection - John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Hymn: Return Again

Sermon: To Live One's Life - Meredith Olson

Hymn: Come and Go With Me

Anthem: Give A Little Love, words and music by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, arr by Alan Billingsly

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the January 25, 2015 service

Listen carefully to Jed Holland’s music during the offering.

Prelude

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Mission Statement

Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Song: Room at the Table (Carrie Newcomer)

Outreach Collection - Community Dinner

Stewardship Comments - Rick Spitz

Hymn 349: We Gather Together

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: You Raise Me Up (Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham, words and music; Mark Hayes, arrangement)

Sermon: Unmentionables, Part 1 - Rev. Newman

Stewardship Comments - Elizabeth Lewis

Sermon: Unmentionables, Part 2 - Rev. Newman

Anthem: Let the River Run (from “Working Girl;” Carly Simon, words and music; Craig Johnson, arrangement)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Elizabeth Lewis

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the January 18, 2015 service.

I especially like the anthems, Jed's music during outreach, and his jazzy Spirit of Life today!

Prelude

Welcoming - Kate O'Shea

Mission Statement

Anthem: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Time for All Ages and singing children to class: As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach

Why I'm All In - Kate O'Shea

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Tear Them Down, by Kirby Shaw

Sermon: The Humanity of Heroism - Rev Dr Janet Newman

Hymn: Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Flether

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the January 11, 2015 service

Generational Reflections, Members in Their 60’s and 70’s

Prelude

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Mission Statement - Rev. Newman

Anthem: In My Life (Steve Ladew, soloist; John Lennon and Paul McCartney, words and music; Roger Emerson, arr.)

Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Outreach Collection

Stewardship Comments: Why I am “All In” - Jamie Hinkle

Reflection - Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Scarborough Fair/The Sound of Silence (Paul Simon; Philip Kern, arr.)

Introduction to Homilies: Generational Reflections, Members in Their 60’s and 70’s - Rev. Newman

Homily: Joan Connacher

Homily: Wes Chadwick

Homily: Sue Chadwick

Musical Offering: When I’m Sixty-Four (John Burkitt, vocals and bass; Tina Marshman, clarinet; Jed Holland, piano; John Lennon and Paul McCartney, music and lyrics)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the January 4, 2015 service. Please listen to the outreach presentation to hear some comments from our guests at community dinners.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mike Wilt

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Hymn: Bring, O Past, Your Honor

Mission Statement - Rev Janet

Time for All Ages and singing children to class - Meredith Olson

Outreach Presentation: Community Dinners

Words for Reflection - John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Homily: The Past - Rev Dr Janet

Anthem: The Road Not Taken, music by Randall Thompson, poem by Robert Frost

Homily: The Future - Rev Dr Janet

Hymn: With Joy We Claim the Growing Light

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the December 28, 2014 service

Roy and Laurie Goodman led this informal service of sharing.

Welcome - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Opening Words - Roy Goodman

Hymn 347: Gather the Spirit

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships

Time for All Ages - Roy Goodman

Outreach Collection - Ending Homelessness Fund through Harbor Homes

Anthem: All You Need Is Love (John Lennon and Paul McCartney, words and music; Alan Billinsley, arr.)

Reflection - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Homily: The gifts we give and the gifts we receive - Roy Goodman

Sharing readings, music, stories, poems - All

Hymn 118: This Little Light of Mine

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 24 Christmas Eve 2014 service.

Prelude - Jed Holland, with flute soloist Linda True

Welcoming and greeting - Rev Janet

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Music: "Still, Still, Still", Austrian Christmas Carol - Sarah Chadwick

Reading: "For So the Children Come", Sophia Lyons Fahs - Jim & Sherri Woolsey

Anthem: "A Tiny Little Baby" music Don Besig; words Don Besig and Nancy Price. - Christmas Eve Choir.

Anthem: "Carol of the Blues" music Mykola Leontovich; words and arrangement Peter J. Wilhousky. - Christmas Eve Choir.

Outreach

Music: Feliz Navidad - Jeremy Parker and Simon Rios, with Billy Parker.

Reading from the Gospel of Luke - Robert Sampson

Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Readings - Katie, Tom & Maggie Woolsey

Story "A Child's Gift" - Rev. Dr. Janet

Hymn: The First Noel

Story Big Bird and Baby Jesus - Rev. Dr. Janet

Anthem: Angels We Have Heard on High, traditional French carol, John Carter, arr. - Christmas Eve Choir & Linda True, flute.

Meditation - Rev. Dr. Janet

Passing the Light and singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night.

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado


Recordings from the December 21, 2014 service.

Welcoming and greeting - Lance Pratt

Music: Christmas Bell Medley, by Larry Shackley

Trumpeters: Jason Pancoast, Carol Tingleff; French hornists: Erica Agnew, Lori Lerude; Trombonists: Bryce Stack, Jon Lasselle, Miranda McCannon, Kathy Grossman; Baritonist: Lindsey Hedrick; Pianist Jed Holland; Percussionists: Jess Barkley, Brenna McGoff, John McCannon.

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Covenant of Right Relations

Anthem: Solstice Carol, by Diane Benjamin

Time for All Ages and singing children to class

Outreach: Ending Homelessness Fund Through Harbor Homes

Words for Reflection - John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Street scene, actors Jason Pancoast and Harry Purkhiser

Anthem: Spirit of Christmas, by Joel Mercier. Soloists Brenna McGoff, Sara Shorr, Martha Holland, Jim Woolsey, and Jason Pancoast

Homilies - Rev Janet

Hymn: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the December 14, 2014 service

RE Director Meredith Olson’s sermon was inspired by Bilbo Baggins of the Shire.

Prelude

Welcome - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Brenna McGoff

Mission Statement led by Maggie Woolsey

Time for All Ages - Rev. Dr. Newman

Outreach Collection - Ending Homelessness Fund through Harbor Homes

Anthem: The Storm is Passing Over (Charles Albert Tindley)

Readings - John Sanders

Hymn 107: Now Sing We of the Brave of Old

Sermon: What’s This For - Meredith Olson

Hymn 114: Forward Through the Ages

Extinguishing the Chalice - Brenna McGoff

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 7, 2014 service

Reflections on the ministerial search from the Search Committee and Board of Trustees

Prelude

Welcome - Pat Ladew

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Covenant of Right Relations

Hymn 1: Let Nothing Evil Cross This Door

Time for All Ages - Donna Larue

Outreach Collection - Ending Homelessness Fund through Harbor Homes, CEO Peter Kelleher

Readings

Anthem: "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" (Matthew D. Nielsen, music; Edmund H. Sears, words)

Homilies: Rev Janet, The Search Committee, The Board of Trustees

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 30, 2014 service

Today we were led by visiting minister Rev. M’Ellen Kennedy.

Prelude

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. M’Ellen Kennedy

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships, middle section

Hymn 21: For the Beauty of the Earth

Time for All Ages - Rev. M’Ellen Kennedy

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Fund

Song: Your Song (Darcy Hinkle, soloist; John Burkitt, bass; Elton John, music; Bernie Taupin, words)

Song: Let The Mystery Be (Dan Murphy, vocals and guitar; John Burkitt, bass; Iris Demint words and music)

Reflection - Rev. M’Ellen

Small Group Testimonial - Gail McMorrow Donahue

Small Group Testimonial - Paula Super

Sermon: Healing and Transformation: The Power of Small Group - Rev. M’Ellen

Hymn 349: We Gather Together

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 23, 2014 service.

Auction comments - Mary Beth Restivo

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Music: "Songs of Thanksgiving" by Douglas E. Wagner - UU Brass Band

Trumpeters: Bruce Cleaveland, Bruce Dye, Jason Pancoast, Carol Tingleff; French hornists: Erica Agnew, Lori Lerude, Sara Thomas; Trombonists: Bryce Stack, Jon Lasselle, Miranda Jordan, Kathy Grossman; Baritonist: Lindsey Hedrick; Pianist: Jed Holland.

Covenant of Right Relations - Meredith Olson

Hymn: We Sing Now Together

Outreach: Southern NH Fuel Assistance Fund

Song: "For the Beauty of the Earth", John Rutter, music; F. S. Pierpoint words. - Gillian Hinkle, flute; Burns Fisher, clarinet; Choir and Children's Choir

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

"Setting the Table" by Rev. Laurie Bushbaum - Meredith Olson

Anthem: Bringing in the Sheaves (George Minor, music; Knowles Shaw, text;John Coates, Jr, arr.) Soloist Kathy Grossman

Introduction to Guest at Your Table

Invitation to Bring the Bread

Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People

Reading in two voices: "Thanks for a Bounty of People" by Max Coots - Meredith Olson and Kathy Fletcher

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the November 16, 2014 service

Enjoy the generational reflections from our elders, Bob Sampson, Bob Eichel and John Sias, all in their 80’s and 90’s.

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships

Anthem: God Bless America (Irving Berlin)

Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance

Spirit of Life

Anthem: You’ll Never Walk Alone (Richard Rogers, music; Oscar Hammerstein, words)

Sermon: Introduction to Homilies - Rev. Newman

Trio: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Singers Kathleen Griffis, Martha Holland and Pam Jordan)

Sermon: Homily - Bob Sampson

Sermon: Homily - Bob Eichel

Sermon: Homily - John Sias

Hymn 322: Thanks Be for These

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the November 9, 2014 service

Our Veteran’s Day rememberance.

Welcome - Carol Wagner

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships, (half)

Time for All Ages - Ceremony of Dedication of Ruby Josephine Reilly

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Fund

Reflection in words, silence and music: “Christmas in the Tranches” by John McCutcheon, John Burkitt Soloist

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Skye Boat Song (Traditional Scottish Folk Song, Thomas Rogers, arr.)

Sermon: In Remembrance: Honoring Veterans—Rev Janet; Last Post Trumpet: Bruce Cleaveland

Anthem: In Remembrance (music: Eleanor Daley; text: Anonymous)

Extinguish the chalice—Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 2, 2014 service

It was a treat to hear Kathy Grossman on trombone.

Prelude

Welcome - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Music: Autumn Sketches 1965 (Kathy Grossman on trombone, Jed Holland on piano. Written by David Uber)

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships, part 3

Hymn 118: This Little Light of Mine

Time for All Ages - Monica Stapes

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance Program

Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Reading: Excepts from May Man Prevail by Erich Fromm

Anthem: Pieta, The Silence and the Sorrow (Liam Lawton, words and music; John McCann, arrangement)

Sermon: Heroes of Our Hearts - Rev. Newman

Hymn 300: With Heart and Mind

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 26, 2014 service

Guest minister Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar speaks about her ministry at the Goffstown Women’s Prison

Prelude

Words of Welcome, Introduction - Dave Hudson/John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are (188)

Unison Affirmation

Time for All Ages - Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar

Go Now in Peace

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Services, Fuel Assistance - Tracy Demarias

Reflection - John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Anthem: How Can I keep From Singing (Quaker Folk Hymn, P. Hendrickson, arrangement)

Reading

Musical Interlude: Each Night a Child Is Born

Sermon: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving Age - Rev. Jeanne

Hymn: We Will Build a Land (121)

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 19, 2014 service

Highlights were a sermon on forgiveness by Rev. Newman and Nicole Straussberg’s piano solo.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Pat Ladew

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships, part 2

Hymn: Tho’ I May Speak with Bravest Fire (34)

Time for All Ages - Rev. Newman

Introducing piano soloist Nicole Straussberg

Let it Go from Frozen, piano solo by Nicole Straussberg, singing by the congregation

Go Now in Peace

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Services, Fuel Assistance - Tracy Demarias

Reflection - Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Anthem: You Can Build a Bridge (Gary S. Paxton, words and music; John Coates, Jr., arrangement)

Sermon: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving Age - Rev. Newman

Hymn: Our World is One World (134)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 12, 2014 service

Rev. Janet’s sermon is about Mohandas Gandhi and Eleanor Roosevelt

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: I Am But A Small Voice (Roger Whittaker, music and English words; Odina E. Batnag, original words)

Draft Covenant of Right Relationships, part 1

Hymn: ’Tis A Gift To Be Simple (16)

Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Go Now in Peace

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance

Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Distant Lands (John Rutter)

Sermon: The First Lady and the Great Soul - Rev. Newman

Hymn: Now Is The Time Approaching (144)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcherr

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 5, 2014 service

RE Director Meredith Olson led the service, while Rev. Newman visited with the children.

Prelude

Welcome - Rick Spitz

Lighting the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Affirmation

A Time for All Ages - Meredith Olson

Getting ready to sing and dance to Happy

Anthem, “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 (by Pharrell Williams; soloists: Brenna McGoff,Ben Morton; accompaniment:Billy Parker and John Brobst)

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Assistance

Reading about OWL

Words for Reflection - from Beloved by Toni Morrison read by Anya Zakiewicz

Sermon: Resurrecting the Body - Meredith Olson

Anthem: Take Me to the Water by Rollo Dilworth

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 28, 2014 service

The Children’s Choir sings “Count on Me”, The Choir performs “Ma Navu” with clarinet accompaniment in honor of the Jewish High Holy Days, and Rev. Janet on keeping promises’

Prelude - Jed Holland

Words of Welcome - David Hudson

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem by the Children’s Choir: Count On Me (Bruno Mars)

Affirmation (James Vita Blake, 1894)

Hymn 360, Here We Have Gathered (Verse 1 and 3

Time with Younger UUs - Marc Vermouth of Stop Hunger Now

Outreach Intro and Collection - Planned Parenthood

Reflection in Words, Silence and Music, Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: Ma Navu (Jewish folksong arr. Audrey Snyder); Burns Fisher, Clarinet

Sermon: “We Are the Promises We Make—And Keep” - Rev. Janet

Hymn (handout) “This Is Our Time” (lyrics: Thomas Cook, music: Jean Sibelius)

Closing - Kathy Fletcher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the September 21, 2014 service

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -Ursula K. LeGuin

Prelude

Welcome and Greeting - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Hymn 358: Rank by Rank We Stand

Affirmation

Anthem: I Seek a Journey” (Gwen McLeod Hall)

Time with Younger UU’s - Rev. Newman

Outreach Collection - Planned Parenthood

Ceremony of Partnership

Words for Reflection - John Sanders and Rev. Newman

Spirit of Life

Anthem: An Irish Blessing” (Michael Patrick Murphy)

Sermon: Ministry, a Journey, Not a Destination - Rev. Newman

Hymn 295: Sing Out Praises for the Journey

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 14, 2014 service

Our dedication ceremony for RE teachers, students, and the congregation; Rev. Janet talking about ‘Radical Hospitality’

Words of Welcome - Kate O’Shea

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Anthem: Draw The Circle Wide (Lyrics: Gordon Light, Music: Mark A. Miller)

RE Dedication Ceremony - Rev. Janet and Meredith

Affirmation

Outreach Intro and Collection - Planned Parenthood. Elaine Thomas and

Hymn 110, Come, Children of Tomorrow

Reflection, The New Colossus - Roy Goodman

Reading - Rev. Janet

Anthem: Do Not Leave Your Cares at the Door (Elizabeth Alexander, Rev. Norman Naylor)

Sermon: Radical Hospitality as a Lifelong Practice - Rev. Janet

Hymn 140, Hail the Glorious Golden City

Closing - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 7, 2014 service

Our first service with new interim minister Rev. Dr. Janet Newman and interim Director of Lifelong Religious Education Meredith Olson

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Anthem: Welcome, Welcome (by Cliff Hardin)

Affirmation

Outreach Collection - Planned Parenthood

Conversation with the Children - Rev. Janet and Meredith

Song 100, I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Dialog: I’ve Been Wondering - Rev. Janet and Meredith

The Water Service

Parting Words - Rev. Janet

Spirit of Life

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the August 24, 2014 service. Grace, Ben, and friends lead today's service, and Jed Holland is today's musician.

The prelude was "The World is Ours", which we are not posting.

Welcoming and greeting - Mia Taylor

Lighting the Chalice - Ben Morton

Words for Reflection - Grace Morton

Hymn: Let It Be a Dance We Do

Unison Affirmation

UU 1st Principle (Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person)- Ben Morton

UU 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, and Compassion in human relations) - Darcy Hinkle

UU 3rd Principle (Accept One Another and Keep on Learning)- Erica Agnew

Presentation: Camp Rowe - Jack Hinkle, with visual help from Keith & Andy Fletcher

"Freak Flag" from Shrek the Musical - Soloists Darcy Hinkle, Ben Morton

Outreach: Stop Hunger Now

Musical Interlude - Erica Agnew

Song: Joy to the World

UU 4th Principle (Free to Search for what is True and Right)- Grace Morton

UU 5th Principle (Everyone should get a Vote)- Mary Holland

Skit: "The Little Hedgehog", written by Grace Morton

UU 6th Principle (Goal of World Community, with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for all)- Bridget Foner

UU 7th Principle (Care for the planet Earth, the home we share) - Mia Taylor

Song: "Let It Grow", from Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" - soloists Ben Morton, Nick & Nate Griffis, Erica Agnew, Marty Storer,

Extinguishing the Chalice - Erica Agnew

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman


Recordings from the August 17, 2014 service. Today's service is led by Ellen Barr, Harry Purkhiser, and Kathy Fletcher.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Ellen Barr

Hymn: Wake Now My Senses

Unison Affirmation

Outreach: Stop Hunger Now

"Hand in Hand" - The 2014 GA Choir

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Reflections on GA - Ellen Barr, Harry Purkhiser, Kathy Fletcher

"Be Ours a Religion" and "Let the River Run" - The 2014 GA Choir

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman


Recordings from the August 3, 2014 service. Today's service is led by Rick Spitz. The musician today is Jed Holland.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Burns Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice and Come In

Unison Affirmation

Outreach: STOP Hunger Now - Rick Spitz

Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Words for Reflection - Rick Spitz

Spirit of Life

Sermon: UU Evangelism, Sharing Our Faith- Rick Spitz

Hymn: This Little Light of Mine

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Rick Spitz

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the July 27, 2014 service.Today's service is led by Gary Lerude.

Ringing the Bell, Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Welcome - Gary Lerude

Hymn: We Would Be One

Unison Affirmation

Outreach: STOP Hunger Now - Gary Lerude

Words for Reflection - Gary Lerude

Spirit of Life

"Coming to Terms with the Terms", Part 1 - God - Gary Lerude

Gymnopédie No. 1, written by Erik Satie in 1888 - Jed Holland

"Coming to Terms with the Terms", Part 2 - Are we a religion, a faith, a church? - Gary Lerude

Gymnopédie No. 2, Erik Satie - Jed Holland

"Coming to Terms with the Terms", Part 3 - Prayer - Gary Lerude

Gymnopédie No. 3, Erik Satie - Jed Holland

The closing hymn was "Beautiful Noise", by Neil Diamond, which we are not posting.

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman


Recordings from the July 20, 2014 service. Today's service is led by Jerry Ross.

The prelude was "Cosmic Blues" by Keith Mesecher and the Cosmic All Stars, which we are not posting.

Welcoming and greeting - Jerry Ross

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Unison Affirmation

Opening Remarks - Jerry Ross

Outreach: Stop Hunger Now

Creation Stories - Gary Lerude. Roy Goodman, and Jerry Ross

Presentation & feedback: Creation Stories - Jerry Ross

The closing song was "We Are the Cosmos" by Keith Mesecher and the Cosmic All Stars, which we are not posting.


Recordings from the July 13, 2014 service.

Laurie Goodman is today's worship leader, and Jed Holland is today's musician.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Laurie Goodman

Opening Words and Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: With Joy, We Claim the Growing Light

Unison Affirmation

Homily, Part 1: "On the Edge of all the Light You Know" - Laurie Goodman

Outreach: Stop Hunger Now - Roy Goodman

Words for Reflection: To Be of Use, by Marge Piercy - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Homily, Part II: "Stepping Off" - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness

Closing Words - Laurie Goodman

Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the June 22, 2014 service. Harvey Keye leads today's service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Harry Purkhiser

Hymn: Precious Lord, Take My Hand - songleader Harry Purkhiser

Unison Affirmation

Outreach: Stop Hunger Now

Words for Reflection - Harry Purkhiser

Sermon: How to Beat Racism in America - Harvey Keye

The final song was Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World", which we are not posting here.

Extinguishing the Chalice - Harry Purkhiser

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman


Recordings from the June 15, 2014 service.This is the last Sunday service for both our DLRE Chris Parker and our Interim minister Rev Olivia Holmes.

Prelude: Down By the Riverside - The Biggest Crazy UU Band, in Nashua at least!

Music: "Blossom" by James Taylor - Steve Hedge

Welcoming and greeting - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Frona Avery

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice and Come In

Unison Affirmation

Building Bouquets of Love - Olivia Holmes

anthem: "I Love the Flowers", words and music traditional North American - Children's Choir

Conversation with our Children - Chris Parker

Sing Our Children to Class: Eyes That See Beauty, by Kathy Grossman

A Few Words from Chris and Special Recognition of Teachers - Chris Parker

Outreach

A Few Words from Olivia - Rev Olivia's last Sunday service here

Spirit of Life

Recognition of Graduating Seniors - Chris Parker

Anthem "Higher and Higher" - The Biggest UU Band

Testimonial to Chris Parker - Monica Staples

Letter to Chris Parker from Rev Steve Edington - read by Sue Chadwick

Anthem: "Mahalo", Thank you to Chris Parker - Children's Choir

Testimonial to Chris Parker - Dan Hedges

Testimonial to Chris Parker - Catherine Rehberg

A Song from Billy Parker and Steve Hedges

The service went quite long because so many people had lovely things to say about Chris Parker, and, unfortunately, the recording was cut off here.


Recordings from the June 8, 2014 service

A surprise for Reverend Olivia Holmes!

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Gathering Hymn: Blue Boat Home

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children and a Surprise for Our Friend Reverend Olivia

Outreach Collection - Stop Hunger Now - Ellen Barr

Hymn: Pretty Planet (words and music by John Forster and Tom Chapin)

Homily: Life's Web is Wide - Pam Jordan and Rev. Olivia

Anthem: Bless the Beasts and the Children (arry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr., words and music; Audrey Snyder, arr.)

Homily: Life's Web is Long - Pam Jordan and Rev. Olivia

Reflection - Rev Olivia

Closing Words - Rev Olivia

Closing Hymn: Earth Was Given as a Garden

Extinguishing the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the June 1, 2014 ROPES service.

Prelude

Greeting - Lance Pratt

Welcome - Rev Olivia Holmes

Lighting the Chalice - ROPES Class

Hymn: Turn the World Around

Unison Affirmation

Outreach: STOP Hunger Now - Chris Parker

Introduction to the ROPES Program 2013-2014 - Chris Parker and Wayne Fletcher

Affirmation Statement - Seth Bonvoulooir (Mentor Lori Lerude)

Affirmation Statement - Laura Cannava (Mentor Kathy Fletcher)

Affirmation Statement - Bryce Stack (Mentor David Hudson)

Affirmation Statement - Siobhan Rogers (Mentor Krista Earley)

Affirmation Statement - Ryan Glossop (Mentor Wayne Fletcher)

Affirmation Statement - Chloe Storer (Mentor Cassie Earley)

Anthem: 100 Years, words and music by John Onadrasik, arr by Ryan James

Affirmation Statement - Joseph Earley (Mentor Jim Bonvouloir)

Affirmation Statement - Sabra George (Mentor Kim Steele)

Affirmation Statement - Alec Bounvouloir (Mentor Dan Earley)

Affirmation Statement - Zachary Ventresca (Mentor Gary Lerude)

Affirmation Statement - Devony Whiting (Mentor Gillian Hinkle)

Anthem: Season of Love, from Rent. Words and music by Jonathan Larson, arr by Roger Emerson.a>

Bridging Ceremony

Hymn: Come and Go With Me to that Land

Closing Words - Chris Parker

Extinguishing the Chalice - Senior High Group

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 25, 2014 service

Church President Ellen Fisher announced that Reverend Janet Newman will be our interim minister next year.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Announcement of Interim Minister - Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. Olivia

Gathering Hymn: Soon the Day Will Arrive (146)

Affirmation

Outreach Collection: The Northern New England District Chalice Lighter Program

Anthem: The Strangest Dream (Ed McCurdy; Robert DeCormier, arr.)

Responsive Reading for Reflection, #583 - Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Sermon, War No More: Remembrance and Hope - Rev. Olivia

Lighting Candles of Memory - Congregation

Hymn: Dona Nobis Pacem

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Closing Hymn: We’ll Build a Land (121)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Harry Purkhiser

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the May 18, 2014 service.

Today's service includes a fire drill, an announcement about our interim RE Director, and a sermon on Humanism.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Pat Ladew

Announcement about today's fire drill - Rev Olivia

Announcement about Interim RE Director - Rev Olivia, Jamie Hinkle, and Kim Steele

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Faith Of the Larger Liberty

Affirmation Statement

Sing children to class "Our Be Eyes", by Kathy Grossman/a>

Outreach: The Northern New England District Chalice Lighter Program

Anthem: Do Not Leave Your Cares at the Door, by Elizabeth Alexander, adapted from the words of Rev Norman Naylor.

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: "Humanism, A View from the Balcony" - Rev Olivia

Anthem: You Are the New Day, by John David, Peter Knight arraanger

Hymn: How Could Anyone Ever Tell You?

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the May 11, 2014 service

The Search Committee announced that we will have another interim minister next year.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Lance Pratt

Search Committee and Board of Trustee Announcements - Gary Lerude and Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Gathering Hymn: Morning Has Come

Affirmation

Children's Choir: Stand by Me (P. Robbins)

Conversation with the Children - Devon George

Outreach Collection - The Northern New England District Chalice Lighter Program

“Ode to Mothers” (Carl Orff, music; Matthew Hodge, lyrics; John Sanders, arrangement)

Words for Reflection - Anya Zakiewicz

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Go, Ready, Set - Rev. Olivia

The 23rd Psalm by Bobby McFerrin, dedicated to his mother

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Closing Hymn: Standing on the Side of Love

Extinguishing the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the May 4, 2014 service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Hymn: I'm On My Way

Unison Affirmation

Conversation with our Children - Rev Olivia, and Burns Fisher - and singing children to class: "Ours Be Eyes", by Kathy Grossman

Outreach: The Northern New England District Chalice Lighter Program

Anthem: "Everything Possible", by Fred Small, Will Zwordesky, arr.

Words for Reflection - Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Juggling - Rev Olivia and Burns Fisher

Anthem: "Distant Land", by John Rutter

Closing Words - Rev Olivia

Hymn: I Wish I Knew How

Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the April 27, 2014 service

The service was led by guest minister Rev. Michael F. Hall. Picture him acting out "The Tortoise and the Hare."

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Lance Pratt

Introduction of Rev. Hall - John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice

Gathering Hymn: Do You Hear?

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Rev. Hall

Outreach Collection - Girls, Inc.

Reading by Epictetus - Rev. Hall

Sermon: Fast Forward - Rev. Hall

Anthem: A Prayer for Peace (Carla Giomo)

Closing Hymn: For All That Is Our Lives

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the April 20, 2014 service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - David Hudson

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Lo, The Earth Awakes Again

Words of Affirmation

Music: The Garden Song, words and music by Dave Mallett, arranged by P. Robbins - Children's Choir

Conversation with the Children

Singing children to class: Ours Be Eyes, music by Kathy Grossman

Homily: "Resurrection is..." - Rev Olivia

Round: Return Again

Outreach: Girls Inc

Anthem: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Psalms 84:1,2,4, Johannes Brahms: organ, arr by A. Davison.

Responsive Reading: Atonement Day - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Homily: "From Despair to Rejoicing" - Rev Olivia

Anthem: Halleluiah, from "The Messiah", George Frideric Handel

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Brass postlude

Postlude


Recordings from the April 13, 2014 service

Worship Associates Sharon Machado and Kathy Fletcher led a service inspired by Mr. Rogers. Jed Holland outdid himself with the music.

Stewardship Announcement - David Hudson

Words of Welcome - Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Gathering Hymn: Won't You Be My Neighbor (by Fred Rogers)

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Kathy Fletcher

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Outreach Collection - Girl's Inc.

Solo: It's You I Like (Jed Holland channelling Mr. Rogers accompanied by Mary Liking on piano, song by Fred Rogers)

Spirit of Life, Fred Rogers Style

Sermon: UU Principles as Lived by Fred Rogers - Sharon Machado

Closing Hymn: It's Such a Good Feeling (by Fred Rogers)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Benediction and Postlude: The Weekend Song (by Fred Rogers)


Recordings from the April 6, 2014 service. This is our Music Sunday!

The Search Committee announced that they will continue looking for a ministerial candidate.

Musical experiment: one child singing Home, Home on the Range

Special Music - Cellist Gary Hodges

Announcement from Ministerial Search Committee - Gary Lerude

Welcoming and greeting - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice: "Ours Be Eyes that See Beauty", music by Kathy Grossman - sung by Youth Choir

Anthem: All Ye Who Music

Hymn experiment: multiple words to Holy, Holy, Holy

Unison Affirmation

Special Music: "Circulation" - sing by Junior Actor Singers, with Ben Morton as Elvis.

Sing the children to class: Go Now in Peace

Outreach Presentation: Girls Inc - Stephanie Tirian

Musical experimentation: original words to a well-known song.

Anthem: O Music - Choir with cellist Gary Hodges

Words for Reflection - Jed Holland

Spirit of Life

Special Music by Cellist Gary Hodges

Special Music3 Life Goes On, by Beatles - by Jeremy & Billy Parker

Anthem: Sing Me A Requiem

Hymn: America the Beautiful

Extinguishing the Chalice -

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the March 30, 2014 service, led by the Youth group.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Goren Orr

Hymn: Let it Be A Dance

Words of Affirmation - Maggie Woolsey

Time for All Ages and singing children to class - Maggie Woolsey

Outreach - Donna Purkhiser White Wing Fund - Heather Trono

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

"Religion and a Business" - Maggie Woolsey

UU Jokes

"Our Church" - Thomas Woolsey

Special Spiritual Bonding Music: Bohemian Rhapsody on kazoos - Brianna Thomson

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude

Spontaneous kazooing after the service!


Recordings from the March 23, 2014 service.

Prelude

Welcoming and greeting - Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Rev Olivia

Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky

Unison Affirmation

Anthem "Magic Penny", by Malvina Reynolds - Children's Choir, directed by Frona Avery

Singing our Children and Teachers to classes: Go Now in Peace

Outreach: UU Ministry Students Scholarship Fund, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Anthem: My Heart Shall Rejoice, by Sherri Porterfield

Words for Reflection - Denise Davidoff

Spirit of Life

Sermon "The Long Haul" - Denny Davidoff

Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev Holmes

Closing song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman

Postlude


Recordings from the March 16, 2014 service

Reverend Shayna Appel of the United Church of Christ presented today's sermon.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Mary Licking

Introduction of Rev. Appel - Rev. Olivia Holmes

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. Olivia

Gathering Hymn: Light of Ages and of Nations

Welcoming New Members - Rev. Olivia, Harry Purkhiser, Emma and Kim Sousa, Sherri Woolsey

Stewardship - David Hudson and Rev. Olivia

Anthem: I Believe (Quodlibet with Bach-Gounod Ave Maria; Drake, Graham, Shirl and Stillman. Arranged by Beard and Tucker)

What this church means to me - Steve Hedges

Outreach Collection - Donna Purkhiser Scholarship Fund

Anthem: Lost in the Stars (Weill and Anderson)

Sermon: Beyond Christophobia - Rev. Shayna Appel

Closing Hymn: It Sounds Along the Ages

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the March 9, 2014 service

Today was our Stewardship Campaign kickoff, and we had a guest minister, Rev. Emily Melcher.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - David Hudson

Call to Stewardship - David Hudson and Kate Messner

Lighting the Chalice - Preschool and Kindergarten Class

Gathering Hymn: There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Rev. Melcher

What This Church Means to Me - Kim Steele

Outreach Collection - Donna Purkhiser Scholarship Fund

Anthem: Living in the Holy City (Stephen Hatfield)

Words for Reflection - Rev. Melcher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Of Baubles and Juice — Rev. Melcher

Closing Hymn: The Fire of Committment

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev. Olivia

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the March 2, 2014 service

Chris Parker made a big announcement. She will be retiring in June! Worship Associates Kathy Fletcher and Roy Goodman led the service.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Opening Words - Roy Goodman

Gathering Hymn: Here We Have Gathered

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Kathy Fletcher

Outreach Collection - Donna Purkhiser Scholarship Fund

Anthem: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (Irving Berlin, music; E.Lazaras, words; R. Ringwald, arrangement)

Words for Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Our Sixth UU Principle - Roy Goodman

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the February 23, 2014 service

Rev. Olivia and Worship Associate Pam Jordan talk about the central question of the Biblical story of Job: Why do bad things happen to good people? The choir adds their take on that great Godspell tune "Yes, It's All For the Best" as well as Stephen Foster's "Hard Times"

Prelude - Jed Holland

Words of Welcome - Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Gathering Hymn: Morning Has Come

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children and Outreach Collection (Donna Purkhiser Scholarship Fund) - Rev. Olivia Holmes

Anthem: Hard Time (Stephen Foster, arr. W. Zwozdesky)

Singing our Children and Teachers to Class--Go Now in Peace, #413

Words for Reflection - Pam Jordan

Spirit of Life

The Story of Job - Rev. Olivia

Sermon: Of Job and J.B. - Rev. Olivia

Anthem: Yes, It's All For The Best (from Godspell)

Closing Hymn: Be That Guide #124

Extinguishing the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland

 

Recordings from the February 16, 2014 service

John Sanders and other Worship Associates led a service about people who have been saved by love. A question posed by visiting Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar, quoting another minister: "Do you love your child because she is clean, or do you clean your child because you love her?"

Prelude - Jed Holland

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Call to Worship - John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Gathering Hymn: Love Will Guide Us

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Rev. Jeanne Nieuwejaar with help from her stuffed friend Punce

Outreach Collection - Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Anthem: If We Only Have Love (Jacques Brel, words and music)

Homily: Stories of Love, John Sanders

Story 1: Decorations of Hope - Sharon Machado

Story 2: A Love Saves Story - John Sanders

Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Story 3: Brad's Story - John Sanders

Story 4: Sing for Your Sister - Tess George

Song: You are My Sunshine

Closing Words - John Sanders

Closing Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude - Jed Holland


Recordings from the February 9, 2014 service

Rev. Olivia Holmes and Worship Associate Roy Goodman give a tribute to Pete Seeger, who died recently. The tribute is in the context of the 5th principle Unitarian Universalism, "The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large"

Words of Welcome – Lance Pratt

Announcments –Rev. Olivia

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Gathering Hymn: Turn, Turn, Turn – Words from Ecclesiastes, music by Pete Seeger

Affirmation

Outreach Collection - Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Anthem: Wimoweh

(There is a great deal of controversy over the rights to this song. Solomon Linda, a black South African, wrote the original song. Decca Records and Folkways did not honor Mr. Linda's rights to compensation when they recorded it. Pete Seeger asked that his share of royalties from the Weavers' recording be sent to Mr. Linda's family when he heard of this injustice.)

Words for Reflection - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Of Principle and Purpose –Rev. Olivia

Closing Hymn: If I Had a Hammer (Words by Lee Hays, Music by Pete Seeger)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the February 2, 2014 service

Rev. Olivia Holmes and Search Committee member Gary Lerude led this service, which was filled with hilarity. Gary filled us in on the committee's work toward finding us a new minister. Kathy Grossman's solo on "River of Dreams" led to dancing in the aisles. At the climax of Gary's conversation with the children, picture Rev. Olivia's surprise appearance when the children helped Gary free her from a very large cardboard box.

Words of Welcome – Pat Ladew

Announcments –Rev. Olivia

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. Olivia and Gary Lerude

Gathering Hymn: Winds Be Still

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Gary Lerude

Words for Reflection 1 - Rev. Olivia

Outreach Collection - Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Anthem: River of Dreams (Kathy Grossman, soloist; Billy Joel, words and music; Mark Brymer, arrangement)

Words for Reflection 2 - Rev. Olivia

Spirit of Life

Homily: The State of Our Church, Gary Lerude

Closing Hymn: Amen

Anthem: Go Out! (Elizabeth Alexander, music; words attributed to John Murray)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev. Olivia

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the January 26, 2014 service

Our Unitarian Universalist Association District Executive, Joe Sullivan, talks about the nature of shared ministry in Unitarian-Universalism and how it relates to our search for new settled minister.

Prelude

Words of Welcome – Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice – Harry Purkhiser

Gathering Hymn: Wake Now My Senses

Affirmation

Anthem: Count On Me (by Bruno Mars; sung by our Children's Choir, led by Frona Avery)

Story For All Ages – Joe Sullivan

Outreach Collection – Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Words for Reflection – Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Like A Shining Light, by Roger Lenz

Sermon: The Minister and our Ministry - A Partnership to Bless the World

Closing Hymn: Fire of Commitment

Closing Words – Joe Sullivan

Extinguishing the Chalice – Harry Purkhiser

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the January 19, 2014 service

Rev. Olivia Holmes and Worship Associate Burns Fisher tell the dramatic, moving stories of civil rights martyrs Jimmie Lee Jackson, Rev James Reeb, and Viola Liuzzo. The choir's "Harriet Tubman" will have you dancing.

Prelude

Words of Welcome – Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Gathering Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Affirmation

Story For All Ages - Chris Parker

Outreach Collection - Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Anthem: Harriet Tubman (Walter Robinson,words and music; John Coates, Jr., arrangement)

Words for Reflection - Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Standing on the Side of Love, Rev. Olivia

Anthem: Our Children (from the musical "Ragtime". Lynn Ahrens, lyrics; Stephen Flaherty, music; Jeff Funk, arrangement)

Afterword, Burns Fisher

Closing Hymn: We Shall Overcome

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)


Recordings from the January 12, 2014 service

In this service, Worship Associate Kathy Fletcher shares her thoughts about the fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism, A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

Prelude

Words of Welcome – Harry Purkhiser

Anthem: A Time For All Things (Lyrics: words from Ecclesiastes, Scottish Folk Tune, Arrangement Douglas E. Wagner)

Lighting the Chalice - First and Second Grade RE Class

Gathering Hymn: Sing Out Praises for the Journey (No 295)

Affirmation

Story For All Ages - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: Lo A Rose ere Blooming/The Rose (Arrangement: Craig H. Johnson, Vocalists: Sean, Wes, Sue, and Sarah Chadwick))

Outreach Collection - Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Anthem: I Seek A Journey (Gwen McLeod Hall)

Words for Reflection - Pam Jordan

Spirit of Life

Sermon, A Free and Responsibl Search for Truth and Meaning -- Kathy Fletcher

Closing Hymn: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No 86)

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the January 5, 2014 service

Prelude

Words of Welcome – Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Chris Parker

Outreach Collection - Tracy Desmarais,Southern New Hampshire Services: Fuel Assistance

Hymn: Find a Stillness(No 352)

Words for Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Questing -- Rev. Olivia

Anthem: To Dream the Impossible Dream (music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, arranged by Roy Ringwald)

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Closing Hymn: Life Is the Greatest Gift of All (No 331)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 29th, 2013 service.

This service was led by Roy Goodman who gave a short sermon (sometimes called a homily) about holding on and letting go. He also left time for the congregation to share readings and poetry.

Words of Welcome – David Hudson

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Opening Words – Roy Goodman

Gathering Hymn: Love Will Guide Us (No 131)

Affirmation

Outreach Collection

Words for Reflection - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Flying Free (by Don Besig, Flute Soloist Linda Lewis)

Homily: Holding on and Letting Go -- Roy Goodman

Sharing readings, music, stories, poems

Closing Words/Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 24th, 2013 9 pm Christmas Eve service. Our special music today is provided by Dan and Jordan Murphy, John Brobst, Suellen Davidson, and a French horn trio: Lori Lerude, Erica Agnew, and Bridget Foner.

Prelude: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - French Horn Trio

Bringing in the Light - Rev Olivia

Processional Carol: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (No 244)

The First Lesson: The Work of Christmas - Rev Olivia

Interlude: I Wonder As I Wander (by John Jacob Niles. Vocalist and organist Dan Murphy, and Jordan Murphy on saxophone.)

The Second Lesson, Luke II: 1 - 7 - Harry Purkhiser

Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem (No 246)

The Third Lesson, Luke II: 1 - 7 - Harry Purkhiser

Interlude: Do You Hear What I Hear? (words and music by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne) - John Brobst

The Fourth Lesson: The Stranger Came Down the Path - Rev Olivia

Carol: On this Day, Everywhere (No 249)

The Fifth Lesson: Each One of Us - Harry Purkhiser

Offertory: Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

Interlude: Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (Appalachian Christmas Carol, arranged by John Jacob Niles. Soloist Suellen Davidson)

Lighting the Candles, singing Dona Nobis Pacem

Silent Night

Benediction - Rev Olivia

Postlude - French Horn Trio


Recordings from the December 24th, 2013 7 pm Christmas Eve service. Our special music today is provided by the Christmas Eve Choir and a French horn trio: Lori Lerude, Erica Agnew, and Bridget Foner.

Prelude: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - French Horn Trio

Bringing in the Light: The Call - Rev Olivia

The Response: The First Nowell. Verse 1 sung by choir, verses 2 and 3 sung by congregation and choir processional.

Opening Words - Rev Olivia

Anthem: Caroling, Caroling Through the Snow (music by Alfred S. Burt, words by Wihla Hutson, arranged by Hawley Ades)

A Reading: The Little Red Bird - Sharon Machado

Anthem: In the Bleak Midwinter (music by Gustav Theodore Holst, words by Christina Georgina Rosetti, new words by John Andrews Story)

A Reading from the Book of Luke - Robert Sampson

Anthem: Do You Hear What I Hear? (words and music by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, arranged by Harry Simone) - Christmas Eve Choir

A Reading: Barry’s Story - Rev Olivia

Anthem: Call the Baby Jesus (Michael Barrett) - Christmas Eve Choir (soloists Marty Storer, Ben Morton, Martha Holland, Katie Woolsey)

A Reading: Judith's Thank You

Offertory: Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

Carol: On This DayEverywhere (No 249)

Lighting the Candles,singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night

Extinguishing the Candles and Chalice

Postlude - French Horn Trio


Recordings from the December 22nd, 2013 Solstice service.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - EllenFisher

Lighting the Chalice - 3rd and 4th grade class

Gathering Hymn: Morning Has Come (No 1000)

Affirmation

Singing our Children to their service project

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Dark of Winter (by Shelly Jackson Denham)

Words for Reflection - Pam Jordan

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Through the Solstice Cracks - Rev Olivia

Anthem: Turn the World Around (Harry Belafonte and Robert Freedman)

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Hymn: Blue Boat Home (No. 1064)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 15th, 2013 service. Today had a foot of snow outside, so there were not enough musicians for special music, except for Jed, who always provides special music!

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Lance Pratt

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Gathering Hymn: Wake Now My Senses (No. 298)

Affirmation

Singing Dona Nobis Pacem

Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Song - Jed Holland

Sermon: Growing in Acceptance - Rev Olivia

Outreach Collection

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Hymn: We'll Build a Land (No. 121)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 8th, 2013 service. Our speaker today is Mr Barb Greves. Band members today are Geoff Goodell lead guitar, John Burkitt bass, Adrian George and Grace Morton rhythm guitar, and Tess George vocals.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Mary Licking

Introducing our Speaker today -Rev. Olivia Holmes

Lighting the Chalice - Chris Parker

Gathering Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Story for the Children - Mr Barb Greves

Sing children and teachers back to their classes with Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

A Story - Chris Parker

Hymn: Where Do We Come From?

Sermon on Religious Education - Barb Greves

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Teach Your Children Well (Choir accompanied by band members)

Closing Words - Barb Greves

Hymn: Forward Through the Ages (No. 114)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev Olivia

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the December 1st, 2013 service. Our speaker today is Bob Sampson.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Kate O'Shea

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. Olivia Holmes

Gathering Hymn: Spirit of Life (No. 123 )

Affirmation

Introduction to the Service - Bob Sampson

Hymn: Light of Ages and of Nations (No. 190)

A Reading, in the words of Bob Sampson

Hymn: Land of Hope and Glory

Sermon: A Different Kind of Savior - Bob Sampson

Outreach Collection for Community Dinners - Keith and Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Not in Vain the Distance Beacons (No. 143)

Closing Words - Bob Sampson

Hymn: Rule Brittania (soloist Kathleen Griffis, and congregation)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev Olivia

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 24th, 2013 Intergenerational Thanksgiving service.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Frona Avery & Rev Olivia

Gathering Hymn: We Sing Now Together (No. 67 )

Affirmation

Words for Reflection (No. 518) - Rev Olivia

Spirit of Life (No. 123)

Story for All Ages "The Greatest Table" by Amy Savoie and friends. The beautiful artworks shown were made by Paula Super, the kindergarten RE class, Kathy Grossman, and Jessica Parker. If you want to see them in person, you'll have to come in the next 3 weeks to see those in person, and you can buy raffle tickets to try to get one to take home!

Anthems: Let Us Give Thanks (by Joyce Poley) and We Give Thanks (words and music by Wendy L. Perkins, arrangedby Susan Peck. Sung by Children's Choir and combined Choirs.)

Conversation with the Children - Chris Parker, Frona Avery, and Chant "Sen Zenena" - Rev Olivia

Homily: Simple Gifts of Gratitude

Outreach Collection for CASA

Anthem: Lord of Feasting and of Hunger (composed by Rusty Edwards, Author Hervert F. Brokering, setting Carl Schalk)

Closing Words - Chris Parker

Closing Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (No. 21)

Extinguishing the Chalice (No 694) - Frona Avery

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 17th, 2013 service. Our guest minister today is Rev. Richard Trudeau, with a UU perspective on the story of Eve in the garden of Eden.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Pat Ladew

Introducing our Guest Minister

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Gathering Hymn: Guide My Feet (No. 348 )

Affirmation

Children's Homily - Rev Richard Trudeau, and singing our children and teachers back to class with Go Now in Peace

Words for Reflection "Eve and the Forbidden Fruit", Genesis 2:25, 3:1-24 - Rev Richard Trudeau

Spirit of Life (No. 123)

Anthem: It Ain't Necessarily So (by George and Ira Gershwin. Soloists Stuart Schneiderman, Wes Chadwick, Sue Chadwick, Ellen McCormick, and Harry Purkhiser)

Sermon: Mother of Us All - Rev Richard Trudeau

Outreach Collection for CASA

Reflection - Rev Richard Trudeau

Closing Hymn: Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! (No. 201, adapted)

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 10th, 2013 Beyond Categorical Thinking service. We focused on exploring our unconscious biases as we go toward calling a new settled minister. Please take a listen to our two thoughtful presenters, Donna Dolham and Jacqui C.Williams, and our beautiful music today.

Sing-along: All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir, Love Will Guide Us, and This Little Light of Mine (Today's house band is Kathy Grossman, Jed Holland, John Brobst, Adrian George, and Billy Parker)

Words of Welcome - DavidHudson and moment from auction committee - Sue Chadwick

Today's Service - Rev. Olivia

Call to Worship - Jacqui C.Williams

Lighting the Chalice - LaurieGoodman

Gathering Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Affirmation

Conversation with ourChildren - Donna Dolham and Jacqui C. Williams

Singing Our Children andTeachers to Class: Go Now in Peace (No. 413)

Responsive Reading (by TheresaGustilo Gallardo) - Laurie Goodman

Music: Leslie is Different (Fred Small. Musicians Kathy Grossman soloist and guitar and Jed Holland on piano.)

Sermon: Beyond Categorical Thinking - Jacqui C. Williams

Hymn: How Could Anyone

Sermon, continued - Donna Dolham

Anthem: We Are One (by Brian Tate)

Candle of Remembrance, and a time for silent reflection - Laurie Goodman

Spirit of Life

Outreach Collection for CASA

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Where is Our Holy Church? (No. 113)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the November 3rd, 2013 service. We focused on our UU Second Principle: We affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Listen to the beautiful music and the thoughtful sermon today!

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Pam Jordan and Frona Avery

Gathering Hymn: We Are a Gentle, Angry People (No. 170)

Affirmation

Conversation with our Children - Rev. Olivia, Pam, and Frona, and From You I Receive

Responsive Litany of Light (response : We are the light of the world.)- Frona Avery

Music: Love's In Need of Love (by Stevie Wonder. Soloist/guitarist is Steve Hedges)

Sermon: On the Road to Justice, Equity, and Compassion - Rev Olivia

Outreach Presentation: CASA - Angela Delyani

Anthem: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (music by Bobby Scott, words by Bob Russell, arranged by John Coates Jr)

Chant: All I Ask of You is Forever You Remember Me as Loving You

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: De Colores (No. 305)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Pam Jordan and Frona Avery

Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 27th, 2013 Day of the Dead service, led by John Sanders and Frona Avery. Today’s service is both a celebration with lively music and a contemplative time of remembrance.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Lance Pratt

Call to Celebrate - John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice - 5th and 6th grade RE class

Gathering Hymn: Somos El Barco/We Are the Boat

Affirmation

Offering for the NashuaSenior Center

Anthem: Breaths (by Ysaye M. Barnwell)

Reflections on Our Ancestors' Breaths - John Sanders and Frona Avery

Placing Mementos on the Ofrenda

Spirit of Life

Conversation with our Children - Chris Parker

Song: Dance in the Graveyard (sung by children's choir and adult choir, soloists Mary Ellen Wessels and Emily Stauff)

Closing Hymn: Wade in the Water (No. 201 adapted)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 20th, 2013 service.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Ellen Fisher

A message from the AV committee -Burns Fisher

Greeting from Olivia

Lighting the Chalice - KathyFletcher

Affirmation

Conversation with our Children - Kathy Fletcher

Sing our Children andTeachers to their classes - Spirit of Life (No. 123)

Words for Reflection -Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: WhatMatters (words and music by Randi Driscoll, arranged by Kevin Robison)

Sermon: The Promise of OurFirst Principle - Rev Olivia

Offering for the NashuaSenior Center

Anthem:Standing on the Side of Love (by Jason Shelton)

Closing words - RevOlivia

Closing Hymn: Wade in theWater (No. 201 adapted)

Extinguishing the Chalice(Rev Diane Teichert) - Frona Avery

Benediction - Peace andJoy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 13th, 2013 service. This weekend marks Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Mary Licking

Hymn: The Morning Hangs a Signal (No. 40)

Lighting the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Affirmation

Conversation with our Children - Rev Olivia

Sing our Children and Teachers to their classes - All Over the Earth

Words for Reflection: Speech from Chief Seattle - Pam Jordan

Anthem: A Native American Prayer

Sermon: A Vision for Our People - Rev Olivia

Introduction of Ann Richards: Nashua Senior Activity Center

Offering for the Nashua Senior Center

Closing words - Pam Jordan

Closing Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (no. 301)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Pam Jordan

Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the October 6th, 2013 service. Our guest minister today is the Rev. Dr. M’ellen Kennedy.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Introducing our Guest Minister - John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice - Rev. Dr. M'ellen Kennedy

Gathering Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are (No 188)

Affirmation

Conversation with our Children: It Matters What We Believe - M'ellen

Sing our Children and Teachers to their classes -Eyes That See Beauty (K. Grossman)

Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place (No 1008)

Sermon: Intimacy and Ultimacy - M'ellen

Offertory for Harbor Homes, Ending Hunger and Homelessness

Anthem: YouRaise Me Up (Rolf Loveland)

Closing Hymn: Now Let Us Sin(No. 368)

Extinguishing the Chalice - M'ellen

Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 29, 2013 service.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - David Hudson

Message from the Ministerial Search Committee

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Affirmation

Conversation with our Children - Ganesha and Rat

Sing our Children and Teachers to their classes -"Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti"

Testament to the Value of Small Group Ministry - Laurie Goodman

Hymn: Winds Be Still (No. 83)

Homily: Soul Food - John Sanders (Note – during the homilies, a congregation member had a health problem, and had to be attended to by emergency workers, so there are many background sounds. She is doing fine now.)

Homily: Birth and Rebirth - Rev Olivia

Homily: Gandhi's Gifts - John and Oliva

Offertory for Harbor Homes, Ending Hunger and Homelessness

Anthem: Nada Brahma ("The World is Sound", Brian Tate)

Closing Hymn: Ubi Caritas (Chant, adapted)

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Sung Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 22, 2013 service. Today’s sing-along band members include Dan Murphy on vocals and guitar, John Brobst on melodica, John Burkitt on string bass, Jed Holland on piano, and Adrian George, Greg Deneen, and Kathy Grossman on guitar.

Sing-along before church: If I Had A Hammer, We Shall Overcome, Circle Game

Quiet prelude

Words of Welcome - Mary Licking

Covenant Group Reflection - Jerry Ross

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Affirmation

Conversation with our Children - Rev. Olivia Holmes

Sing our Children and Teachers to their classes -Eyes That See Beauty (K. Grossman)

Reflection - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Come Into the Circle (By Betsy Jo Angebranndt)

Sermon: The Bridges of Community - Rev Olivia Holmes

Offertory for Harbor Homes, Ending Hunger and Homelessness

Anthem: Hands Across the Aisle

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: 'Tis A Gift to Be Simple (No. 16)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Sung Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 15, 2013 service. Today’s sing-along band members include John Brobst on ukulele and vocal, John Burkitt on string bass, and Jed Holland on piano.

Sing-along before church: Lean On Me, Three Little Birds

Words of Welcome - Pat Ladew

Lighting the Chalice (words from the Passover Haggadah, The Living Tradition #453) - Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Wake Now My Senses (No. 298)

Affirmation

Practicing Shalom Chavarim

A Time to Affirm our Children and Teachers - Chris Parker and Rev. Olivia Holmes

Singing Shalom Chavarim to sing our children and teachers to class (No. 400)

Reflection - Kathy Fletcher

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Oh, To Be Written in the Book of Life - Rev Olivia Holmes

Offertory

Anthem: Bashana, Haba'ah

Closing Words (by Elizabeth Selle Jones)

Closing Hymn: We Laugh, We Cry (No. 354)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Sung Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 8, 2013 water service welcoming everybody back to our regular services in the sanctuary. Rev Olivia Holmes leads this service. Today’s band members are Jed Holland on piano, John Burkitt on bass, John Brobst on melodica, Steve Hedges on guitar and ukulele, Kathy Grossman on guitar, and Billy Parker and Ben Morton on drums. Today’s cast for the story: Harry Purkhiser storyteller 1, Pam Jordan storyteller 2, John Sanders village elder, Kathy Fletcher newest council member, Burns Fisher husband, and the other council members are Sharon Machado, Frona Avery, Anya Zakiewicz, and Rev Olivia Holmes.

Celebration Sing-along before church! - Splish Splash, Rubber Ducky, The Water Is Wide, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Somos El Barco

Words of Welcome - Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Frona Avery

Banner Parade and Opening Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)

Opening Words and Unison Reading of our Church Vision - Rev Olivia Holmes

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Story for All Ages: What Will You Bring to the Feast? (by Rev. Erika Hewitt, adapted)

Offertory

Anthem: Homeward Bound (words and music by Marta Keen, arr by Jay Althouse)

Story for All Ages, continued

Hymn: I've Got Peace Like a River (No. 100)

Comingling the Waters of our Living

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Let It Be a Dance (No. 311)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Frona Avery

Sung Benediction - Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the September 1, 2013 service, led by John Sanders, called “Love Saves Stories”.

Prelude: "What is This Thing Called Love?" (by Cole Porter. Recorded by Andre Previn.)

Call to Worship "Loneliness and Love", Rev. Richard S. Gilbert

Lighting the Chalice: "Love Does That, by Meister Eckhart" - Harry Purkhiser

Gathering Hymn: "Love Will Guide Us" (No. 131)

First Thoughts - The Idea Behind "Love Saves" Stories - John Sanders

Words of Affirmation

More Thoughts - What is This Thing Called Love? - John Sanders

Story 1: "You Saved Me"

Story 2: "Lovingkindness at Hospice" - Karen M. Wyatt, MD

Words for Reflection "Kindness" - Naomi Shihab Nye

Responsive Hymn: "Spirit of Life" (No. 123)

Story 3: "Mother Teresa"

Story 4: "Decorations of Hope" by Rev Paul S. Sawyer

Outreach Collection and the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Story 5: "The Strength to Fight Our Fears" = Terry Ahwal

Story 6: "The Omagh Community Youth Choir"

Song: "Love, Rescue Me", Omagh Community Youth Choir

Story 7: "Love and Kindness - 'Sing To Your Sister""

Story 8: "Brad's Story", by Rev. Olav Nieuwejaar

Closing Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere (No. 95)

Closing Words

Extinguishing the Chalice (#694)

Blessing: "Peace and Joy", by K. Grossman

Postlude: "Real Love", Regina Spektor


Recordings from the August 25, 2013 service. This morning’s service is led by Grace and Ben Morton, Mia Taylor, Mary and Christopher Holland, Erica and Samuel Agnew, and Nick and Nate Griffis. Today we have a special music treat. Our very own swing French horn trio, UU Swing Trio, made up of Erica Agnew, Bridget Foner, and Lori Lerude, is playing. Today’s pianist is Jed Holland.

Do the Hokey Pokey! - led by Bridget Foner

Greeting - Grace Morton

Chalice Lighting - Nick Griffis

Hymn: Let it Be A Dance (No. 311)

What this Church Means to Me - Mia Taylor

Reflection - The Seven UU Principles

Spirit of Life

UU Swing Trio: You've Got a Friend in Me (french horn players: Erica Agnew, Bridget Foner, and Lori Lerude)

The Adventures of Captain Potato - from the magazine Plays. The narrator is Samuel Agnew. The actors in the play are: Mary Holland (Captain Potato), Ben Morton (Spud), Christopher Holland (police officer), Erica Agnew (evil henchman Sour Cream), Grace Morton (evil henchman Butter), Mia Taylor (Polly Plastic from eye’s on news), Nick Griffis (Criminal mastermind Big Mouth), Nate Griffis (autograph requester Bill), Chris Holland (another autograph requester), Grace & Mia & Erika & Nate & Chris (potato masher)

Outreach - music "Same Love" (written by Mack Amour and Mary Lambert)

What this Church Means to Me - Erica Agnew

UU Swing Trio: As Time Goes By

What this Church Means to Me - Samuel Agnew

What this Church Means to Me - Ben Morton

Extinguishing the Chalice with the song "This Little Light of Mine" - Guitarist Grace Morton

Closing words - Grace Morton

Closing Song: Go Now in Peace (No. 411)

postlude: Jazz french horns (Bridget Foner, Erica Agnew, and Lori Lerude)


Recordings from the August 11, 2013 “Rumi and Universal Sufism” service. This morning’s service is given by John Sanders. Today’s pianist is Dan Murphy. Today’s worship associates are Roy and Laurie Goodman. Both of the videos used in the service (which unfortunately, you can only hear) were part of the DVD “RANT – Who Says Words With My Mouth?”, published by Four Seasons Productions, LLC, in 2006.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - John Sanders

Chalice Lighting: The Guest House, by Rumi - Roy Goodman

Gathering hymn: Come, Come, Wherever You Are (No. 188)

Sermon Part 1:Rumi? Who was that guy? - John Sanders, including video called "Only Breath"

Spirit of Life (No. 123)

Sermon Part 2: Sufi? Whazzat? - John Sanders, including video "Who Says Words With My Mouth?"

Sermon Part 3: Universal Sufism - John Sanders

Outreach and anthem: The Love, Light and Guidance Round (by W.A. Mathieu. Sung by the Sufi Pickup Choir.)

Closing words: "Two Kinds of Intelligence", Rumi

Hymn: What Wondrous Love (No. 18)

Extinguishing the chalice: "Let yourself be silently drawn."

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)


Recordings from the August 4, 2013 service. Listen to Gary’s thoughtful words about humility and the beautiful cello music played by Carolyn Regula, a reknowned cellist.

Prelude

Opening words - Gary Lerude

Centering: Bach Suite No. 3, Bourrée - Cellist Carolyn Regula

Welcom & Greeting - Gary Lerude

Reflecting: Pale Blue Dot (by Carl Sagan)

Meditating: Bach Suite No 2 Prelude

Reflecting: The Paradox of Humility

Acknowledging: Spirit of Life (No. 123)

Serving: Outreach collection for Harbor Homes - with special music by Carolyn

Singing: Love Will Guide Us (No. 131)

Closing words

Extinguishing the Chalice - words by the Dali Lama

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)


Recordings from the July 14, 2013 service. Listen to hear Laurie’s search for her family history, andsome beautiful music!

Welcome - Laurie Goodman

Prelude - Guitarist Greg

Greeting - Laurie Goodman

Reading

Laurie's Journey to the Past

Song -Guitarist Greg

Outreach - Roy Goodman and Greg

Part of joys and concerns was singing Happy Birthday to Laurie!

Part 2 of the story - Laurie Goodman

Song: Feels So Near (by Dougie McLain, sung by Greg)

Part 3 of the story - Laurie Goodman

Closing Words

Closing Words -Laurie Goodman

Stories shared by the attendees


Recordings from the July 7, 2013 service. Music is provided today by Burns Fisher on clarinet. Listen to the sermon to hear some wonderful thoughts, including some thoughtful comments by attendees at the end of the sermon.

Welcome - Burns Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Words of Affirmation

Outreach

Words of Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Throw Away the Things You Cling To - Burns Fisher, with discussion at end

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)


Recordings from the June 16, 2013 service. (We have started recording some summer services if they are in the sanctuary. You still need to come in person if you want to hear the rest of the summer services, which are held in the chapel.) Today, listen to Olivia’s thoughts on prayer and Jed’s beautiful piano playing.

Welcome

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Rev Olivia Holmes

Gathering Hymn: Gathered Here (No. 389)

Lighting the Chalice (sing #362, Rise Up, O Flame)

Words of Affirmation

Sermon: The Possibilities of Prayer - Rev Olivia Holmes

Hymn: From the Crush of Wealth and Power (#125)

Sermon Part 2 - Oops Prayer

Hymn: Winds Be Still (No. 83)

Sermon Part 3 - Prayer of Thanks

Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (No. 21)

Outreach collection - Harbor Homes. Listen to Jed's beautiful piano music during the offering!

Sermon part 4 - Wow!

Extinguishing the Chalice

Postlude

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Closing music


Recordings from the June 2, 2013 service.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Jenn Morton

Gathering Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)

A Word from our Search Committee

Lighting the Chalice -Anya Zakiewicz

Words of Affirmation

Welcoming the Gifts from our Garden - Rev Olivia and the congregation

Anthem: Down in the Valley (directed by Frona Avery)

Remembering those members who have died this year

Anthem: Evening Prayer (by E. Humperdink; English translation by Tom Hammond. Vocalists Suellen Davidson and Pam Jordan)

Poem by Rev "O" - Rev. Olivia

Homily by Rev Olivia

Outreach collection - Harbor Homes

Anthem: All Through the Night (Welsh folk song, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram. Vocalists Suellen Davidson and Pam Jordan.)

Responsive Reading for Reflection, No. 489 - Anya and Rev Olivia

Spirit of Life

Sharing of the Gifts of our Gardens

Celebration Hymn: Let it Be A Dance (No 311)

Closing Words

Extinguishing the Chalice - Anya and congregation

Anthem: There Is A River in Judea (music by Feldman, lyrics by Marcus, arranged by Leavitt)

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Memorial Day service, May 26th, 2013. Listen to the beautiful anthems and the heartfelt homilies today.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Harry Purkhiser

Gathering Hymn: Gathered Here (No. 389)

Lighting the Chalice -Laurie Goodman

Words of Affirmation

A Hymn of Peace: Dona Nobis Pacem

Responsive Reading "The Young Dead Soldiers", and response: "From You I Receive"

Homily for Reflection - Laurie Goodman

Anthem: Hear My Prayer (by Moses Hogan)

Homily for reflection - Rev. Olivia

Spirit of Life

Outreach Collection: Marguerite's Place

Anthem: Distant Land (by John Rutter)

Lighting Candles of Memory and Hope, and a Hymn of Peace: Dona Nobis Pacem

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Children’s Service, May 19, 2013. The RE classes have many wonderful parts in this service – check them all out!

Words of Welcome- Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Preschool Class

Gathering Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)

Words of Affirmation

A Story for All Ages: "Parachuting Cats to the Rescue" - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes

Activity - 6th and 7th grade class (at the end, they lead blindfolded adults to their seats)

Drumming: Bear Spirit Song - 5th grade class

OWL Skit - OWL class (Our Whole Lives)

Body Prayer - Kindergarten/First Grade

Outreach Collection: Marguerite's Place - Tom Woolsey

Anthem: This Little Light of Mine - Youth Choir, followed by recognition of the youth choir & their directors

Graduating Seniors

Thanking our Teachers

Closing Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (No. 368)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the May 12 service, 2013. Today we have very beautiful, moving music and a touching sermon that talks about Olivia’s experience meeting representatives from a trade union for sex workers in India.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Jenn Morton

Lighting the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Gathering Hymn: Wake Now, My Senses (No. 298)

Words of Affirmation

A Stewardship Message - Kate Messner and Dave Hudson

Anthem: Mama A Rainbow (Hal Hackady, lyrics; Larry Grossman, music; Ed Lojesky, arr) sung by the youth choir

Sing our Children and Teachers to Class (Eyes That See Beauty, by Kathy Grossman)

Unison Reading #477 by Vivian Pomeroy

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Fix You (words & music by Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin; arranger Anders and Astrom; adaption Brymer) Soloists Grace Morton and Steve Hedges.

Sermon: From Pain Through Passion to Power - Rev. Olivia

Outreach Collection - Marguerite's Place

Anthem: Sing Me To Heaven (Jack Grinier, text; Daniel E. Gawthrop, music.)

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Closing Hymn: We Will Build A Land (No. 121)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Kathy Fletcher

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the May 5 service, 2013. Listen to some wonderful anthems today, and to Olivia’s sermon as she preaches her auction sermon.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Welcoming of New Members

Sing our Children and Teachers to Class (Eyes That See Beauty, by Kathy Grossman)

Outreach Presentation - Barbara Alves, Marguerite's Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: I Seek A Journey (by Gwen McLeod Hall)

Words for Reflection - Anya Zakiewicz

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Bridging our Barriers - Rev. Olivia

Anthem: Seize the Day (Jack Feldman, lyrics; Alan Menken, music; Roger Emerson, arr.)

Closing Words - Rev. Olivia

Closing Hymn: We Laugh, We Cry (No. 354)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Anya Zakiewicz

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Youth service April 28 service, 2013. Listen to the thoughtful vignettes by our youth.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Ellen Fisher

Lighting the Chalice - Max Better

Reflection on creativity

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Conversation with the Children

Sing our teachers and children to class (As We Leave This Friendly Place: No 414)

Reflection on a Lullabye

Spirit of Life

A Word from our Search Committee - Laurie Goodman

Outreach Collection

Vignette 1 - Thomas Woolsey

Discussion of words

Vignette 2 - Julia Fletcher

Discussion

Hymn: Come, Sing A Song With Me (No. 346)

Vignette 3 - Katie Woolsey

Guided Meditation

Vignette 4 - Andrew Holland

Discussion of music

Vignette - Chuck Rehberg

Discussion of becoming a youth group advisor

Closing Hymn: Let It Be A Dance (No 311)

Closing Words - Thomas Woolsey

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the April 21 service, 2013. Today, listen to the thoughtful sermon, and the “Biggest Crazy UU Band that Ever Was,” which has over 100 people playing all sorts of instruments!

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Sharon Machado

Words from the Stewardship Committee - Steve Griffis

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361) - The Biggest Crazy UU Band That Ever Was

Words of Affirmation

Song: This Little Light of Mine (No 118) - the Biggest Crazy UU Band

Words for Reflection -The UU Sources - Sharon Machado

Spirit of Life

Outreach Collection

Song: Hi-ne ma tov (Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to sit down together in unity)

Sermon: How Big Is Our Tent?- Roy Goodman

Closing Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are (No 188)

Closing Words - Roy Goodman

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the April 14 service, 2013. Our guest minister today is Rev. Dr. David Robbins, speaking about blasphemy and Universalist Rev. Abner Kneeland.We have a couple of beautiful anthems today too!

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Kathleen Griffis

Introducing our Guest Minister - John Sanders

Lighting the Chalice - Preschool RE Class

Hymn: Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers (No. 63)

Words of Affirmation

Conversation with the Children

Sing our children and teachers to class (Eyes That See Beauty, by Kathy Grossman, edited by Jenny Grossman)

Words for Reflection - Rev Dr David Robbins

Spirit of Life

Anthem: How Can I Keep From Singing (Quaker folk hymn, arr. Paul Hendrickson.Featured vocalists Kathleen Griffis, Linda Lewis, and Jamie Reifsnyder)

Sermon: Blasphemy, Yesterday and Today - Rev. Dr David Robbins

Outreach Collection

Anthem: How Lovely Are the Messengers (Romans v 15,16; Felix Mendelssohn)

Closing Words - John Sanders

Closing Hymn: O Star of Truth (No 293)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the April 7 service, 2013.

Words of Welcome- Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Hymn: Here On the Paths of Every Day (No. 312)

Words of Affirmation

Conversation with the Children

Sing our children and teachers to class (Eyes That See Beauty, written by Kathy Grossman, edited by Jenny Grossman)

Reading for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Sakura

Sermon: Shintoism - Rev Olivia

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Shojoji

Closing Hymn: We Celebrate the Web of Life (No 175)

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Easter service March 31, 2013. We have some lovely music for you today, including an anthem by the youth choir, 2 adult choir anthems, and 2 brass choir numbers.The UU Brass Band musicians today are: trumpeters Bruce Cleaveland and Bruce Dye, French horn players Erica Agnew, Bridget Foner, and Lori Lerude, baritone horn player Ben Bate, trombonists Kathy Grossman and Jon Lasselle, percussionist Andrew Holland, and pianist/organist Jed Holland.

Prelude: This Joyful Eastertide, by Joel Raney

Words of Welcome- Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Hymn: The Morning Hangs A Signal (No. 40)

Words of Affirmation

Anthem by the Youth Choir: All God's Critter's Got a Place in the Choir (Conductor Frona Avery, guitarist Greg Deneen)

Sing our children and teachers to class (#414: As We Leave this Friendly Place)

Reading of Scripture: Mark 16:1-8

Spirit of Life

Responsive Reading #637

Anthem: Alleluia (by Randall Thompson)

Sermon: Rolling Away the Stones- Rev Olivia

Outreach Collection - Donna Purkhiser White Wing Fund

Anthem: Gloria in Excelsis (by Vivaldi, edited by Martens)

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Lo, the Earth Awakes Again (No 61)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude: Easter Celebration (by Vruechten, arranged by Sondra K Tucker)


Recordings from the service March 24, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Pat Ladew

Lighting the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Greeting and Hymn: Morning, So Fair To See (No. 42)

Words of Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: Peace and Joy and Love (by Barberi Pauli)

Words for Reflection: - Laurie Goodman

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Humor is the Grace of God - Kathy Fletcher

Outreach Collection

Anthem: When the Spirit Says Do (African-American spiritual, civil rights period; Mark Freundt, arranger)

Closing Words

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Closing Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (No 368)

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Celebration Sunday service March 17, 2013. Please listen to this spirited service, especially the anthems, hymns, and Nick Page’s conversation with the children!

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Ellen Fisher, church president

Introducing Nick Page

Lighting the Chalice - Nick Page

Hymn: There's Honey in the Rock

Words of Affirmation

Conversation with the Children -Nick Page.Do You Shine?, Twinklie Twinkle dialogues, and Body Prayer: the Laughing Buddha Ritual.

This Is My Church - Pam Jordan

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Walk With Us For the Road is Long (South African folk song. Soloist Pam Jordan.)

Words for Reflection - Nick Page, followed by Spirit of Life

Anthem: I Am Willing (by Holly Near.Soloist Pam Jordan)

Call to Joyful Stewardship - Rev Olivia, Nick Page, and the whole church!

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Alle Brider

Extinguishing the Chalice - Rev Oliva and Nick Page

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Special Congregational Meeting

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 10, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- David Hudson

Lighting the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)

Words of Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Rev Olivia

Sing our children and teachers to class (Open Hearts, Hands, and Minds.By O. Holmes)

Reflection: This is My Church - Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Words for Reflection: The Pebble Pile -Gary Lerude

Anthem: Fire of Commitment (music by Jason Shelton, text by Mary Katherine Morn and Jason Shelton)

Sermon: The Fire of Commitment - Rev Olivia

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Brand New Day (music and words by Kathy Grossman, arranged by Jed Holland) This is the first performance of this song, written and arranged by two church members.

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Let It Be A Dance (No 311)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Gary Lerude

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 3, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice - Kindergarten/First Grade RE class

Hymn: As Tranquil Streams (No. 145)

Words of Affirmation

Conversation with the Children - Rev Olivia

Sing our children and teachers to class (No. 1003)

Reflection: This is My Church - David Hudson

Response: Where Do We Come From

Reflection 2: Where Do We Come From? - John Burkitt

Anthem: Things Are Always Changin (words by Alicia Carpenter, music by Steven Kuperschmid.)Sung in celebration of Janice M. Whittaker, our music director from 1967 to 1997.

Reflection:What Are We? - Kathy Fletcher

Anthem: We Gather Here Together (16th century German Madrigal.Sean Deibler, English text) Sung in celebration of Sandra LaBarge-Neumann, our music director from 1998 to 2006.

Where are we Going?- Rev Olivia

Response: Where Do We Come From (No 1003)

This is my church - Amy Savoie

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Acts of Creation (Catherine Faber, arranged by Jed Holland) Sung in celebration of Jed Holland, our music director from 2007 to the present.

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: May Nothing Evil Cross this Door (No 1)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Laurie Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 24, 2013.Listen to Jed’s beautiful prelude, Roy’s moving reflection, and Olivia’s thoughts on Nelson Mandela today!

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Hymn: Dark of Winter (No. 55)

Words of Affirmation

Reflections from childhood in South Africa - Roy Goodman

Hymn: We Shall Overcome (No. 169)

Sermon: Faith, Hope, and Reconciliation

Outreach Collection

Anthem: N'Kosi Sikele'I Afrika (by Enoch Sontongo.Adult small choir)

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Soon the Day Will Arrive (No 146)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Presidents’ Day service February 17, 2013.Please take a listen to the homilies today – we have very honored guests!For the 2 homilies, here are the actors:Narrator = Rev Olivia Holmes, First Lady Abigail Adams = Maggie Woolsey, President George Washington = Gary Lerude, President John Adams = Harry Purkhiser, First Lady Dolley Madison = Claire Cowan, President Thomas Jefferson = David Robbins, President James Madison = Andrew Holland.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Jenn Morton

Lighting the Chalice - John Sanders

Hymn: Gathered Here (No. 389)

Unison Words of Covenant: Humility, Gratitude, Compassion, Service, Transcendence, May we awaken to the fullness of life each morning.

Gaudeamus Hodie (by Natalie Sleeth.Sung by treble choir, directed by Frona Avery, guitarist Greg Deneen)

Spirit of Life

Homily: Beginnings and Endings - Rev Olivia and special guests

Hymn: Simple Gifts (No. 16)

Homily: Endings and Beginnings

Outreach Collection

Anthem: We Are (by Ysaye M. Barnwell.Soloists Kathy Fletcher, John Sanders, Gil Dubray, and Geri Davidson)

Closing Words

Song: From You I Recieve

Closing Hymn: Faith of the Larger Liberty (no 287)

Extinguishing the Chalice - John Sanders

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 10, 2013.Please take a listen to the special music today– it got a standing ovation!

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice

Hymn: Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire (No. 34)

Unison Words of Covenant: Humility, Gratitude, Compassion, Service, Transcendence, May we awaken to the fullness of life each morning.

Conversation with the Children - Rev Olivia

Singing the children to class

Anthem: What If I Never Speed (by John Dowland; edited by Peter Warlock)Note – the word “speed” means “success” in this song

Words of Reflection - Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Love versus Life

Outreach Collection

Special Music: Somewhere (from West Side Story.Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Steven Sondheim.   Vocalists Kathy Grossman and Kathleen Griffis, pianist Jared Holland.)

Closing Hymn: Come, Sing a Song with Me (No 346)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 3, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Kathleen Griffis

Introducing our Guest Minister

Call to Worship - The Reverend Colin Bossen

Lighting the Chalice

Hymn: This Little Light of Mine (No. 118)

Unison Words of Covenant: Humility, Gratitude, Compassion, Service, Transcendence, May we awaken to the fullness of life each morning.

A Story for all Ages (from Mother Catherine, by Zora Neale Hurston)- Kathy Fletcher

Singing the children to class

Anthem: I Dream a World (words by Langston Hughes, music by Rosephanye Powell)

Words of Reflection (from Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler)

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Unknown Visions of Love

Outreach Collection

Anthem: What the World Needs Now is Love (music by Burt Bacharach, words by Hal David, and arranged by Lou Hayward)

Closing Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere (No 95)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Compassionate Communication service January 27th, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Donna Larue

Lighting the Chalice- Lori Goodman

Hymn: Winds Be Still (No. 83)

Unison Words of Affirmation: Humility, Gratitude, Compassion, Service, Transcendence, May we awaken to the fullness of life each morning.

Anthem: Being Who You Are, by Elizabeth Alexander - Youth Choir

Conversation with the Children - Kathy Fletcher

Singing our Children and Teachers to Class (No. 374)

Words of Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Compassionate Communication

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name (traditional spiritual arranged by Brazeal W. Dennard. Soloist Jim Woolsey.)

Closing Words

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Martin Luther King Jr service January 20th, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Mary Licking

Lighting the Chalice- Gary Lerude

Hymn: Find A Stillness (No. 352)

Unison Words of Covenant: Humility, Gratitude, Compassion, Service, Transcendence, May we awaken to the fullness of life each morning.

Conversation with the Children- Chris Parker

Singing our Children and Teachers to Class (No. 374)

Anthem: Battle Hymn of the Republic (Howe-Steffe, arr Kirby Shaw)

Words of Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: I Have A Dream

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Wade in the Water (traditional spiritual, arr. by Rosephanye Powell)

Closing Words

Hymn: America

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 13th, 2013.

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Rev Olivia Holmes

Lighting the Chalice- the 2nd and 3rd grade class

Hymn: Be That Guide (No. 124)

Conversation with the Children- Rev Olivia

Singing our Children and Teachers to Class (No. 374)

Responsive Reading #610- Burns Fisher

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Daoona Nayeesh (words by Samir Badri, music by Ted Warmbrand, arr. Jed Holland) This piece was a collaboration between an American Muslim writer and a Jewish composer.It was performed by Moroccans and Saudi Arabians at the Tucson Jewish-Muslim Peace walk in 2004.The words mean “Let us live in peace.Let us live in inner peace.Let us weave our dreams together.”

Sermon: The Five Pillars of Islam

Outreach Collection

Anthem: All the Rivers (words from Ecclesiastes 1:7 9:11, music by Charles Baker)

Closing Words

Hymn: One More Step (No. 168)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 6th, 2013.This service is led by church member Gary Lerude.The special music today is provided by John Burkitt on upright bass and Jed Holland on piano. It’s a delightful service, so check it out!

Prelude

Words of Welcome- Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Chalice- Gary Lerude

Hymn: Morning So Fair to See (No. 42)

A Homily for our Children - Kathy Fletcher

Singing our Children and Teachers to Class (No. 374)

Homily: A Meditation on Spirituality: Humility- Gary Lerude

Musical Interlude: "Vallat Fran Jamtland"   - Jed Holland and John Burkitt

A Meditation on Spirituality: Gratitude- Gary Lerude

Musical Interlude: "Amazing Grace"   - Jed Holland

A Meditation on Spirituality: Compassion- Gary Lerude

Musical Interlude: "Clair de Lune"   - Jed Holland

A Meditation on Spirituality: Service- Gary Lerude

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Services

Musical Interlude: "Bach Prelude No. 1 in C (Ave Maria)"   - Jed Holland

A Meditation on Spirituality: Transcendence- Gary Lerude

Musical Interlude: "Forever"   - Jed Holland and John Burkitt

Hymn: For All That is Our Life (No. 128)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Harry Purkhiser

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 30th, 2012.

Prelude

Welcome - Pat Ladew

Chalice Lighting (Rev. M. Maureen Killoran, Rejoice Together, p. 10) - Roy Goodman

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Resolutions: Thoughts for the child at heart - Olivia

Musical Interlude: Blowin' In the Wind (by Bob Dylan)

Reading: Life is Always Unfinished Business (Richard Gilbert)- Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Homily - Olivia

Outreach Collection - Southern NH Fuel Services and music The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell)

Homily - Olivia

Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are (No. 188)

Candles of Hope and Letting Go, silent and spoken reflection, response: From You I Recieve (No. 402)

Closing Words - Olivia

Hymn: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No. 86)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the 9 pm Christmas Eve service, 2012.

Prelude

The Blessing of this Holy Night (Rev. Patrick T.A. O’Neill, Seaburg, ed., Celebrating Christmas, p.87, adapted by Rev. Holmes)

Processional Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful (No 253)

The First Lesson: "Why Not a Star" (by Margaret Gooding, Singing the Living Tradition, #621) - Anya Zakiewicz

Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High (No 231)

The Second Lesson: "For So the Children Come" (Fahs, Sophia Lyon, Singing the Living Tradition, #616)- Rev Holmes and Jed Holland

The Third Lesson: Luke 2:1-7 - Harry Purkhiser

Carol: "In the Bleak Midwinter" (No. 241)

The Fourth Lesson: "A Gift" (Nancy Dahlberg) - Laurie Goodman

Offertory for Harbor Homes Homeless Housing Fund

The Fifth Lesson: Luke:2:8-20- Harry Purkhiser

Lighting the Candles and singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night

Benediction - Rev Olivia

Recessional Carol: "Joy to the World" (No. 245)

Postlude


Recordings from the 7 pm Christmas Eve service, 2012. All anthems are sung by the multi-generational Christmas Eve Choir.Brass players tonight are Bruce Cleaveland and Jonathon Orr on trumpet, Kathy Grossman on trombone.

Prelude: Angels We Have Heard on High (played by brass players and pianist Jed Holland)

Anthem (Music by Julie Gardner Bray, words by Janie Gardner Cunningham.Sung by Christmas Eve Choir.Soloists Suellen Davidson and Ben Morton.)

Chalice Lighting - The Reverend Olivia Holmes

Carol: The First Nowell (No 237. Accompanied by brass players.)

Reading by the Rev. Lynn Ungar - Kathy Fletcher

Carol: Gather Round the Manger (No. 229)

A Christmas Story:In a Distant Land (cast: narrators Greg and Claire Cowan, old couple: David Robbins and Kathy Fletcher, Christmas Child: Julia Fletcher)

Anthem: O Holy Night (music by Adolphe Adam, arranged by Biery, words by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, English translation by Dwight)

Reading from the Book of Luke - Robert Sampson

Carol: We Three Kings (No. 259.Accompanied by brass players.)

Reading by Rev Lynn Ungar - Dave Robbins

Offertory for Harbor Homes Housing Fund

Anthem: Il Est Ne'! Noel! (He is Born.Arranged by Steve Kuperschmid)

Bringing the candles forward

Dona Nobis Pacem & Silent Night

Extinguishing the Chalice

Postlude


Recordings from the Solstice service December 23, 2012.Please take a listen to the beautiful music today.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - Jenn Morton

Greeting - Olivia

Gathering Hymn: For the Earth Forever Turning (No 163)

Chalice Lighting - Burns Fisher

Anthem: A Gift for Every Child (by Sally K. Albrecht.Sung by Youth Choir; pianist is Caleb Wagner.)

Conversation with the Children - Kathy Fletcher

Singing our Children to their Activities (No. 374)

Anthem: Solstice Carol (by Diane Benjamin.)

Reading: Winter- Burns Fisher

Anthem: Some Children See Him (music by Alfred s. Burt, words by Wihla Hutson.Soloists: Wes Chadwick, Tina Marshman, Linda Blais & Geri Davidson, Kim Steele)

Homily: As the Earth Turns - Rev Olivia

Meditation - Anya Zakiewicz

Spirit of Life

Outreach Collection: Southern NH Fuel Services

Closing Words - Olivia

Closing Hymn: Wake Now, My Senses (No 298)

Extinguishing the Chalice - Burns Fisher

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Chanukah service December 16, 2012.

Prelude

Words of Welcome - David Hudson

Words from Olivia

Chalice Lighting (words from the Passover Haggadah)- Roy Goodman

Responsive Reading (No 698)

From You I Receive (No 402)

Gathering Hymn: Light One Candle (No. 221)

Singing the children and teachers to class (Go Now with Open Hearts, by O Holmes)

Reading for Chanukah (adapted from words by Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub) - Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Sermon: The Miracle of Light - Olivia

Outreach Collection: Southern NH Fuel Services

Anthem: Bidi Bom (by David Eddleman)

Closing Words (Gates of Joy, by Stern Chaim) - Olivia

Extinguishing the Chalice - Roy Goodman

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)


Recordings from the service December 9, 2012.Special speaker today is the Rev. Dr. Gene Reeves.We also had a special guest musician: Greg Deneen on classical guitar, and a lively choir anthem.

Prelude: Etude in C Major (by Fernando Sor.Played by Greg Deneen.)

Words of Welcome - Ellen Fisher

Chalice Lightingand Opening Words- Rev Holmes

Gathering Hymn: From all the Fret and Fever of the Day (No. 90)

Conversation with the Children - The Rev. Dr. Gene Reeves

Singing the children and teachers to class (No 374)

Outreach speaker - Ms. Louise Bergeron

Outreach collection - So. NH Fuel Assistance

Musical Medley: Theme and Variations in A Major (by Mauro Giuliani) and Etude in E Minor (by Fernando Sol) - both played by Greg Deneen.

Introduction to the Lotus Sutra - Rev Dr Reeves

Spirit of Life

Sermon: A Story for You - Rev Dr Reeves

Anthem: Dance Today With Joy (by Vijay Singh)


Recordings from the service December 2, 2012.

Prelude

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting

Opening Words - Laurie Goodman

Spirit of Life

Children's Story

Singing the children to their classes

Anthem: Will the Angels Still Sing (words and music by Heidi M. Singer, arranged by Jed Holland)

Reading by Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Dark of Winter (No. 55)

Sermon

Outreach collection

Closing Words

Hymn: Dona Nobis Pacem (No. 388)

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Gratitude service November 25, 2012, provided by the Worship Associates committee.

Words of Welcome - Harry Purkhiser

Opening Words - Kathy Fletcher

Chalice Lighting - Harry Purkhiser

Gathering Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (No. 21)

Outreach collection

Words for Reflection (Thanksgiving by Mark Belletini)- Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Reflection #2 (Thanks Be For These, by Richard Gilbert) - John Sanders

Reflection #3 (Gate 4-A by Naomi Shihab Nye) - Anya Z

Musical interlude by Jed Holland on organ

Reflection #4 (Starfish by Eleanor Lerman) - Anya

Reflection #5 (That Passeth All Understanding by Denise Levertov, #479) - John Sanders

Reflective Hymn: The Peace Not Past Our Understanding (No. 164)

Congregational Gratitude Exercise - Kathy Fletcher

Musical interlude by Jed Holland on piano

Reflection #6 (Be Thankful) - Laurie Goodman

What are we grateful for?

Closing Hymn: What Wondrous Love (No. 18)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the intergenerational Thankgiving service November 18, 2012.Listen to the combined youth and adult choir anthems!

Words of Welcome by Jenn Morton

Chalice Lighting: Dave Robbins

Gathering Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People (No. 68)

A Unison Affirmation

Conversation with the Children

Anthem: Mahalo (by the Laurie Berkner Band.Sung by combined adult and youth choirs.)

Reading for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Thanksgiving Patchwork of Sharing

Chant: Sen Zenneyna

Guest at Your Table Reflection, "Making Blessings Count"

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Thanks Be To God (by Marty Haugen.Sung by combined youth and adult choirs.)

Candles of Memory

From You I Receive

Closing Thoughts

Closing Hymn: We Sing Now Together (No. 67)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 11, 2012.   We have a guest minister today, and two beautiful anthems!

Words of Welcome by Diane Fontas

Chalice Lighting: Olivia Holmes

Gathering Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Conversation with the Children (Rev Jeanne Nieuwejaar)

Go Now With Open Hearts and Hands and Minds (by Olivia Holmes)

Reading for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Metta Prayer (tune by Binny Clark)

Sermon: The Soldier's Soul (Rev Nieuwejaar)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Choose Something Like A Star (words by Robert Frost, music by Randall Thompson.)

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: This Is My Song (No. 159)

Extinguishing the Chalice (Oliva Holmes)

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 4, 2012.Listen to another fun auction song, sung by Paula Super this time! And you might want to check out the sermon of a democrat and a republican having a civil discussion.

Prelude

Words of Welcome by Harry Purkhiser

Auction Skit: soloist Paula Super

Chalice Lighting: 6th and 7th grade class

Gathering Hymn: The Morning Hangs a Signal (No. 40)

Go Now With Open Hearts and Hands and Minds (by Olivia Holmes)

Outreach Collection: Division for Children, Youth, and Families (Jennifer Bishop Saucier)

Anthem: Which Way America? (words and music by David Allen)

Reading for Reflection: Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Dialogue Sermon: Human Rights - Human Needs (Rev Olivia Holmes and David Robbins)

Anthem: Turn the World Around (words and music by Harry Belafonte and Robert Freedman, arr. by Jason Sheldon.)

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)

Extinguishing the Chalice (David Robbins)

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the Harry Potter service October 28, 2012.While you’re listening, try to imagine a sanctuary full of Harry Potter, Hermione, and witch costumes!

Cast in order of appearance:

Professor McGonagall: Tina Marshman, Hermione Granger: Katie Woolsey, Harry Potter: Marc McClure, Draco Malfoy: Maggie Woolsey, Severus Snape: Martin Storer, Albus Dumbledore: Russ Leonard, Lord Voldemort/Tom Ridele: Harry Purkhiser, Marshalls: members of the senior high youth group.

Welcome, Invocation and Introduction - Rev Olivia Holmes

Opening Words by Professor McGonagall and the Processional of students."Harry's Wondrous World" by John Williams.Played by Nicole Straussberg on piano.

Chalice Lighting - Professor McGonagall and Harry Potter

Youth Choir Anthem: "We're Off to See the Wizard" (words by E.Y. Harburg, music by Harold Arlen)

Reflection on our Divisions: Professor McGonagall, Harry, Hermione, and Draco

Opening Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are (Hymn No. 188)

Reflection on our Unity: Prof. McGonagall, Prof Snape, Prof. Albus Dumbledore, Lord V-, Hermione, Harry, and Draco

Anthem: Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus (music by Justine Paul, words by J.K. Rowling)

Reflections on our Hope: Prof MCDonagall, Prof. Snape, Prof Albus Dumbledore, Lord V-, Hermione, Harry, and Draco

Outreach Offering for Lamprey Health Care."Hedwig's Theme" (music by John Williams.Played by Caleb Wagner on piano.)

Closing Words

Spirit of Life

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude "Hogwarts Forever!" (Music by John Williams.Jed Holland on piano.)


Recordings from the service October 21, 2012.Listen to Steve Hedge’s great solo about the auction – and let’s remember to donate to the auction, but more importantly, think about: “Want to Change the World?Just UU It!”

Prelude

Words of Welcome by Kate O'Shea

Auction Skit: soloist Steve Hedges

Chalice Lighting: Roy Goodman

Gathering Hymn: For the Earth Forever Turning (No. 163)

Conversation with the Children (story "The Three Questions" read by Jamie Hinkle)

Now You May Go (by K. Grossman)

Reading for Reflection: Roy Goodman

Spirit of Life

Anthem: We Can Sing the Same Song (words by Pamela Martin, music by Mark Hayes.Guitarist Jonah Wagner.)

Sermon: A Humanist Pathway

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Standing on the Side of Love (words and music by Jason Sheldon.Congregation is singing along.)

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (No. 301)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Open House service October 14, 2012.Check out Olivia’s message to newcomers, and listen to all the beautiful music of the choirs, as well as Jed’s piano playing during the outreach collection.

Words of Welcome by Donna Larue

Anthem:African Processional (music by D. V. Montoya, lyrics by Carah Reed.Soloist Kathy Grossman, Billy Parker on drum.)

Chalice Lighting

A Special Welcome to Guests and the Youth Choir singing Penobscot Greeting

Conversation with the Children (book "Henry Hikes to Fitchburg" by DB Johnson, read by Kathy Fletcher)

Youth Choir sings: Open the Door (by Joyce Poley.Greg Deneen on guitar)

Now You May Go (by K. Grossman)

Homily

Anthem: Mystery (words and music by Jeremy Geffen, arranged by Jim Scott.Soloist Sue Chadwick.)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Homily - part 2

Outreach Collection

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Tis a Gift to Be Simple (No. 16)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 7, 2012.Check out the beautiful organ music during the outreach collection, and the thoughtful sermon.

Prelude

Words of Welcome by Ellen Fisher

Chalice Lighting

Opening Words

Gathering Hymn: Wake Now My Senses (No. 298)

Opening Words

Connecting with our Outeach Partner: Dr Vasuki Nagaraj of Lamprey Healthcare

Outreach Collection - to go to Lamprey Healthcare

Conversation with the Children, including song "Here's a Hand Pulling You On"

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Reverence for Life

Hymn: Be That Guide (No. 124)

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: Sound Over All Waters (No. 122)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 30, 2012.

Prelude

Words of Welcome by Ellen Fisher

Chalice Lighting

Opening Words

Gathering Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)

Conversation with the Children (David Robbins)

Singing the children and teachers to their classes." Now You May Go" (by K.Grossman)

Outreach Collection - to go to the Front Door Agency

Music:All the Time in the World (by Fred Small.   Dan Murphy on piano and voice.)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Musical Interlude: I'm Gonna Put It On (by Bob Marley and the Wailers.John Brobst on ukelele and lead voice.John Burkitt on bass, Billy Parker on drums.Harry Purkhiser, Kathy Grossman, and Jed Holland backup vocals.)

Sermon: We Live By Faith and Not By Sight

Closing Hymn: The Star of Truth (No. 297)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 23, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks by Ellen Fisher

Gathering Hymn: Gathered Here (No. 389)

Chalice Lighting

Anthem: Circle of Life (lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Elton John.John Burkitt, bass; Geoff Goodell, guitar; Billy Parker, drums)

Opening Words

Singing the children and teachers to their classes."Hearts, Hands, and Minds" by Olivia Holmes.

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Why Do We, or Don't We?

Outreach Collection - to go to the Front Door Agency

Anthem: An Ancient Prayer (music by Ann MacDonald Diers, words adapted from those found on a wall of an old inn in Lancaster, England)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 16, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks by Jenn Morton

Chalice Lighting

Opening Words by Dick Gilbert

Hymn 83: Wind Be Still

Conversation with the Children

Singing the children and teachers to their classes."Hearts, Hands, and Minds" by Olivia Holmes.

Outreach Collection - to go to the Front Door Agency

Anthem: I Walk the Unfrequented Road (words by F.L. Hosmer,American Folk Hymn arr. by Lee Kjelson)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: In the Heart of the World (words by Brian Andreas, music by Bob Chilcott)

Sermon: Lessons learned from Khasi Unitarians

Closing Hymn: For All That Is Our Life(No. 128)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


We are back for a new year of services!We have a new interim minister: Olivia Holmes, so check things out!


Recordings fromRev. Olivia Holmes’s first service September 9, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks by Ellen Fisher

Introducing Rev Olivia Holmes

Chalice Lighting

Opening Words by Christine Robinson

Hymn 361: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In.Presentation of church banner by youth.

Reading of church vision statement

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Sharing Water (all of the personal statements are omitted)

Some words from Olivia

Spirit of Life

Dedication of RE teachers

Reading of our mission and covenant statement

Closing Hymn: Let it Be a Dance(No. 311)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude



All recordings prior to this date are from Rev. Steve Edington’s ministry here in Nashua.

Recordings fromSteve’s last service June 3, 2012.A very wonderful service in honor of 24 years of Steve’s ministry.

Prelude - Steve Edington, sung to the tune of "Sweet Caroline"

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting - lit by Gordon and Michelle Edington

Words of Welcome

Reading: From "Born to Win" by Woody Guthrie.Read by Anya Zakiewicz.

Musical Selection: Forever Young (by Bob Dylan.Performed by Sandra LaBarge-Neumann)

Outreach Collection

Musical Selection: In My Life ( by Lennon & McCartney.Performed by Adult Choir)

Reading from "The Town and the City" (by Jack Keruoac.Read by Burns Fisher)

Musical Selection: Ripple (by Hunter/Garcia.Performed by UU band: Dan Murphy, John Burkitt, Geof Goodell, Tess George, John Brobst)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Musical Selection: River in Judea (by Feldman/Marcus.Sung by adult choir)

Sermon: It's Still About the Ministry

Closing Hymn: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door (No. 1)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude- Happy Trails led by youth choir


Recordings fromSteve’s retirement party June 2, 2012.Some wonderful moments here.

Greeting

Chalice Lighting and Welcome

Rose Edington and Mel Hoover reflections - presented by Laurie and Roy Goodman

Musical number by choir:Let It Be

Reflections by Sam Deibler, Gordon Gibson, and David Tomkinson

Musical number by choir:Julian of Norwich

Peter Morales video (just audio here)

Congregational appreciation of Steve Edington

Congregational appreciation of Michelle Edington

Congregational video.Just audio here -for video, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/uunashua

Hymn 311 Let It Be A Dance

Steve's mini-sermon (collection of snippets of his sermons over the year)

Presentation of Gifts

Steve's comments

Blessing for Steve and Michelle


Just a snippet of Steve doing Alice's Restaurant with his friend David


Recordings from the Memorial Day service May 27, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Opening Hymn:Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Service of dedication

Outreach Collection

Song: Memories -sung by Suellen Davidson

Presentation of Cal Libby Art Scholarship to Mariah Geiger

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Song: America, Sweet Country! - sung by Suellen Davidson

Sermon: How We're Remembered

Closing Hymn: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No. 86)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Sorry, but due to technical glitches, we don’t have a recording of the May 20th service.


Recordings from the ROPES (Rites Of Passage) and Mother’s Day service May 13, 2012.

Prelude: May You Grow in Your Own Sweet Way (by Tom Chapin. Mattsen Bradbury-Koster on flute; featured singers Kim Steele, Kathleen Griffis, and Kathy Grossman; youth choir)

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: I Hope You Dance (by T.Sillers and M. Sanders)

Introduction to ROPES program 2011-2012

Credo Statement by Greg Cowan

Credo Statement by Goran Orr

Credo Statement by Alyssa Lederhos

Musical Interlude: Hallelujah (written by Leonard Cohen.Sung by Alyssa Lederhos and Billy Parker, guitarist Steve Hedges)

Credo Statement by Max Better

Credo Statement by Caleb Wagner

Music by Thomas Woolsey on saxophone

Credo Statement by Thomas Woolsey

Anthem: The Path You Walk Upon (flute Mattsen Bradbury-Koster)

Credo Statement by Andrew Holland

Credo Statement by Marc McClure

Credo Statement by Maggie Woolsey

Credo Statement by Kyle Lange

Credo Statement by Jonah Wagner

Credo Statement by Claire Cowan

Presentation of Certificates

Bridging Ceremony

Closing Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 318)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Matt Meyer service May 6, 2012.

Opening Remarks

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting

Conversation with the Children: The Story of Brazil

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Joys and Concerns

Outreach Presentation: UUSC in Haiti

Musical Interlude: Percussion (Matt Meyer)

Reflection

Sermon: Beyond Light Bulbs: Covenant and Collective Action (Matt Meyer)

Closing Hymn: There Is More Love Somewhere (No. 95)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the Youth service April 29, 2012.

Prelude: Zoe Goodell

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: For All That is Our Life (No. 128)

Conversation with the Children: Giving Thanks (Zoe Goodell & Steph Pelletier)

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Welcoming New Members

Outreach Collection

Music: With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)

Gratitude Vignettes: Katie Woolsey, Steph Pelletier, Steph George

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Music: I Need You (Beatles)

Gratitude Vignettes: Charlie Shepherd, Zoe Goodell, Cory Atkinson

Closing Hymn: Let It Be A Dance (No. 311)    

Closing Words

Go Now In Peace (No 413) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service April 22, 2012.We have many special musicians today!

Prelude: This Train is Bound for Glory (Woody Guthrie.Performed by Kathy Grossman, Dan Murphy, and Harry Purkhiser, with Billy Parker on percussion)

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Old Hundred (words by Pete Seeger.Led by musicians Jed Holland, John Burkitt, Dan Murphy, John Brobst, and Charlie Baroody)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: The Road Home (by Stephen Paulus.Sung by adult choir.)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Pastures of Plenty (by Woody Guthrie.Performed by Kathy, Dan, Harry, and Billy)

Sermon: My Two American Heroes: Jack Keruoac and Woody Guthrie

Closing Song: This Land is Your Land (Kathy, Dan, Harry, Charlie, John Burkitt, John Brobst, Jed)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service April 15, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Morning So Fair To See (No. 42)

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Lullabye (by Billy Joel, arranged Mac Huff)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: I Seek A Journey (by Gwen McLeod Hall)

Sermon: Fake It 'Til You Make It

Closing Hymn: We Laugh, We Cry (No. 354)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Easter service April 8, 2012.Lots of music today!

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Music: Shojojee (Japanese folk song arr by B. Wayne Brisbee.Sung by youth choir.)

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Lo the Earth Awakes Again (No. 61)

Music: The Moon (by Andy Beck.Sung by the Youth Choir)

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Hallelujah! (by Emma Lou Deimer)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: How Can I Keep From Singing (Quaker folk hymn. Featured vocalists: Linda Lewis, Ellen Fisher, and Kathleen Griffis)

Sermon: A Matter of Life and Death

Closing Hymn: Oh Day of Light and Gladness (No. 270)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service April 1, 2012.This is Steve’s annual Jesus Sermon he offers on Palm Sunday.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Gathered Here (No. 389)

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Presentation & Collection - Harbor Homes, Inc

Anthem: When Jesus Wept (by William Billings)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: What A Friend We Have in Jesus ( music C. Crozat, words: T. Larson)

Sermon: Inventing Jesus: With a Little Help From Chris Moore

Closing Hymn: It Sounds Along the Ages (No. 187)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 25, 2012.Today’s sermon topic was purchased at last year’s auction by Billy Parker, and is about our religious education program, especially the About Your Sexuality program and Our Whole Lives program.

Opening Remarks

Auction moment - Sue Chadwick and Mike Ballentine, band Burns Fisher, Kathy Grossman, and Bruce Dye

Chalice Lighting - Steve Ladew

Words of Welcome

Hymn: For the Earth Forever Turning (No. 163)

Conversation with the Children - Kris and Gwen Davidson

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Seasons of Love

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Everything Possible (Fred Small)

Auction Sermon: Everything Possible - How We Teach Our Children

Closing Hymn: Earth Was Given As A Garden (No. 309)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the Worship Associates “This I Believe” service March 18, 2012.If you ever wondered what a UU might believe, check out these 9 well-thought-out belief statements by the members of our worship associates committee, as well as the beautiful songs by Steve Hedges, exploring beliefs in music.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Auction moment

Chalice Lighting - Anya Zakiewicz

Introduction to today's service - John Sanders

Hymn: Morning So Fair To See (No. 42)

Conversation with the Children - David Robbins Belief Statement

Children's Recessional

Outreach Collection & Special Music: With My Own Two Hands (music by Ben Harper.Guitar and vocal soloist Steve Hedges)

This I Believe - Harry Purkhiser

This I Believe - Kathy Fletcher

This I Believe - Burns Fisher

Reflection

Spirit of Life

This I Believe - Gary Lerude

This I Believe - Laurie Goodman

This I Believe - Roy Goodman

Musical Reflection:Secret of Life (by James Taylor.Guitar and vocal soloist Steve Hedges.)

This I Believe - Anya Zakiewicz

This I Believe - John Sanders

Closing Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 318)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

 

Postlude


Recordings from the Ending Hunger & Homelessness service March 11, 2012.Very inspirational presentation and anthems!

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Auction moment

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: What Gift Can We Bring? (No. 404)

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Stewardship moment - David Hudson

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Imagine (Words and music by John Lennon.Featured singers: Linda Lewis, Sue Chadwick, Kathy Grossman, Jon Lasselle)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Hard Times (by Stephen Foster, arranged by W. Zwozdesky)

Presentation: Ending Hunger and Homelessness Project (Ellen Fisher, Bob Keating, and Sarah Widhu)

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 4, 2012.Those of you who wonder how a 12-step program can work with a humanist or other UU viewpoint, check out Steve’s sermon today!

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting - Kindergarten and first grade class

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Oh Life That Maketh All Things New (No. 12)

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Stewardship moment - David Hudson

Outreach Collection

Anthem: All That Life Can Be

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem:One Small Step

Sermon: Twelve Steps, A Higher Power, and UU's

Closing Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (No. 301)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 26, 2012. Today the special music is provided by a band with Billy Parker on drums, Geof Goodell on guitar, and Dan Murphy on guitar and vocals.

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting and Song - We Shall Overcome, played by the band: Dan, Geof, and Billy.

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Wake Now My Senses (No. 298)

Stewardship moment - David Hudson & Kate Messner

Outreach Collection

Song: Let It Be (played by Dan, Geof, and Billy)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Song: Class of '57 (played by Dan, Geoff, and Billy)

Sermon: Playing the Hand You're Dealt

Closing Hymn: Let It Be a Dance (No. 311)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude - played by Dan, Geof, and Billy


Recordings from the service February 19, 2012.Today we have some fabulous music!We are joined by the choir from the New Fellowship Baptist Church and their director Olga Tyne Smithtoday, as well as our youth choir.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting and Song - Remarks by Jed Holland.Music is Hope (by Ysaye Barnwell.Sung by the combined adult choirs from the New Fellowship Baptist Church and the Nashua UU Church)

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Now Is the Time Approaching (No. 144)

Conversation with the Children

Youth Choir: Swinging on a Star (Music by Jimmy Van Heusen and words by Johnny Burke) and Already Swinging on a Star (words by Suzi and Kathy Grossman)

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Stewardship moment - Kate Messner

Church history by Bob Sampson

Outreach Collection

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon

Musical introduction to the three anthems sung by the joint choirs

Anthem: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Anthem: I've Been 'Buked

Anthem: We Are One

Closing Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (No. 368)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the Stewardship service February 12, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Where Is Our Holy Church (No. 113)

Conversation with the Children

Childrens Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Music: Starlight, waltz caprice (by Arthur Pryor.Trombonist Kathy Grossman)

2012 Stewardship Campaign

Sermon    

Closing Hymn: Guide My Feet (No. 348)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 5, 2012.The guest minister today is Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No.347)

A Story for All Ages "The Thief and the Zen Master"

Childrens Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection - presentation by Cathy Duffy Cullity of Girls Inc

Anthem: Beautiful Sounds (music by Don Besig)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Reading: "How to Find A Church", by the Rev. Gordon Atkinson

Anthem: Distant Land (music by John Rutter)

Sermon: And Suddenly We're There    

Closing Hymn: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (No. 126)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 29, 2012.The 2nd & 3rd grade RE did a great job on the play today, and there’s some beautiful music to listen to!

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting - 2nd & 3rd grade RE class

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Bring, O Morn, Thy Music(No. 39)

Conversation with the Children - a play performed by the 2nd and 3rd grade RE class

Childrens Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Song for the Mira (music by A. MacGillivary.flute solo Gillian Hinkle, vocal solo Kathy Grossman)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Gift of Love (arranged Hal H Hopson. Descant singers: Hilary Keating, Sue Chadwick, John Sanders, Kathy Grossman)

Sermon: The Many Meanings of Ministry - Part II    

Closing Hymn: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door (No. 1)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 22, 2012.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Conversation with the Children - Brotherhood and Sisterhood sung by Frona Avery

Childrens Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Impossible Dream

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Scarborough Fair/Sound of Silence

Sermon: The Sixties - Still crazy after all these years    

Closing Song: Teach Your Children Well (vocalist Tess George accompanied by pianist Jed Holland, guitarists Geoff Goodell &Dan Murphy, bass John Burkitt)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 15, 2012.We’ve got great music today – from some wonderful spirituals to afabulous trombone solo!And Steve’s sermon today was very meaningful too.

Prelude

Opening Remarks

Chalice Lighting

Hymn: The Morning Hangs a Signal (No. 40)

Conversation with the Children

Childrens Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Musical Interlude: Concert Pour Trombone et Piano, movement 1 (by Launy Grøndahl.Trombone soloist Jenny Grossman)

Anthem: There Is A Balm in Gilead(Words and music by T. A. Dorsey)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Precious Lord, Take My Hand (arr Nolan Williams, Jr_

Sermon: My Life As A White Guy    

Closing Hymn: Let Freedom Span Both East and West (No. 148)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 8, 2012.There are many, many musicians joining us today to play in the Biggest Crazy UU Band That Ever Was (in Nashua at Least).

Getting ready for the Biggest Crazy UU Band

Prelude: Enter, Rejoice, andCome In- played by the Biggest Crazy UU Band

Opening remarks

Words by the PR committee   

Chalice Lighting

Welcome

OpeningSong: Down By The Riverside- Played bythe Biggest Crazy UU Band

Conversation with the Children

Childrens Recessional (by KGrossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Lean On Me(by Bill Withers.Accompanied by some members of the band)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem:Things Are Always Changing (by Kupferschmid)

Sermon: The Challenge and Promise of Transition    

Closing Hymn: With Joy We Claim the Growing Light (No. 345) 

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman) 

Postlude


Recordings from the New Year’s Day potpourri service January 1, 2012.Rev Steve Edington is on vacation today; Roy Goodman is leading the service.

Prelude

Welcome- Roy Goodman   

Chalice Lighting

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Outreach Collection for Southern NH Services Fuel Assistance Program

Reflection

Many of the people attending shared their thoughts or poems or readings.

Sharing of poem by Jack McCarthy

Sharing of poem by Maureen Keleran: A Christmas Prayer

Sharing of poem: We Remember Them

Sharing of poem: Where Do I Go

Sharing of excerpt from Bruce Taylor's writings

Sharing of thoughts by Bob G

Sharing of poem: Walking on Water

Sharing of poem: The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Sharing of thoughts by Bob J

Sharing of thoughts by Kate

Sharing of thoughts about book: "Today in UU History" by Bob K

Sharing of thoughts by Ray V

Sharing of poem by Roy

Hymn #350

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)

Postlude



Recordings from the Christmas Eve 10 pm service December 24, 2011

Prelude

Musical Selection: I'll Be Home For Christmas (Dan Murphy on piano and vocals, Jordan Murphy on alto saxophone)   

Chalice Lighting(Gordon & Crystal Edington)

Welcome

Hymn: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (No. 244)

Outreach Collection for Southern NH Services Fuel Assistance Program

Musical Selection: A Holiday Medley (John Brobst on ukelele)

Reading: John Robbins

Musical Selection: Pam Sturdevant on handbells

Reading: Laurie Goodman

Musical selection: Gesu Bambino (Noelle Bourquard)

The Christmas Story - Luke 2 (Harry Purkhiser)

A Christmas Eve Homily (Rev. Steve Edington)

Reading

Hymns: Dona Nobis Pacem (No. 388) and Silent Night (No. 251)    

Closing Words

Postlude


Recordings from the Christmas Eve 7 pm service December 24, 2011.The brass players today are Bruce Cleaveland and Jonathan Orr on trumpet, Lori Lerude on French horn, and Jenny Grossman and Kathy Grossman on trombone.Special percussion played by Ben Morton on bongos.The choir tonight is the UU Christmas Choir, a group formed just for this service.

Prelude: selections from brass group

Anthem: Here We Come a Caroling (Traditional Yorkshire carol, arr. by Carolyn Jennings)   

Welcome

Chalice Lighting

Hymn: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (No. 244)

Setting the Scene: Rev. Steve Edington

Seasonal Reflection: Kathy Fletcher

Musical Selection: Festival Gloria (Traditional Latin, music by Greg Gilpin)

Seasonal Reflection: Grant Lerude

Seasonal Reflection: Gary Lerude

Musical selection: Brazilian Christmas Carol (words and music by Benjamin Harlan)

Christmas Offering: Southern NH Services Fuel Oil Assistance.Sara Widhu

Music selection: The Twelve Days of Christmas (Simon & Jeremy)

Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem (No. 246)

The Christmas Story - Luke 2 (Bob Sampson)

Musical Selection: Hallelujah Chorus (from "Messiah" by George F. Handel - please stand)

A Christmas Meditation (Rev. Steve Edington)

Hymns: Dona Nobis Pacem (No. 388) and Silent Night (No. 251)    

Closing Words

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 18, 2011.The brass players today are Bruce Cleaveland and Jonathan Orr on trumpet, Lori Lerude on French horn, and Jon Lasselle and Kathy Grossman on trombone.

Prelude: selections from brass group

Opening remarks

Morning Song of Gladness: Within The Shining of A Star (Hymn:238)   

Chalice Lighting

Welcome

Anthem: O Tannenbaum and The First Noel (Traditional carols sung by the youth choir)

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Anthem: O Magnum Mysterium (By Tomas Luis de Victoria, edited by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Disturbed by Light (Words by Thomas Troeger, music by Sally Ann Morris)

Sermon: Christ Climbed Down    

Closing Hymn: Once in Royal David's City (No. 228)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude - selection by brass group


Recordings from the service December 11, 2011.More beautiful holiday music today!

Prelude: Mele Kalikimaka (words and music by R. Alex Anderson.Vocalists Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, and Kathy Grossman)

Opening remarks

Morning Song of Gladness: Bashana Haba'ah (lyrics by Ehud Manor, music by Nurity Hirsch.Vocalists Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, and Kathy Grossman)     

Chalice Lighting

Welcome

Opening Hymn: All Beautiful the March of Days (No. 57)

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Troika (based on a traditional Russian folksong.By Dave and Jean Perry)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Joy to the World (Music and lyrics by Hoyt Axton, arr by Jeff Funk)

Sermon: Joy and Woe are Woven Fine    

Closing Hymn: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (No. 240)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 4, 2011.Some beautiful holiday music today!

Opening remarks

Morning Song of Gladness (Somos El Barco)   

Chalice Lighting - 4th grade class   

Welcome

Opening Hymn: Deck the Halls (No. 235)

Conversation with the Children

Children's Recessional (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection - Louise Bergeron

Anthem: Solstice (by Diane Benjamin)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Wassail Song (by Ralph V. Williams)

Sermon: It's Everybody's Holiday    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 27, 2011

Prelude

Opening remarks

Morning Song of Gladness   

Chalice Lighting     

Welcome

Opening Hymn: We Shall Overcome (No. 169)

Outreach Collection

Hymn: Nothing but Peace is Enough (No. 167)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Being a Wizard of Peace in the World - Nancy Klarman    

Call & Response Reading #602  

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Intergenerational Thanksgiving service November 20, 2011.Lots of great music today!

Greeting

Song: What Can We Do? (sung by Youth Choir and accompanied on piano by Nicole Straussberg)   

Chalice Lighting     

Welcome

Opening Hymn: We Sing Now Together (No. 67)

Children's story

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus

Reading

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Hope (soloist John Sanders)

Bingo Friendship Activity

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hymn: Give Thanks (No. 69)

Closing Words  

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 13, 2011

Opening remarks

Chalice Lighting     

Welcome

Opening Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (No. 126)

Conversation with the children

Children's recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Welcoming New Members

Outreach Collection - speaker Jess Barkley of the Anne Marie House

Anthem: Blowin in the Wind/America (Words and music by Bob Dylan, arranged by Len Thomas)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Flanders Field (Words by John McRae, music by Paul Aitken)   

Sermon: Honoring Veterans; Working for Peace - Nathaniel Brooks    

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)    

Closing Words  

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 6, 2011

Opening remarks

Music: Funeral March of a Marionette (by Gounod.Quartet:Suellen Davidson, Burns Fisher, Rochelle Goren, Rick Lones)   

Chalice Lighting - John Sanders   

Welcome

Opening Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

Conversation with the children

Children's recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Renewal of Vows: Bill & Judi Kennedy

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Flying Free (Words and music by Don Besig.Flute played by Linda Lewis)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Go Out! (Words attributed to John Murray, Music by Elizabeth Alexander)   

Sermon: Can Universalism Save Us?    

Closing Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 318)    

Closing Words  

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 23, 2011.We would like to take a moment to honor a global piece initiative that began with a tragedy.Daniel Pearl was a journalist and violinist who was murdered by terrorists in Pakistan.    His family and friends decided to carry on his work of connecting people through music and communication by starting a foundation in his name.Today we dedicate the music of the choir as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days and to honor their theme “Harmony for Humanity”.During the singing of the benediction, we invite you to contemplate ways to bridge cultural differences and to be with us in prayer for a world free of hatred.

Opening remarks

Music: Autumn Reel (words and music by Audrey Snyder.Trio: Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, Kathy Grossman)   

Chalice Lighting     

Welcome

Opening Hymn: Morning So Fair to See (No. 42)

Conversation with the children

Children's recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Music: Autumn (words and music by Andy Beck.Trio Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, Kathy Grossman)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Abide With Me (Words by Henry F. Lyte, Music by William H. Monk, arranged by Moses Hogan)   

Sermon: The Many Meanings of Ministry    

Closing Hymn: Where is Our Holy Church (No. 113)    

Closing Words    

Music: Benediction (words and music by Georgeann Weaver)

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 16, 2011

Opening remarks

Morning Song of Gladness   

Chalice Lighting     

Welcome

Conversation with the children

Children's recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Recognition of the Audio Visual Team

Outreach Collection

Anthem: All the Rivers (music by Charles Baker)

Words for reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Autumn Reverie (music by L. Zaninelli, poem by Ann Crull)

Sermon: What is a Biblical Value?    

Closing Hymn: With Joy we Claim the Growing Light (No. 345)    

Closing Words    

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 9, 2011

Prelude - Jed Holland

Invocation - Burns Fisher   

Welcome - Laurie Goodman

Chalice Lighting - Harry Purkhiser   

Hymn: Where Is Our Holy Church (No. 113)   

Outreach Collection & Doxology #374

Meditation/Time of Silence - John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Introduction to Reflection - John Sanders

First Reflection - Gary Lerude    

Second Reflection - Kathy Fletcher    

Reading #1: "In the Holy Quiet of this Hour" by Richards S. Gilbert - Anya Zakiewicz    

Third Reflection - Roy Goodman    

Fourth Reflection - John Sanders    

Reading #2 & Prayer "On Prayer" bt Czeslaw Milosz - Gary Lerude    

Fifth Reflection - Laurie Goodman    

Sixth Reflection - Burns Fisher    

Reading - Kathy Fletcher    

Seventh Reflection - Anya Zakiewicz    

Eighth Reflection - Harry Purkhiser    

Closing Words

Closing Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 318)     

Benediction

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Open House Sunday service October 2, 2011

Greeting

Youth Choir song: Penobscot Song of Greeting

Chalice Lighting   

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (No. 368)   

Conversation with the Children and Recessional: Now You May Go (by Kathy Grossman)  

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Come Into the Circle (Words by Israel Zangwill, music by Betsy Jo Angebranndt)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Corner of the Sky (Words and music by Stephen Schwartz, arranged by Teena Chinn)

Sermon: Could This Be Your Third Place?    

Closing Hymn: As Tranquil Streams That Meet and Merge (No. 145)     

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 25, 2011

Morning Song of Gladness (Somos El Barco)

Greeting

Chalice Lighting   

Words of Welcome

Hymn: We Are the Earth, Upright and Proud (No. 303)   

Conversation with the Children

Childrens's Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Cantate Domino (by Norman Greyson)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Follow the River (by Joseph Martin)

Sermon: In the Absence of God   

Closing Hymn: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No. 86)     

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 18, 2011.The choir is back with two lovely a cappella pieces!

Greeting

Morning Song of Gladness

Chalice Lighting   

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)   

Conversation with the Children

Childrens's Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection – Bob Keating

Anthem: The Paper Reeds By the Brook (words by Robert Frost, music by Randall Thompson)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Linden Lea (by Ralph V. Williams, arr. by A. Somervell)

Sermon: Sept 16, 2001 Plus 10 years   

Closing Hymn: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door (No. 1)     

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the in-gathering water service, September 11, 2011.Check out the piano music during the outreach collection – it’s beautiful!

Greeting

Greeting from Jed

Chalice Lighting  

Welcome

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)    

Reading

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Water Ceremony

Spirit of Life

Renewal of wedding vows for Irv & Shirley Rayburn

Dedication of RE teachers   

Closing Hymn: Earth Was Given As a Garden (No. 207)     

Closing Words

Postlude

Outside service to remember 9/11

Recordings from the flower service, June 5 2011.Listen to the special music – what a treat!

Morning Song of Gladness (Somos El Barco)

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: For the Flowers that Bloom About Our Feet (No. 76)    

Outreach Collection

Story for all Ages (Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden, by Edith Pattou)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Recognition of Graduating Seniors, RE teachers, RE committee

Story of the Flower Communion   

Special Music: Blue Bells of Scotland, by Arthur Pryor.Trombonist Jenny Grossman.    

Closing Hymn: The Sun That Shines (No. 19)     

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service May 29, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: Where Is Our Holy Church (No. 113)    

Outreach Collection

Song: How Beautiful Are the Feet (by Handel.Soloist Suellen Davidson)

Presentation of the Cal Libby Art Scholarship to Victoria Dubray

Talk with Cynthia Schroer

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Song: Ashokan Farewell (by G. McGregor, J. Ungar, arranged by C. Stephens.Vocalists: John Burkitt, Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, Kathy Grossman, Tina Marshman; Piano: Jed Holland)

Sermon: A Year in Our Life   

Closing Hymn: Here On The Paths of Every Day (No. 312)     

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


We did video recordings of portions of the May 22 music service (thanks Dan!), and these are available by following links to the following youtube videos.Please listen to the great music!

Festival Sanctus:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5WxgJQct68
Eine Kliene Abendmusic:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS3K8JK8xyc
Keep On the Sunny Side:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6kdzC1BsB8
Safety Harbor:        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-okpIj9AWlc
For We Wish You Music:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6FqPhqaMDE
A Simple Song (from Mass):    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ysSv8ksNU
We Gather Here Together:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdd24vQLMGs



Recordings from the service May 15, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: Alleluia to tune of Pachabel’s Canon

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: Wake Now My Senses (No. 298)    

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by Kathy Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: From A Distance

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: All You Need Is Love

Sermon   

Closing Hymn: As Tranquil Streams (No. 145)     

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude



Recordings from the service May 8, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: Mother

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (No. 368)    

Conversation with the Children

Youth Choir Anthem: Gaudeamus Hodie (by Nathalie Sleeth)

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by Kathy Grossman)

A Tribute to Ruth Hamblett

Outreach Collection (including a lovely piano piece of “Where Is Love” from Oliver)

Anthem: Smile On Your Brother (put your arms around your sister) - by Michael Lucas

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Everything Possible (by Fred Small, arranged by Willi Zwozdesky) – One of my favorites!

Sermon: Family Values   

Closing Hymn: May Nothing Evil Cross this Door (No. 1)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Easter service May 1, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: For the Beauty of the Earth

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: We Are The Earth (No. 303)    

Conversation with the Children and Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Revecy Venir Du Printans (The Return of Maytime.By Claude Le Jeune)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Bread and Roses (Mimi Farina, James Oppenheim, words.Arrangement by Ed Stauff.Organ played by Dan Murphy.)

Sermon: May Day   

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Easter service April 24, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: Somos El Barco

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: Lo, The Earth Awakes Again (No. 61)    

Conversation with the Children

Anthem: Wheels-A-Turnin’ (Rollo Dilworth, arrangement; additional lyrics based on two African-American spirituals.Sung by the youth choir)       

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Praise in Springtime (music by Thomas Benjamin, words by William Channing Gannett.Sung by the Greater Choir)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Alleluia (by Randall Thompson)

Sermon: Wake Up: An Easter Meditation   

Closing Hymn: Oh Day of Light and Gladness (No. 270)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service April 17, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: Happy Birthday, Sherri!       

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Conversation with the Children and Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)   

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Bashana Haba’ah (lyrics by Ehud Manor, music by Nurit Hirsch, arranged by John Leavitt)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Jabula Jesu (Zulu folk song arranged by Stephen Hatfield)

Sermon: From Here to There, Rev. Steve Edington and Ellen Fisher   

Closing Hymn: Oh Light That Maketh All Things New (No. 12)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Youth service April 10, 2011.

Prelude: True Colors (played and sung by Steph George)      

Words of Welcome (Julia Fletcher)

Chalice Lighting (Katie Woolsey)    

Hymn: We Sing of Golden Mornings (No. 44)

Conversation with the Children (Steph, Zoe, and Devon)\  

Children’s Recessional: This Little Light of Mine

Response: Come, Sing a Song With Me (No. 346)

Outreach Collection

Music: The Rainbow Connection (by Zoe Goodell and Steph George)

Vignette (Charlie Shepherd)

A Colorful Journey (Julia, Charlie, Corey, Zoe, Steph, Hanna, Katie, Devon, and Mattsen)

Spirit of Life

Rainforest Soundscape (Katie, Zoe, and Charlie)

Vignette: Zoe   

Music: How Could Anyone Ever Tell You (By Libby Roderick)  

Vignette: Steph George

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Closing Pulse    

Postlude: Over the Rainbow (by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole, sung bu Zoe & Katie)


Recordings from the Spring Open House service April 3, 2011.

Prelude: Open the Door (soloist Suellen Davidson)      

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Greeting

Conversation with the Children  

Anthem: U-U River (by Joe Schafer.Sung by the Youth Choir)    

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection (presentation by Bill Leblanc of Guiding Eyes)

Anthem: ‘Tis Hard/Hide Not Your Talents/ The Proud Hate Pride (from Six Witticisms.Texts by Benjamin Franklin, music by William Lock)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: He That Falls In Love/ Blessed/ Three May Keep a Secret (from Six Witticisms.Texts by Benjamin Franklin, music by William Lock)

Sermon: What Am I Doing Here?   

Closing Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 345)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Be Spiritual Live! service March 27, 2011.The service is conducted by Gary Lerude, who runs the Be Spiritual podcasts that explore the spiritual, religious, and ethical perspectives of Unitarian Universalists.You can find more podcasts at www.bespiritual.info.

Auction Skit (theme this year is the Wizard of Oz)     

Words of Welcome

Morning Song of Gladness: I’ve Got Peace Like a River   

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: Our World is One World (No. 134)     

Conversation with the Children  

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Imagine (words and music by John Lennon, arranged by Roger Emerson.Soloist Jamie Reifsnyder, accompanied by small choir)

Sermon: Be Spiritual – Live!(speakers Gary Lerude, Karen Fitzpatrick, Kathy Fletcher, and Roy Goodman)  

Closing Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 318)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 20, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: Sakura (Hymn No. 177)   

Auction Skit (theme this year is the Wizard of Oz)     

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Hymn: For the Earth Forever Turning (No. 163)     

Conversation with the Children  

Anthem: Dance and Turn (A Slovak folksong, English words by Carolyn Jennings, arranged by Carolyn Jennings.Sung by the adult choir and the youth choir, conducted by Mattsen Bradbury-Koster)

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: There Is a Balm in Gilead (African-American spiritual, arranged by Nolan Williams, Jr)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Atonement and Forgiveness

Closing Hymn: Break Not the Circle (No. 323)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 13, 2011.

Auction Skit (theme this year is the Wizard of Oz)     

Morning Song of Gladness: There is More Love Somewhere  

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting   

Greeting

Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (No. 126)     

Conversation with the Children

Anthem: Can You Hear? (By Jim Papoulis.Sung by the adult choir and the youth choir, assisted by Hannah Bate and conducted by Mattsen Bradbury-Koster, with Sutton Bradbury-Koster on djembe drum)

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Pledge drive presentation by David Hudson and Amy Savoie

Outreach Collection and Musical Interlude by Jed Holland

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: The Storm is Passing Over (by Charles Albert Tindley, arranged by Barbara W. Baker)

Sermon: Guilt Free?

Closing Hymn: Tis A Gift To Be Simple (No. 16)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 6, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: America The Beautiful (words by Katherine L. Bates 1893, revised 1910, music by Samuel A. Ward, 1882)l

Auction Skit (theme this year is the Wizard of Oz)     

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting by the 1st and 2nd graders    

Hymn: Bring O Morn they Music (No. 39)     

Conversation with the Children (minus the Joys and Concerns portion of the service)  

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Pledge drive reminder for procrastinators by David Hudson

What This Church Means to Me (message by Gilian Hinkle)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Tree of Life (by Eric Peltoniemi, arranged by Ed Stauff.The names sung in this song are the names of quilting patterns.The mountain dulcimer is played by Jim Woolsey.)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Bridge Over Troubled Water (by Paul Simon, arranged by Kirby Shaw.Jed played the piano and Dan Murphy played the organ.)

Sermon: When the Bottom Falls Out

Closing Hymn: Guide My Feet (No. 348)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Church was canceled due to snow on February 27th, 2011.


Recordings from the service February 20, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: Where Do We Come From?

Chalice Lighting    

Words of Welcome

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

What This Church Means to Me (intro by David Hudson, message by Ellen McCormick)

Outreach Collection plus musical interlude

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Abide With Me (words by Henry Lyte (1847), music by William Monk (1861), arranged by Moses Hogan)

Sermon: The Religion of the Presidents

Closing Hymn: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Stewardship Campaign service February 13, 2011.We have great music, including the second version of the biggest crazy band today!

Bonus! Instrumental Warm-up

Prelude: I’m Gonna Lay Down My Sword and Shield – performed by the biggest crazy UU band ever, in Nashua at least

Chalice Lighting    

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361) – also played by the band  

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: It’s A Brand New Day (music and lyrics by Kathy Grossman)    

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Higher and Higher

Sermon: Doing All We Can

Pledge Drive presentation by Ellen Fisher, church president

Pledge Drive presentation by David Hudson

Closing Hymn: As Tranquil Streams (No. 145)    

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the Arts & Spirituality service February 6, 2011.We have great music and other artists’ contributions today!

Greeting and announcements

Chalice Lighting    

Words of Welcome

Hymn

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection of the Calvin E Libby Art Scholarship Fund

Original song by Doug Philbrook   

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Original song by Simone Rios

Artist speech: Loretta Hubley

Artist speech: Bob Janules

Dance Meditation

Closing Hymn: Let It Be A Dance   

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K. Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 30, 2011.We have lots of music today!

Morning Song of Gladness: If I Had a Hammer (led by the band of Dan Murphy, John Burkitt, and Geoff Goodell)

Anthem: And So It Goes (words and music by Billy Joel, arranged by Bob Cilcott.Soloist Kathy Grossman)    

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Oh Life That Maketh All Things New (No. 12)

Conversation with the Children

Youth Choir Anthem: Somos El Barco (words and music by Lorre Wyatt, arranged by Estaire Godinez)  

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: We Are (words and music by Ysaye M. Barnwell.Featured singers: Ruth Cannava, Geri Davidson, Diane Fontas, Ellen McCormick, and Kate Messner)   

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Song: Ripple (words and music by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia.Played by the band members Dan Murphy, John Burkitt, and Geoff Goodell)

Sermon: There is A Road, No Simple Highway

Closing Hymn: With Joy We Claim the Growing Light (No. 345)   

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by K. Grossman)  

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 23, 2011.Our guest minister today is Rev. Barbara Gadon

Morning Song of Gladness: This Little Light of Mine

Chalice lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (No. 21)

Conversation with the Children and Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Ancient Reading: “The Legend of the Baal Shem Tov” as told by Elie Wiesel

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Stopping by Woods (Poem by Robert Frost, music by Larry Nickel)   

Modern Reading: from “The House for Hope” by Rebecca Parker

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Simple Gifts (Traditional Shaker song with additional lyrics by David Warner, arranged by Mack Wilberg.Flute played by Suellen Davidson)

Sermon: The Rapture for Progressives, by Rev Barbara Gadon

Closing Hymn: What Wondrous Love (No. 18)   

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the Martin Luther King service January 16, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: There is More Love Somewhere

Chalice lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: The Morning Hangs a Signal (No. 40)

Conversation with the Children and Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Precious Lord, Take My Hand  

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: We Are One

Sermon: The Importance of Remembering Martin Luther King, by Harvey Keye

Portion of Martin Luther King’s speech, followed by hymn: We’ll Build A Land (No. 121), then Closing Words  

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 9, 2011.

Morning Song of Gladness: There is More Love Somewhere

Chalice lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Bring, O Morn, Thy Music (No. 39)

Conversation with the Children and Recessional: Now You May Go (by K Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Things Are Always Changin’ (words by Alicia Carpenter, music by Steven Kupferschmid)  

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Choose Something Like A Star (words by Robert Frost, music by Randall Thompson)

Sermon: No Such Thing As A Sure Thing

Hymn: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No. 86)  

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


There were no recordings for December 26th and January 2nd.

Recordings from the 10 pm Christmas Eve service December 24, 2010.

Prelude

Musical Selection performed by Suellen Davidson

Congregational song: I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Lighting the Chalice

Welcome

Hymn: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (No. 244)

Christmas Offering for Southern New Hampshire Services Fuel Assistance

Musical Selection: The First Noel, performed by Peter Guidi on french horn

Reflection

Musical Selection performed by Stephen Herring on tenor sax

Reflection

Musical Selection performed by Suellen Davidson

Reflection

Musical Selection: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, performed by Dan & Jordan Murphy

Christmas Meditation

Lighting the Candles and hymns: Dona Nobis Pacem (No. 388) and Silent Night (No 251)

Closing Words

Postlude


Recordings from the 7 pm Christmas Eve service December 24, 2010.All of the musical selections are performed by the UU Christmas Choir, a group formed just for this service.

Prelude

Musical Selection: Deck the Halls (Gillian Hinkle playing piccolo, Ben Morton playing drum, and Thomas and Maggie Woolsey playing recorder)

Lighting the Chalice

Hymn: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (No. 244)

Setting the Scene

Seasonal Reflection (Kathy Fletcher)

Musical Selection: Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella (Traditional, translated by E. Cuthbert Nunn, arranged by Karen Lakey Buckwalter)

Seasonal Reflection (Geoff Skelton)

Musical Selection: Little Drummer Boy (words and music by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simone.Drum played by Ben Morton)

Christmas Offering for Southern New Hampshire Services Fuel Assistance

Musical Selection: Do You Hear What I Hear? (Words and music by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, arranged by Harry Simone)

Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem (No. 246)

The Christmas Story – Luke 2 (Bob Sampson with music solo by Sarah Chadwick)

Musical Selection: Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah by George F. Handel)

A Christmas Meditation and Lighting the Candles

Hymns: Dona Nobis Pacem (No. 388) and Silent Night (No 251)

Closing Words

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 19, 2010.This service has a lot of music in it, including vocal solos, choir anthems, youth choir, a trombone solo, and a brass sextet!

Greeting

Song: Home for the Holidays (sung by Kathy Grossman)

Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful (#253) joined by brass sextet players: Bruce Cleaveland and Bruce Dye on trumpet, Peter Guidi and Lori Lerude on french horn, Kathy Grossman on trombone, and Ben Bate on baritone.

Chalice

Anthem: Good King Wenceslas (sung by youth choir)

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Joy to the World (No. 245) joined by brass sextet players

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Will the Angels Still Sing (words and music by Heidi M. Singer, arranged by Jed Holland)  

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby? (Traditional spiritual, arranged by John D. Miller. Alto soloists Geri Davidson, Kathy Fletcher, and Ellen McCormick)

Sermon: Why This Story?

Hymn: Once in Royal David’s City (No. 228)Joined by Kathy Grossman on trombone.

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude: Holly Jolly Christmas and Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, played by Kathy Grossman on trombone, with Jed Holland on organ


Recordings from the service December 12, 2010.

Morning Song of Gladness: Peace Like A River

Chalice

Words of Welcome

Hymn: All Beautiful the March of Days (No. 57)

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (music and lyrics by Kathy Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: I Got A Robe (traditional spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light (arranged by J.S. Bach)

Sermon: Beyond Belief: Myth and Fantasy

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 5, 2010.

Practice for the new Children’s Recessional

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Deck the Halls (No. 235)

Conversation with the Children

Children’s Recessional: Now You May Go (music and lyrics by our own Kathy Grossman)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Light One Candle (by Peter Yarrow, arranged by Robert DeCormier)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Flying Free (by Don Besig.Flute soloist Gillian Hinkle)

Sermon: Belief as the Enemy of Religion

Closing Words

Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)

Postlude


Recordings from the Thanksgiving service November 28, 2010.Rev. Lee Page and Harry Purkhiser led this service.

Prelude

Morning Song of Joy: Somos El Barco (We are the boat)

Greeting

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth(No. 21)

Outreach Collection

Reading: A Modest Thanksgiving

Silent Meditation and Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Musical Selection

Sermon: “Thanksgiving: More Than a Feast”, by Rev. Lee Page

Closing Song: Come Ye Thankful People Come (No. 68)     

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace


Recordings from the service November 21, 2010.   This service has lots of good music, and a great three part story.

Morning Song of Joy: Somos El Barco (We are the boat)

Song: Grateful (by John Bucchino, sung by Cynthia Schroer)

Words of Welcome

Anthem: Just Like the Sun (by Raffi, sung by Youth Choir)

Story Part 1 (by Chris, Jamie, and Carole)

Story: Part 2

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Bringing in the Sheaves (text by Knowles Shaw, music by George Minor, arranged by John Coates, Jr.Soloist Kathy Grossman)

Story Part 3

Quilt Activity

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Abundant Life (text by Ruth Duck, music by Marty Haugen.Flute soloist Gillian Hinkle)

Reflection: How it all began

Closing Song: Give Thanks (No. 69)     

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 14, 2010.   Ever wonder what a UU would pray for or be thankful for?Listen to Steve’s sermon to get some insight.Also listen to the wonderful anthems by the Greater Choir (including one arranged by one of our own members) and the exquisite mother/daughter duet of The Prayer.

Morning Song of Joy: Somos El Barco (We are the boat)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: For the Beauty of the Earth (No. 21)

Conversation with the Children

Song:The Prayer (by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, and Tony Renis.Sung by Joan Storey and her daughter Alexandra Socha.)

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Welcoming of New Members (personal information has been removed)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: As You Go Through the Days of Your Life (music by Sue Ellen Page, words by Eric D. Johnson.Sung by the Greater Choir)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Julian of Norwich (words and music by Sydney Carter, arranged by our own Ed Stauff!Sung by the Greater Choir)

Sermon: That Would Suffice

Closing Song: Thanks Be For These (No. 322)     

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 7, 2010.   This service has some fun music!

Rehearsal for the Morning Song of Joy

Morning Song of Joy: Preamble to the United States of Constitution (as seen on School House Rock.Led by Jed Holland and Kathy Fletcher)Words are slightly modified version of the Preamble to the United States Constitution.The actual document starts, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…But this version we sang is: We the People, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: Let Freedom Span Both East and West (No. 148)

Conversation with the Children

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (words and music by Eric Idle, arranged by Paul Ayres, from Monty Python’s Life of Brian)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: First Amendment (text by the Founding Fathers, music by Neely Bruce)

Sermon: Our National Spiritual Health

Closing Song: Guide My Feet (No. 348)     

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 31, 2010.

Morning Song (Bach’s Tocatta in D Minor)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: In Sweet Fields of Autumn (No. 52)

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Shut De Do (words and music by Randy Stonehill, arranged by Mark Hayes)  

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: No Hidin’ Place (Traditional spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan.Solo by Steve Ladew)

Sermon: What the Devil?

Closing Song: Love Will Guide Us (No. 131)     

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude

 

Recordings from the service October 24, 2010.Some lovely music today provided by Suellen!

Morning Song of Joy: We Call This Place into Peace (by Kate Munger. Sung by Suellen Davidson)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (No. 301)

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Alayki mini salam (A Moroccan folksong arranged by A. Matrone. Sung by Suellen Davidson)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: 3 English Folksongs: 1. Lovely on the Water, 2. Van Dieman’s Land, and 3. As I Walked over London Bridge (by Vaughan Williams.Clarinet soloist Suellen Davidson, pianist Jed Holland)

Sermon

Unfortunately, our computer had a glitch, and the last bit of the sermon as well as everything afterwards, was not recorded properly.


Recordings from the service October 17, 2010.

Morning Song of Gladness

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: Earth Was Given As A Garden (No. 207)

Conversation with the Children

Anthem: Ob-la-di, ob_la-da (words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by Bill Ives.Duet by tenors Steve Hedges and Kathy Grossman, and solo by baritone John Burkitt)

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: 100 Years (words and music by John Ondrasik, arranged by Ryan James)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: The Narrative of Your Life

Closing Song: Wake Now, My Senses (No. 298)     

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 10, 2010.This was the Columbus Day weekend, and the service focuses on immigration, beginning with Columbus, with plenty of music.

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: We are the Earth (No. 303)

Anthem: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (words by Emma Lazarus, music by Irving Berlin, arranged by Roy Ringwald.Sung by the Greater Choir.)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Prayer of the Children (words and music by Kurt Bestor, arranged by Andrea S. Klouse)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Song: Deportee (by Woody Guthrie.Performed by Kathy Grossman, Dan Murphy, and Harry Purkhiser, with John Burkitt on acoustic bass)   

Sermon: Five Centuries After the Original Immigrants

Closing Song: This Land is Your Land(Led by Kathy, Dan, and Harry, with John & Jed)    

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 3, 2010.If you’ve wondered how somebody gets to be Unitarian Universalist, listen to the sermon by Burns, Tess, and John, telling of their spiritual journeys.

Prelude: Penobscot Greeting, sung by the Youth Choir

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: We’re Going to Sit At The Welcome Table (No. 407)

Conversation with the children and Anthem: Tomorrow Needs Us, by Teresa Jennings, sung by the Youth Choir

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: The Road Not Taken (poem by Robert Frost, music by Randall Thompson)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: I Seek A Journey (words and music by Gwen McLeod Hall)   

Sermon/presentation: Many Paths, One Home.By Burns Fisher, Tess George, and John Sanders

Closing Song: Do You Hear? (No. 112)    

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 26, 2010.Check out the River in Judea anthem – it rocks the rafters!

Morning Song of Gladness (This Little Light of Mine)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Conversation with the children

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: River in Judea (lyrics by Linda Marcus, music by Jack Feldman arranged by John Leavitt)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: You Are the New Day (by John David, arranged by Peter Knight)  

Sermon: What is Holy?

Closing Song: We Laugh, We Cry (No. 354)    

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the Peace service September 19, 2010.Be sure to listen to the anthems today – Distant Land is one of my favorites!

Morning Song of Gladness

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)   

Conversation with the children

As We Leave This Friendly Place

From You I Receive

Outreach Collection

Words to the Anthem

Anthem: Linden Lea (music by Vaughan Williams, words by W. Barnes, arranged by Arthur Somervell)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Distant Land (words and music by John Rutter)   

Sermon: Challenges and Promises

Closing Song: The Peace Not Past Our Understanding (No. 164)    

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Welcome back!

Recordings from the ingathering service September 12, 2010.

Words of Welcome and introduction of members of the Board of Trustees

Morning Song of Gladness - Somos El Barco   

Chalice lighting

Greeting

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice and Come in (No. 361)

Reading 729

Conversation with the children

Outreach Collection

Gathering of Water (I omitted the personal notes of where their water came from)

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Reading 657

Remarks

Closing Song: Come, Sing A Song With Me (No. 346)    

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude



Recordings from the service June 6, 2010.This service recognizes our youth choir, our graduating seniors, all those involved in our religious education program, and our Cal Libby Art Scholarship recipient.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)   

Cal Libby Art Scholarship Announcement

Outreach Collection

Anthem: The Flower Song (by Joe Schafer.Sung by Youth Choir) and Recognition of Youth Choir

Reflection

Spirit of Life

Recognition of Graduating Seniors  

Religious Education Recognition (of teachers, RE Committee, Adult RE, RE Director, and Steve)

Closing Hymn: For Flowers that Bloom about our Feet (No. 76)    

The Story of the Flower Communion

Responsive Reading: Flower Communion Prayer (No. 723)

A Sharing of the Flowers

Closing Song: The Sun that Shines (No 19)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service May 30, 2010.Matt Meyer leads this service full of wonderful drumming!

Greeting

Prelude: drum solo by Matt Meyer

Chalice Words

Responsive Reading

Words of Welcome

Story for the Children

Hymn: Yonder Come Day  

Outreach Collection and drum solo by Matt Meyer

Reflection

Reflection 2

Song of the tugboat and the barge  

Sermon

Closing Hymn: We Are the Ones   

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Unfortunately, the recording of the May 23 service didn’t work.Instead, listen to this wonderful concert!


This concert was performed on May 21, 2010 at our church.It was a benefit concert called Harmony At Home, in memory of Allison Myrick, and the proceeds went to Bridges, a local organization that works against domestic violence.The driving force behind this concert was Gil Dubray, a friend of Steve.Listen to the wonderful music by our choir, the barbershop quartets, and barbershop-style large groups!

Welcome from Rev Steve Edington and Rachel Scott

Unitarian Universalist Church Choir

Cloud 9

Optimum Blend

Inside Track

New Hampshire Granite Statesmen

Tribute to Allison Myrick by her father, Steve Myrick.Followed by more music by the Granite Statesmen

Synchonicity

The Adventurers

Breakaway

Showcase

On Air

New England Voices in Harmony

Calling all singing groups to return

Finale by all the singers


Recordings from the service May 16, 2010.Check out the beautiful cello music by Carolyn Regula!

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)   

Outreach Collection: Afghani Women’s Project, by Rachel Williams

Music: First Movement, Cello Concerto in E Minor (by Edward Elgar.Played by Carolyn Regula.)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: We Must Be Living in a Holy City (by Stephen Hatfield)    

Sermon: Graceful Moments

Closing Hymn: Amazing Grace (No. 205.Accompanied by Carolyn Regula on cello.)  

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service May 9, 2010.Lots of beautiful music today!

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: We Sing of Golden Mornings (No. 44)  

Conversation with the Children

Youth Choir Anthem: Mama A Rainbow (lyrics by Hal Hackady, music by Larry Grossman, arranged by Ed Lojesky)    

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: She Walks in Beauty (poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron 1788-1824, music and arrangement by Tom Shelton)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Are We Not Your Family (words and music by Diane Benjamin.This song was published in 2005 as a response to the injustice experienced by same-sex couples when they are not legally recognized as families by hospitals.We celebrate President Obama’s April 15th. 2010 memorandum calling for policy changes to end this injustice.)  

Sermon: Family Politics

Closing Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (No. 301)   

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service May 2, 2010.Check out the presentation by Rev. Boroush, as well as the fun video of Picnic of the World (click on the word VIDEO to follow the link).

Greeting

Prelude

Opening words: from “Sea Drift” by Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Chalice Words: from Lucy Stone and Maria Mitchell

Words of Welcome

Hymn: At First I Prayed for Light (words by Ednah Dow Cheney)   

Responsive Reading #569

Conversation with the Children (the Corn Cob, by Rev. Dorothy Boroush)

Outreach Collection

Song: Picnic of the World (words by John Forster, music arranged by Jacques Offenbach.Sung by Kathy Grossman, pianist Jed Holland)(VIDEO)

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Go Out (text (abridged) by Rev. John Murray (1941-1815), music and arrangement by Elizabeth Alexander)  

Presentation: A Visit from Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell, presented by Rev. Dorothy Boroush  

Closing Hymn: Battle Hymn of the Republic (words by Julia Ward Howe)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service April 25, 2010.Check out all the great music today!The prelude links to a video that was shown in the service.

Greeting

Prelude: We Are All Connected (symphonyofscience.com, featuring Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: We Are the Earth (No. 303)  

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Circle of Life (music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, arranged by Keith Christopher)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Mystery (from “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass”, words and music by Jeremy R. Geffen, arranged by Jim Scott.Soloist Sue Chadwick)  

Sermon: The Creation Story of Science

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the youth service April 18, 2010.A fun and thoughtful service!

Prelude

Song: That Was When I Ruled the World, written by Coldplay

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: How Could Anyone  

Children’s Story

Outreach Collection

Words for Reflection

Sing

A Story  

Life Lesson Quotes

Another Story

Closing Words

Hymn: I Seek the Spirit of a Child (No. 338)

I Love the Whole World

Here are the words to “I Love the Whole World”, the words of which were arranged by Kathy Grossman using the words of the congregation of the church, in answer to the prompt “I am thankful for …” during the 2009 Thanksgiving service.


I love my friends; I love my spouse and kids; I love my neighbors, and all my relatives.I love the whole world, and everyone on it!

Boom-de-a-dah, boom-de-ya-dah, boom-de-ya-da, boom-de-ya-dah!

I love all games with balls; I love all toys with wheels; I love to run and jump; I love how good it feels!I love the whole world, and all that I can do!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love to be UU; I love my church friends; I love to question; I love to sing the hymns.I love the whole world, and spirituality!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love to walk in woods; I love to ski on snow; I love to ride my bike, and help my garden grow.I love the whole world, and doing things outdoors!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love great music; I love to knit with friends; I love to fix things; I love to draw with pens.I love the whole world, and creativity!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love to taste the snow; I love to see the stars; I love to smell coffee; I love to hear guitars.I love the whole world, and all our senses!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love laughter; I love snuggly hugs; I love great big smiles; I love to share the love.I love the whole world, and all the joy in it!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love to think deep thoughts; I love to be alive; I love fairness, and seeing children thrive.I love the whole world; It’s such a brilliant place!Boom-de-a-dah….

I love to do good; I love to share; I love to help the earth, and people everywhere!I love the whole world, so I try to help it out!Boom-de-ya-dah…

I love the sun rise; I love the milky way; I love the full moon, and each and every day.I love the whole world, and all the universe!Boom-de-a-dah….


Recordings from the service April 11, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Wake Now My Senses (No. 298)  

Welcoming New Members

Outreach Collection

Offertory music: Artic Embrace (by Nashua composer Derek Brown)

Anthem: Corner of the Sky (from “Pippin”, words and music by Stephen Schwartz, arranged by Teena Chinn)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Ching-A-Ring-Chaw (Minstrel song.Adapted by Aaron Copland, arranged by Irving Fine)  

Sermon: A Mature Spirituality

Hymn: Earth Was Given As A Garden (No. 207)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Unfortunately, there is no recording from our fabulous Easter service.We had a rousing brass sextet, joyful choir music, and a great sermon, but in all the excitement, I forgot to push one button.


Recordings from the service March 28, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude: Follow the River (traditional, additional material and arrangement by Joseph M. Martin.Sung by the Greater Choir.)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Congregational sing-along: Stand By Me (by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller)  

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Stand By Me (words and music by Charles Albert Tindley, arranged by Moses Hogan)

Pledge drive presentation by Shirley Rayburn  

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Music: Jesus Christ (by Woody Guthrie.Performed by “Kathy, Dan, and Harry”: Dan Murphy guitar and vocalist, Kathy Grossman and Harry Purkhiser vocalists, John Burkitt bass)  

Sermon: Who Was That Guy? (Jesus, I mean)

Hymn: It Sounds Along the Ages(No. 187)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service March 21, 2010.This is a very fun and lively service, but be careful of the volume on the two songs by the band.

Greeting

Auction skit

Prelude: To Spring (music by J.S. Bach, words by Philip Gordon, arranged by Philip Gordon)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Congregational sing-along: I Love the Whole World (traditional music. Words provided by the UU Nashua congregation last Thanksgiving, in answer to the prompt: “I Am Rich When…” and edited and arranged by Kathy Grossman.This accompanies a slide show, with astronaut footage from the Discovery Channel, and photos from Kathy Grossman and many church members)

As We Leave This Friendly Place  

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Give a Little Love (words and music by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, arranged by Alan Billingsley.This song was purchased by Sharon Machado at the Goods and Services auction last year)   

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Music: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (by Billy Joel.Performed by Dan Murphy vocalist, Jed Holland piano, John Burkitt bass, Billy Parker drums, and Jordan Murphy alto sax)  

Sermon: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me (purchased by Billy Parker at the Goods and Services auction last year)

Hymn: Let It Be A Dance (No. 311)

Closing Word and Go Now in Peace

Postlude: Jeremiah was a Bullfrog (performed by Dan Murphy, Jed Holland, John Burkitt, Billy Parker, and Jordan Murphy)


Recordings from the service March 14, 2010.

Greeting

Auction skit

Prelude

Words of Welcome

Chalice Words

Congregational sing-along: A Place in the Choir (by Bill Staines)    

Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are (No. 188)  

Outreach Collection

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: A Visit from Rev. Olympia Brown (by Rev. Janet Bowering, intro and conclusion by John Sanders)

Hymn: As Tranquil Streams that Meet and Merge (No. 145)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude



Recordings from the service March 7, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude: Being Who You Are (by Elizabeth Alexander.Sung by youth choir.)

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Conversation with the Children, including congregation singing “MTA Song” (music by Henry Clay Work, lyrics by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Lomax Hawes. Extra pledge drive verse written by Kathy Grossman.)   

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Everything Possible (by Fred Small, arranged by Willi Zwozdesky)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: What is a Biblical Value?

Anthem: Benediction (by Elizabeth Norton, adapted from 1 Thessalonians 5)

Hymn: With Joy We Claim the Growing Light (No. 345)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 28, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Conversation with the Children, including congregation singing “All Together Now” by Lennon /McCartney, and ending with “As We Leave this Friendly Place”  

2010-2011 Stewardship Campaign – Ellen Fisher

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Come Into the Circle (words by Israel Zangwill, music by Betsy Jo Angebranndt)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: We Are One (by Brian Tate, adapted from Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Sermon: All Together Now

Hymn: We Would Be One (No. 318)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 21, 2010.Guest minister is Rev. Bruce Taylor.Guest musicians are the Dr Boggs All-Purpose Band, including vocalist Tess George, bass John Burkitt, and guitarist Geoff Goodell.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Hymn: Let It Be A Dance (No. 311)

Anthem: Let the Mystery Be (Written by Iris Dement.Performed by the Dr Boggs All-Purpose Band)

Outreach Collection

Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere (No. 95)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Pluralism as a Spiritual Practice, by Rev Bruce Taylor

Hymn: As Tranquil Streams (No. 145)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 14, 2010.

Greeting

Auction Announcement – Mike Ballentine as Steve Martin, and Sue Chadwick

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (No. 368)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Seasons of Love (words and music by Jonathan Larson, arranged by Roger Emerson)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Standing on the Side of Love (words and music by Jason Shelton – sung by choir and congregation)

Sermon: Standing on the Side of Love, by Rev Steve Edington and Kathy Fletcher

Hymn: Tomorrow (from “Annie”)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service February 7, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude – Everyday Heroes, sung by youth choir

Words of Welcome

Chalice Words

Anthem: Light One Little Candle (words and music by George Mysels and J.Maloy Roach, arranged by Len Thomas.Sung by Greater Choir.)

A Service of Dedication and Naming

As We Leave this Friendly Place

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Wondrous Cool, thou Woodland Quiet (words by Henry S. Drinker, music by Johannes Brahms (Op. 62, No. 8) edited by Franz Wasner)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Presentation: Gary Snyder: Green before Green was Cool (Rev Steve Edington with Dick Widhu)

Hymn: Tis A Gift to be Simple (No. 16)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 31, 2010.Guest speaker is Andrew Millard.

Greeting

Prelude

Words of Welcome

Chalice Words

Hymn: Come Sing a Song With Me (No. 346)

A Story for all Ages “How Coyote Lost His Music and Dance” (adapted from a story by Kenneth W. Collier) and As We Leave This Friendly Place

Anthem: Dance Today with Joy (by Vijay Singh.The text is based on a 15th century Indian poem.)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: How Can I Keep From Singing? (traditional Quaker folk hymn arranged by Paul Hendrickson.Trio Tina Marshman, Joan Storey, and Linda Lewis)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon:A Religion for Our Time (Andrew Millard)

Hymn: Wake Now, My Senses (No. 298)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 24, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Hymn: We Are the Earth (No. 303)

Somos El Barco

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Appalachian Round (music: traditional, lyrics by George Furse)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Tree of Life(by Eric Peltoniemi, arranged by Ed Stauff.The lyrics contain the names of quilting blocks.Mandolin played by Hilary Keating.)

Sermon:Spiritual But Not Religious

Hymn: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No. 86)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the Martin Luther King service January 17, 2010.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Words

Words of Welcome

Conversation with the children

Anthem: Harriet Tubman (by Walter Robinson, arranged by John Coates, Jr.Guitarist Dan Murphy.)

As We Leave this Friendly Place

Somos El Barco

Outreach Collection

Anthem: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (words by Bob Russell, music by Bobby Scott, arranged by John Coates, Jr)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon:The Prophet and the President: Martin Luther King Sunday

Hymn: There Is More Love Somewhere (No. 95)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service January 10, 2010.Guest musicians today are John Burkitt on bass and Geoff Goodell on guitar.

Greeting

Prelude and Chalice Lighting (singing traditional Scottish hymn “Auld Lang Syne”)

Words of Welcome

Hymn: O Life That Maketh All Things New (No. 12)

Somos El Barco

Outreach Presentation by Nancy Dowey for Gateways Community Services

Anthem: Winter Wonderland (music by Felix Bernard, lyrics by Dick Smith, additional lyrics by the Grossmans)

The additional verse is “In New Hampshire, ain’t it thrillin’?Gay folks can marry, if they’re willin’.Jenn married Michelle, oh, ain’t it swell?We’re living in an equal wonderland!

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Winter Galaxy (music by Eugene Butler, words by Charles Heavysege.Sung by sopranos and altos of the adult choir.)  

Sermon:The Future of Fundamentalism

Hymn: It Sounds Along the Ages (No. 187)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


There was no service on January 3, 2010 due to snow.


Recordings from the service December 27, 2009.

Prelude

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting

Collection

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life   

Reflections   

Hymn: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door (No. 1)

Closing Words   

Postlude   



Recordings from the 10 pm Christmas Eve service December 24, 2009.

Prelude: Still, Still, Still (Salzburg, Austria, 1819.Played by Bruce Cleaveland on trumpet)

Music: I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Walter Kent and Kim Gannon, USA, 1943 as a gift to American men and women serving far from home in World War II)

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (No.244)

Christmas Offering for Harbor Homes Connections

Music: Wondrous Star (Gene Grier and Lowell Everson, USA, 1988.Suellen Davidson and Tina Marshman)

Reading: Letter from Fra Giovanni (Pontassieve, Italy, Christmas Eve, 1513.John Sanders)   

Music: I Wonder as I Wander (John Jacob Niles, USA, 1933.Dan Murphy on guitar)   

Reading: Reflections on the Season (Roy Goodman)

Music: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Tradtional English Carol (Geof Goodell on guitar, and John Burkitt on bass)   

Reading: The Christmas Story (gospel of Luke, Chapter 2.Harry Purkhiser)

Music: What Child Is This (Traditional, arranged by Lloyd Larson.Suellen Davidson and Tina Marshman)   

Christmas Eve Homily (Rev Stephen Edington)

Lighting the Candles and singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night

Closing Words


Recordings from the 7 pm Christmas Eve service December 24, 2009.

Prelude

Music: Carol of the Bells (words by Peter Wilhousky, music by Mykola Leontovich, arranged by P. Wilhousky.Sung by Adult Christmas Eve Choir, bells played by Kathy Grossman)

Words of Welcome

Chalice Lighting

Hymn: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (No.244)

Setting the Scene

Seasonal Reflection – Stephanie George

Music: Caribbean Carol (arranged by and words by Patrick M. Liebergen.Sung by Christmas Choir, flute played by Gillian Hinkle)  

Seasonal Reflection – Rev. Bruce Taylor

Music: Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French carol arranged by John Carter.Sung by Christmas Eve Choir, flute played by Gillian Hinkle)

Seasonal Reflection – David Robbins

Christmas Offering for Harbor Homes Connections

Music: Greensleeves (Traditional English tune.Played by Andrew Holland on flute, accompanied by his father Jed Holland)

Hymn: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (No. 247)

Reading: Luke 2 – Bob Sampson

Music: Hallelujah Chorus (from “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel.Sung by the Adult Christmas Eve Choir)  

A Christmas Meditation

Lighting the Candles and singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night

Closing Words


Recordings from the service December 20, 2009.

Greeting

Prelude anthem: Christmas Bell Medley (written by Larry Shackley, based upon a traditional French carol Ding Dong Merrily on High, a traditional song Ukranian Bell Carol, and Waltham by J.Baptiste Calkin.Instrumentalists are Bruce Cleaveland, Bruce Dye, Jonathan Orr on trumpet, Lori Lerude on French horn, Jenny and Kathy Grossman on trombone, and Jed Holland on piano) Again, the instruments overpower the sound system settings, so turn down your volume.

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Deck the Halls (No. 235, with brass choir accompaniment)

Anthem: One Candle, One Flame ( by Linda Sobo, sung by the Youth Choir)

Receiving White Gifts

Somos El Barco

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Here We Come A-Caroling (traditional yorkshire carol arranged by Carolyn Jennings)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Shepherd’s Pipe Carol (words and music by John Rutter)

A Meditation: A Rebirth of Wonder (Rev. Stephen Edington)

Hymn: Once in Royal David’s City (No. 228)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 13, 2009.

Greeting

Prelude anthem: Make a Little Music for Hanukkah (by David Eddleman.Sung by youth choir)

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Song: Hanukkah Shalom (arranged by Dan Schwartz.Soloists Burns Fisher on clarinet and Suellen Davidson on alto sax.– the recording level was too high, so turn down your volume)

Conversation with the children

Hymn: Light One Candle (No. 221)

As We Leave This Friendly Place

Somos El Barco

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Wassail Song (arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: From You I Receive

Hymn: All Beautiful the March of Days (No. 57)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service December 6, 2009. This service includes the Biggest Crazy UU band that ever was (in Nashua at least), and it is very enthusiastic and loud, so careful with your volume!

Greeting

Prelude anthem: Disturbed by Light (words by Thomas H. Troeger, music by Sally Ann Morris)

Chalice Lighting by 3rd and 4th grade RE class

Words of Welcome

Song: Down by the Riverside (played by at least 30 musicians and sung by the congregation – the recording level was too high, so turn down your volume)

Conversation with the Children and As We Leave this Friendly Place

Somos El Barco

Outreach Collection (presentation for Harbor Homes by Cynthia Andreola and Nathan Goodwin)

Anthem: I Seek a Journey (words and music by Gwen McLeod Hall)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon: Waiting for …?

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service November 29, 2009. This service is led by Gary Lerude.It includes Recordings fromhis series of “Be Spiritual” podcasts.More can be found at his website http://bespiritual.info/

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: What A Wonderful World

Somos El Barco

Outreach Collection

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem

Sermon

Closing Song: Circle, by Harry Chapin

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


November 8th, 15th, and 22nd – we experienced technical difficulties so there are no recordings of these services.


Recordings from the service November 1, 2009.We were sad to hear of the death of a long-time member today.The anthem “I Believe” and the closing song spoke to many peoples’ feelings today.

Greeting

Prelude: All Work Together, words and music by Woody Guthrie, sung by the Youth Choir

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Earth Was Given As A Garden (No. 207)

Conversation with the Children

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Cantate Domino, by Giuseppe Pitoni, edited by Norman Greyson

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: I Believe (Quodlibet with the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria), words and music by Drake, Graham, Shirl, and Stillman, arranged by Beard and Tucker

Sermon: Rationality and Faith: Opposites?

Closing Song: I’ve Got Peace Like A River (No. 100)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 25, 2009.We have special music from Jonathon Orr today – I love this song!

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Morning So Fair To See (No. 42)

Outreach Collection

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Moon Shadow, written by Cat Stevens, sung by Jonathon Orr

Sermon

Closing Song: With Joy We Claim the Growing Light (No. 345)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 18, 2009.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: We Are The Earth (No. 303)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Ordinary Miracles

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: What A Wonderful World

Sermon

Closing Song: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (No. 301)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service October 11, 2009.We have more musical surprises today with Geri’s rousing solo to make us think, and Gillian’s flute accompaniment to the choir.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: We the Heirs of Many Ages (No. 102)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Eagle Poem, text by Joy Harjo, music by David L. Brunner.Flute played by Gillian Hinkle.

Words for Reflection: Harry Purkhiser

Spirit of Life

Anthem: 1492, by Nancy Schimmel (words adapted in accordance with composer’s suggestion)Soloist Geri Davidson

Sermon: The Columbus Legacy

Closing Song: Wonders Still the World Shall Witness (No. 139)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the Open House service October 4, 2009.Check out the beautiful music today!We had music from the youth choir, an oboe and flute accompanying the adult choir, as well as two soloists and the rest of the choir, all sounding wonderful.Also listen to the wonderful presentation by Hilary and Mike who tell why they keep coming to our church.

Greeting

Prelude: Boker Tov, by Craig Taubman, sung by youth choir

Chalice Lighting, 6th and 7th grade RE class

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Where Do We Come From (No. 1003), sung as a round

Conversation with the Children, and Recessional: As We Leave This Friendly Place (No. 414)

Outreach Collection Presentation, Mariellen Durso, Nashua Area Health Center

Anthem: Song for the Mira, words and music by Allister MacGillivray, arranged by Stuart Calvert.Oboe played by Ruth Cannava, solos by Kathy Grossman and Joan Storey

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Hands Across the Aisle, words and music by Georgeann Weaver, flute played by Suellen Davidson

Presentation: Still UU After All These Years, by Hilary Keating and Mike Ballentine

Closing Song: As Tranquil Streams (No. 145)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 27, 2009.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting, Geri Davidson

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Let Us Wander Where We Will (No. 195)

Congregation sings If I Had A Hammer – a tribute to Mary Travers

Anthem: The Oneness of Everything, by Jim Scott, sung by the Greater UU Adult Choir

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Through All Things, poem by Alicia S. Carpenter, music by John A. Morgan, sung by Adult Choir

Words for Reflection, John Sanders

Spirit of Life

Song: God's Promise, words by Woody Guthrie, music by Ellis Paul, sung by Kathy Grossman, Dan Murphy, and Harry Purkhiser

Sermon: Belief for Non-Believers

Closing Song: Here On The Paths of Every Day (No. 312)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the service September 20, 2009.Welcome back to the choir!Their anthems sound beautiful today!

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Gather the Spirit (No. 347)

From You I Receive

Responsive Reading “The Winds of Summer” (No. 729)

Outreach Collection

Anthem: Linden Lea

Words for Reflection, David Robbins

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Like A Shining Light

Sermon

Closing Song: We Laugh, We Cry (No. 354)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the Water service September 13, 2009. Includes RE teachers dedication. Welcome back!

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Enter, Rejoice, and Come In (No. 361)

Conversation with the Children

Responsive Reading “The Winds of Summer” (No. 729)

Spirit of Life

Outreach Collection for Habitat for Humanity – Listen to this!Jed’s piano playing here is especially beautiful!

A Sharing of Journeys (edited to remove personal information)

Intro to Teacher Dedication

Responsive Reading “It Matters What We Believe”, by Sofia Lyons Fahs (No. 657)

Religious Education agreements

A Word from the RE Chair

Closing Song: Come Sing A Song with Me (No. 346)

Closing Words

Go Now in Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the Flower service June 7, 2009. Includes choir appreciation, recognition of high school graduates, RE teachers and committee appreciation.

Greeting

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn : For Flowers That Bloom About Our Feet (No. 76)

Outreach Collection for Habitat for Humanity

Musical Duet: Laudamus te, by Vivaldi (vocalists Suellen Davidson & Kathleen Griffis. Pianist Jed Holland)

Recognition of the Treble Choir Singers

Treble Choir Anthem: The Flower Song, by Joe Schafer

Responsive Reading “It Matters What We Believe”, by Sofia Lyons Fahs (No. 657)

Spirit of Life

Recognition of High School Graduates

Recognition of Religious Education coordinator, teachers, committee, adult education coordinate leader, Food for Thought leaders, and covenant group leaders

Anthem: How Can I Keep From Singing? By Rev. Robert Lowrey, arranged by Emily Crocker (vocalists Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, and Jed Holland)

Story of Flower Communion

Sharing of the Flowers

Closing Song: The Sun That Shines (No. 19)

Closing Words

Peace and Joy

Postlude


Recordings from the Choir Appreciation service May 31, 2009.

Greeting

Chalice Lighting

Prelude: It’s A Brand New Day, written by Kathy Grossman (world premier!)

Words of Welcome

Hymn : Gather the Spiriti (No. 347)

Somos El Barco, by Lorre Wyatt

Anthem: Sometimes I Feel, arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw.Soloist Ellen McCormick

Cal Libby Art Scholarship Presentation to Melissa Cooper

Thank you to the choir, music director Jed Holland, and music committee: Kathy Grossman, Geri Davidson, John Burkitt, Jon Lasselle, Ruth Cannava, and Kathi Fogal

Anthem: A Prayer for Peace, by Carla Giomo

Outreach Collection for our Burundi neighbors

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Elijah Rock, arranged by Moses Hogan

Sermon: A Year End Reflection with Thanks

Responsive Reading # 442

Closing Song: May Nothing Evil Cross This Door (No. 1)

Closing Words

Go Now In Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the Memorial Day service May 24, 2009.

Prelude

Greeting

Musical Interlude

Poem

Musical interlude

Words of Welcome

Somos El Barco, by Lorre Wyatt

Outreach Collection for our Burundi neighbors

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Sermon

Closing Song: Blessed Spirit of My Life (No. 86)

Closing Words

Go Now In Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service May 17, 2009.Band musicians today are John Burkitt on bass, Geoff Goodell and Adrian George on guitar, and singer Tess George, as well as Jed Holland on piano.

Greeting

Finance Update

Thanks

Chalice Words

Prelude: Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (by Bob Dylan.Played by John, Geoff, and Adrian)

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Let All the Beauty We Have Known (No. 326)

Somos El Barco, by Lorre Wyatt (accompanied by all the band members)

Anthem: Life is What You Make It (from the movie “Kotch”.Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Marvin Hamlisch, arranged by John Edmondson)

Outreach Collection for our Burundi neighbors

Music: Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)Written by Bucky Jones, Bob McDill & Dickey Lee (played by the band)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Music: Ripple (by Hunter/Garcia)(played by the band)

Sermon: John Updike, RIP

Closing Song: Let It Be a Dance (No. 311)

Closing Words

Go Now In Peace

Postlude: Keep on the Sunny Side of Life (Written by A.P. Carter/Traditional.Played by the band)


Recordings from the Mothers’ Day service May 10, 2009.

Greeting

Prelude: What Do I Do? (by Ruth Pelham, sung by treble choir and their families)

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Opening Song: Shower the People (by James Taylor, sung by the Greater UU choir and the congregation)

Somos El Barco, by Lorre Wyatt

Outreach Collection

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Bright Morning Star (a traditional Appalachian folk song arranged by Joan Szymko, sung by women of adult choir)

Sermon: Our Families and Ourselves (Steve Edingtion, followed by Dick Widhu and Kathy Fletcher)

Closing Song: Let Love Continue Long (No. 129)

Closing Words

Go Now In Peace

Postlude


Recordings from the service May 3, 2009.

Greeting

Prelude

Chalice Lighting

Words of Welcome

Hymn: Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers (No. 63)

Conversation with the Children – performance by John Sanders and Greg Cowan (violinist) and As We Leave This Friendly Place

Somos El Barco, by Lorre Wyatt

Outreach Presentation by Robert Kambo

Anthem: Good Timber Grows (music by Roger Emerson, text anonymous)

Words for Reflection

Spirit of Life

Anthem: Sing We and Chant It (words by Michael Drayton, music by Thomas Morley)

Sermon: But I Meant Well

Closing Song: Love Will Guide Us (No. 131)

Closing Words

Go