Archive for August 2019

August 25, 2019 - Backpack Blessing

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Our sixth annual Backpack Blessing and worship service is a multi-generational service that offers children, youth, and adults of all ages the opportunity to reflect upon how we might carry the love of our church community and the tools of our faith with us wherever we go. In this season of returning and restarting, we affirm the boundless worth of each and every person, and encourage one another to consciously seek a path of integrity and compassion. 

Story- Lauren Wyeth (:31)

Reading - Youth Worship Helper (6:10)

Homily - Rev. Jen Crow (7:14)

August 11, 2019 - Is Your Breath Happy Here?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Our breath is the very essence of our lives and a doorway into presence and connection. This episode, Arif Mamdani preaches his first sermon as First Universalist’s new Director of Membership and Adult Ministries, in an exploration of breath, relationship, and hospitality.

Call to Worship - Rev. Justin Schroeder (:32)

Sermon - Arif Mamdani (1:52)

August 4, 2019 - Yes, And: A Theology of Improv

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Guest preacher Rev. Ashley Horan asks, what do improvisational comedy and religious community have to do with each other? We’ll explore the lessons improv can teach us about mutual support, shaping reality together, and being open to the possibilities of collaboration that are greater than anything we can do alone.

Call to Worship: Rev. Ruth MacKenzie (:30)

Sermon: Rev. Ashley Horan (1:29)