Archive for October 2021

October 24, 2021- Be Your Note: Journeys into Prayer

Monday, October 25th, 2021

“…sometimes, it can take a long time to sound like yourself.” -Miles Davis

This Sunday, Oct. 24, we lead a journey of creative prayer practices. There is no one way to pray, or a specific word you must remember. There are many ways to focus the mind and tune the heart to love.

We’ll share music and stories. We’ll have fun together, making space to call the wisdom in each of us, until we hear the singing from within.

 

Words of Welcome- Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (:21)

Story- Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (2:37)

Hymn- Standin' in the Need of Prayer (6:27)

Invitation into Prayer- Rev. Arif Mamdani and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (9:09)

Silence, Community Prayer, and Cycle of Life- Rev. Arif Mamdani (17:00)

Poems, Prayers, Meditations- Be Your Note- Rev. Arif Mamdani and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (25:39)

 

October 17, 2021- The Demand of Wholeness

Monday, October 18th, 2021

We are coming ’round the mountain – heading toward a critical city election, toward more church gatherings possible in person, toward fall and the winter holidays, through another cycle of life. How might we relax into this familiar rhythm and circle round the mountain, orienting ourselves toward what matters most as we travel through unpredictable terrain? We let story and song and the wisdom of the indomitable Nina Simone guide us.

Words of Welcome- Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (:29)

Celebrating 10 Years with Dr. Randal Buikema, Director of Choral Arts (12:23)

Community Prayer and Cycle of Life- Rev. Jen Crow (21:38)

Anthem- The Us of Me by David L. Brunner- First Universalist Choir, Dr. Randal Buikema, Franco Holder, piano (27:00)

Message- The Demand of Wholeness- Rev. Jen Crow (33:23)

October 10, 2021- Are We There Yet?

Monday, October 11th, 2021

No matter how many times we make our way through the changes life brings, we may still find ourselves wondering if there isn’t some other way around the mountain. This Sunday, October 10, we explore the cycles and spirals of life while challenging ourselves to grow in compassion and commitment each time we make our way through.

 

Prelude and Words of Welcome- Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (:35)

Story for All Ages- Julica Hermann de la Fuente (14:20)

Song- Break Not the Circle- Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout (21:25)

Community Prayer & Cycle of Life- Rev. Jen Crow (25:16)

Message- Are We There Yet?- Rev. Jen Crow (33:37)

Benediction and Postlude (49:08)

October 3, 2021- Risking Balance

Monday, October 4th, 2021
Risk is an inherent part of what it means to be human and alive. As we go about our daily lives, we regularly engage in almost automatic calculations where we assess the risk of a particular action and its reward. We try to achieve a balance between perceived benefit and perceived safety. But what happens when we’re confronted with something new? This Sunday, October 3, join your worship team for an exploration of risk and reward and how we can stay open to wisdom, creativity, and possibility even in the face of new challenges.

 

Words of Welcome- Rev. Jen Crow (1:21)

Hymn- Blue Boat Home, First Universalist Choir, Dr. Randal Buikema, conductor, Franco Holder, piano (5:46)

Story for All Ages- Lauren Wyeth (9:37)

Collective Prayer - Rev. Jen Crow (16:23)

Anthem- O Light, Awaken by Mark Patterson- First Universalist Choir, Dr. Randal Buikema, conductor, Franco Holder, piano

Message- Risking Balance- Rev. Arif Mamdani (25:48)

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