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A Welcoming Congregation

Sept. 12, 2021 | 10:00 am

PRELUDE
Ronin Del Castillo

WELCOME
Michael Sallwasser

CALL TO WORSHIP
“We Are One” Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson

CHALICE LIGHTING

HYMN
# 170, “We are a Gentle Angry People”

MEDITATION AND PRAYER
Rev. Ranwa Hammamy

CALL FOR JOYS AND SORROWS

MUSICAL MEDITATION
#1047, “Nada Te Turbe”, offered by Francisco Ruiz

READING OF JOYS AND SORROWS

SPECIAL COLLECTION
Andrew Dorado, Advisory Board Chair
Long Beach Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

OFFERING WORDS
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OFFERTORY ANTHEM
“Which Side Are You On”
Sunrise adapted this from a 1931 union song by activist Florence Reece,
offered by the Wylder Spirits

SERMON
“Which Side Are You On”, Rev. Ranwa Hammamy

HYMN
“Keep On Moving Forward”, by Emma’s Revolution
offered by the Wylder Spirits

BENEDICTION 

POSTLUDE
Ronin Del Castillo

Bio: Rev. Ranwa Hammamy (they/she) is a Unitarian Universalist-Muslim minister, with a commitment to serving  at the intersection of pastoral & prophetic community ministries. They recently served as the Executive Director of  the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California, which supports UUs around the state in their various justice  ministries by providing advocacy, education, and witness opportunities to live out our UU values. Beginning in  September, she will begin working with the UUA’s Organizing Strategy Team as a Congregational Justice Organizer.  Ranwa has also previously served as President of DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist  Multicultural Ministries), a national organization for UU People of Color, and as a hospital & community chaplain.

TODAY: SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM
11:30 am on Zoom: uuclb.org/sj-forum
UUs WORKING FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE: CURRENT PRIORITIES

To hear more about current Unitarian Universalist responses to Immigration, please join Rev. Hammamy and  Josh Leash, Communications Strategist for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, for our monthly Social Justice Forum.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: LONG BEACH IMMIGRANT RIGHTS COALITION

The Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC) was formed in 2006 by two members of our church after millions of immigrants joined together in protests for comprehensive immigration reform in cities around the country, including Los Angeles. There was a large need for services directed to immigrants in Long Beach.

LBIRC is a grassroots network of community organizations and individuals working for just immigration policies and  practices that respect human rights and the dignity of immigrants, through education, services, and advocacy. The  work and coalition have grown over the years. The Coalition began small with all volunteers but now has an office  and paid staff, dynamic young adult immigrant leadership, and is recognized and respected as an important force for  inclusion and social justice in Long Beach.

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