Order of Service
A Welcoming Congregation
May 22,2022 | 10AM
Order of Service
PRELUDE “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens, offered by Ronin del Castillo
WELCOME Jan Goodwin, Board of Trustees
CALL TO WORSHIP Martha Capo
As we enter this sacred, silent space,
Let us renew both our commitment and our covenant:
There are those among us who have endured a loss in the past week:
May our hope be uplifted again
There are those among us who have struggled with hardship in the past week:
May we find renewed strength
There are those among us who have wrestled with questions that seem to have no answer in the past week:
May we find sanctuary
There are those among us who have cherished an unexpected joy in the past week:
May our rejoicing be celebrated
As we commit to continue our free and responsible search for Truth, may we covenant to honor the many paths that have led us to this community of faith.
So may it be.
HYMN #1 “May Nothing Evil Cross this Door”
MEMBERSHIP CEREMONY We welcome our new members 2020-2022
Hawk McFadzen, Bonnie Coomes, Corinda Humphrey, Josie Bennett, Laurie Whalen-Martinez, Libertad Cueva, Allison Baker, LeRae Niell, Arthur Niell, Kyle Smith, Michelle Read (Eggers}, Karen Graham, Cathrine Tauscher, Donald Kaufman
HYMN Spirit of Life (Fuente de Amor)
Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.
Fuente de Amor, ven hacia mí.
Y al corazón, cántale tu compasión.
Sopla al volar, sube en la mar,
hasta moldear la justicia de la vida.
Fuente de Amor, ven a mí, ven a mí.
SHARING OF JOYS AND SORROWS
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “I Am Willing” by Holly Near, offered by UUCLB Choir
OFFERING We thank you for your generosity! Use your cell phone to text GIVE to 833-931-1845 or go to “Give” at www.uuclb.org/give. Please address checks to UUCLB, noting Sunday offering, Social Justice Collection or Pledge.
HARVEST THE POWER GRADUATION
We celebrate and affirm your leadership.
Graduates and Congregation:
So may we thrive together, building this beloved community rooted in love, trust, and freedom
GRADUATES Kathy Adams, Patricia Chen, Jane Kaylor, Gail Kempf, Priscilla Ortiz, Lee Salazar,
FACILITATORS Norma Chinchilla, Will Gagner, Pauline McMahon, and Kate Taylor,
with gratitude to Paul Goodwin for his ZOOM support
MUSICAL INTERLUDE “Will Justice Roll Down” by Jason Shelton, offered by UUCLB Choir
HOMILY Rev. Lissa
HYMN #128 For All That Is Our Life
POSTLUDE “Robbin’s Nest” by Sir Charles Thompson and Illinois Jacquet, offered by Ronin del Castillo
Our services are livestreamed to ZOOM and Facebook every Sunday. The camera is focused on the speaker and musicians, including members and visitors who share during Joys and Sorrows. (Seating at the back wall will not appear on camera.) If you would like to have your Joy or Sorrow included in the service, please text Rev Lissa at (562) 355-4244.
Are you interested in learning more about our Church, learning some UU history, and thinking about becoming a church member? You are invited to attend Our Starting Point Class on the first Sunday of every month. The class is held in the lounge at 11:30 AM. See you there! If you are For more info, go to: uuclb.org/calendar or email Membership@uuclb.org
TODAY! Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:45pm in Wylder Hall
Annual Congregational Meeting
ALL Members are encouraged to honor our 5th Principle – the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process. This is the most important meeting of the year and decisions made by you in this meeting will inform and guide the board, committees, and minister throughout the next church year and beyond. You may attend the meeting either in person or via ZOOM (find the
ZOOM link at UUCLB.org/calendar.)
Sunday, June 5, 2022, 1:00pm in Wylder Hall
Memorial for Beloved Member Diane Kert
Please join family and friends of beloved member Diane Kert on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 1:00 pm in Wylder Hall for a Memorial Service in her honor. Please bring your thoughts, prayers and fondest memories of Diane to share in love and fellowship. All are welcome.
UUA General Assembly 2022
June 22 – 26, 2022 Online or In-person in Portland, Oregon
More info at: https://www.uua.org/ga/registration
Your Pastoral Care team is here for you in times of joy and sorrow. Email email@example.com or call / text Rev. Lissa at 562-355-4244 for support.
Social Justice Collection May 2022: HEART OF IDA
The mission of Heart of Ida is simple: To help older adults preserve independence as long as possible and provide cheer when assisted living is necessary. For more information, go to heartofida.org. You can also give to the social justice collection using Text-to-Give to 833-931-1845. To give $20, for example, text: “20 Social Justice Collection $20.” Gifts sent with no designation go to the regular
offering. Mail checks to UUCLB, 5450 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815 or give online at www.uuclb.org/give.
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