Order of Service

Unitarian Society of Hartford
Nourishing spirit, building community, working for justice 



 Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

 Transition, Transformation and Dreams

 Rev. Terry Cummings, Interim Minister

Sam Moffett, Director of Music Ministry

Margaret Leicach, Worship Associate



Prelude                                                                                            Sam Moffett

Selections from Annuale, Giovanni Battista Fasolo

Opening Music                                                          Resistance Revival Chorus

This Joy

Welcome & Chalice Lighting                                                 Margaret Leicach

Our chalice lighting words today are entitled Cherish Your Dreams, and were written by Rev. Maureen Killoran

 The poet Langston Hughes has written:

“Hold fast to dreams

for if dreams die,

life is a broken-winged bird

that cannot fly.”

May this chalice flame challenge each of us to cherish to our dreams,

for all things worth doing begin

in the courage and inspiration of a dream.

Words of Gathering                                                         Rev. Terry Cummings

Hymn                                                                                               Sam Moffett

#95 There is more love

Time For All Ages                                                                             Ric Masten

#311, Let it be a dance

Offertory                                                                                              Margaret

Offering Music                                                                                Sam Moffett

          Come Sunday, Duke Ellington

Turning Inward                                                                                 Rev. Terry



Candles of Memory and Hope                                        Rev. Terry & Margaret

We sing Spirit of Life, and light candles in celebration, concern, or sorrow, in awareness that we are held by this community and this faith through all the seasons of our lives.

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.

Reading                                                                                                Margaret

Urgency, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Musical Interlude                                                                                         Sam

Sermon                                                                                               Rev. Terry

Transition, Transformation and Dreams

Hymn                                                                          Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout

          #1018 Building a New Way

Extinguishing the Chalice                                                                    Margaret

We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment; these we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Closing Words                                                                                   Rev. Terry

Postlude                                                                                                        Sam

We extend our gratitude to all who made today’s service possible. We extend our special thanks to Sam Moffett, our Director of Music, our Worship Associate, Margaret Leicach, as well as our Media Team, Jon Covault, Mike Covault and Paul Cipriano.

Kathie Ferguson & Dana Donovan, Greeters

Ginny Hedrick & Susan Hope, Ushers

Helen David, Welcome Table
Diane Cadrain, Chancel Art