Order of Service Unitarian Society of HartfordOrder of Service Unitarian Society of Hartford Nourishing spirit, building community, working for justice Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:30 a.m. Haitian Tree of Life made from recycled steel drum barrels. I Am A Unitarian Universalist Judy Robbins, Forum Facilitator, Pulpit Guest Margaret Leicach, Worship Associate Sam Moffett, Director of Music Ministries “Religion is like a pair of shoes. Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.” ~ George Carlin Prelude Sam I’m Free – Kenny Loggins Opening Words Judy Gathering Hymn #188 (grey hymnal) Come, Come, Whoever You Are (3x) Chalice Lighting Margaret We light this chalice for the warmth of love; for the light of truth; for the energy of action; and for the harmony of peace: peace in our hearts, peace in our community and peace in our world. Lighting the Second Advent Candle Margaret Welcome/Offertory/Matters of the Heart Margaret Offertory Music Sam Blackbird – Lennon/McCartney Forum Judy I Am A Unitarian Universalist Candles of Memory and Hope #123 (grey hymnal) Spirit of Life All are invited to come forward as we sing Spirit of Life and, in silence, light a candle in celebration, concern, sorrow, or hope with the awareness that we are held by this community and this faith through all the seasons of our lives. Extinguishing the Chalice Judy & 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 Hymn #128 (grey hymnal) For All That Is Our Life Benediction Judy Postlude Sam Freedom! 90 – George Michael We extend our gratitude to all who made today’s service possible: the Pulpit Guest, Worship Associate, Director of Music Ministries, USH Media Team, Ushers, Greeters, Welcome Table, and the Chancel Arts Committee.