Sunday Program- July 16, 2023
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday, July 16, 2023
“Gaia, Mother Earth and the Oneness of Everything”
Sunday Program - Welcome!
Ivan Linz, Paul Winter, Jim Scott
“Intermezzo in b minor, Op. 119 No. 1” (Johannes Brahms)
Brett Carson, Piano
Rev. Rodney Lemery, Justice Minister
Sharon Solstice, Board Rep.
GREETING ONE ANOTHER
LIGHTING OF THE CHALICE
TIME FOR ALL AGES
“The Rainforest Song ”
SINGING THE CHILDREN TO ACTIVITIES
As you leave this friendly place, love give life to ev’ry face,
may the kindness that you learn light your hearts ‘till you return.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Ives Humphries, Worship Associate
#347 “Gather the Spirit”
JOYS AND SORROWS
Rev. Leslie Takahashi
“I Am Waiting” by Jim Scott
Rev. Rodney Lemery
CALL FOR THE OFFERING
Neysa Matt, Board Rep.
Brett Carson and Jim Scott
Each week during the Offertory we light two pillar candles to acknowledge that we are living in a nation at war. The candles represent our wishes for all whose lives are endangered by the conflict, and our hopes for peace. While the offering is received you are invited to come forward and select a stone to place in the column of water representing our community life, sharing it as a sign of remembrance and hope. Feel free to watch and hold your intention as your stone settles into the water’s embrace.
DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING
“To the work of this community, in transforming ourselves and our world, we dedicate ourselves and our offerings.”
God of the Two Black Holes
“Gaia, Mother Earth, and The Oneness of Everything”
“May Your Life Be a Song”
BENEDICTION AND EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE
"Bemsha Swing" (Thelonious Monk)
Brett Carson, Piano
"What does the U.S. look like from Europe?
Join Evan Junker, who moved to Germany last Fall, as we explore cultural values, histories, and what America looks like from living rooms in Germany. How can values among families, neighborhoods, cultures and nations impact our world and our future."
Please join us for our virtual coffee hour at after the service at: https://zoom.us/j/811493869 or dial in 669 900 9128 then enter Meeting ID: 811 493 869 #
Thanks to our AV Tech staff:
Liam Takahashi and Clare Solstice
To Give or Pledge go to:
|2023-24 BOARD OF TRUSTEES||MINISTERS AND STAFF|
|Mark David Watanabe,, President
Neysa Matt, Vice President
Andrew Oswald, Secretary
Sharon Solstice, Treasurer
Jana Contreras, Board Member
Steve Dietsch, Board Member
Jaynese Davis, Board Member
Kevin Hsieh, Board Member
Jim Lincoln, Board Member
|Rev. Leslie Takahashi, Lead Minister / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Dr. David Sammons, Minister Emeritus
Rev. Rodney Lemery, Justice and Membership Engagement Minister /email@example.com
Rev. Jim Lewis, Consulting Minister / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Ranwa Hammamy Community Minister
Rev. Meg Richardson, Community Minister
Marena McGregor, Director of Religious Education / email@example.com
Jen Marsh Prink, Church Administrator / firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Chapot, Facilities Manager / email@example.com
Brett Carson, Accompanist / firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVING OUR VALUES
At Mt. Diablo UU Church we strive to bring to life our Unitarian Universalist values as we seek truth and work for justice and bridge the divisions that wound the human family. Please visit our “Living our Values” page to locate virtual and physical ways you can be a part in building a better world. If you have suggestions for items on this page, please email them to email@example.com.
Please consider taking 20-30 minutes of your day to review our Living our Values web page to participate in a number of cyberactivist activities that can collectively make a difference in our local and world communities. This week we have a number of Climate Justice and Racial Justice petitions and calls to action that could really use your help!