Order of Service 5.15.22 Coming of Age


Coming of Age Youth 

with Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn and Sam Dickerson 

The Beautiful Journey – Coming of Age Service

Most religions have a rite of passage for their youth. In Unitarian Universalism, it’s Coming of Age. It is a time not only of faith exploration, but self exploration. Who is the person I want to be? What do I want to put out in this world? This group of thoughtful and engaging teens will share their impressions of this journey with the congregation through music, stories, and art. Join us as we celebrate these magnificent young people and this treasured tradition of our faith. This is an all ages service.

May Theme – Nurturing Beauty 

Prelude – Xander Petras on violin 

Welcome – Reverend  Nica Eaton-Guinn

Today’s Theme – Sam Dickerson 

Introduction – Jayden Lopez via Zoom 

Call to Worship – Casie Sillars and Em Mellinger

Chalice Lighting – Griffin Smith, words by Coming of Age participants 

Opening Hymn – #361  Enter, Rejoice, and Come In 

Time for All Ages – Jayden  reading Maybe:  A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Gabriella Barouch.    

Offering Words – Dana Ryon and Brian Pletcher

Offering Music –  When In Rome by Nickle Creek. Performed by Casey, Em, Xander and Anthony. 

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service or on cards in the foyer.

Time of Meditation – Xander Petras

Meditation Song – #396  I Know This Rose Will Open

Faith Statements – Coming of Age teens

Closing Hymn – #118  This Little Light of Mine

Benediction – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

Extinguishing the Chalice – Griffin Smith

Announcements – Sam Dickerson

Postlude – Anthony Concepcion

Break-out Rooms:

  1. Service Discussion and Newcomers 
  2. Social Justice- actions and discussion 
  3. 70+ Seniors 


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