• 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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