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A Word About These Recordings

These recordings are all recorded live during our services using two small, unobtrusive microphones hanging from the ceiling. We think these recordings are pretty good but for the full experience please visit us in person! We were established in 1826 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Our Internet home is uunashua.org.

Our minister is Rev. Allison Palm and our director of faith formation is Sadie Kahn-Green. Our pianist, organist, choir director, and music director are all Jared (Jed) Holland.

One part of many services is called Joys and Concerns. It is too personal to be posted, but here is a sample of the words and music that are said and sung, with the personal information removed: Joys and Concerns.

Services are shown below, most recent first. Using the 'select group' dropdown, you can view previous years one year at a time. For each service, the elements are listed generally as they appear in the printed Order of Service. Click the blue play button following an item to hear it.

We are now also doing live streaming of our services on Sundays at 10 am, then repeating them again at 3 pm and 7 pm that day. To listen to those on internet radio, go to our main website, at uunashua.org, look at "Sunday Service Live" at the top of the right column, then select "Click Here to Play" to start hearing the service.You may have to click the "start" button on your player 2 or 3 times depending on your exact hardware and software.



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Recordings from the October 11, 2020 service         
Date recorded: October 11, 2020
Join Sadie Kahn-Greene, our Director of Faith Formation, as she leads us in this service to listen to the voices and stories of Indigenous People.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Bob Coulter       

Centering
    Chalice Lighting - Laurel, William, Adam, John, Jonathan, Charlotte, Sadie, Paulie       
    Opening Hym: When Our Heart Is In A Holy Place       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Spirit of Life - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Outreach Offering for GSOP (Granite State Organizing Project) - Burns Fisher       
    Anthem: Look Beyond Tomorrow (Dave Dunbar) - singers = Jon Lasselle, Kathy Grossman, Ian Ouziel, Emma , Martha Holland, Sarah Shor. Kathy Grossman on recorder.       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: We are our Stories - Robin Trudel       

    Anthem: I'm Listening (by Lea Morris) - we cannot post this song, but please look her up - her songs are beautiful! 
    Homily: The Stories We Listen To - Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Do You Hear?       
    Benediction - Robin       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy by Kathy Grossman        

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Building Our Vision         
Date recorded: October 4, 2020
Listen while our Building Our Vision Team goes deeper with their vision statement about our church buildings.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Lindsey Hedrick       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place       

Sharing in Community

Why Are We Here? - Steve Pugh
    Wonder Box & Story - Lindsey Sylvester, Anna and Bob Sampson       
    Anthem - Hand in Hand - UU Nashua Music Team       
    Spirit of Life - No. 123       
    Outreach Offering - Lindsey Hedrick and Jane Knoy from GSOP       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       

Going Deeper
    Reflection 1 - Kate O'Shea       
    Reflection 2 - Bob Sampson       
    Reflection 3 - Frank Grossman       
    Reflection 4 - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Reflection 5 - Rick Spitz       

Returning to Service in Life
    Amazing UU Churches - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Closing Hymn: The Fire of Commitment - Brenna Wood       
    Benediction - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Song for Parting - Peace and Joy       
    Breakout Rooms - Sadie Kahn-Green       

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Recordings from the September 20, 2020 service         
Date recorded: September 20, 2020
Fall is often a time of new beginnings. What does it look like to use this as a time of redemption and reinvention, renewing ourselves and our relationships to each other? This service, led by Rev. Allison Palm with the assistance of Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, and Worship Associate, Eileen Herring, is entitled "Beginning Again".

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn - Bright Morning Star (Matt Meyer)       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box: A Tale of Three Villages by Renee Ruchotzke - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Samuel Agnew       
    As You Go (Kathleen Tracy)       
    Outreach Offering - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Anthem: Hope (Ysaye Barnwell)- Virtual Choir       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Eileen Herring       
    Anthem: Found / Tonight (Ben Platt and Lin Manuel-Miranda) - Brenna Woods and Lindsey Hedrick       
    Sermon: Beginning Again - Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in LIfe
    Closing Hymn: Common Thread (Pat Humphries) - Virtual Choir       
    Review of Breakout Sessions - Sadie       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the September 13, 2020 service         
Date recorded: September 13, 2020
Today is our first service back for the regular church year. It is our Ingathering Water Communion Service. We are still holding our services remotely, but we had a drive-through water collection for members who wanted to safely contribute water to our collective bowl.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting: We Bid You Welcome (Richard Gilbert, lyrics; Jason Shelton, music) - UU Music Team and members of the congregation       
    Opening Hymn: Bright Morning Star       

Sharing in Community
    Message from Rev Susan Frederick-Gray       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene and the Wonderbox Bot       
    Water Meditation       
    Outreach Offering: Jodie Holway       
    Spirit of Life No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Introducing the Water Communion       
    Anthem: River (Coco Love Alcorn) - UUCN Music Team members Kathy Grossman, Steve Hedges, Lindsey Hedrick, Dan Murphy, Anne Smith, Brenna Woods       
    Water Refreshes - Ben & Carl       
    Blessing Our Water - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Blue Boat Home       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the September 6, 2020 Online Service         
Date recorded: September 6, 2020
Home Sweet Home Stay-at-home orders make us think more about the places we call home. Homes can be places of comfort, but also anxiety. Homes can be a refuge of safety, but for many they can be places of danger. What’s your relationship with where you call home? How has that changed since March 2020? What was it like before? What will it be like after? Have you reconsidered the different meanings of home to different people? Join us, as we explore where home is and how to go to a place of comfort, safety, and love.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Peggy Cardone       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn: Blue Boat Home       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Ministers Discretionary Fund       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       
    Wonder Box - Peggy Cardone & friends       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Peggy Cardone       
    Hymn: Return Again by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Recorded by Joanna Lubkin & Matt Meyer       
    Sermon: Home - Lindsey Sylvester       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Home (Songwriters: Andrew Pearson and Greg Holden) performed by Joe & Lindsey Sylvester       
    Benediction - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       

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Recordings from the August 30, 2020 virtual service         
Date recorded: August 30, 2020
Today's virtual service topic is "Reflections from UUA General Assembly 2020". It is led by General Assembly Participants Rev Allison Palm, Jeffrey Beland, Eileen Herring, Peggy Cardone, Lindsey Sylvester, Paul Introcosco, Sean Chadwik, and Karen Thomas. Join members of the congregation who attended the UUA’s virtual 2020 General Assembly to hear about their experiences and connect to our larger faith. Take a special listen to the music during outreach - Jed did some fun jazzy piano playing! Listen to Brenna's solo of "Fire of Commitment" too!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Jeff Beland       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting: A Community of Faith (by Judith L Quarles) - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn: #1028 The Fire of Commitment - soloist Brenna Woods       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering - to the UUNashua Minister's Discretionary Fund - Listen to the great music played by Jed! - Eileen Herring       
    Wonderbox - Allyson Jutras       
    Anthem: Tomorrow (Kate and Justin Miner) - sung by UUA GA Virtual Choir 2020       
    Spirit of Life (#123) - Peggy Cardone       

Going Deeper
    Introducing General Assembly 2020 - Rev Allison       
    Reflection - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Reflection - Paul Intracosco       
    Reflection - Sean Chadwick       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn - Woyaya       
    Benediction: We Shall Overcome (by Jonalu Johnstone) - Karen Thomas       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (by Kathy Grossman) - Rev Allison       

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Recordings from the August 23rd, 2020 online service: Back to School Blessings         
Date recorded: August 23, 2020
As we prepare for the new school year beginning, and all the fall brings, we draw from our UU tradition to ground us in strength and love. Featuring participants from our UU Sources Lego camp!

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison       

CENTERING
    Opening Words - Rev. Allison       
    Chalice Lighting - Rev. Allison and Kids Video       
    Opening Hymn - "Come, Come, Whoever You Are" #188       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Awe and Wonder - Rev. Allison       
    Prophetic People - Sadie, feat. the song "SuperHero" (sung by Nimo and Daniel Nay-mod of Empty Hand Music)       
    Outreach Offering (Minister's Discretionary Fund) - Charlotte       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Wisdom From World Religions - Allison       
    Hymn: "Soon the Day Will Arrive" #146       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Jewish and Christian Teachings - Sadie       

GOING DEEPER
    Humanist Teachings - science and reason - Allison       
    Earth-Centered Traditions - Sadie       
    Back to School Blessing - Allison & Sadie       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn - "Love Will Guide Us" #131       
    Benediction - Sadie       
    Song for Parting - "Peace and Joy" (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the August 16, 2020 service         
Date recorded: August 16, 2020
This service, led by our Minister Emeritus, the Reverend Steve Edington, is entitled "What is a Religious Experience?" In his book "Ascent of the Mountain; Flight of the Dove", the late lay-theologian, Michael Novak, wrote that the religious or spiritual journey is an ongoing process of experience and reflection on the experience. It involves keeping ourselves open to certain transforming—and often unexpected—life altering experiences, and then stepping back to discern how such experiences can shape and define — or redefine — our lives going forward. With support from Worship Associate, Bob Coulter, Rev. Edington shares how this process of experience and reflection can play a significant role in our lives.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Bob Coulter       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Rev. Steve Edington       
    Opening Hymn - O Life that Maketh All Things New       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Minister's Discretionary Fund       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: From Ascent of the Mountain; Flight of the Dove - Rev. Edington       
    Hymn: 'Tis a Gift to be Simple       
    Sermon: What is a Religious Experience? - Rev. Edington       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place       
    Benediction - Rev. Edington       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the August 9, 2020 service         
Date recorded: August 9, 2020
Today's online service, led by Ben Atherton-Zeman, is "Peace and Nuclear Disarmament." Ben was supported by Music Director Jed Holland and Worship Associate Robin Trudel. Listen to the thoughtful homily and the beautiful music!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost) - Robin Trudel        
    Opening Hymn: Somos El Barco (Lorre Wyatt) - Sung by members of the UUCN Church       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life #123        
    Outreach Offering - Robin, and music played by Jed Holland.       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: Chance for Peace (Dwight Eisenhower, 1953) - Robin       
    Anthem: This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie) - vocalists Kathy Grossman, Dan Murphy, Harry Purkhiser, Billy Parker on percussion, John Burkitt on bass       
    Homily - Ben       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Are (Ysaye Barnwell) - UU GA 2020 Virtual Choir       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman) - Ben       

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Recordings from the August 2, 2020 online service: Lessons from Ruth         
Date recorded: August 2, 2020
Today's service: "Lessons from Ruth" is led by Roy Goodman. Supporting Roy are music director Jed Holland and worship associate Eileen Herring. Even an atheist Unitarian Universalist can find meaningful stories in the bible – and the Book of Ruth has a lot to offer. Listen to Jed's beautiful prelude music, offertory music, and the Kathy, Brenna, and Brenna trio today - all so lovely!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Eileen Herring       

Centering
    Chalice Lighting and Opening Words - Roy Goodman       
    Opening Hymn: Where You Go        

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life       
    Words for Reflection 1: The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus - Roy Goodman       
    Outreach Offering: The Minister's Discretionary Fund - Eileen, Rev Allison, with music by Jed       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection 2: from        
    Anthem: Lean On Me (Bill Withers) - Kathy Grossman, Brenna Woods, Jed Holland       
    Homily: Lessons from Ruth - Roy Goodman       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Come, Come, Whoever You Are       
    Benediction - Roy Goodman       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy by Kathy Grossman - Sadie zc        

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Recordings from the July 26th, 2020 online service: Animal Blessing         
Date recorded: July 26, 2020
The animals we share our lives with hold a special place in our hearts. This service will celebrate our relationships with animals, and offer blessings to our animal friends. Both live animals and stuffed animals are welcome!

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev. Allison       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Bob Coulter       
    Opening Hymn: All Creatures of the Earth and Sky #203       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Outreach Offering - Bob C. "Bless the Beasts and the Children" (Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr., words and music; Audrey Snyder, arr.) sung by the UUCN Choir        
    Response: From You I Receive        
    Wonderbox - Rev. Allison       
    Spirit of Life #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: When Your Best Friend Has Four or So Legs (Theresa I. Soto) - Bob C.       
    Remembering Our Animal Friends Who Are No Longer With Us and Animal Blessing - Rev. Allison       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Song - "All God's Critters" (Bill Staine" - Dan Murphy       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting - "Peace and Joy" (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the July 19, 2020 service         
Date recorded: July 19, 2020
The Four Agreements, written by don Miguel Ruiz, presents us with four practical tools for everyday life based on Toltec wisdom. The Agreements, be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best, serve to assist us in our lives, decision making, and relationships with ourselves and others. This online service, led by Eileen Herring and Karen Campbell, with support from worship associate Peggy Cardone, explores how these agreements help to empower us and free us from views and prejudices that we are conditioned to believe.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland (piano) and Marjorie Ballinger Hogan (flute)       
    Welcome and Greeting - Peggy Cardone       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn - Let the Life I Lead Speak for Me       
    Outreach Offering: End 68 Hours of Hunger - Peggy       
    Offertory Music - Marjorie Ballinger Hogan (flute)       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Wonderbox: The Power of the Wind (A European Jewish Tale) - Eileen       

Going Deeper
    Special Music: Perfect - Zoe Vitalich       
    Words for Reflection - Peggy       
    Sermon - The Four Agreements - Karen & Eileen, accompaniment by Marjorie       

Returning to Service in LIfe
    Closing Hymn - Love Will Guide Us       
    Benediction - Karen       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the July 12, 2020 service         
Date recorded: July 12, 2020
Today's service is "Social Distancing and Consent", led by Ben Atherton-Zeman, with support from music director Jed Holland, Lindsey Sylvester, and Tech Brian Ibsen-Johnson.
    Prelude - Jed Holland       

Gathering the Community
    Welcome and Greeting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn: Let It Be a Dance       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life #123        
    Outreach Offering - Lindsey       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Ben and Lindsey       
    Anthem: Tomorrow (Kate and Justin Miner) - UU GA 2020 Volume 27        
    Homily - Ben       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Fire of Commitment       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the July 5th, 2020 service         
Date recorded: July 5, 2020
Today's online summer service is led by Andy Capen, with support from Worship Associate Eileen Herring, Music Director Jed Holland, and tech Jeff Epstein. The sermon is titled "What is certain in your life today?"

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Eileen Herring       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Andy Capen       
    Opening Hymn: Gather the Spirit #347       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach offering for End 68 Hours of Hunger - Eileen Herring       
    Spirit of Life - Hymn #123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Eileen Herring       
    Anthem: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2) - Andy Capen, Lindsey Sylvester, Brenna Woods & Kathy Grossman       
    Sermon: What is certain in your life today? - Andy        

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Love Will Guide Us #131       
    Benediction - Andy       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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"Beyond the Water's Edge" General Assembly, 2020         
Date recorded: June 28, 2020
Sunday morning service from General Assembly, 2020 Led by Joan Javier-Duval, minister, UU Church of Montpelier, VT
    Sunday Morning Service      

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Recordings from the June 21, 2020 service         
Date recorded: June 21, 2020
Fulfilling our covenant with our community requires constant small acts of courage. How can we prepare ourselves develop ourselves to overcome our anxiety and perform these acts? This summer service, led by Robin Trudel with help from Worship Associate, Andy Capen, is entitled "The Civic Heroism Workout".

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Andy Capen       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Anthem: Tomorrow Needs Us - Children's Choir       
    Outreach Offering: End 68 Hours of Hunger - Andy Capen       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Andy Capen       
    Anthem: Everyday Heroes - All Ages Choir       
    Sermon: The Civic Heroism Workout - Robin Trudell       

Returning to Life in Service
    Closing Hymn: We Shall Be Known (MaMuse) - The Holland Family       
    Benediction - Robin       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman) - Andy       

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Recordings from the June 14, 2020 online service         
Date recorded: June 14, 2020
We gather online this Sunday for a reimagined flower communion, reminding ourselves of the beauty and power of our community and our connections to one another. Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Sadie Kahn-Greene, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Peggy Cardone, and Brenna Woods. There is some beautiful music today too - listen to our virtual choir, a recording of our church 2009 Treble Choir, and music by Suellen Davidson!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Peggy Cardone       
    Opening Hymn: Gather the Spirit #347       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - flower communion story - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Reading: All of us are Beautiful by Thomas Rhodes       
    Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth (John Rutter) - Virtual Choir       
    Spirit of Life #123       
    Outreach Offering for End 68 Hours of Hunger - Brenna Woods       
    Music: Flower Song (Joe Schafer) - June 2009 Treble Choir       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       

Going Deeper
    Homily - Rev Allison Palm       
    Anthem: Ribbons in the Sky (Andy Beck), performed by Suellen Davidson, pianist Dick Leombruno       
    Gathering & Blessing our Bouquet - Rev. Allison & Ben (holding our flowers)       
    Invitation to Receive a Flower - Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Hymn: Life Calls Us On, Words by Kendyl Gibbons, Music by Jason Shelton       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison, Ben, Sadie & Peggy       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Bridging Service June 7, 2020         
Date recorded: June 7, 2020
This year's online Bridging service is led by Rev. Allison Palm, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene and Music Director Jed Holland. Please join us in congratulating our graduating seniors Doug Eberle, Keith Fletcher, Andy Fletcher, Avery Hudson, Anthony Iovino, Maggie Paratore, Corwin Stauff, Nate Straussberg and Asher Thomas.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Sadie Kahn-Greene       

Opening Hymn: Turn the World Around

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Spirit of Life - Hymn #123       
    Outreach - End 68 Hours of Hunger - John Burkitt & Jenn Morton       
    Offertory Music: Fire of Commitment (music by Jason Shelton, text by Mary Katherine Morn and Jason Shelton)       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       

Going Deeper
    Introducing Our Seniors        
    Slide Show: Nate Straussberg        
    Reflection: Anthony Iovino        
    Reflection: Corwin Stauff       
    Video Reflection: Asher Thomas       
    Music: 100 Years (Five For Fighting, John Ondrasik) - soloists Brenna Woods, Lindsey Hedrick, Sara Shor, Steve Hedges, Kathy Grossman, and pianist Jed Holland       
    Bridging Ceremony       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: As You Go by Kathleen Tracy       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Invitation to Annual Meeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

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Recordings from the May 31, 2020 service         
Date recorded: May 31, 2020
Today's online service is Switch It Up Sunday. Rev Allison Palm leads the service, with help from Music Director Jed Holland, and Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene. Today we had a 20-minute service, then we went into our chosen breakout rooms for a mini-workshop exploring various spiritual practices. We were able to choose from Chair Yoga, Writing Prayer, 20-second Sabbath, Meditation, Drawing to Clear Your Mind, Singing for Your Spirit, Chalice of the Heart Art, or Sacred Reading.

Gathering the community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Rev Allison       
    Opening Hymn: We Shall Be Known by MaMuse - Sung by the Holland Family       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Spirit of Life       
    Outreach offering - Burns Fisher. Music today: Tree of Life (Eric Peltoniemi;Ed Stauff, arr; the lyrics are the names of quilt patterns) - recording of our choir       

Going Deeper
    Move into our Breakout rooms - We stay with Rev Allison for the Sacred Reading workshop        

Returning to Service in Life
    Special Music: Amazing Grace (in the setting of Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer") (John Newton and Virginia Harmony; arr. John A.Dempsey)-Clarinets Suellen Davidson, Lindsey Sylvester, Burns Fisher.       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the May 24, 2020 service.         
Date recorded: May 24, 2020
This Sunday is the last in a three part online series on reconnecting in a time of disconnection. We’ll explore ways to reconnect with our larger world.
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell/Welcome and Greeting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

CENTERING
    Opening Words - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn: "We Shall Be Known" by MaMuse       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox - Ben Atherton Zemen and the Holmes Family       
    Special Music: We Are the World (Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Spirit of Life #123       
    Outreach Offering - Lyndsey Syvester & Jed Holland (music)       
    From You I Receive #402       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection - Robin Trudel       
    Special Music - This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie) - Kathy Grossman, Dan Murphy, Harry Purkhiser, John Burkitt.       
    Homily - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Special Music: What a Wonderful World (Bob Thiele and George David Weiss) - Steve Hedges       
    Benediction - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Song for Parting:        

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Recordings from the May 17, 2020 service         
Date recorded: May 17, 2020
Our favorite songs, whoever the artist or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and inspiration, of strict practice and of letting go. Spiritual Practice is a similar combination of dedication, muscle memory, and perhaps a little divine inspiration. Join us for a musical exploration of learning to risk, building the muscle memory of courage, and the spiritual practice of relationship. Today's service, entitled "It Takes Practice" is led by Rev. Allison Palm and special guest, Matt Meyer.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison), UUCN Choir, Jed Holland, Music Director, Jason Pancoast, Guitarist       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Matt Meyer       
    Opening Hymn - Enter Rejoice and Come In - Matt Meyer       

Sharing in Community
    Response: Spirit of LIfe       
    Wonder Box - Matt Meyer & Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: Let the River Run (Carly Simon, words and music; Mac Huff, arr.) - Sung by Sarah Shor, Kathy Grossman, and Brenna Woods, with Jed Holland on piano and Christopher Holland on hand drum       
    Outreach Offering: Grow Nashua; Offertory Music - Matt       
    Response: From You I Receive       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: Invitation to Brave Space (Mickey Scottbey Jones) - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Anthem: Blessed Motion (Annie Zylstra) - Matt       
    Sermon: It Takes Practice - Matt       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Shall be Known (Mamuse)       
    Benediction - Matt       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the May 10, 2020 service         
Date recorded: May 10, 2020
Today's online service is the second in a three part series on reconnecting in a time of disconnection. We’ll explore ways to reconnect with each other and enjoy music by Pat Humphries and Sandy O of Emma’s Revolution, connecting with us from California, as well as music from our clarinet quintet.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell and Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Bob Coulter       
    Opening Hymn - We Shall Be Known (by MaMuse) - sung by the Holland Family       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Charlottel Cardone       
    Special Music: When the Rain Comes Down (Bob Devlin) - Emma's Revolution       
    Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering - Carol Houde       
    Music: Connected (Brian Tate) - a recording of our choir       
    From You I Receive #402       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: The Web of Life (Robert T Weston) - Bob Coulter       
    Special Music: Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries) Emma's Revolution       
    Homily - Rev Allison       
    Special Music: You've Got A Friend (Carole King) - Clarinet ensemble: Suellen Davidson, Burns Fisher, and Lindsey Sylvester       
    Drawing Connection - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Special Music: Shelter (Pat Humphries) - Emma's Revolution       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison        
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Reconnecting with Ourselves May 3, 2020         
Date recorded: May 3, 2020
Our service today was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene and Worship Associate Lindsey Sylvester. This service is the first in a three part series on reconnecting in a time of disconnection. We’ll explore ways to reconnect with yourself and build resilience.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn: We Shall Be known by MaMuse - Sung by the Holland Family       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Grow Nashua - Justin Monroe & Brenna Wood        
    Anthem: Seed (Emma's Revolution) - performed by Darcy Hinkle and Devony Whiting       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       
    Wonder Box: Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: Candle on the Water Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn - Brenna Woods & Kathy Grossman       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Lindsey Sylvester        
    Anthem: Secret O'Life by James Taylor - Steve Hedges       
    Homily - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Guided Meditation - Sadie Kahn-Greene       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place - #1008       
    Benediction: Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       

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Recordings from the April 26, 2020 service: Hymns for Our Spirit         
Date recorded: April 26, 2020
We are going through challenging times, but music can still heal our spirit and bring us together. Some of our congregants share their favorite UU hymns. Service leaders: Sadie Kahn-Greene and Ben Atherton-Zeman.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell/Welcome/Zoom Instructions - Ben Atherton-Zeman, Sadie Kahn-Green       

Centering
    Chalice Lighting - Bob Coulter (Author: Marnie Singer)       
    Opening Hymn #1028 (teal hymnal): Intro by Brenna Woods       
    UU Nashua Mission Statement - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Hymn #203 All Creatures of the Earth and Sky - Intro by Sadie Kahn-Greene       

Sharing in Community
    Hymn #123 Spirit of Life - Intro by Sadie       
    Hymn #298 Wake Now My Senses - Intro by Tess George       
    Outreach Offering (The NH Council of Churches) - Jed Holland       
     Hymn #402 From You I Receive       

Going Deeper
    Hymn # 190 Light of Ages - Intro by Bob Sampson       
    Hymn # 311 Let It Be A Dance - Intro by Bob Coulter       
    Choir Anthem - Somos El Barco/We are the Boat (words and music by Lorre Wyatt, arranged by Estaire Godinez       
    Homily (featuring How Could Anyone #1053) - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Returning to Service in Life
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the April 19, 2020 service         
Date recorded: April 19, 2020
This is another of our online services that was attended using the Zoom video conferencing application. Led by Rev. Allison Palm, this service is entitled "Persistence in a Time of Uncertainty". Lindsey Sylvester served as our Worship Associate and Peggy Cardone led our Wonder Box story.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn - Kindred, We Now Meet to Worship       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering       
    Offertory Hymn: Julian of Norwich - Choir       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Wonder Box: The Three Questions, written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth       
    Anthem: The Riddle (Five for Fighting, John Ondrasik) - soloist Lindsey Hedrick, pianist Jed Holland       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: Excerpt from        
    Anthem: River (Bill Staines) - Dan Murphy, Kathy Grossman, Harry Purkhiser, John Burkitt       
    Sermon: Persistence in a Time of Uncertainty - Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in LIfe
    Closing Hymn: I Know This Rose Will Open (Mary Grigolia) - Vocalists Kathy Grossman, Sarah Shor, Steve Hedges, Brenna Woods       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the April 12, 2020 online service         
Date recorded: April 12, 2020
Today's online service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Jed Holland, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Robin Trudel, and Burns Fisher. Today is our Easter service. The title is "Going Through It Together". It’s a hard time in our world. Join us online for a service about getting through it together. We have some wonderful music by Jed, Steve Hedges, and a brass band (trumpets Bruce Dye, Andy Capen, Bruce Cleaveland; trombones Jon Lasselle, Lindsey Sylvester, Anthony Iovino, and Kathy Grossman). Rev Allison also does an online homily! Take a listen!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Chalice Lighting and Opening Words (by Gretchen Haley)- Robin Trudel        
    Opening Hymn: Kindred, We Now Meet To Worship (new lyrics by Tommy Lee Snell) - sung by Kathy Grossman, Sara Shor, Steve Hedges, Anne Smith, Ian Ouziel, and pianist Jed Holland       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life #123 - Ben Atherton-Zeman - A recording of the congregation singing together       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene and the Wonderbox Bot       
    Brass Music: Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia (Paul David,Robert Williams)Trumpets Bruce Dye,Andy Capen,Bruce Cleaveland; trombones Jon Lasselle,Lindsey Sylvester,Anthony Iovino,Kathy Grossman       
    New Member Welcome - Rev Allison       
    Outreach Offering - Burns Fisher, and special music: Festival Sanctus (by Lohn Leavitt) - a recording of our wonderful choir!        

Going Deeper
    Anthem: What the World Needs Now is Love (Burt Bacharach) - Steve Hedges vocal, and Jed Holland piano, and Mary Holland recorder.       
    Homily - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: I Am Willing (Holly Near) - a recording of the congregation singing this song       
    Benediction - Robin       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from April 5, 2020 Service          
Date recorded: April 5, 2020
Today's Zoom online service is entitled "Going Through It Together" and is led by Rev Allison Palm and supported by Sadie Kahn-Greene, Ben Atherton-Zeman and Andy Capen. Special music performed by Brenna Woods, Jed Holland and Kathy Grossman. Listen in to receive all the connection and blessings shared throughout this service.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Andy Capen       
    Opening Hymn: Kindred, We Now Meet to Worship       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Ben Atherton-Zemen       
    Outreach Offering - NH Council of Churches - Jason Wells       
    Music - Circle Round for Freedom (by Linda Hirschhorn) - Performed by Sarah Jebian & Laura Weiss       
    Response: From You I Receive No. 402       
    Spirit of Life No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Story of Lent - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Reading: Beloved is Where We Begin - Andy Capen       
    Blessings for Ourselves - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Special Music: Only Hope (Music & Lyrics by Jon Foreman) performed by Brenna Woods       
    Blessings for Each Other - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Reading: Ready By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat - Ben Atherton-Zemen       
    Story of Exodus - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Story of Us - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Music: Lean On Me (Bill Withers) performed by Jed Holland, Brenna Woods & Kathy Grossman       
    Story for Each Other - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Blessings for the World - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Hymn: Woyaya No. 1020       
    Sharing Our Blessings for the World - Congregation read by Sadie        
    Getting Ready for Easter - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the March 29th, 2020 service         
Date recorded: March 29, 2020
Third online service due to COVID-19 shelter-in-place. This Sunday, we are switching things up! After the first 25 minutes, we will go into break out rooms to explore various spiritual practices: chair yoga, art, prayer, sacred reading, making mandalas, singing and meditation.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell and Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn: From Wisdom Emerging      

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox       
    Outreach Offering and song: How Can I Keep From Singing? (Robert Wadsworth Lowry) - performed by Suellen Davidson       
    Response: From You I Receive      
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Rev. Allison's Breakout Group       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: I Know I Can       
    Benediction       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the March 22, 2020 service         
Date recorded: March 22, 2020
Today's service is our second one held over Zoom due to social distancing efforts. It is entitled "Creating Sanctuary at Home" and is led by Rev Allison. Supporting her are Jed Holland, Chris Holland, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Eileen Herring, Brenna Woods, and musician Kathy Grossman. Listen and join in to make your own sanctuary corner at home, hear some thoughtful readings, and hear some beautiful music!

Gathering the Community
    Trip to Church (audio portion of video by Chris Holland) - Imagine making your trip into our church building.       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Eileen Herring        
    Opening Hymn - From Wisdom Emerging. Recording from before of us singing the hymn in the sanctuary!        
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering - Brenna Woods       
    Special Music - Somewhere (Over the Rainbow, music by Harold Arlen, lyrics E.Y. Harburg) - soloist Kathy Grossman.       
    Wonder Box - Rev Allison       

Going Deeper
    Resilience Reading - Eileen       
    Resilience Invitation - Rev Allison       
    Music: All Will Be Well, by Rev. Meg Barnhouse, backing vocals and guitar by Kiya Heartwood.      
    Joy Reading - Ben       
    Joy Invitation - Rev Allison       
    Music: Holy Now, words and music by Peter Mayer video, by Connie Barlow.      
    Hope Reading (Rev. Melissa Carvil Ziemer) - Eileen       
    Hope Invitation - Rev Allison       
    Music: Faith Is the Bird that Feels the Light, by Elizabeth Alexander, Performed by Ancora(Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir Conductor Robert Geary.      
    Love Reading (Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM) - Ben       
    Love Invitation - Rev Allison       
    Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - Kathy Grossman vocal and guitar solo       
    Finding Sanctuary - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman) - everyone singing over Zoom!       
    Postlude - Church is Done (audio portion of video by Chris Holland) - Imagine making your trip out of our church building.       

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Recordings from the March 15, 2020 service         
Date recorded: March 15, 2020
This was UUCN's first remote service in response to coronavirus health concerns where congregants participated using the Zoom video teleconferencing application. The service, led by Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, and Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene, is entitled "Befriending the Impostor". We are taught to think wisdom comes from books and from sages, not from inside ourselves. In this service, Ben shares his journey dealing with “Impostor Syndrome” and encourages us all to validate our inner wisdom.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Finding the Chalice - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    UU Church of Nashua Values       

Sharing in Community
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Congregational Prayer - Sadie       
    Anthem: Rainbow Connection (P. Williams, K. Ascher)- soloist Jed Holland       
    Story of All Ages:        
    Outreach Offering: Donna Purkhiser & Gregory McDevitt Memorial Scholarship Fund       
    Response: From You I Receive       

Going Deeper
    Special Music: Counting Blue Cars (J.R Richards, S. Alexander, G. Pendergast, R. Browning, G. Kolanek), soloist Sara Shor, pianist Jed Holland.       
    Sermon: Befriending the Impostor - Ben       

Returning to Service in LIfe
    Share Chalices - Sadie       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the March 8, 2020 service         
Date recorded: March 8, 2020
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Jed Holland, Bob Coulter, Lindsey Hedrick, and Robin Trudel. It is entitled "Too Soon To Tell".

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Lighting the Chalice - Bob Coulter       
    Opening Hymn: From Wisdom Emerging (Trad. Welsh hymn tune, lyrics by Larry E. Schulz)       
    UU Church of Nashua Values - Rev Allison       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Donna Purkhiser & Gregory McDevitt Memorial Scholarship Fund - Lindsey Hedrick       
    Wonder Box - Robin Trudel       
    Anthem: Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell, John Coates Jr., arr.)       
    Spirit of Life (#123)       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Bob       
    Special Music: Closer to Fine (words and music Emily Saliers; recording artists: Indigo Girls) - Sarah Shor & Emma Rearick, vocals; Steve Hedges, guitar       
    Sermon: Too Soon To Tell - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: All Are Architects (#288)       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Getting Beyond The Facts         
Date recorded: March 1, 2020
In our first service on wisdom, we explored the difference between knowledge and wisdom. This service was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, Worship Associate Andy Capen and Music Director Jed Holland.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Andy Capen       
    Opening Hymn: From Wisdom Emerging by Larry E. Schulz       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua       

Share in Community
    Outreach: CWG-WWS Scholarship Fund - Rick Spitz & Chris Clanin       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       
    Wonder Box: Ben Atherton-Zeman, Sadie Kahn-Greene & Friends       
    Singing Our Children & Volunteers to Class: "As You Go"       
    Anthem: All The Rivers (Eccles. 1:7,9:11 Music by Charlers Baker) - Choir       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No.123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Andy Capen       
    Athem: Acts of Creation (Catherine Faber, arr. Jed Holland)       
    Sermon: Getting Beyond The Facts - Rev. Allison Palm       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Praise The Source Of Faith And Learning - No. 158       
    Benediction: Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       
    Postlude: Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the February 23, 2020 service.         
Date recorded: February 23, 2020
Join us for an all ages service on cultivating resilience in our everyday lives. Today's service "Everyday Resilience" is led by Rev Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene. The Stewardship Team presented a video made by some of the children and youth donors in our church, and it was so wonderful! I wish you could see it!

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Lighting the Chalice - Andy Capen & Paulie Cardone       
    Opening Hymn: Amazing Grace       
    UU Church of Nashua Values - Rev Allison       

Sharing in Community
    Fueling Our Flame - Stewardship Team       
    Learning the Be Well Song - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Reflection - Karen Thomas       
    Story Part 1 - Sadie       
    Reflection - Rev. Allison       
    Anthem: The Morning After (words and music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, arranged by Marilyn S. Marzuki) - Choir       
    Story Part 2 - Sadie       
    Reflection - Andy       
    Spirit of Life       
    Story Part 3 - Sadie       
    Reflection - Sadie       

Going Deeper
    Anthem: All That Life Can Be (words by Don Besig and Nancy Price, music by Don Besig) - Choir       
    Outreach Offering: Meals On Wheels - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Wonder Box - Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Love Will Guide Us #131       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the February 16, 2020 service         
Date recorded: February 16, 2020
This service, led by our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, examines collective resilience that spans generations, focusing particularly on the intergenerational resilience of African Americans. Eileen Herring and Vengerflutta Smith serve as Worship Associates and Lindsey Sylvester narrates the Wonderbox portion of the service.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words: A Litany for Survival (Audre Lorde) - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn - Amazing Grace       
    UU Church of Nashua Values       

Share in Community
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Wonder Box - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Singing the Children Out - As You Go (Kathleen Tracy)       
    Outreach Offering: Meals on Wheels       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Stewardship Testimonial - Paul Introcaso       
    Anthem: "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" (African-American Spiritual with Additional Words from "Words LIke Freedom" by Langston Hughes)       
    Words for Reflection (James Baldwin) - Eileen       
    Musical Interlude       
    Words for Reflection (Connie Simon) - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Anthem: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (James Weldon Johnson, Words; J. Rosamond Johnson, Music)       
    Sermon: Intergenerational Resilience (Nikole Hannah-Jones) - Ben       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: "Ella's Song"       
    Benediction (Theresa Hardy, www.inspirationalworkshops.org) - Ben       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude       

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Recordings from the February 9, 2020 service.         
Date recorded: February 9, 2020
Today's service "Our Common Endeavor", is led by Rev Patrick McLaughlin. Rev Patrick is the minister of the UU Church of Manchester and is swapping pulpits with Rev Allison today. One of the things our form of congregational polity has long called for is cooperation with, and gentle correction from, sibling congregations. We’re starting to get better at this—what are we doing now?

Gathering Community
    Prelude Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words & Lighting the chalice - Peggy Cardone       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua - Ben       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Peggy Cardone       
    Outreach Offering: Meals on Wheels - Ben       
    Stewardship Testimonial - Elaine Thomas       
    Anthem: Hand in Hand (music & lyrics by M. Monforti)       
    Spirit of Life #123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection Peggy        
    Anthem: Would You Harbor Me? (words & music by Isaye M. Barnwell)       
    Sermon: Our Common Endeavor Rev. Patrick McLaughlin       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: The Fire of Commitment No. 1028       
    Benediction - Rev. Patrick       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Not A Solo Project         
Date recorded: February 2, 2020
Our first service on resilience was lead by Rev. Allison Palm, Worship Associate Bob Coulter, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene and Music Director Jed Holland. This was also the kickoff to our Stewardship Campaign: When did resilience become a solo project?

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Bob Coulter       
    Opening Hymn: Amazing Grace - No. 205       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua       

Sharing in Community
    Fueling Our Flame - Stewardship Team       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Singing Our Children & Volunteers Out: As You Go by Kathleen Tracy       
    Outreach - Meals on Wheels - Brenna Woods & Megan Brady       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 123       
    Anthem: Go Slowly - Choir       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: Bob Coulter       
    Anthem: He Aint Heavy, He's My Brother - Choir       
    Sermon: Not A Solo Project - Rev. Allison Palm       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Where You Go by Shoshana Jedwab       
    Benediction: Rev. Allison Palm & Stewardship Team       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       
    Postlude: Jed Holland        

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Recordings from the January 26, 2020 service.         
Date recorded: January 26, 2020
Today's service is "The Empty Pot", led by Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene. Join us for an all ages services about honesty and being true to yourself, using the story of “The Empty Pot,” by Demi. Listen to the fun story and the wonderful music!

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greet One Another - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Lighting the chalice - Andy Capen Phinn Heavner-Phillips       
    Opening Hymn: Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire (#34)       
    Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Sharing in Community
    The Parable of the Empty Pot Part 1, by Demi Sadie Kahn-Greene & Friends       
    Anthem: Things That Never Die (words by Charles Dickens, music by Lee Dengler) - choir       
    Spirit of Life #123       
     The Parable of the Empty Pot Part 2 Sadie & Friends       
    Outreach Offering: Arnie Alpert Fund - Carol Houde       
     Offertory: Being Who You Are (Elizabeth Alexander) -Geri Davidson, Suellen Davidson, Mary Licking & Emma Rearick       
     Response: From You I Receive #402       

Going Deeper
     Wonderbox - Rev. Allison       
    Special Music: A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) - Darcy Hinkle, Kathy Grossman, & Brenna Woods       
     Body Prayer Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: When Our Heart is in A Holy Place #1008       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the January 19, 2020 service         
Date recorded: January 19, 2020
This service, led by Rev. Allison Palm and assisted by Worship Associates Lindsey Sylvester and Robin Trudell, honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by exploring our responsibility to one another.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn - "Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire"       
    UU Church of Nashua Values       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Arnie Alpert Fund       
    Response: "From You I Receive"       
    Wonderbox - Rev. Allison, LIndsey & Robin       
    Singing our Children & Volunteers Out: "As You Go"       
    Anthem: "In the Heart of the World" (Bob Chilcott)       
    Response: "Spirit of Life"       

Going Deeper
    Reflection - Robin Trudell       
    Anthem: "Shed a Little Light" (Words and Music by James Taylor, Arr. by Greg Jasperse)       
    Reflection - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Reflection - Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: "We Shall Overcome"       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the January 12, 2020 service: Being True to UU         
Date recorded: January 12, 2020
This worship service will explore our commitment as a congregation to raising lifelong Unitarian Universalists, and how we do that with integrity and love. Today's service is "Being True to UU", and is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Lindsey Sylvester, and Brenna Woods. Today we have some lovely music too!

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greet One Another - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn: Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire (#34)       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua - Rev Allison       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Arnie Alpert Fund - Brenna Woods       
    Wonderbox - Rev Allison       
    Anthem: The Way Home (Richard Wilder and Kindle Perry)       
    Spirit of Life (#123)       

Going Deeper
    Words For Reflection - Lindsey       
    Special Music: All That You Have is Your Soul (Tracy Chapman) - Kathy Grossman, soloist; Steve Hedges, guitar; and Jed Holland, keyboard       
    Sermon: Be True to UU - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: When I Am Frightened (#1012)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the January 5, 2020 service.         
Date recorded: January 5, 2020
The title of this service and sermon are "Faith and Works" led by Worship Associate Robin Trudel, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman and Rev. Emily Burr. In this service we explored our covenant to affirm and promote our seven Principles and how if we truly want to promote our values, we must reach outward beyond ourselves with action.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn: Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire - No. 34       
    Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Share in Community
    Response: Spirit of Life - No. 123       
    Story for All Ages - Higgins, A Drop of Water - Rev. Emily Burr       
    Singing Our Children & Volunteers Out: As You Go by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: Everything Possible by Fred Small - Choir       
    Outreach Presentation: Arnie Alpert Fund - Maggie Fogarity       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       
    Reading: Even This is Enough by Vanessa - Rev. Emily Burr       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: Standing with Love - Robin Trudel       
    Anthem: Like a Shining Light by Roger G. Lentz - Choir       
    Sermon: Faith and Works - Rev. Emily Burr       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Fire of Commitment - No. 1028       
    Benediction: Rev. Emily Burr       
    Song for Parting: Peach and Joy       
    Postlude: Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the December 29, 2019 service.         
Date recorded: December 29, 2019
In a service inspired by the 1977 film “Powers of Ten,” Ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman will bring us from the expanses of the known universe down to the smallest particle.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greet One Another - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Bob Coulter       
    Opening Hymn: All Creatures of the Earth & Sky (v. 1-4)       
    UU Church of Nashua Values       
     Anthem: I Am But a Small Voice (original words by Odina E. Batnag; English words and music by Roger Whittaker; John Coates, Jr. arr.)       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life       
    Story for All Ages - Ben       
    Outreach Collection: SNH Fuel Assistance - Rick Spitz       

Going Deeper
    Words For Reflection (by Carl Sagan) - Bob       
    Music: My Soul (by Peter Mayer) - Harry Purkhiser vocals, Steve Hedges Guitar       
    Sermon: We Are Stardust: Looking at the Very Big and the Very Small       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Where Do We Come From? (#1003)       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the 5 pm Christmas Eve service, 2019         
Date recorded: December 24, 2019
It's Christmas Eve! Our 5pm Family Service is an interactive retelling of the nativity story. We feature our Christmas Choir and conclude with our traditional passing of the light, singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Lighting the Chalice - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Congregational Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful       

Sharing in Community
    The Christmas Story: Introduction Written by Rev. Quinn Caldwell as found on Worship Web - Rev. Allison & Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Anthem: Il Est Ne! Noel! (He is Born) (18th Century French Carol, arr. By Steve Kupferschmid) - Christmas Eve Choir       
    Part I - The Baby is Born - Sadie & Peggy Cardone       
    Carol: Away in a Manger       
    Part II - The Angels Appear - Ben & Charlotte Cardone       
    Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High       
    Part III - The Shepherds Arrive - Rev. Allison & Ben       
    Carol: The First Nowell       
    Part IV - The Wise People Journey - Sadie & Grace Morton       
    Carol: We Three Kings       
    Outreach Offering: Southern NH Fuel Assistance - Ben       
    Offertory: A La Nanita Nana (Traditional Spanish Carol, translation & arr. By Larry Harris) -Christmas Eve Choir       
    Passing the Light - Rev. Allison       
    Hymn: Dona Nobis Pacem/Silent Night       
    Carrying the Light Into the World - Rev. Allison, Ben & Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Carol: Joy to the World       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the 7 pm Christmas Eve service, 2019         
Date recorded: December 24, 2019
It's Christmas Eve! Our 7 pm service is a modern take on lessons and carols. We feature our Christmas Choir and will conclude with our traditional passing of the light, singing Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night. This service is led by Rev. Allison Palm and Ben Atherton-Zeman.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Congregational Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful       

Sharing in Community
    Lesson: Readings from Isaiah and Luke - Bob Sampson       
    Carol: Il Est Ne! Noel! (He is Born) (18th Century French Carol, arr. By Steve Kupferschmid) - Christmas Eve Choir        
    Lesson: What Is Real by David H. Cole - Robin Trudel       
    Congregational Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem       
    Lesson: Let Us Be That Stable by Patrick Murfin - Bob Coulter       
    Congregational Carol: The First Nowell        
    Lesson: The Holy Family by Jodi Cohen Hayashida - Andy Capen       
    Congregational Carol: In the Bleak Midwinter       
    Outreach Offering: Southern NH Fuel Assistance - Ben       
     Offertory: A La Nanita Nana (Traditional Spanish Carol, translation & arr. by Larry Harris) - Christmas Eve Choir       

Going Deeper
    Lesson: Christmas 2016 by Rev. Dan Schatz - Eileen Herring       
    Passing the Light - Rev. Allison       
    Hymn: Dona Nobis Pacem/Silent Night       
    Carrying the Light Into the World - Rev. Allison & Ben       

Returning to Service in Life
    Carol: Joy to the World       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the December 22, 2019 service.         
Date recorded: December 22, 2019
Our Children and Youth will lead us in a service exploring gratitude and the winter solstice. Sadie Kahn-Greene leads some beautiful songs in the stories, and we have a lovely choir anthem as well as a solstice song quartet - take a listen!

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greet One Another - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Lighting the Chalice - Mary Holland       
    Opening Hymn: All Creatures of the Earth & Sky (#203)       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Anthem: Solstice Carol (Diane Benjamin)        

Sharing in Community
     Solstice Story 1 Apple Tree & Animals - Sadie Kahn-Greene, Andrew and Charlotte       
    Solstice Story 2 Apple Tree & Snow - Sadie, Andrew & Anna       
    Hymn: Deck the Halls       
    Solstice Story 3 Apple Tree & Children - Sadie, Andrew & Annabelle       
     Solstice Story 4 Apple Tree & A Heavy Heart - Sadie, Andrew, Charlotte & Mary       

Going Deeper
    Spirit of Life       
    Solstice Story - Part Five - Sadie, Andrew, William       
    Solstice Prayer - Sadie       
    Solstice Story - Part Six - Sadie, Andrew & Charlotte       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Fuel Assistance Fund - Lindsey Hedrick       
    Solstice Song (Jan Garrett, arr. Larry Nickel) - Suellen Davidson, Kathleen Griffis, Jan Schwartz, and Ruth Cannava       
    From You I Receive       

Returning to Service in Life
    Benediction       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the December 15, 2019 service         
Date recorded: December 15, 2019
In this service we explore the awe that arises in our connections with one another. What happens when you look into another’s eyes and realize that you are not alone? The service is led by Rev. Allison Palm, with support from Ben Atherton-Zeman, Sadie Kahn Greene, and Lindsey Sylvester.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Linsdey Sylvester       
    Opening Hymn - All Creatures of the Earth & Sky       
    Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: SNH Fuel Assistance Fund       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Wonderbox:        
    Singing our Children & Volunteers Out:        
    Anthem: Bridge Over Troubled Water       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Anthem: You Will Be Found (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Mack Huff)       
    Sermon: You Will Be Found - Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: I Know I Can       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the December 8, 2019 service.         
Date recorded: December 8, 2019
Today's service "The Wonder of Discovery" is led by Rev. Allison Palm, with support from music director Jed Holland, ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and worship associate Andy Capen. Sometimes we feel awe in looking at things we can’t understand, the parts of the world that are beyond our understanding. Other times, the awe is in understanding the complexity of our world. How do we appreciate our wonder at both understanding and mystery?

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Lighting the Chalice - Andy Capen       
    Opening Hymn: All Creatures of the Earth & Sky (#203)       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: SNH Fuel Assistance Fund       
    Wonderbox - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Anthem: A Time for All Things (words adapted from Ecclesiates, Scottish Folk Tune)       
    Spirit of Life        

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Andy       
    Anthem: Mystery (words and music by Jeremy R Geffen, arr. by Jim Scott)       
    Sermon: The Wonder of Discovery - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Seek not Afar for Beauty (#77)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Next Steps - Mark Ewert, UU Consultant       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Silenced by the Sight         
Date recorded: December 1, 2019
In this first service on awe we explored the difference between attention and awe. The service was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Worship Associate Robin Trudel, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene and Music Director Jed Holland.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn: All Creatures of the Earth & Sky       
    UU Church of Nashua Values - Congregation       

Share in Community
    Response: Spirit of Life - No. 123       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Singing Our Children & Volunteers Out: As You Go by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: Through the Eyes of the Moon by Cynthia Gray       
    Outreach Presentation: SNH Fuel Assistance - Burns Fisher & Fatima Masic       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Robin Trudel       
    Anthem: Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind by John Rutter       
    Sermon: Silenced by the Sight - Rev. Allison Palm       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth - No. 21       
    Benediction: Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       
    Postlude: Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the November 24, 2019 service         
Date recorded: November 24, 2019
Today's Service "Focus on Beauty, Focus on Love" is led by Rev Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene. Join us for an all ages service exploring attention, gratitude, beauty and love. After the service, we packed bags for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s Holiday Gift Program.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome & greet one another- Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Lighting the chalice - Peggy Cardone       
    Opening Hymn: Let the Life I Lead Speak For Me (Sullivan Pugh)       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua       

Sharing in Community
    Solo: Thanksgiving Canon (words: anonymous; music: William Billings [1746-1800], setting by Sandra LaBarge Newmann) - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Last Stop On Market Street Part 1 words by Matt de la Pea and pictures by Christian Robinson       
    Hymn: Thanksgiving Canon (in unison)       
    Last Stop On Market Street Part 2       
    Spirit of Life       
    Last Stop On Market Street Part 3       
    Anthem: Ordinary Miracles (words by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, music by Marvin Hamlisch) - Choir       
    Last Stop On Market Street Part 4       
    Outreach Offering: New Hampshire Bail & Bond Fund - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Serving Our Community Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Thanksgiving Canon       
    Benediction Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the November 17, 2019 service         
Date recorded: November 17, 2019
This service, led by Rev. Allison Palm, is entitled "Pay Attention! To What?". It explores the questions "What is it that gets paid attention to in our world?" and "How do we decide what we pay attention to each day?"

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn - Let the Life I Lead Speak for Me       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: New Hampshire Bail & Bond Fund       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Anthem: Make Them Hear You       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Singing the Children & Volunteers to Class       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Eileen Herring       
    Anthem: Hands Across the Aisle       
    Sermon: Pay Attention! To What? - Rev. Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the November 10, 2019 service.         
Date recorded: November 10, 2019
Today's service is led by Ben Atherton-Zeman, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, worship associate Robin Trudel, and board member Burns Fisher. "Magic or Misdirection: Paying attention to what's important in life." Are you so busy making life that you don’t have time to have a life? What is diverting your attention from the important things, from those around you, from the still small voice inside your heart?

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting One Another - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Centering
    Opening Words and Lighting the Chalice - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn: Let the Life I Lead Speak For Me (Sullivan Pugh)       
    UU Nashua Values - Ben       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life        
    Wonderbox - Ben       
    Anthem: Take Time (by Ann Diers) - Choir       
    Outreach Offering: New Hampshire Bail & Bond Fund - Burns Fisher       

Going Deeper
     Words For Reflection - Robin       
    Anthem: Take Time in Life (Liberian Folk Song arr. By Tom Voorhis and Barbara Klemp) - Choir       
    Sermon: Magic or Misdirection? Paying Attention to Whats Important - Ben       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: I Know I Can       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the November 3, 2019 service         
Date recorded: November 3, 2019
Our All Soul's service was led by Rev. Allison Palm, Ben Atherton-Zeman and Bob Coulter. We came to together to remember and honor our loved ones who have died and explored what it means to pay attention to loss, and the ways our loved ones live on in our memories.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Ben Atherton-Zeman & Bob Coulter       
    Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Singing Our Children & Volunteers Out: As You Go by Kathleen Tracy       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No. 402       
    Special Music - Shower the People by James Taylor - Steve Hedges       
    Outreach - NH Bail & Bond Fund - Carol Houde, Paul Introcaso, Bienfeit Pole Pole       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Homily: All Souls Day - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Anthem: Can You Hear - Soloist Kathleen Griffis, Choir       
    Building Our All Souls Day Altar - Rev. Allison Palm & Bob Coulter       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Are... - No. 1051       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       
    Postlude: Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the October 27, 2019 service         
Date recorded: October 27, 2019
Today's service is "I Am a UU, R U?" and is led by Rev Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Ben Atherton Zeman, with support from music director Jed Holland, and Lyndsey Sylvester. This service is an adaptation of a service written by Becky Brooks and Erika Hewitt. We have plenty of music today too, including two soloists and our all ages choir!

Gathering Community
    Prelude -Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Introit: Do Not Leave Your Cares At The Door (Elizabeth Alexander) - choir       
    Opening Words & Lighting the Chalice- Sadie Kahn-Greene & Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Opening Hymn: Welcome In (Lucy Holstedt)       
    UU Church of Nashua Values - Rev Allison       

Sharing in Community
    Our Six Sources - Sadie       
    Prophetic People - Rev Allison       
    Outreach Offering: NSKS Gift Bags - Lindsey Sylvester       
    Judaism & Christianity - Ben       
    Anthem: Let It Shine! (traditional spiritual; additional lyrics by Nancy Price; arranged by Don Besig)       
    Spirit of Life        

Going Deeper
    World Religions - Sadie       
    Humanism & Science - Rev Allison       
    Anthem: The Fourth Principle (Mark David Buckles) - soloist Anne Smith, choir       
    Earth Centered Traditions - Ben       
    Direct Experience - Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn - Where You Go (Shoshana Jedwab)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Parting song: Peace and Joy, by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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