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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 March 21, 2021 service         
Date recorded: March 21, 2021
This service, entitled "One Year Later", reflects on the 1-year anniversary of when we started holding our church service virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Reverend Allison Palm with support from our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, and worship associate, Emma Rearick, the congregation is invited to reflect on the grief and gratitude that arose for them during the past year.

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Emma Rearick and the Holmes Family       
    Opening Hymn - Fire of Commitment       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Donna Purkhiser & Gregory McDevitt Scholarship Fund       
    Offertory Music:        
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Wonderbox - Rev. Allison, Andy Capen, and Xander Holway       
    Anthem:        
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Homily: One Year Later - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Anthem:        
    Naming Our Losses       
    Centering In Gratitude       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Song: "Carry the Flame" - Rev. Dan Schatz       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the March 14, 2021 service.         
Date recorded: March 14, 2021
Today's service is Choosing Our Commitments. So much in the world pulls at our attention, begging for our time and our commitment. How do we make choices that honor our values, and the values of our Unitarian Universalist denomination? Ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman leads the worship service, along with members of the congregation who will give testimonials.

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

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn: 1028 Fire of Commitment - singers Brenna Woods, Kathy Grossman, and Dan Murphy       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Layne Bonvouloir       
    Story: Amiras Porpoise by: Chrissy Bushyager - Read by Layne       
    Anthem: A Dedication (lyrics by Lea Morris, sung by Love-led choir, including our own Sadie Kahn-Greene)       
    Testimonial #1 - Paul Introcasso       
    Spirit of Life        
    Testimonial #2 - Eileen Herring       
    Outreach Offering for the Donna Purkhiser & Gregory McDevitt Scholarship Fund - Brenna Woods. Music        

Going Deeper
    Reading by Henry Nelson Wieman - Eileen Herring       

    Anthem: We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again (Nimo Patel & Daniel Nahmod) - find the video We Shall Overcome:Love Will Rise Again 
    Homily - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Love Will Guide Us (lyrics by Sally Rogers)       
    Benediction       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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Loved into Being         
Date recorded: March 7, 2021
Join Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Green Director of Faith Formation as they introduce as special UUA Service. This UUA Service by Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work. This service features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, courage, and generosity. We will not be posting this here, but you can follow this link to their portions of the service: Loved Into Being Sunday Service

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       

Centering
    Welcome & Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm & Sadie Kahn-Green       

Sharing in Community

    The rest of the service is provided by the UUA. You can find the link here: Loved Into Being Sunday Service 
    Outreach: Children's Winder Garden with White Wing School - Chris Clanin, Vitoria Agnew       

Going Deeper
    Fueling Our Flame - Stewardship Team       

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Recordings from the February 21, 2021 service         
Date recorded: February 21, 2021
This service, entitled "White Supremacy Teach-In" is led by our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman with the support of Worship Associate, Robin Trudel. In 2021, actual “white supremacists” are not required in order to uphold white supremacist culture. In order for us to be more effective at tackling the white supremacy beyond our walls, we must also identify ways in which systems of supremacy and inequality live within our faith and our lives.

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn - Building Bridges       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene and the Phillip's Family       
    Singing the Children to their Workshops: As You Go (Kathleen Tracy)       
    Stewardship Testimonial - Lindsey Sylvester       

     Anthem: "Make Good Trouble" (from the words of John Lewis, music of Elizabeth Melvin, sung by Lea Morris) shown with permission. Look on YouTube & on Lea's website: https://www.thisislea.com/  
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering: GSOP Immigrant Rental Assistance       
    Outreach Music: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around       
    Response:        

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Robin Trudel       
    Anthem: How Long - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Homily: White Supremacy Teach-In - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn:        
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting:        

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Recordings from the February 21, 2021 service         
Date recorded: February 21, 2021
This service, entitled "White Supremacy Teach-In" is led by our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman with the support of Worship Associate, Robin Trudel. In 2021, actual “white supremacists” are not required in order to uphold white supremacist culture. In order for us to be more effective at tackling the white supremacy beyond our walls, we must also identify ways in which systems of supremacy and inequality live within our faith and our lives.

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn - Building Bridges       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene and the Phillip's Family       
    Singing the Children to their Workshops: As You Go (Kathleen Tracy)       
    Stewardship Testimonial - Lindsey Sylvester       

     Anthem: "Make Good Trouble" (from the words of John Lewis, music of Elizabeth Melvin, sung by Lea Morris) shown with permission. Look on YouTube & on Lea's website: https://www.thisislea.com/  
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering: GSOP Immigrant Rental Assistance       
    Outreach Music: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around       
    Response:        

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Robin Trudel       
    Anthem: How Long - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Homily: White Supremacy Teach-In - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn:        
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting:        

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Recordings from the February 14, 2021          
Date recorded: February 14, 2021
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm. What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world. A large portion of the service was provided by our denomination's national organization, the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association). We will not be posting this here, but you can follow this link to their portions of the service: UUA Side with Love Sunday Service
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       
    Ritual of Gratitude and Release - Rev Allison and members of the congregation       

    The rest of the service is provided by the UUA. You can follow this link to hear all of it: UUA Side with Love Sunday Service 

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Fueling the Flame of Beloved Community         
Date recorded: February 7, 2021
Today's service is led by Rev Allison Palm where she asks, what is Beloved Community and how are we nurturing the vision of Beloved Community both inside and outside of our congregation? How can each of help to fue the flame of Beloved Community? Join us to ponder these important questions.

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Pat Ladew       
    Opening Hymn: Building Bridges - Hymn #1023       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: GSOP Immigrant Rental Assistance - Eva Castillo       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    UU Church of Nashua Mission        
    Anthem: Hand in Hand - M. Monforti       
    Outreach Presentation:How Has UU Nashua Fueled Your Flame? - Stewardship Team       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No.123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Pat Ladew       
    Anthem: One Voice - Ruth Moody       
    Homily: Rev. Allison Palm       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Shall Be Known - MaMuse       
    Benediction: Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy       

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Recordings from the January 31, 2021 service.         
Date recorded: January 31, 2021
On this Switch it up Sunday, we started together in worship online and then split up for workshops about the various ways we are creatively getting through the pandemic winter doldrums. Join us to spark your imagination and have some fun! Rev Allison Palm leads the service. Although we are not able to post the workshops themselves, maybe you could try one of the topics on your own! The workshops were: journaling, making a pandemic playlist, planning your garden and starting seeds, advocacy postcards, making cards and letters for church penpals, sharing your art, book buzz, and humor during a pandemic.

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

Centering
    Chalice lighting - Eileen Herring       
    Hymn: There Is More Love Somewhere - sung by Suellen Davidson        

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life        
    Wonderbox - Rev Allison, with special guest Elmo       
    Outreach Offering: Fuel Assistance Project - Brenna Woods. Music from our choir: Storm Is Passing Over (Charles A. Tindley; B. W. Baker, arr.)       

Going Deeper

    Workshops are not recorded, but please try your hand at a topic: journaling, planning garden, making cards, making a pandemic playlist, sharing art, book buzz, advocacy postcards, or humor. 

Returning to Service in Life
    Coming back together - Rev Allison       
    Closing Hymn: Roots and Wings (written and sung by Matt Meyer)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy by Kathy Grossman        

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Recordings from the January 17, 2021 service         
Date recorded: January 17, 2021
This service, entitled "Imagining with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." is led by our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman. MLK helped us imagine a just world. What would our world be like if he were still in it?

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Andy Capen       
    Opening Hymn:        

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box with        
    Departing Blessing:        
    Anthem:        
    Response:        
    Outreach Offering: Southern New Hampshire Fuel Assistance Program       
    Special Music:        
    Response: From You I Receive       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Andy Capen       
    Anthem:        
    Homily:        

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

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Recordings from the January 10, 2021 service         
Date recorded: January 10, 2021
Today's service, Imagining the New Year, is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from guest musician Peter Mayer, music director Jed Holland, director of faith formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and worship associate Bob Coulter. Please listen to the beautiful and meaningful music! To learn more about Peter Mayer, check out his website at www.petermayer.net

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

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice lighting - Oliver Kahn-Greene       
    Opening Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere - Hymn No. 95 - singer Suellen Davidson       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Fuel Assistance Project - Roy Goodman       
    Music: Turn Me Earth by Peter Mayer, copyright 2019, www.petermayer.net       
    Response: From You I Receive No. 402       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: The Morning by Peter Mayer, copyright 2014, www.petermayer.net       
    Spirit of Life No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Bob Coulter       
    Music: Beauty of the World by Peter Mayer, copyright 2019, www.petermayer.net       
    Reflection - Rev Allison       
    Music: One More Circle by Peter Mayer, copyright 2001, www.petermayer.net       
    Sharing Our Art - Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Where is the Light? by Peter Mayer, copyright 2005, www.petermayer.net       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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Question Box         
Date recorded: January 3, 2021
Got a question about life? religion? Unitarian Universalism? something else entirely? Rev. Allison does her best to answer your questions on the fly in this Question Box service! You can submit a question here: https://forms.gle/36taoqcGHWkMdk9HA

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Tess George/Jim Woolsey       
    Opening Hymn: There is More Love Somewhere - Video/Hymn No. 95       

Sharing in Community
    Invitation: Submit questions here:        
    Outreach: Southern NH Fuel Assistance Fund - Jodi Holway       
    Outreach Music: Who Knows? (Where the Windows Blows), JMM and Pamela Martin, words; Joseph M Martin, music       
    Response: From You I Receive No. 402       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: Over the Rainbow (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics E.Y. Harburg) - Kathy Grossman       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No.123       

Going Deeper
    Questions - Tess George & Rev. Allison Palm       
    Anthem: Counting Blue Cars (Dishwalla)- Sarah Shor, soloist       
    More Questions - Tess George & Rev. Allison Palm       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Where Do We Come From? - Hymn No. 1003 - singers Brenna Woods, Suzi Grossman, Alex Taylor, Frank and Kathy Grossman       
    Benediction: Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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When Bad Years Happen to Good People         
Date recorded: December 27, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close it’s time to pause, reflect, say goodbye and then look toward the new year.

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

CENTERING
    Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn: "Find a Stillness" #352       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox - Eileen Herring       
    "Another Day" - Steve Hedges       
    Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering - SNH Fuel Assistance - Burns Fisher       
    "It's a Brand New Day"       
    From You I Receive       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection - Robin Trudel       
    "Unwritten" - Anne Smith, Kathleen Griffis, Brenna Woods, Sarah Shor       
    Homily - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "How Could Anyone" #1053       
    Benediction - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       

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Recordings from the 5 pm Christmas Eve service, 2020         
Date recorded: December 24, 2020
Today's Christmas Eve service is led by Rev Allison Palm, on her first day back from parental leave - it is wonderful to have her back! Many people helped with this service, including Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, Music Director Jed Holland, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, Worship Associate Eileen Herring, and congregation members Mary Holland, Julian Kahn-Greene, and Grace Morton.
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev Allison Palm       
    Carol: Deck The Hall       
    Opening Words and Chalice lighting - Mary Holland & Julian Kahn-Greene       
    Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful       
    Today is a Special Day - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    And so the Story Begins - Grace Morton       
    Arriving to Bethlehem - Rev Allison       
    Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem       
    Sharing Our Creations - Sadie       
    Jesus is Born - Ben       
    Arriving to Bethlehem - Rev Allison       
    Carol: Il Est Ne'!, Noel! (He is Born) - by Steve Kupferschmid - sung by our virtual church Christmas Eve choir       
    Sharing Our Creations - Sadie       
    The Shepherds Visit - Eileen Herring       
    Arriving to Bethlehem - Rev Allison       
    Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High       
    Sharing Our Creations - Sadie       
    The Magi Visit - Julian       
    Arriving to Bethlehem - Rev Allison       
    Carol: We Three Kings       
    Sharing Our Creations - Sadie       
    Outreach Offering for SNH Fuel Assistance - Ben       
    Offertory Music: Will the Angels Still Sing (Heidi M. Singer, arr J Holland) - sung by soloists Brenna Woods, Steve Hedges, and Anne Smith       
    Passing the Light - Rev Allison       
    Hymn: Dona Nobis Pacen/Silent Night       
    Carrying the Light Into the World - Rev Allison, Sadie, and Ben       
    Carol: Joy to the World       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       

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Recordings from the 7 pm Christmas Eve service, 2020         
Date recorded: December 24, 2020
Tonight's Christmas Eve service is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland; Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman; Worship Associates Tess George, Bob Coulter, and Andy Capen; congregation members Bob Sampson, Mary Holland, and Julian Kahn-Greene

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

Centering
    Introit: Deck the Hall       
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Mary Holland and Julian Kahn-Greene       
    Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful       

Sharing in Community
    Lesson: Readings from Isiah and Luke - Bob Sampson       
    Carol: Il Est Ne'! Noel! (He is Born) - by Steve Kupferschmid - sung by our virtual Christmas Eve Choir       
    Lesson: Perfect Love, by Rev Dan Schatz - Andy Capen       
    Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem       
    Lesson: The Shepherds - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High       
    Lesson: The Camels Speak, by Lynn Ungar - Bob Coulter       
    Carol: We Three Kings       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Fuel Assistance - Ben       
    Offertory Music: Will the Angels Still Sing (Heidi M. Singer, J. Holland) - soloists Brenna Woods, Steve Hedges, Anne Smith       

Going Deeper
    Lesson: Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem, by Maya Angelou - Tess George       
    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       

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Recordings from the December 20, 2020 service         
Date recorded: December 20, 2020
This is a Solstice Service entitled "Here Comes the Sun", led by Director of Faith Formation, Sadie Kahn-Greene and UU Nashua Children and Youth! For copyright reasons, we cannot post the audio of the Lea Morris video "Honor the Dark". This video can be accessed at her website https://www.thisislea.com.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Sadie Kahn-Greene       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Rev. Allison Palm, Tristan Husby, Olympia & Hosea       
    Scene 1: Introduction - Faith Formation Participants       
    Opening Hymn: Find a Stillness       

Sharing in Community
    Scene 2: The Sun God Goes to Sleep - The Atwell Family       
    Anthem: The Longest Night of the Year by Peter Mayer, copyright 2005, www.petermayer.net - soloist Harry Purkhiser       
    Scene 3: The Holly King and the Oak King - The Holmes Family       
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Scene 4: The Children and Trees are Scared - Faith Formation Participants       
    Anthem: One Candle, One Flame (Linda Sobo)       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Fuel Assistance - Cecile Bonvouloir       
    Response:        

Going Deeper
    Scene 5: The Return of the Oak King - The Holmes Family       
    Anthem: Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison) - Darcy Hinkle       
    Scene 6: Sun God Returns and Sees the Trees - Faith Formation Participants       

Returning to Service in Life
    Anthem: Wassail Song - The Holland Family       
    Closing Reflection - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Benediction       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the December 13, 2020 service.          
Date recorded: December 13, 2020
Today we join our Worship Associates Pat Ladew, Robin Trudel, and Andy Capen as they explore different ways of being still to discover the truth of who you are.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Pat Ladew       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Robin Trudel       
    Opening Hymn: Find Stillness - soloists Kathleen Griffis, Brenna Woods, Anne Smith, Emma Rearick        

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Wonder box continued       
    Anthem: Stand in the Light (words & music S. Moccio & L. Christy, arr. by R Emerson) - soloist Brenna Woods       
    Outreach Presentation: SNH Fuel Assistance - Brenna Woods       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Robin        
    Homily - Pat        
    Homily - Andy Capen       
    Anthem: Be Here, Be Still (Melissa Monfort) - Anne Smith       
    Homily - Robin       

Returning to Service in LIfe
    Closing Hymn: Dark of Winter       
    Benediction - Pat       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting         
Date recorded: December 6, 2020
Join guest Minister Rev. Kimberley Debus, Ministerial Intern Ben Atherton-Zeman and Worship Associate Tess George for this service that reminds us that December is a time of waiting, as the calendar connects us to holy days of anticipation, hope, and expectation.

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Rev. Kimberley Debus       
    Opening Hymn: Find Stillness - Video       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Singing Our Children & Volunteering Out: As You Go by Kathleen Tracy       
    Response: Spirit of Life - No. 123       
    Outreach Presentation: SNH Fuel Assistance - Fatima Masic       
    Response: From You I Receive - No. 402       

Going Deeper
    Movement One: A Pregnant Pause. Music: O Come Emmanuel, verse one - Dan Murphy       
    Homily: Rev. Kimberley Debus       
    Prayer: Ben Atherton-Zemen       
    Movement Two: How Long, O Lord, How Long? Music: O Come, Emmanuel, verse two - Kathy Grossman       
    Homily: Rev. Kimberley Debus       
    Prayer: Tess George       
    Movement Three: Any Minute Now. Music: O Come, Emmanuel, verse three - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Homily: Rev. Kimberley Debus       
    Prayer: Ben Atherton-Zemen       
    Movement Four: When Hope is Hard to Find. Music: O Come, Emmanuel, verse three - Brenna Woods       
    Homily: Rev. Kimberley Debus       
    Prayer: Tess George       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Come Sing A Song With Me - No. 346       
    Benediction - Rev. Kimberley Debus       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the November 29, 2020 service         
Date recorded: November 29, 2020
Today's service, "Healing Without Being Fixed" is led by Worship Associates Emma Rearick, Eileen Herring, and Bob Coulter, with support from ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman, and music director Jed Holland.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Emma Rearick       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Emma        
    Reading - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn: What Wondrous Love       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life       
    Wonderbox - Ben Atherton-Zeman       
    Outreach Offering: Bridges - Burns Fisher       

Going Deeper
    Healing Reading #1 - Medical/Illness - Eileen       
    Anthem: You Are Loved (by Jason Shelton) - Sung by Kim Steele, Suellen Davidson, Jess Woods, Emma Rearick, Anne Smith, Geri Davidson, Martha Holland, and Kathy Grossman       
    Healing Reading #2 - Emotional - Emma       
    Anthem: Blackbird (Lennon & McCartney) - soloist Brenna Woods, guitarist Steve Hedges       
    Reading #3: Aging - Bob Coulter       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: For All That Is Our Life       
    Benediction - Bob       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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Breathe In, Breathe Out         
Date recorded: November 22, 2020
There is always so much to do in our lives that it’s rare that we take a moment to stop and and take a deep breath. When things feel out of control and overwhelming, what does it feel like to remind ourselves to rest, to breathe, to take a moment to be present to our bodies? Sometimes it’s scary to do that, but it’s so important for taking care of ourselves and each other.

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Carl Phillips       

CENTERING
    Chalice Lighting: "Be Still With Me and Enter" by Rev. Marta Valentin - Rev. Aisha Ansano       
    Opening Hymn: "What Wondrous Love" #18       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Spirit of Life #123       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Laurel Rearick-Guarnari       
    "Belly Breathe" - Brenna Woods and Friends       
    Outreach - November recipient "Bridges"       
    From You I Receive #402       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: from the book, "Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith" by Jimmy Carter - Carl Phillips       
    "Take Time" - Sarah Shor, Geri Davidson, and the Music Team       
    Sermon: "Breathe In, Breathe Out" - Rev. Aisha Ansano       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Meditation on Breathing" #1009       
    Benediction - Rev. Aisha Ansano       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       

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Recordings from the November 15, 2020 service         
Date recorded: November 15, 2020
This service, entitled "The Gift of Life: Hospice Stories on Loving and Healing" acknowledges that lessons on how to live and how to heal can come from unexpected places and be laced with humor and joy. Worship leader Cynthia Knowles, a hospice chaplain, invites the congregation to share some of the gifts she received along the way and to pose the question back to them, "What stories have changed you?" Supporting this service are our Ministerial Intern, Ben Atherton-Zeman, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Worship Associate, Emma Rearick.

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

Centering
    Chalice Lighting - Emma Rearick       
    Opening Hymn - What Wondrous Love       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box: When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree (Jamie L. B. Deenihan) - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Layne Bonvouloir       
    Singing the Children to their Workshops: As You Go (Kathleen Tracy)       
    Response: Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering: Bridges       
    Response: From You I Receive       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Emma       
    Anthem: Hold Me, Rock Me (Brian Tate) - The Holland family       
    Sermon: The Gift of Life: Hospice Stories on Loving and Healing - Cynthia Knowles       
    Anthem: Swimming to the Other Side (Pat Humphries) - Dan Murphy, Tess George, Kathy Grossman       

Returning to Service in LIfe
    Benediction - Cynthia       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the November 8, 2020 service         
Date recorded: November 8, 2020
Today's service is led by Ben Atherton-Zeman.

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

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Andy Capen       
    Opening Hymn: What Wondrous Love is This?       

Sharing in Community
    Wonder Box & Night Blessing Prayer - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Spirit of Life       
    Anthem: What The World Needs Now (Burt Bacharach) - Steve Hedges       
    Outreach Offering: Bridges, Choir music: I'm Gonna Get Through This World - Victoria Agnew       
    Words of Reflection - Andy Capen       
    Anthem: Japanese Bowl by Peter Mayer, copyright 2010, www.petermayer.net - soloist Harry Purkhiser       

Going Deeper
    Homily: Healing the Nation - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: This is My Song       
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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All Souls Remembrance         
Date recorded: November 1, 2020
How do we grieve when we can’t do it in community? How do we know what others need to heal? During this service, we made space for us all to remember we can find healing. We created a video presentation to honor, celebrate and remember loved ones who have died and we shared several rituals for healing.

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

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Tess George       
    Opening Hymn: What Wonderous Love #18       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Honoring Our Ancestors - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Remembering Our Ancestors - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Ritual with Prayer Drawing & Words - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Response: Spirit of Life No. 123       

Going Deeper
    Remembering Loved Ones Rituals - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Bob Coulter       
    Anthem: We Are (Ysaye Barnwell) - UU GA 2020 virtual choir       
    Remembering Loved Ones Rituals - Tess George & Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Outreach: Bridges - Roy Goodman & Amy Jo Muscott       
    Music: Count On Me (by Bruno Mars) - UUCN 2014 Childrens Choir       
    Response: From You I Receive #402       

Returning to Service in Life
    Benediction: Tess George       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy performed by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude: Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the October 25, 2020 online service         
Date recorded: October 25, 2020
Today's online service is "Active Listening", led by our ministerial intern Ben Atherton-Zeman. Ben explores feeding back feelings and meaning, to listen for what is not being said so we can understand what someone actually needs rather than what we think they need. Supporting Ben today are music director Jed Holland, worship associate Emma Rearick, Tess George, Burns Fisher. Today's beautiful special anthem solos are provided by Steve Hedges and Brenna Woods. Please listen - they are both so wonderful!

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

Centering
    Chalice Reading and Lighting - Emma Rearick and Tess George        
    Opening Hymn: When Our Heart Is In A Holy Place       
    Opening Words - Tess George       
    Anthem: When You Say Nothing At All (Paul Overstreet & Don Schlittz) - Steve Hedges       

Sharing In Community
    Wonderbox: The Ear and the Heart - Ben & Emma with Abigail       
    Spirit of Life (#123) - Emma       
    Outreach Presentation: GSOP - Burns Fisher, Choir recording of Oceans and Stars (Amy Bernon)       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: The Good News (Thich Nhat Hanh) - Tess       
    Anthem: Listen (Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler, and Beyonce Knowles) - Brenna Woods       
    Homily: Active Listening - Ben Atherton-Zeman       

Returning to Service in Life

    Closing Hymn: Listening (Lea Morris) - We aren't posting this song, but please look her music up! 
    Benediction - Ben       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from October 18, 2020         
Date recorded: October 18, 2020
In this service, entitled "Music Lessons in a Time of Dissonance", guest Worship Leader Matt Meyer reflects on what lessons music can teach us about Deep Listening and the spiritual practice of paying attention. Matt is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU Congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.

Gathering Community
    Prelude - Matt Meyer       
    Welcome & Greeting - Eileen Herring       

Centering
    Opening Words: Breath, Said the Wind, by Lynn Ungar - Eileen Herring       
    Opening Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Granite State Organizing Project       
    Outreach Music - Matt Meyer       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Wonder Box: Woodpecker and the Forest Band - Matt Meyer       
    Singing the Children & Volunteers to Workshops: As You Go       
    Anthem: On the Day We are Together Again (Humbird) - Matt Meyer       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: Pry Me Off Dead Center (Ted Loder) - Ben, Eileen, and Matt       
    Sermon: Music Lessons in a Time of Dissonance - Matt Meyer       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: There are More Waters Rising (Matt Meyer) - Matt       
    Invitation to Sharing Worship Creations - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Benediction - Matt Meyer       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       

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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 (Words and Music By Mellissa Monforti) - 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 27, 2020 service         
Date recorded: September 27, 2020
Today's service is "Beginning Again". It is led by our Rev Allison Palm, for her last service before taking parental leave. We'll see her again in late December. Supporting the service are Music Director Jed Holland, Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, Church Board member Roy Goodman, and worship associate Pat Ladew. 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? Listen to today's special music solos by Steve Hedges and Anne Smith.

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

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Pat Ladew       
    Opening Hymn: Bright Morning Star (Traditional tune, lyrics by Matt Meyer) - Matt Meyer       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life       
    Wonder Box - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: Circle (Harry Chapin) - Steve Hedges        
    Outreach Offering - Roy Goodman, Choir recording Closer To The Flame (words by Susan Bentall Boersma; music by David Lantz III)       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Pat Ladew       
    Homily: Beginning Again - Rev Allison Palm       
    Anthem: The Rose (Amanda McBroom) - Anne Smith       
    Ritual for Beginning Again - Rev Allison & Sadie       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Soon the Day Will Arrive       
    Benediction - Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy by Kathy Grossman        

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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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