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February 04, 2024: Being Who We Are

Reverend Connie Grant

Dr. Stephanie Kimball

What does it mean to be who you are, whoever you are?  A multigenerational service.

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Order of Service

Our order of service is available both here on our website and in print.

Ringing of the World Bell

Congregational Prelude

“Come, Come, Whoever You Are” words adapt. from Rumi; music by Lynn Ungar

Welcome & Announcements

Anabel Watson, Connections Coordinator

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Chalice Flame

Elijah O'Neill

“The Light of Life” by Jill McAllister

Clara Courtney, Olivia Sapp, Harriet Walz, Reid Walz, Chalice Leaders

Opening Words

“Hoping, Trusting for So Many Things” by Katie Kandarian-Morris

Reverend Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

# 1051 “We Are…”


“Straight Line Wonder” by Mem Fox

Stephanie Kimball, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Musical Moment

“Billie’s Song” by Valerie Capers

Ray Fellman, piano

Social Justice Moment

Rainbow Rights Task Force

Jason Michálek

Social Justice Task Forces:

Green Sanctuary, Just Peace

Habitat for Humanity, Racial Justice

Hunger and Homelessness, Rainbow Rights

Hope for Prisoners, Refugee and Immigration

International Outreach, Reproductive Justice


“Red: A Crayon’s Story” by Michael Hall

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“Humanity’s Psalm” by Cynthia Frado


"In Perfect Silence” by David Tolk

During the Offertory, you are invited to silently light a candle to represent a joy or sorrow in your life.

You are invited to participate in this morning’s offering by contributing as the basket passes or online at uucb.churchcenter.com/giving. You may make a non-pledge gift or a contribution towards your annual pledge, or both, at that site. This fiscal year, 25% of our non-pledge Sunday offerings will be given to All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, which provides cloth and disposable diapers/wipes, pregnancy tests, feeding supplies, and other essentials to families in need. See alloptionsprc.org for more information.


From “The Gender Wheel” by Maya Gonzalez

Anabel Watson, tap dance


"Being Who I Am"

Jason Michálek

Rhythmic Interlude

Anabel Watson, tap dance


"Being Who I Am"

Erica Whichello

Gift of Music

“A Place in the Choir” by Bill Staines, arr. Erica Phare-Bergh

Family Choir

UUCB Choir

Anabel Watson, tap dance

Susan Swaney, Music Director


"Being Who We Are"

Rev. Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

#170 “We Are a Gentle, Angry People”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“Let Us Kindle New Sparks” by Debra Burrell


Choral Benediction

“Make It Right” by Malcom Dalglish

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