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February 25, 2024: “Celebrating 75 Years: Focus on Social Justice”

75 years

Reverend Connie Grant

Reverend Bill Breeden

As we continue to honor the 75th anniversary of the founding of this church, we’ll look at some highlights of the congregation’s work towards social justice. 

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

“Love, not fear, can change this world” by Jennifer Leota Gray

Dr. Stephanie Kimball

Introduction and Opening Words

Reverend Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

#118 “This Little Light of Mine”


“Universalist Roots of Social Justice Work”

Dr. Stephanie Kimball

Childcare is available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 108.

Religious Education for Children:

Ages 4-6 meet for Spirit Play in Room 105

Ages 7-12 meet for Kids' Club in Room 208

Children may be picked up at these rooms at 11:30 a.m.

Musical Moment

“Through the Trees” by David Tolk

Ray Fellman, piano

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“Only Begun” by William Sinkford


“Be Thou My Vision” arr. by Michael Larkin

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 “History of Social Action in the Unitarian Universalist Church 1948-1998” by Cookie Lynch

Gift of Music

“Steal Away” Spiritual

Ray Fellman, piano


“Working for Social Justice”

Reverend Bill Breeden


"Your Focus on Social Justice”

Reverend Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

# 95 “There Is More Love Somewhere”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

words by Mark Morrison-Reed


Choral Benediction

“Make It Right” by Malcom Dalglish

The chorus melody is adapted from the singing of Miss Laura Rivers' "That’s All Right" from a Smithsonian Folkways recording from the African American Gullah culture of John’s Island near Charleston, South Carolina. -- Malcolm Dalglish

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