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March 03, 2024: “Celebrating our History, Funding our Future”


Reverend Connie Grant and Pledge Drive Committee

With special music and words, we’ll focus on why the past, present, and future of this congregation matter to you. Sweet and savory pastries provided by the Women’s Alliance and fun activities offered by the Pledge Drive Committee will follow the 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

“Woyaya” Words and music by Loughty Amoa, Solomon Amarfio, Robert M. Bailey, Roy Bedeau, Francis T. Osei, Whendell K. Richardson, and Mac Tontoh, transcribed by Ysaye Barnwell, arr. Jeannie Gagne

Welcome & Announcements

Anabel Watson, Connections Coordinator

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Chalice Flame

“With the Kindling of This Flame” by Sharon Wylie

Opening Words

“We Build on Foundations We Did Not Lay” by Peter Raible

Reverend Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

# 347 “Gather the Spirit”


“Give and Take” by Chris Raschka

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

“With a Little Help from My Friends” by McCartney and Lennon

Ray Fellman, piano

Social Justice Task Force Moment

Reproductive Rights Task Force

Social Justice Task Forces:

  • Green Sanctuary
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Hope for Prisoners
  • International Outreach
  • Just Peace
  • Racial Justice
  • Rainbow Rights
  • Refugee and Immigration
  • Reproductive Justice

Musical Moment

from “Präludium II" by Clara Schumann

Pledge Drive Introduction

“Celebrating Our History and Funding Our Future”

Corrin Clarkson, Pledge Drive Committee Chair


"Memory in Community"

David Frew

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“A Place Where the Rules are Different” by Richard Trudeau


“A Gift of the Sea by” Wayne Graz

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.


“Why Do We Gather Here?”

Scott Russell Sanders

Gift of Music

“Sogno di volare” (Dream of Flight) by Christopher Tin, text adapted from Leonardo da Vinci

UUCB Choir

with Ray Fellman and Bob Appelman

Susan Swaney, Music Director


“Giving and Taking”

Reverend Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

#402 “From You I Receive, to You I Give”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

words by Sharon Wylie


Choral Benediction

“I Am the Change” by Phyllis Wyckliff

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