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July 14, 2024: "Humbled By Change"

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Madison Colquette, guest speaker

In her 2009 book, The Jesus Prayer, historian Frederica Mathewes–Green wrote, “Everyone desires transformation, but no one wants change.” As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to collectively transform and we’re always in the midst of this messy work. Since May 2023, I have been working as a hospital chaplain bearing witness to both the discomfort and humility of transformation and change. As UUCB begins a new chapter in your collective ministry, I offer reflections on transformation from my experience with patients, families, and healthcare staff. May we gather in the collective mess of transformation together.

Madison Colquette is a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School pursuing fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister and chaplain. Madison works as a hospital interfaith chaplain and as part of an interdisciplinary group that provides emotional and spiritual support to healthcare workers to reduce staff distress and moral injury. 

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Order of Service

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Ringing of the World Bell


“Shikasta” music by Thomas Tallis, text by Steve Pollitt

Cloud 7

Welcome & Announcements

Anabel Watson, Connections Coordinator

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Chalice Flame

Allison Tomusk

"A Chalice Lighting for Liminal Times" by Summer Albayati

Erica Whichello, Worship Associate

Opening Words

Madison Colquette, guest speaker

Opening Hymn

#34 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire”


“Inside the Chrysalis”

Sarah Montgomery, Worship Associate

Musical Interlude

Ray Fellman, piano

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

"For Solitude" by John O’Donohue


Ray Fellman, piano

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.


“A Blessing for Traveling in the Dark” by Jan Richardson

Erica Whichello, Worship Associate

Gift of Music

“Oh Love” by George Matheson

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Andrew Appel, Dexter Edge, Carol Marks, Steve Pollitt, Susie Sullivan, Anabel Watson, Licia Weber, Lisa Wickes


“Humbled By Change”

Madison Colquette, guest speaker

Closing Hymn

#352 “Find a Stillness”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“The Work We Share” by Krista Taves


"May You Be Changed" by Emily Richards


“For Those Who Seek God/Surround Me Alway” music by Deborah Phelps, text by Robert Mabry Doss, arr. Steve Pollitt

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