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June 30, 2024: "Praises for the Journey"


Reverend Connie Grant
Erica Whichello, Worship Associate

One of my favorite hymns—maybe my very favorite—is “Sing Out Praises for the Journey.” As the lyrics remind us, we stand upon a threshold, facing futures yet unknown. Some thoughts about life journeys and the journeys that have brought us together, as we go our own ways.

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Order of Service

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Ringing of the World Bell

Congregational Prelude

“Come Sing a Song with Me” by Carolyn McDade

Welcome & Announcements

Anabel Watson, Connections Coordinator

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Chalice Flame

Elizabeth Venstra

“In This Small Flame” by Jean Wahlstrom

Dr. Stephanie Kimball, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Opening Words

“We, Whose Journeys are Always Beginning” by Marni Harmony

Reverend Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

#1020 “Woyaya”


“The North Star” by Peter Reynolds

Musical Interlude

"Faithfully" by Jonathan Cain

Ray Fellman, piano

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“For a New Beginning” by John O’Donohue


"Over the Rainbow" music by Harold Arlen, words by Yip Harburg

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.


“Map of the Journey in Progress” by Victoria Safford

Erica Whichello, Worship Associate

Gift of Music

“An Irish Blessing” by Katie Moran Bart

UUCB Choir

Sue Swaney, Music Director


"Praises for the Journey"

Reverend Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

#295 “Sing Out Praises for the Journey”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“One Thing Required of Us” by Kendyl Gibbons


Choral Benediction

“A Blessing” by Mary Goetze

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