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February 11, 2024: Religions, Ethics, and Health

David Craig

David Craig, Pulpit Guest
Mary Craig, Worship Associate

How do congregations cultivate wellness and advocate for healthy communities?
Healthcare ethicist David Craig, professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI, will share his community-engaged research exploring “cultures of wellness” in a broad range of Indianapolis-area religious communities (Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic). 

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

“We gather this morning as one community” by Adam Slate

Stephanie Kimball, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Opening Words

from “Health is Membership” by Wendell Berry

Dr. David Craig

Opening Hymn

#86 “Blessed Spirit of My Life”


“Miss Tizzy” by Libba Moore Gray

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

Ray Fellman, piano


"Disease's Gifts" by Joy Ladin

Mary Craig, Worship Associate


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 Healthcare as a Social Good

Dr. David Craig

Gift of Music

“Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone

with Rachel Yang Burkholder, oboe

Helen Ford cello

UUCB Choir

Susan Swaney, Music Director


“Religions, Ethics, and Health”

Dr. David Craig, Pulpit Guest

Closing Hymn

#360 “Here We Have Gathered”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“Abundant Grace” by Melissa Jeter


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.

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