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March 31, 2024: “Resurrection for Unitarian Universalists”

Reverend Connie Grant

Avram Primack, Worship Associate

On this Easter Sunday, can we as Unitarian Universalists find meaning in the tale of resurrection?

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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

Griffin Smith

“For Holy Days on Which We Recall the Old Stories” by Dillman Baker Sorrels

Dr. Stephanie Kimball

Opening Words

“In the Wonder of Morning” by Charles Flagg Reverend Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

#38 “Morning Has Broken”


“Love One Another” by Lauren Thompson

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 Interlude

Kim Carballo, piano

Covenanting with New Members

Congregation: We welcome you into membership in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, knowing that we are changed by your presence among us.

New Members: We gladly join with you in a spirit of goodwill and collaboration, knowing that we too are changed.

All: We covenant together as members of this congregation, bringing our gifts and needs to this community. Together, we support the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington through our contributions and our participation. We pledge to do our part to create and sustain this community of encouragement and strength for each other and for the common good of the world.

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“What Gives Us Life” by Vanessa Rush Southern and Alyson Jacks


Kim Carballo, 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.


from “The Renewal of Life: An Easter Meditation”

by John Dietrich, founder of congregational humanism

Read by Avram Primack, Worship Associate

Gift of Music

“Awake the Harp” from The Creation by Franz Josef Haydn

UUCB Choir

Susan Swaney, Music Director


"Resurrection for Unitarian Universalists”

Reverend Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

#61 “Lo, the Earth Awakes Again”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“A mere wisp of matter in process” by Rolfe Gerhardt


Choral Benediction

“I Am the Change” by Phyllis Wyckliff

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