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June 02, 2024: “Stolen Lands, Stolen Lives”


“Stolen Lands, Stolen Lives”

Rev. Connie Grant

Sarah Johnson, Worship Associate

Voces Novae

Some history of the U.S. Indigenous boarding school system, including Unitarian involvement.

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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

“The Ember of Hope” by Lisa Doege

Dr. Stephanie Kimball

Opening Words

“We Gather” by Pat Uribe-Lichty

Rev. Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

#95 “There Is More Love Somewhere”


“Stolen Words” by Melanie Florence, Cree

Sarah Johnson, Worship Associate

Musical Interlude

Ray Fellman, piano

Social Justice Task Force Moment

Racial Justice Task Force

Ruth Aydt

Gift of Music

"We Are As One” by Mary Goetze, text by Moses Jumper Jr., Seminole Voces Novae

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“The Blessings of Love” by Dorothy May Emerson


Sanctus, from Missa Papae Marcelli by Giovanni Palestrina

Voces Novae

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.


“Remember” by Joy Harjo, Muscogee

Musical Interlude

Ray Fellman, Piano


“Stolen Lands, Stolen Lives”

Rev. Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

#318 “We Would Be One”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“Holy and Generous Love” by Elena Westbrook


Choral Benediction

“Benedictus” by Mary Goetze and Violet Cookie Lynch

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