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July 07, 2024: "That Time the Rabbi Spiked the Punch"


Rev. Misha Sanders, Guest Minister

Sarah Barnett, Worship Associate

Why water into wine? Did Jesus choose the theme of his first miracle just to show everyone how much value he placed on having a good party? Maybe it was much deeper than that. Maybe not. Let’s have some fun talking about it!

Rev. Misha Sanders (she/her/hers), is wrapping up parish ministry in the Metro Atlanta area, and heading into community chaplaincy work. She is a fiery preacher of the good news of Unitarian Universalism, and believes that the whole world is built and rebuilt by the stories we tell ourselves and each other.

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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


Holling Smith-Borne, piano

Welcome & Announcements

Anabel Watson, Connections Coordinator

Announcement from MUUSA

Nate Warner

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Chalice Flame

Ray Money

“Joy Calls Unto Joy” by Gordon B. McKeeman

Dr. Stephanie Kimball, Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Introduction of Guest Minister

Sarah Barnett, Worship Associate

Opening Words

“The Instinct to Play” by Reverend Shari Woodbury

Reverend Misha Sanders

Opening Hymn

#361 “Enter, Rejoice, and Come In”


“Oh Say Can You Say?” by Dr. Suess

Musical Interlude

“See You Later, Alligator!” by Pam Blevins Hinkle

Social Justice Task Force Moment

Refugee and Immigrant Support and Education

Social Justice Task Forces:

Green Sanctuary




Hope for Prisoners

International Outreach

Just Peace

Racial Justice

Rainbow Rights

Refugee and Immigration

Reproductive Justice

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“We Lift Up Every Joy” by Tess Baumberger

Reverend Misha Sanders


Holling Smith-Borne, 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 donated to Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County to fund the installation of solar panels and energy monitoring systems and mandated radon testing in Habitat homes. The non-profit organization and its volunteers work to make more affordable, energy-efficient, and safe housing available locally. See monroecountyhabitat.org for more information.

Gift of Music

“What a Gift” by Pam Blevins Hinkle


“Joy” by Terri Pahucki

Sarah Barnett, Worship Associate

Gift of Music

“Joy” by Jenna Torres, arr. Pam Blevins Hinkle


“That Time the Rabbi Spiked the Punch”

Reverend Misha Sanders

Closing Hymn

#29 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame


“To Soulfully Survive” by Heather Rion Starr


“Let Us Go Out” by Pam Blevins Hinkle

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