SUNDAY MAY 31, 2020
We celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the UU Service Committee this Sunday with special messages from UUSC Executive Director, Rev. Mary Katherine Morn. In times of crisis such as we are living through now, looking to moments in our shared history when we rose to the challenges before us can offer important lessons – as well as hope. This special UUSC Sunday service explores how congregations have brought our Unitarian Universalist values to the fight for human rights since UUSC’s founding in May of 1940.
“Doors” open at 10:15. Service begins at 10:30. Plan to stay after the service for our virtual coffee hour where we will break into small groups for community and conversation. All are welcome.
Order of Service – May 31, 2020
MUUF – “We are Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship”
Welcome to UUSC Sunday
Opening Greeting (Video) – Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, UUSC President and CEO
Prelude (CD Recording) – “I Dreamed A Dream” by Claude-Michel Schönberg
(Performed by Danny Wright pianist from his Black and White Vol. 2 album)
Chalice Lighting (Virtual)
This is the flame of our faith, the light of hope, the cup of community and the fire of commitment. May we be bearers of the light, and the cup and the fire, as together we create a world of justice and joy.
                              Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, UUSC President and CEO
(Performed by the Holston Valley UU Virtual Choir, produced by Wendy Hearl)
Message – UUSC Mission Overview (Video)
Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, UUSC President and CEO, narrative
(Performed by All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington DC, Directed by Jen Hayman)
Closing Hymn (Video) – “Come Healing” by Leonard Cohen
(Performed by First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn)
Extinguishing the Chalice (Virtual)
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again. Elizabeth Selle Jones
Benediction (Video) – Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, UUSC President and CEO
Please join us on Zoom for our weekly Check in on Thursdays between 10 AM and 12 PM.  Be on the lookout for Karen’s reminder email with link to Zoom for Thursday’s meeting. 
Sunday services will be at 10:30 AM every Sunday on Zoom. Karen will send out a notice every week that will include the Zoom link.
Knitters 4 Peace meets via Zoom on Tuesday at 10 AM. Contact Carol Alt for link.
 The Book Group will meet Monday, June 8, 2PM, on Zoom. Marilyn Sewell, author of our current book In Time’s Shadow will have a virtual reading on June 2 at 7PM. You must pre-register to get the Zoom link emailed to you.
The Lexow Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota is pleased to invite you to view a narrated video tour of “Poetry of the Ordinary,” an exhibit of photographs by Susan Davy.
With much gratitude to Barb McCrea and John Isham for Tech support.