8/15/21 Meaningful Poetry

We gather this morning as best we can to restore both our sense of commitment as we face the world as it is and inspiration to act in ways large and small that will foster better days for all. We are more when we are together: wiser, resilient, and more able.


Prelude: Gnossienne No.1 – Satie – Anna Kojovic Frodl


Chalice Lighting: by Annie Dillard
We are here to abet creation and to witness it, to notice each thing so each thing gets noticed. Together we notice not only each mountain shadow and each stone on the beach but we notice each other’s beautiful face and complex nature so that creation need not play to an empty house.”


Hymn #1010 We Give Thanks


Gesture of Friendship


Message for All Ages


Children’s Blessing


Hymn How Can I Keep From Singing – NYC Virtual Choir and Orchestra


Diane Lange
Sandy Christensen
Patty Reiman
Alex Reilly
Jeanne Arnold
Joe Pourroy
Jen Simpkins


The Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church is a community of generosity and abundance. Especially now, in this challenging time, your generosity is what keeps this community as vital as it is, a beacon of respectful engagement and faith in the power of love. Each month we share the generosity of our collection with a local partner. This month’s partner is BeLEAF Survivors.

BeLEAF Survivors seeks to provide a safe and compassionate environment
to promote hope and healing after sexual assault by lifting, empowering,
advocating, and fighting for survivors and their allies and, therefore
the community as a whole.

Please join me in being as generous as you can. Together, our support will mean a brighter, healthier future for all.


Offertory Music Butterfly – Frederick Bernard – Performed by Anna Kojovic Frodl


Benediction Adapted from Gaelic Runes
Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.

We extinguish our chalice flame but the fire, and the light go on in you. This service has ended, your service begins again. Peace and unrest.


Postlude Roots and Branches – Franck – Anna Kojovic Frodl