WATCH: UUA Sunday Worship, June 28, 2022, Portland Oregon

A beautiful service of music, song, story and reflections from General Assembly. See what thousands of UUs look like together as one community. Enjoy!

First Reflection starts about 48 minutes in (2.54)
Second Relfection starts about 62 minutes in

Order of Service

  • Ingathering Songs 
    Led by Alison King, with Melissa Sky-Eagle on piano, and the GA Band – Michael Backus, guitar, John Wulcott, bass, Casey Anderson, drums 
    • We Give Thanks 
    • Wake Now My Senses 
    • Siyahamba 
    • Rivers of Grace 
    • Come and Go With Me 
  • Call to Worship 
    Revs. Gretchen Haley, Shari Halliday-Quan, and Sean Neil-Barron 
  • Choral Anthem—“The Storm is Passing Over”
    Charles Albert Tindley/arr. Barbara W. Baker
    Choral Direction by Alison King, with Melissa Sky-Eagle on piano 
  • Chalice Lighting 
    Aimee, Mikyka’ela, Iyara and Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons 
  • Holding / Held 
    Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan
    Adam Podd, arrangement and piano 
    • “Rock Me (Divine Mother)” 
      by Ana Egge and Gary Nicholson 
  • Spoken Word & Visual Reflection—“Because Church”
    Rev. Sean Neil-Barron 
  • Musical Response—“Abide With Me”
    Traditional Lyrics by William Henry Monk with arrangement/new lyrics by Rev. Christopher Watkins Lamb
    Piano by Melissa Sky-Eagle, spoken word from Lea Morris, Casey Anderson, drums 
  • Story—“Partners”
    Rabbi Marc Gellman, used by permission of the author
    Original artwork by Steve Sedam
    Voice over by Michael Cruz
    Video animation by Elliot Cennamo 
  • Sermon—“The Deal On Those Days”
    Rev. Gretchen Haley 
  • Choral Anthem—“You Will Be Found”
    Benj Pasek & Justin Paul/arr. Mac Huff, Hal Leonard
    Choral Direction by Alison King, with Melissa Sky-Eagle on piano, and the GA band 
  • Special CollectionECRCP builds grassroots leadership within East Multnomah County to create an equitable, inclusive, and livable community centered on the needs of the most underrepresented and marginalized residents. It aims to advance policies that improve the lives of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color with an intersectional framework of race, gender, sexuality, immigration status, age, disability, class, and lived experiences.DonateOffering—East County Rising Community Projects
    Offering invited by Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan
  • Offertory
    Lea Morris, vocals and Adam Podd, piano, and the GA Band
    • “With a Little Help from My Friends” 
      Lennon and McCartney 
    • “Heart Wide Open” 
      Lea Morris 
  • Gratefulness 
    Revs. Gretchen Haley and Sean Neil-Barron 
  • Closing Song—“There is More Love Somewhere” 
    Traditional Spiritual
    Arrangement by Adam Podd 
  • Benediction 
    Rev. Gretchen Haley 
  • Postlude

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