Cheryl Spoehr and Worship Associate Christie Anderson – This service will explore different forms of solace. It will begin with a Japanese Shinto ceremony – “The Blessing of the Toys”. Please bring your favorite toy, the one that brings you the most comfort.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Eric VanBaars – Don’t miss our annual family-friendly, outdoor service at Plum Creek Park. Joining together for a single service at 10 am, we will welcome in the summer, honor fathers and celebrate the youth who are bridging from high school into the next chapter of their lives. Consider bringing a lawn chair for your comfort and plan to stay for the picnic after the service.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee – Gay or straight, bi or trans, intersex, gender-queer, questioning or not, you are welcome here. This morning is a celebration of love and diversity. Bring a flower with you to church today as we will also be celebrating our annual Flower Ceremony. Meanwhile, the children who participated in religious education this year will have a party during each service.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Christie Anderson – Unitarians and Universalists have long been advocates of public education. This morning we will consider the life and work of the Unitarian educator Elizabeth Peabody. Did you know that we are indebted to her for the kindergarten movement in our country? Come to learn and celebrate as we also recognize the people who have been teachers and advisors for the children of the church this past year.