Thursday, March 23, 2017

PEACE Nehemiah Action Assembly April 3

People Engaged in Active Community Efforts Nehemiah Action Assembly will take place at the West Palm Beach Convention Center at 7pm, April 3, 2017. Tickets are available from Barbara Hatzfeld and the network members. There will be a bus leaving 1stUUPB at 6pm for those who reserve.

Last Chance to Reserve for March 29 Norton Tour

Natalie Lederer will lead a tour of the Norton Museum especially for UUs on March 29 at 10:30am.
Please RSVP -- call 790- 5981.

We will explore abstract art, beginning with this month's Spotlight selection. It features renowned contemporary artist Spencer Finch. His work is about light, color, and the passage of time. He is interested in depicting a world that is experienced differently by each of us -- our reactions to nature and to popular culture. Finch's abstract, yet personal work is on permanent display at the entrance to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Called “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That Morning”, it depicts 2,983 sheets of paper painted with varying shades of blue, representing each person who perished that day. We shall view and discuss his take on an Apple Tree and on the Wizard of Oz movie, as well as related works in the permanent collection.

March 26, 2017 Order of Service

At the sound of the chime, please join in singing Hymn #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude:  Lullaby by Billy Joel
Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
The chalice lit amongst us is a beacon. A beacon of hope, in a world in crisis. A beacon of possibility, made manifest in our community. A beacon of warmth through our interconnections. A beacon of light illuminating our shared wisdom. A beacon of connection by our being together.

New Member Recognition (see insert)

*Hymn: #360 Here We Have Gathered

Candles of Joy and Sorrow and Meditation  

Reading: Actions Change the World by     
                    Zahari Berlin

Offertory: No One is Alone by Stephen

Affirmation (in unison) Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another.

Sermon:    Put Your Money Where your  
                    Values Are
                     Rev. CJ McGregor

*Hymn: #128 For All That Is Our Life

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison) 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.

Closing Words

Postlude:  In My Life by the Beatles
Gratitude & Applause
*Please stand in body or spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.

This Week
Today: Nursery is open at 10:15am. Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Thursday: JAM Book Discussion 4pm in the Channing Room. Teaching Thursday Community Meal 6pm in Ministers Hall.  7pm Program: Rich Palermo “A Brief History of the American Labor Movement” in Ministers Hall.
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Ushers: Pat Knight and Terry Last
·        Cover Art: Larry Stauber
           Fellowship Hour Hospitality: Ramsay Laing

Our Staff
Rev. CJ McGregor, Minister
Claudia Jimenez, Intern Minister
Peilin Ko, Music Coordinator
Barbara Hatzfeld, Office Administrator
Willie Nelson, Sexton