This Sunday will be a live Zoom service conducted jointly with 4th UU of Westchester, N.Y. (the church which the Rev. Kevin DeBeck recently started serving).

The service will start at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, December 13, 2020, at this Zoom link.

Here is the order of service for today:

I never made a mistake in my life.  I thought I did once, but I was wrong.
– Lucy Van Pelt (Charles Shultz)

Introduction    Rev. Kevin 4th UU

Welcome and Announcements     UUFE Board greeting
    4th UU Board Greeting

Elkhart Announcements     Rev. Amy UUFE

Elkhart Covenant    UUFE Congregation

Mohegan Lake Affirmation     4th UU Congregation

Love is the spirit of this fellowship.
This is our great covenant: 

To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love,
And to help one another.

Chalice Lighting:  Little Flame, By Kathryn Estey   

Little flame,

Light the tender kindling of our souls…

And soon a roaring blaze shall be

Of warmth and love and community.

From this little spark

May a fire of passion spread from heart to heart,

And light our way, sweet spirit.

And light our way.

Gathering Hymn: #221 Light One Candle   

Sharing of Joys and Sorrows    UUFE & 4th UU Congregations

Hymn: #123, Spirit of Life Choir of All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC

Fuente de Amor, ven hacia mí. Y al corazón, cántale tu compasión. Sopla al volar, sube en la mar; Hasta moldear la justicia de la vida. Arráigame, libérame, Fuente de Amor, ven a mí, ven a mí.

Spirit of Life, come unto me. Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion. Blow in the wind, rise in the sea; Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close; wings set me free;

Offering- This is a combined offering for both congregations. 4th UU send your checks to 4th UU, PO Box 17, Mohegan Lake, NY, 10547.
UUFE use the square space address to send money electronically. Elkhart’s offering will be split with Habitat for Humanity.

Elkhart’s Square Space link:

Offertory – December Special    Chris and Patty French, UUFE 

Program:     “St. Lucia Lights the Way.”    Rev. Amy DeBeck, UUFE

    “Lucy Van Pelt–Feminist Icon”    Rev. Kevin DeBeck, 4th UU

Hymn: #346 Come Sing A Song with Me.

Chalice Extinguishing    UUFE & 4th UU Congregations

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.

Sung Benediction: Long Time Sun    4th UU Musicians

May the long-time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you,
Guide your way on.

Our weekly Zoom Coffee Hour will start at 11:30 a.m. on a different Zoom link (click here for Zoom Coffee Hour).