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9/2/2018 - Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and Allison Halerz - "Where Are We Going?"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
   
   Part 2. A Chant Collage on Vision: Woyaya, Spiritual, There Is More Love, I'm On My Way, Where Do We Come From, and We Are the Ones; and Blessing
   
 
8/26/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Allison Halerz - "A Song of Aspiration"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Social Justice Connection (Restorative Justice)
   
   Part 2. Offertory, Meditation, Reading, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction
   
 
8/19/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Allison Halerz - "Free and Responsible"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offertory, and Meditation
   
   Part 2. Reading, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction
   
 
8/12/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "We Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike"
   Part 1. Ingathering
   
   Part 2. Meditation, Reading, Singing, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction
   
 
8/5/2018 - Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Cristy Cardinal, Laszlo Slomovitz, Eric Fithian, Jean Chorazyczewski, and Lori Fithian - "A Principled Faith"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Singing, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Collage on UU Principles, Singing, and Blessing
   
 
7/29/2018 - Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Ain't No Time for Dat: The Service Formerly Known as 'Missed Connections' "
   Part 1. Ingathering, Social Justice Connection, and Offertory 
   
   Part 2. Meditation, Reading, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, and Blessing
   
 
7/22/2018 - Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "From This House"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Dispersal to Meditation Stations; Music from Sanctuary Station: Connecting Through Sound
   
   Part 2. Continuing Music of Connecting Through Sound, Singing to Gather Again, and Blessing
   
 
7/15/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "Connecting Through Singing"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Singing
   
   Part 2. Connecting Through Singing and Homily
   
 
7/8/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "The Spiritual Practice of Friendship"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offertory, and Singing
   
   Part 2. Reading from the writings of Martin Marty, Singing, Sermon, Meditation and Silence, Singing, and Benediction
   
 
7/1/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "Film and Spirituality: Connections"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offertory, Clip from "Beasts of the Southern Wild", and Meditation
   
   Part 2. Clip from "We Were Here", Clip from "Marvin's Room", Singing, and Benediction
   
 
6/24/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Laszlo Slomovitz, Eric Fithian, Lori Fithian, Jean Chorazcyzewski, and Allison Halerz - "Sing Spiritually"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offertory, and Meditation
   
   Part 2. Reading and Sermon of Song
   
 
6/17/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Allison Halerz - "Animal Blessing" - [no recording made]
 
6/10/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Coming of Age Youth and Mentors - "Annual Credo Service"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Explanation of the Coming of Age Credo Process, Credo Presentations (Thomas-Palmer, Norton, Lintott, Klobucar, Krushelnick), Dance (Kahan), Credo Presentation (Gibb-Randall)
   
   Part 2. Credo Presentations (Agrawal, Woodside, Villanueva, Witten, LePottier), Offertory (Klobucar, piano), Credo Presentations (Wakeman, Ordonez, Zivsak, Kahan, Beck), Singing, Benediction
   
 
6/3/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Allison Halerz, and the graduating seniors - "Crossing the Bridge"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Bridging Ceremony for the Graduating High School Seniors, Offertory, and Wake Now Our Vision
  
   Part 2. Time of Silence, Singing, Homily, and Bridging Ceremony for Life Transitions
  
 
5/27/2018 - Huwaida Arraf, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and Allison Halerz - "Gaza"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offertory, Prayer/Silence/Meditation 
   
   Part 2. Video Reading "WALA," Anthem, Sermon
   
 
5/20/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and Mindful Eating - "Flowers and Film: Vulnerability, Mortality, and Human Kindness"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Flower Communion
   
   Part 2. Social Justice Connection, Offertory, Meditation/Prayer/Silence, Film Reflection on Vulnerability and Kindness
   
 
5/13/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Call Me Mother"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
  
   Part 2. Collage: Mother of Choice, Vulnerability and Motherhood, and the Maternal Energy of Peacemaking
  
 
5/6/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, theresa rohlck, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Bells - "Come Alive"
   Part 1. Ingathering, a Story for All Ages, Inviting the Offering
   
   Part 2. Offertory (Bells), Reflection, Meditation, Reading, Interlude (Bells), Reflection, and Singing
   
 
4/29/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Allison Halerz, Brianne Boyd, and the Chalice Singers - Candidating Week Begins - "The Individual in Community"
   Part 1. Ingathering, a Story for All, Offertory, Singing
   
   Part 2. Silent Reflection and Meditation, Reading, Anthem, Sermon, and Singing
   
 
4/22/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, with Brianne Boyd, the Chalice Sparks, Laszlo Slomovits, Eric Fithian, Lori Fithian, and Jean Chorazyczewski - "Earth Day"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Anthem, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Homily on Grief, Singing, Homily on Emergence, Anthem, Homily on Commitment, Singing, and Benediction (more music with Las et al.)
   
 
4/15/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Ministerial Search Team - "Open to Yes"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offering, Meditation and Silence
   
   Part 2. Reading, Sermon, and Announcement of Ministerial Candidate
   
 
4/8/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins and Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich - "Rising Green"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Ministerial Search Team Update, and Offering
   
   Part 2. Meditation and Silence, Singing, and Sermon
   
 
4/1/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Holy Disruption"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Introduction to Format of Sermon "Holy Disruption", Selections Drawn from the Hat, Anthem by Chalice Singers
   
 
3/25/2018 - Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Ginger Luke, Allison Halerz, and the writings of Rev. Nancy Shaffer - "Awaken the Soul"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Story for All, Deeper Roots Campaign, Offertory, and Meditation on Prayer
   
   Part 2. Reflection, Reading, Reflection, Singing, and Benediction
   
 
3/18/2018 - Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU), Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Fear and Overcoming"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Story, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Reflections and Meditation, Sermons and Response
   
 
3/11/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Being Real: Spiritual Maturity and Spiritual Growth"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Readings and Sermon
   
 
3/4/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, Brianne Boyd, the Chalice Singers and the Chalice Sparks - "Words Become Seeds"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Child Dedication, and Anthem
   
   Part 2. Offertory, Silence and Meditation with Singing, Collage Sermon: "Though I may speak . . .," "Is God a White Racist?," and "god is after all"
   
 
2/25/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Holding On and Letting Go"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Presentation of Scouting Award, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Pastoral Prayer, Singing, Chalice Singers, and Sermon
   
 
2/18/2018 - Julica Hermann de la Fuente, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Carrie Hatcher-Kay, Eden Winter, Allison Halerz, and Leah Tame - "Nevertheless, We Persist"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Social Justice Connection (UUAA Indivisible)
   
   Part 2. Three-part Sermon, Prayers, and Singing
   
 
2/11/2018 - No service due to snowstorm
 
2/4/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, Brianne Boyd and the Chalice Sparks - "Persistence"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Anthem, Offerotry
   
   Part 2. Collage on Persistence (with Video), featuring works by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Michael Moore, and Maya Angelou
   
 
1/28/2018 - Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Laura Bollettino, Brianne Boyd, and Allison Halerz - "The Best Intentions"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Story for All Ages, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Sermon (Part 1), Guided Meditation, Singing, Sermon (Part 2)
   
 
1/21/2018 - Rev. Julie Brock, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Brianne Boyd, and Allison Halerz - "Intention"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Story for All Ages, Social Justice Connection - Partner Church, Offertory
   
   Part 2. Singing, Common Prayer, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, Benediction
   
 
1/14/2018 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout and the Chalice Singers - "The Promise and the Practice"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory (Chalice Singers)
   
   Part 2. Lamentation, Silence, Singing, Reading, Homily
   
 
1/7/2018 - Rev. Keith Kron, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich - "Don't Think of a Minister"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Story for All Ages, Offertory (Allison Halerz), and Annual Service of Remembrance
   
   Part 2. Reading and Sermon
   
 
12/31/2017 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley - "Begin With Stillness"
   Part 1. Ingathering [not recorded]
   Part 2. Clearing the Old, Setting a Course, Sharing the Hope
   
 
 
12/24/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Allison Halerz, the Chalice Singers, and the Chalice Bells - "Christmas Eve: Candles and Carols"
   Part 1. Ingathering with Carols, Chalice Bells, and Chalice Singers, Birth Narratives from Christian Scripture, Musical Interlude
   
   Part 2. Anthems, Readings, Carols, Offertory, Lighting of the Candles
   
 
12/17/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Laszlo Slomovits, Brianne Boyd and the Chalice Sparks - "We Dream in the Darkness"
   Part 1. Anthem, Calling the Directions, and Ingathering
   
   Part 2. Inviting the Animals, Offertory, Reading, Meditation, Anthem, Wishes and Intentions
   
 
12/10/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Allison Halerz, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and the Chalice Singers - "Hope and Our Calling"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Anthem
   
   Part 2. Reading 1, Sermon Part 1, Reading 2, Sermon Part 2
   
 
12/3/2017 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "The Active, Present Hope"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Offertory, and Hymn
   
   Part 2. Sermon Collage: Sweet Darkness (Whyte), Reflection (video), Meditation, Holding the Hope for One Another (Hewitt), We Are Waiting (Takahashi)
   
 
11/26/2017 - Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and Rev. Cassandra Hartley - "Search for Truth in Love"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Meditation on Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving and William Btten's Burial at Sea (by David Roderick); Dreamers, creators, and seers and Perhaps the World Ends Here (by Joy Harjo)
   
 
11/19/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Allison Halerz, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Brianne Boyd and the Chalice Sparks, and theresa rohlck and the Chalice Bells - "Amidst an Abundance of Sources"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Anthems, and Social Justice Connection
   
   Part 2. Offertory, Covenant with Ministerial Candidate, Anthem, and Sermon
   
 
11/12/2017 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Allison Halerz, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and the Chalice Singers - "Build a Longer Table"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Readings, Anthem, and Sermon
   
 
11/5/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Jim Lee, Terri Wilkerson, and Allison Halerz - "What We Need Is Here"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Sunderland Society Testimonial, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Collage: Introduction, The Sacred Thread, 1001 Breaths, Wild Geese, What we need is here, and Inventing Sin
   
 
10/29/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and the Chalice Singers - "Fear Itself"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Annual Budget Campaign Update, and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Prayer, Reading, Anthem, and Sermon
   
 
10/22/2017 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Ken Clein, Brianne Boyd and the Chalice Sparks - "When Hope Is an Act of Bravery"
   Part 1. Anthems, Ingathering, and Child Dedication
   
   Part 2. Offertory and Sermon
   
 
10/15/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and Jane Ferguson - "The Courage to Show Up"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Canvass Testimonial, and Offering
   
   Part 2. The Two Questions and Small Group Discussion
   
 
10/8/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Megan Poliner, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Heart of Courage"
   Part 1. Ingathering and Offertory
   
   Part 2. Sermon and Anthem
   
 
10/1/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Angelina Zaytsev, and Laszlo Slomovits - "Finding the Courage"
   Part 1. Ingathering, Reading, and Meditation
   
   Part 2. Music with Las, Audio Clip from Defying the Nazis DVD, and Offering
   
 
9/24/2017 - Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and the Chalice Singers - "The Practice of Hospitality:
   Part 1. Ingathering, SGD Blessing, and Meditation
   
   Part 2. Reading, Anthem, and Sermon
   
   
9/17/2017 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Mollison Morgan - "Radical Welcome"
   Part 1. Ingathering
   
   Part 2. Social Justice Connection (Immigration Action), Offertory, Meditation, Reading, and Sermon
   
 
9/10/2017 - Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Doug Wadkins, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and the Chalice Singers - "Water Communion: An Ingathering"
   Part 1. Call to Worship, Anthem, Story for All Ages, and Instructions
    
   Part 2. Gathering of Waters, Meditation, Offering, and Commissioning of Leaders