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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