Backpack Blessing Sunday

Backpack Blessing Sunday

August 27, 2017
Rev. Jen Crow

How can something so delicate and nearly weightless carry us skyward? Feathers are our inspiration as we prepare to take flight at this Sunday’s Backpack Blessing service.

In this season of returning and restarting, we affirm the boundless worth of each and every person, and encourage one another to act with courage and compassion. The multigenerational service offers children, youth, and adults of all ages the opportunity to reflect upon how we might carry the love of our church community and the tools of our faith with us wherever we go. Expect some fun and surprises!

Children and youth are invited to wear their school backpacks to church so that we can include them in the Backpack Blessing ritual.

Join us this Sunday, Aug. 27 for worship at 10 a.m.

Order of Service: August 27 Order of Service

Listen to the Call to Worship and Homily:

Offering Recipient: First Universalist Youth Trips (give here)

Music: First Universalist Summer Choir

Summer Worship Theme: Meeting the Moment 
Sometimes it happens in a small room, when your mind quiets, and the rhythm of your breath begins to lead. Sometimes it happens in a conversation, when you take a leap of faith and step into a hard conversation. Sometimes it is that crazy notion that will not be pushed aside, and you make an about turn that leads into an unimaginable freshness of life and purpose. Sometimes it’s showing up in the streets, in a rotunda, in a meeting, in covenantal community. Sometimes it’s showing up for yourself. The religious life is meeting the moment over and over again. Join us this summer as ministers and speakers from all different walks of life, and contexts tell of their spiritual grounding, and stories of meeting the moment.

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