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17540 N. Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ, 85378
United States


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Sunday Services

Fitting our Faith in the Ballot Box

How elections impact our hearts and souls. As UUs, we might assume that many of us are on the same page when it comes to our electoral preferences, or at least in the same chapter. But we are more diverse than we may know—and affirming that diversity is a worthy challenge. - Emrys Staton

Order of Service

Greetings     Pat Lindgren, Worship Leader
Prelude     Willow Creek – Marian McPartland & Leonis McGlohon
Gathering Hymn #346    Come Sing A Song With Me
Welcome Visitors
Lighting the Chalice  
With its beauty and grace and strength, may this flaming chalice remind us of our highest
aspirations, our deepest commitments, and our most earnest intentions.
Lighting the Peace Candle
Story For All Ages
Singing the Children Out    Children’s Recessional – Joyce Poley
     As you go on your way, may you be filled with gladness, Go in joy, go in joy!
     May fortune bless your day with peace and loving kindness, Go in love, go in love
Joys . . . Concerns
Silence, Meditation and Prayer      
Affirmation    Love is the spirit of this church and service is its law.
        This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,
        to seek the truth in freedom, and to help one another.
Responsive Reading #657    It Matters What We Believe
Offertory    Wondrous Love – arr. Phillip Keveren
Reading     Excerpt from an essay, The Faith of Free Men   
                                                                                           – UU Theologian, James Luther Adams
Anthem    Love Has Broken Down the Walls – Mark A. Miller
Sermon    Fitting Our Faith in the Ballot Box – Emrys Staton, Guest Minister
Hymn #1017    Building a New Way
Closing Words
Sending Hymn #1058     Be Ours a Religion
Today’s Hosts
Children’s RE Director    Lisa Lawrence
Hospitality    Louise Wagner, Victoria Burke
Music Director    Debby Bullins
Musician(s)    Connie Jahrmarkt
Sound    George Czeczyk, Paul Siniscal
Ushers    Jan & Jake Flint, Jean Deal, Linda Vitale
Welcoming Center    Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins

October 13
Choir Rehearsal
October 23
Choir Rehearsal