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


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Sunday Services

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman’s book with this title, which was first published in 1995, revealed to many of us a new way of looking at intelligence, ourselves, and others. What does that new perspective tell us about how we want to interact with other fragile human beings? - Rev. Terry Sims

Order of Service

Prelude  DREAMING    Beyond the Blue Horizon – Richard Whiting & Frank Harling; 
When You Wish Upon a Star – Leigh Harline & Neil Washington; On a Clear Day – Burton Lane; Before the Parade Passes By – Jerry Herman
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 #521    – Eusebius
Offertory  GETTING THERE    Open a New Window – Jerry Herman; Everything’s
Coming Up Roses – Jule Styne; I Am What I Am – Jerry Herman; I Have Been Changed for
Good – Stephen Schwartz; Being Alive – Stephen Sondheim; Do You Hear the People Sing?
 – Claude-Michel
Reading     Emotions Matter – Daniel Goleman, Amit Abraham, and The Dalai Lama
Sermon    Emotional Intelligence – Rev. Terry Sims, Minister
Hymn #318    We Would Be One
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)    Julian Rush
Sound    George Czeczyk, Ken Saunders
Ushers    Joan Carlson, Amy St. Peter, Cynthia Bratcher, Danean Mitchell
Welcoming Center    Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins