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


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Sunday Services

 "The Religion of Antiques Roadshow: Authenticity as the Highest Value"

Relying on highly-trained specialists, Antiques Roadshow allows us to watch as the authentic pieces are separated from the fraudulent or imitation work. The search for what is deemed real and genuine ultimately leads to what is seen as valuable. How has a similar search for authenticity shaped the development of faith and Unitarian Universalism? - Emrys Staton


Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Surprise
 Rev. Terry Sims, Minister             Pat Lindgren, President

January Theme:  Courage
Order of Service – 10:30 a.m. – January 22, 2017

Greetings     Pat Lindgren, Worship Leader
Prelude     Prelude #8 – Federico Mompou
Gathering Hymn #168    One More Step
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    Sarabande from Suite Opus 40 from Holmberg’s Time – Edvard Grieg
Reading     excerpt from Questions for the Religious Journey: Finding Your Own Path
                                                                                                                                 – George Beach
Anthem    Dream Keeper – Rollo Dilworth
Sermon    The Religion of Antiques Roadshow: Authenticity as the Highest Value
                                                                                                        – Emrys Station, Guest Speaker
Hymn #1026    If Every Woman in the World
Closing Words
Sending Hymn #167     Nothing But Peace Is Enough For Me

Today’s Hosts
Greeters    Janet Kafel
Hospitality    Marion Frances, VR Abrahamson
Children’s RE Director    Lisa Lawrence
Music Director    Debby Bullins
Musician(s)    Connie Jahrmarkt
Sound    George Czeczyk, Paul Siniscal
Ushers    Nancy Flann, Jean Deal, Mary Beth Chrest, Danean Mitchell
Welcoming Center    .Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins