"The Courage to Choose Unconditional Happiness"
Michael Singer in his New York Times bestseller, “The Untethered Soul” asks the question, “Do you want to be happy regardless of what happens?” When you commit to unconditional happiness, you begin the “surest spiritual path to awakening that can possibly exist. - ”Rev. Dr. Cathy Corbin Mannino
Order of Service
Greetings Patricia Balfour, Worship Leader
Prelude: I’ll Be Happy Sunny Side of the Street – Johnny McHugh;
Singin’ in the Rain – Herb Brown; Accentuate the Positive – Harold Arlen; Bye, Bye, Blackbird
– Ray Henderson; You’ll Never Walk Alone – Richard Rodgers
Gathering Hymn #168 One More Step
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 #556 These Roses
Offertory: I’ll Move Myself Toward Happiness I’m On My Way – George Gershwin;
Now I Have Everything – Jerry Bock; Look to the Rainbow – Burton Lane; Don’t Rain on My
Parade – Jule Styne; Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein; We Shall Overcome – African American
Reading from the Book of Awakening – Mark Nepo
Sermon The Courage to Choose Unconditional Happiness
– Rev. Dr. Cathy Corbin Mannino, Guest Speaker
Hymn #1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place
Sending Hymn #167 Nothing But Peace Is Enough For Me
Greeters Judith & Chuck Linden
Hospitality Brooke Gaunt
Children’s RE Director Lisa Lawrence
Music Director Debby Bullins
Musician(s) Julian Rush
Sound George Czeczyk, Charlie Mannino
Ushers Berta and Claudia Czeczyk, Janet Kafel, Cynthia Bratcher
Welcoming Center .Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins