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

623-875-2550

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Sunday Services

"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
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 #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
Spirit
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
Closing Words
Sending Hymn #167     Nothing But Peace Is Enough For Me

Today’s Hosts
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