Please see here for Sunday, May 24, 2020 Order of Service

May 24, 2020  VIRTUAL WORSHIP 

Pre Service:  Children’s Chapel at 9:30 am with Kerry Anne Kilkelly 
Gathering Music at 9:50 am:  Guest Musician, Josh Del Dotto
Preaching:  Rev. Erica Richmond, Honoring Various Fields
Time for Wonder and Service:  Rev. Lee Bluemel 
Music:  Guest Musician, Josh Del Dotto and Erin Lane
Zoom Handlers:  Rev. Erica, Erin Lane, and others! 🙂

Zoom Goodbye to Rev. Erica on Thursday, May 28th via Zoom at 7:30 pm and we are going to do a Zoom Children’s Chapel “Pajamas, Breakfast, and Saying Good-Bye to Rev. Erica” (Password:  Children) on May 31st at 9:30 am. 

Do you miss coffee hour?  Do you miss connecting with your North Parish friends?
Immediately following the worship service this Sunday, we will do using Zoom breakout rooms to do coffee hour!  Breakout rooms allow us to virtually gather in small groups-this will be a great chance to truly say hi to folks.  You don’t have to do anything, anyone who is still in the Zoom room for a few minutes after the postlude will automatically be invited into a breakout room.  We hope you stick around on Sunday and join us! 

To learn Spirit of Life in sign language, you can use this link

SEE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT for easy instructions to join Sunday worship. 

Upcoming Worship 
May 31st,  Bridging Sunday (and Annual Meeting) 
Reflecting:  Rosie Scott and Wilson Stecher 
Service:  Rev. Erica Richmond, Rev. Lee Bluemel 
Music:  Gathering Music by Aaron and Oliver Pawelek; John Middleton-Cox 
Milestones:  Bridging of High School Seniors; Thank you to RE volunteers; Rev. Erica Richmond’s last Sunday!   
We will be offering our well wishes to Bridgers Isaac Howell, Katie Kooken, Oliver Pawelek, Andre Richard, Rosie Scott, Wilson Stecher, Zoe Zimmer.  (The Coming of Age mentors for this group were Keith Connors, Saige Goley, Kate Keisling, Barry Low, David Kovner and Alanna McKee.)
June 7th, 10:00 am:  Flower Communion and Volunteer Recognition 
Reflecting:  Rev. Lee Bluemel 
Music:  John Middleton-Cox
Community Ritual:  Flower Communion (Wear a flower, include flowers visible on your screen, bring a flower- or ideally two- “to church”.) 
June 14th, 10:00 am:  Service for All Beings and Animal Blessing 
Reflecting:  Rev. Lee Bluemel 
Music:  John Middleton-Cox 
Community Ritual:  Animal Blessings- invite your pet to church”, or call to mind the wild creatures you would like to “be blessed” with life. 
June 21st, 10:00 am: Summer Solstice Service and Fathers’ Day
Reflecting:  Helen Cymbala and friends
Service:  Rev. Lee Bluemel 
Music:  John Middleton-Cox and friends
June 28th, 10:00 am:  General Assembly Sunday Service 
Livestreaming at 
Preaching:  Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT
Service:  Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack, Community Minister for Worship and Spiritual Care for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism and co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective, an LGBTQ ministry
Music:  Benjie Messer, of the UU Congregation of Phoenix 
Rev. Joan Javier-Duval will deliver the sermon at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship.  She is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, mother of a kindergartener, and spouse of a proud Vermonter.  Beauty, gratitude, and love are at the heart of her faithful striving for collective liberation and a thriving planet.

Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack will be worship leader.  Mykal’s ministry is focused on supporting Black folx in our faith as well as spaces for LGBTQ people to access resilience, healing, and spirituality.  Mykal resources faith communities for the work of radical inclusion and culture shift.  He is a husband and father from the South, committed to healing and truth-telling, as well as community accountability and care.

Benjie Messer’s goal this GA is to share the beauty and joy being created by the wonderful musicians throughout our faith.  Benjie’s musical experience includes leading a New Orleans brass band, arranging for a digital music start-up, composing for film and media, teaching at every level from preschool through college, completing the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Program and now, like so many staff musicians, leading online rehearsals via conference call.

Volunteers are needed to host Sunday morning fellowship hours and usher.   Click here to sign up.

To learn about other Upcoming Events at North Parish, click here.

The North Parish office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  It is recommended to call ahead to confirm that someone is in the office.  Thank you.