Unitarian Universalist Worship Service

Candler School of Theology

Service of Word

Unitarian Universalist Worship

Our Radical Welcome: Unitarian Universalists

and the New Stranger Among Us

February 3rd, 2011

Order of Worship

Gathering Music 

Hymn                                                                                      Where Do We Come From

Welcome                                                                                                                                                                                       Allegra Knight MTS ‘12

The Chimes Calling Us To Silence


Call to Worship                                                                                                                                                                                 Kim Palmer MDiv ‘13

Lighting Our Chalice Flame                                                                                                                                                              Duncan Teague MDiv ‘11

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Norman Horofker, T10

      As we light our chalice, we affirm…

            The unity of all life and our interdependence

                  with the rest of creation.

            The uniqueness and equal dignity

                  of every person.

            The power of unconditional love

                  to transform lives.

            The importance of constantly seeking truth and wisdom.

            The divine ground of our being

                  that connects us with each other and the infinite

                  and which replenishes and heals us.


†Hymn                                                                                       This is My Song                                                                                              UMH #437

                                                                                                         verses 1-2

†Hand of Friendship

Musical Meditation


Joys and Sorrows                                                                        There Will be a Light                                                                                         arr. Harper

Spoken and Silent Meditation                                                                                                                                                             Allegra Knight MTS ‘12

Personal Reflection                                                                                                                                                             Johnathan Kadim Ávila, MDiv ‘13

Anthem                                                                                         I Am a Ripple                                                                                            arr. Herrick


Sermon                                                                                                                                                                                       Lauren Shields MDiv ‘13

†Hymn                                                                              Come and Go with Me to this Land


†Extinguishing Our Chalice                                                                                                                                                                 Norman Horofker, T10

†Benediction                                                                                                                                                                                  Amanda Davis MTS ‘12

Worship Notes

Greeters: Nancy Gerhart and Byung Choi

Organist: Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant

Choir: The Candler Chorale directed by Jaime Shiell

Musicians: Donald Milton III, Director of Music at the Unitarian Universalist

            Congregation of Atlanta

Readers:  Allegra Knight, Kim Palmer, Duncan Teague, Johnathan Kadim Ávila,                                                         

            and Amanda Davis

Preacher: Lauren Shields

Worship Office Coordinators: Adam Love, Kenny McGill, Duncan Teague,

            Josh Hickman, Kimberlee Payton, and Steve Reneau 

Today you are invited to continue our discussion in the Dean’s Hospitality Room following the service in CST 517.  Our reception is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Minister’s Cluster of Atlanta.

The Seven Principles

The Unitarian Universalist Association covenant to affirm and promote:

The Six Sources


The living tradition Unitarian Universalists share draws from many sources:

Special Thanks

            This worship experience was the collaborative effort of many generous and kind souls within and outside the Candler community. We would like to thank The Development Office of Candler, Tom Gildemeister, Worship Office Coordinators Team #3, the ministry of music from Jamie Shiell, Donald Milton III, Candler Chorale, Dean Barbara Day Miller, The Office of Student Programming, the Candler UU Student Group, and especially The Unitarian Universalist Minister’s Cluster of Atlanta for sponsoring the reception.