From before the Revolutionary War to after January 6, 2021, we have struggled to establish a country that would be ruled by peaceful means and the conscience of the people. Always, this principle has been countered by another–“might makes right”–and Unitarian Universalists have joined others to push back and let the people rule, not by the gun, but by the ballot. Today we celebrate these victories, recommit ourselves to their sacred intention, and after the service, take action to ensure that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Worship leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern
Special music: Ruth Huber, piano and vocals
Follow along in the order of service, bit.ly/uucpa_oos_20220814.
9:30: We gather in person, on the main patio, distanced 3′ and masked for safety. Children’s Religious Education is in session at the same time.
11:00: We gather in person in the Main Hall, in person on the main patio, and via Zoom: bit.ly/uucpa_service_11am. In-person, we are distanced 3′ and masked for safety; proof of vaccination is required to enter the Main Hall. You may also sit on the patio if you prefer. To watch the service live on our Facebook page, visit: www.facebook.com/uucpa/live_videos.
Photo: Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons