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A Word About These Recordings

These recordings are all recorded live during our services using two small, unobtrusive microphones hanging from the ceiling. We think these recordings are pretty good but for the full experience please visit us in person! We were established in 1826 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Our Internet home is uunashua.org.

Our minister is Rev. Allison Palm and our director of faith formation is Sadie Kahn-Green. Our pianist, organist, choir director, and music director are all Jared (Jed) Holland.

One part of many services is called Joys and Concerns. It is too personal to be posted, but here is a sample of the words and music that are said and sung, with the personal information removed: Joys and Concerns.

Services are shown below, most recent first. Using the 'select group' dropdown, you can view previous years one year at a time. For each service, the elements are listed generally as they appear in the printed Order of Service. Click the blue play button following an item to hear it.

We are now also doing live streaming of our services on Sundays at 10 am, then repeating them again at 3 pm and 7 pm that day. To listen to those on internet radio, go to our main website, at uunashua.org, look at "Sunday Service Live" at the top of the right column, then select "Click Here to Play" to start hearing the service.You may have to click the "start" button on your player 2 or 3 times depending on your exact hardware and software.



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Recordings from the February 11, 2024 service         
Date recorded: February 11, 2024
“It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” Led by: Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Sam Murray       
    Hymn of the Month: "We Would Be One" #318       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Lead With Love Testimonial - Dave Price       
    Recognizing our Bookkeeper and Child Care Providers - Karen Murphy       
    Wonderbox: "Weather Together" by Jessie Sima - Rev. Allison Palm and Savannah C.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracey       
    Anthem: "You Will Be Found" (words & music: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul; arr: Mac Huff) - UU Nashua Choir - Soloists; Lindsey Hedrick and Brenna Woods        
    Outreach Offering: SNH Services Fuel Assistance - Cecile Bonvouloir       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection - Sam Murray       
    Anthem: "Who You Are" (words & music: Jessie J) - Brenna Woods       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "What Wondrous Love" #18       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the February 4, 2024 service.         
Date recorded: February 4, 2024
Today's service is "Lead With Love" and is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and worship associate Sonrisa O'Toole.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Opening Hymn: "We Would Be One" (words: Samuel Anthony Wright; music Jean Sibelius)       

Sharing in Community
    Introducing "Lead with Love" - Jim Bonvouloir and David Price, Stewardship Co-chairs       
    Anthem: "Lead with Love" (words & music: Melanie DeMore) - Music Team, soloist Brenna Woods       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Fuel Assistance - Robin Trudel       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Anthem: "Living in a Holy City" (words & music: Stephen Hatfield) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: "We Are Building a New Way" (words & music: Martha Sander, arr. Jim Scott)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the January 28, 2024 service         
Date recorded: January 28, 2024
“Embodying Liberating Love” Led by: Rev. Allison Palm & Sadie Kahn-Greene

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement, and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: "Give Thanks, Feel Alive, Know Love" by Leia Durland-Jones - Julia Firmbach & Savanna C.       
    Hymn of the Month: "Love Will Guide Us" #131       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox: "Channings Church" Inspired by "Stirring the Nations Heart" by Polly Peterson - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Sabrina, Phinn, Ruth, Leona, Sabrina, Abigail, Anna & Julian       
    Anthem: "Answering the Call of Love" (words & music: Jason Shelton) - UU Nashua Choir and Congregation       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Services Fuel Assistance - Burns Fisher       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Reflections on Being a Welcoming Congregation - Rev. Allison Palm, Brian Ibsen-Johnson & Tiffany Holmes       
    Anthem: "Are We Not Your Family?" (intro by Jed Holland) words & music: Diane Benjamin - UU Nashua Choir       
    Ribbon Meditation: Erin Scott, Ministerial Intern       
    Embodying Liberating Love - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "There is a Love" (words: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker; Music: Elizabeth Norton)       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the January 21, 2024 service.         
Date recorded: January 21, 2024
Today's service is "Redefining Love" and is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Ministerial Intern Erin Scott, Music Director Jed Holland, Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, and worship associate Danielle Van Dusen. And today, we have some wonderful music from our UU Nashua Band today, with a medley of love songs from across the generations!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome Erin Scott       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting The Names of Love by Rev. Scott Tayler - Danielle Van Dusen & Savannah C.       
    Opening Hymn: Love Will Guide Us (words: Sally Rogers; music: Traditional; arr: Betty A. Wylder)       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Leona C.        
    Love Songs of the Generations Medley - UU Nashua Band (pianist Jed Holland, John Burkitt on bass, and guest guitarist Sheldon Krasner)       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Services Fuel Assistance - Emma Rearick       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection Love is too much for one poem, by Sean Parker Dennison - Danielle Van Dusen       
    Anthem: If We Only Have Love (words & music: Jacques Brel) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Song: Shower the People (words & music: James Taylor)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Erin Scott       
    Song for Parting - "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the January 14, 2024 service         
Date recorded: January 14, 2024
"Only Love Can Do That" led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement, and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Introit: "When the Song of the Angels is Stilled" (music: Elizabeth Alexander; words: Howard Thurman) - UU Nashua Choir; oboist - Corey Sweeney       
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Sonrisa O'Toole and Leona C.       
    Hymn of the Month: "Love Will Guide Us" #131       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox: "Stillwater & Koo Save the World" by Jon J Muth - Sam Murray and Phinn P.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Services Fuel Assistance - Anne Smith       
    Offertory: "Show Us How To Love" (music: Mark A. Miller; words: Lindy Thompson)       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Hymn: "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: from "Loving Your Enemies" by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Anthem: "Shed a Little Light" (words and music: James Taylor) - UU Nashua Choir; soloist - Steve Hedges       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "There is More Love Somewhere" #95       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recorings from the January 7, 2024 service         
Date recorded: January 7, 2024
Today's service was remote-only, due to snow. This service is "Love at the Center", and is led by Ministerial Intern Erin Scott, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, worship associate Dylan Yetter, and our tech team members Frank Grossman and Ericka Lavalley. Make sure to take a minute to listen to Jed Holland sing a special song from Mr Rogers!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Erin Scott       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting With Love As My Guide by Cindy Terlazzo - Dylan Yetter       
    Opening Hymn: When Our Heart is in a Holy Place (words & music: Joyce Poley; keyboard arr: Lorne Kellett)       
    The Mission of the UU Church of Nashua - Erin       

Sharing in Community
    Reading Excerpts from Embracing an Ethic of Love (2022) By Susan Frederick-Gray, former President of the UUA - Dylan Yetter       
    Anthem: Today Im Gonna Try and Change the World (words & music: Johnny Reid) - Previous recording of Dan Murphy and the UU Nashua Choir       
    Outreach Offering: SNH Services Fuel Assistance - Karen Murray & Fatima Masic, Energy/Crisis Coordinator       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection Bring Your Broken Hallelujah Here & We Hold Hope Close: two poems by Theresa I. Soto - Dylan       
    Anthem: Many Ways to Say I Love You (words & music: Mr. Fred Rogers)- Jed Holland       
    Sermon - Erin Scott       

Returning to Service in Life
    Hymn of the Month: Love Will Guide Us (words: Sally Rogers; music: Traditional; arr: Betty A. Wylder)       
    Benediction - Erin       
    Song for Parting - Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman) - Previously recorded       

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Recordings from the December 31, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: December 31, 2023
Poetry Sharing Service Led by: Dick Widhu

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement, and Welcome - Dick Widhu       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Dick Widhu and Phinn P.       
    Hymn: "Winter Solstice Chant: #1063       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Introduction to Poetry as a Spiritual Practice - Ellen Fisher       
    Introduction to the First Set of Poetry Readings - Carl Phillips (Readers: Ellen Fisher, Robin Trudel, Julie Prentice, Harry Purkhiser, Cathy Guevarra)       
    Outreach Offering: "Harbor Care" - Robin Trudel       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Introduction to the Second Set of Poetry Readings - Carl Phillips (Readers: Sabrina P., Diane Wolfe, Sarah Widhu, Sean Chadwick, Carl Phillips)       
    Anthem: "Stars I Shall Find" - (words (poem): Sara Teasdale; music: Victor C. Johnson) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Introduction to the Third Set of Poetry Readings - Carl Phillips (Readers: Jay Guarneri and Laurel G., Vengerflutta Smith, Lee Guerette, Laurie Barry, Bob Keating, Roy Goodman)       
    Words for Reflection - Dick Widhu       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Turn the World Around" #1074       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Carl Phillips and Sabrina P.       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the December 24, 2023 service         
Date recorded: December 24, 2023
No morning service was held in order to focus on the two Christmas Eve services.

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Recordings from the 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Service, 2023         
Date recorded: December 24, 2023
Family Christmas Eve Service featuring our Christmas Eve Choir and our candle-lighting ritual. - Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: "Invitation to Christmas", by Shari Woodbury - Sadie Kahn-Greene and River       
    Congregational Carol: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    What Part Will You Play? - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: "Nova, Nova" (music by Francis Patrick O'Brien, words are 15th Century English) - Christmas Eve Choir       
    The Christmas Story Part I - Rev. Allison Palm, Peggy Cardone, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Erin Scott, Mary Holland       
    Congregational Carol: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"       
    The Christmas Story Part II - Erin Scott, Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Congregational Carol: "Go Tell it on the Mountain"       
    The Christmas Story Part III - Sadie Kahn-Greene, Erin Scott, Rev. Allison Palm, Mary Holland       
    Congregational Carol: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"       
    A Moment of Wonder - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Anthem: "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella" (words by E. Cuthbert Nunn (translator), arranged by Karen Lakey Buckwater) - Christmas Eve Choir       
    Outreach: "Harbor Care" - Erin Scott       
    Offertory: "Where Are You Christmas?" (words and music by James Horner, Mariah Carey & Wilbur Jennings) - Brenna Woods       

GOING DEEPER
    Passing the Light - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Congregational Hymns: "Dona Nobis Pacem" and "Silent Night"       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Carrying the Light Into the World - Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Erin Scott       
    Postlude: "Joy to the Word" (instrumental) - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service, 2023         
Date recorded: December 24, 2023
"Lessons and Carols" - Rev. Allison Palm: Our 7pm Christmas Eve Service featuring our Christmas Eve Choir and our candle-lighting ritual.

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: Words by Gretchen Haley - Riley Hudson & Alec Bonvouloir       
    Congregational Carol: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Lessons: From the Gospels - Tina Marshman       
    Anthem: "Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella" (words: E. Cuthbert Nunn (translator); arr.: Karen Lakey Buckwater) - Christmas Eve Choir       
    Lesson: "Angels Sang of Peace" by Dan Schatz - Samuel Agnew       
    Congregational Carol: "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"       
    Lesson: "Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem" By Maya Angelou - Erin Scott       
    Congregational Carol: "Do You Hear What I Hear?"       
    Lesson: "Muttered Prayer in Thanks to the Under-Genius of Christmas" by Brian Doyle - Erica Agnew       
    Anthem: "Nova, Nova" (music: Francis Patrick OBrien; words: 15th Century English) - Christmas Eve Choir       
    Outreach: "Harbor Care" - Erin Scott       
    Offertory: "Where Are You Christmas?" (words & music: James Horner, Mariah Carey & Wilbur Jennings) - Brenna Woods       

GOING DEEPER
    Passing the Light - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Congregational Hymns: "Dona Nobis Pacem/Silent Night"       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Carrying the Light Into the World - Rev. Allison Palm and Erin Scott       
    Postlude: "Joy to the World" (instrumental) - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the December 17, 2023 service         
Date recorded: December 17, 2023
"Cover Me in Sunshine: A Solstice Story Service" Inspired by The Solstice Badger, written & illustrated by Robin McFadden Led by: Sadie Kahn-Greene & UU Nashua Children & Youth

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Phinn P.       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: Written by 12 year old Anna L. using suggestions made by UU Nashua children & Youth - Leona C. & Cooper H.       
    Hymn of the Month: "Winds Be Still" #83       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Solstice Introduction: written by Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson - Andrew G.       
    Anthem: "Solstice Carol" (words & music: Diane Benjamin) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Solstice Story Part I - Anna L, Ruth S., Amelia A. & Friends       
    Solstice Story Part II - Anna L., Graham C., Sabrina P.       
    Solstice Story Part III - Aiden A., Beatrix W., Sabrina P.       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Solstice Story Part IV - Aiden A., Bennett R., Charlotte C., Ruth S., & Friends       
    Outreach: "Harbor Care" - Aiden A.       
    Response: "From You I Receive": #402       

GOING DEEPER
    Solstice Story Part V - Phinn P., Charlotte C., Abigail B.       
    Anthem: "Cover Me In Sunshine" (words & music: Amy Allen & Mozella; recording artist: Pink & Willow Sage Hart) - Abigail B. & Youth Choir, Mike Cooper-Guitar       
    Solstice Story Part VI - UU Nashua Children & Youth       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "This Little Light of Mine" #118       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing: Written by 12 year old Anna L. using suggestions made by UU Nashua children & Youth - Leona C. & Ruby D.       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the December 10, 2023 service         
Date recorded: December 10, 2023
"Reveling in the Mystery" - Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Hymn of the Month: "Winds Be Still" #83       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox: Sadie Kahn-Greene and Travis       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: "Mystery" (words & music: Jeremy Geffen; arr.: Jim Scott) - UU Nashua Choir, soloist: Kathy Grossman       
    Outreach Offering: "Harbor Care" - Cecile Bonvouloir       
    Response: "From You I Receive: #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Anthem: "The Play" (words and music: Peter Mayer) - Dylan Jetter       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "I Know I Can" #1015       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathleen Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the December 3, 2023 service         
Date recorded: December 3, 2023
"Living in the Mystery" Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Gary Finger, guest musician       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting "Forged in the Fire of Our Coming Together" by Gretchen Haley - Sam Murray       
    Hymn of the Month: "Winds Be Still" #83       
    Mission Statement of the UU Church of Nashua - Erin Scott and Congregation       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Outreach Offering "Harbor Care" - Emma Rearick & Brian Tagliaferro, Chief Philanthropy Officer       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Too Soon to Tell: A Chinese Parable - Erin Scott       
    Anthem: "Who Knows (Where the Wind Blows?)" (words & music by Joseph M. Martin) - UU Nashua Choir       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: From an anthology by short stories edited Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki - Sam Murray       
    Anthem: "May I Suggest" (words & music: Susan Werner) - Kim Steele, Marissa Volpe, Emma Rearick       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Where Do We Come From?" #1003       

Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathleen Grossman       
    Postlude - Gary Finger, guest musician       

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Recordings for the November 26, 2023 service         
Date recorded: November 26, 2023
"Together We Share" - Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene *** We were having audio difficulties for most of this service, therefore some recordings can be hard to understand. We apologize for the inconvenience.

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting "Come Sit By Our Fire" by Jennifer Kitchen - Julia Firmbach       
    Hymn of the Month: "Come, Sing a Song With Me" #346       
    UU Church of Nashua Core Values - Rev. Allison Palm       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Outreach Offering "Final Exit Network" - Karen Murray       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Wonderbox:"The Sound of Kindness" by Amy Ludqig VanDerwater - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Anna L.       
    Anthem: "I'm Gonna Walk it With You" Words & music: Brian & Ellie Grace Clafin; arr.: Emily Tummons - UU Nashua Choir       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    How Does Kindness Sound? - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Anthem: "You Needed Me" Words and music by Randy Goodrum - Anne Smith       
    Words for Reflection:" When Giving Is All We Have" by Alberto Rios - Julia Firmbach       
    How Will You Reply? - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Lean on Me" #1021       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinquishing - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the November 19, 2023 service         
Date recorded: November 19, 2023
"From You I Receive - Erin Scott and Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting "Freely Shared" by Rev. Michelle Collins - Charlotte Cardone       
    Hymn of the Month: "Come, Sing a Song With Me" #346       
    Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship - Erin Scott       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox "Sophias Guest" by Becky Brooks - Rev. Allison Palm and Teddy M.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: "Help Somebody" (words & music: Susan Werner) - Kim Steele & Friends       
    Outreach Offering: Final Exit Network - Lindsey Hedrick       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection "Gate A-4" by Naomi Shihab Nye - Charlotte Cardone       
    Anthem: "I Shall Not Live In Vain" music: Jay Anthony Gach; words: Emily Dickinson - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Erin Scott       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire" #34       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinquishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the November 12, 2023 service         
Date recorded: November 12, 2023
"From You I Receive" - Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Introit: "Serving the World" the UU Church of Nashua Mission set to music (Words and Music by Jed Holland) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting "The Abundance of Our Lives Together" By Katie Sivani Gelfand - Dylan Jetter and Caleb R.       
    Hymn of the Month: "Come, Sing a Song With Me" #346       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox: "Metta Meditation" from the book Loving Kindness Written: Deborah Underwood; illustrated: Tim Hopgood - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Caleb R.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Outreach Offering: "Final Exit Network" - Paul Cardone & Laurie Barry       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection Adapted from "What if its Better to Receive Than Give?" By Juna Guetter, a life coach in Ontario, Canada - Dylan Yetter       
    Anthem: "Kind and Generous" (words & music: Natalie Merchant) - Emma Rearick       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Serving the World" words and music by Jed Holland       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       

NO SONG FOR PARTING OR POSTLUDE BECAUSE OF A FIRE DRILL

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Recordings for the November 5, 2023 service         
Date recorded: November 5, 2023
"When Our Time Comes" - Rev. Peter Friedrichs What constitutes a “good death,” and is there even such a thing? When you hear the phrase “death with dignity,” what comes to mind? This Sunday guest pastor Rev. Peter Friedrichs will invite us to consider how our Unitarian Universalist values can inform our thoughts and feelings around our own death and that of those we love.

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Sonrisa O'Toole       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: Words by Rev. Peter Friedrichs - Rev. Peter Friedrichs and Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Hymn of the Month: "Come Sing a Song With Me" #346       
    Mission Statement of the UU Church of Nashua - Congregation       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Reading: "I Will Not Die an Unlived Life" by Dawna Markova - Erin Scott       
    Anthem: "Order and Chaos" (words & music: Lady Maisery) - Kathleen Griffis, Kathy Grossman & Martha Holland        
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Outreach Offering: NH Alliance for End of Life Options - Robin Trudel & Rev. Peter Friedrichs       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: "Autumn Sonnet #2" by May Sarton - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Anthem: "The Parting Glass" Arranged by Dries Van Cauterin - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon: When Our Time Comes - Rev. Peter Friedrichs       

RETURNING TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "For All That is Our Life" #128       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Peter Friedrichs       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the October 29, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: October 29, 2023
Today's service is "All Souls Day", and is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from worship associate Sonrisa O'Toole. And special thanks to members of the music team as they filled in at the last hour!

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - recording of Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Love is My Guide (modeled from the 23rd psalm) By Melissa Jeter - Sonrisa OToole & Beatrix W.       
    Opening Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky! (words & music: Grace Lewis-McLaren)       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Stepping Stones - Karen Murray       
    Wonderbox Story: The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup - Rev. Allison Palm & Beatrix W.       
    Anthem: Remember Me (from the movie Coco; words & music: Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez; arr.: Roger Emerson) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection This Sacred Thread by Heather Janules - Sonrisa OToole       
    Building our Ancestor Altar       
    Litany of Remembrance - Rev. Allison Palm & Sonrisa OToole       
    Anthem: Irish Eyes (words & music: Rose Betts) - Kathleen Griffis, Emma Rearick, Anne Smith & Brenna Woods       
    What We Carry On - Rev. Allison Palm       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Are... (words & music: Dr. Ysae Barnwell)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       

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Recordings from the October 22, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: October 22, 2023
Today's service is "Switch It Up Sunday", led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Ministerial Intern Erin Scott, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Vengerflutta Smith.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting An Affirmation of New Hampshire Faith (author unknown)- Erin Scott       
    Opening Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky! (words & music: Grace Lewis-McLaren)       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Stepping Stones - Cecile Bonvouloir       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Workshops - We have the recording of the one in the sanctuary, "Darkening the Doorways Reflection",led by Vengerflutta Smith       

    Other workshops offered: Spiritual Genogram, UU Archive Show & Tell, Cemetery Walk, UU History card game, Meeting spiritual ancestors, Chalice Art, Children's Worship, & K-2 Our Whole Lives 

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Recordings from the October 15, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: October 15, 2023
Today's service is "Our Heretical Heritage", led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and worship associate Vengerflutta Smith.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Outwitted by Edwin Markham - Vengerflutta Smith & Olympia       
    Opening Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky! (words & music: Grace Lewis-McLaren)       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox Antoinette Brown & Olympia Brown by Jessica York - Julia Firmbach & Olympia       
    Anthem: Fight Song (words & music: Rachel Platten & Dave Bassett; arr.: Roger Emerson) - soloist Brenna Woods       
    Congregational Song:As You Go (words & music: Kathleen Tracy)       
    Outreach Offering: Stepping Stones - Burns Fisher       
    Story: Toribio S. Quimada By Alison Cornish & Jackie Clement - Erin Scott       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Story: Their Souls Would Not Be Satisfied By Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Anthem: Galileo (words & music: Emily Saliers; performing artist: Indigo Girls) - Marissa Volpe, Emma Rearick, Mike Cooper & Dylan Yetter       
    Homily - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Just as Long as I Have Breath (words: Alicia S. Carpenter; music: Johann G. Ebeling; harmony rev.: John Edwin)       

    (Words by Alicia S. Carpenter, c. 1981; used with permission of The Estate of Alicia Carpenter) 
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting - Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the October 8, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: October 8, 2023
Today's service, "Relating to Our Heritage", is led by our ministerial intern Erin Scott, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, and worship associate Dick Widhu.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Erin Scott       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Come, yet again, come by Anne Slater, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia - Dick Widhu & Cora       
    Opening Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky! (words & music: Grace Lewis-McLaren)       
    Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship - Erin       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Cora       
    Outreach Offering: Stepping Stones - Paul Cardone       
    Anthem: Secrets of the Wind (words & music: Mark Patterson) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Dick Widhu       
    Words for Reflection - Paul Introcaso       
    Anthem: If Not Now (words & music: Carrie Newcomer) - Anne Smith, Kathleen Griffis, Jed Holland       
    Sermon - Erin Scott       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: As Tranquil Streams (words: Marion Franklin Ham; music: Musicalisches Hand-buch, Hamburg, adapt.)       
    Benediction - Erin       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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recordings from the October 1, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: October 1, 2023
Today's service is "Relating to Our Heritage", and is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from ministerial intern Erin Scott, Music director Jed Holland, and worship associate Danielle Van Dusen.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Erin Scott       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting Danielle Van Dusen       
    Opening Hymn: Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky! (words & music: Grace Lewis-McLaren)       
    Mission of the UU Church of Nashua Rev. Allison Palm & Congregation       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: Stepping Stones - Emma Rearick & Kathy Farland, Director of Stepping Stones       
    Words for Reflection American Landscape: Inheritance by Jennifer Fitzgerald - Danielle Van Dusen       
    Anthem: Distant Land (words & music: John Rutter) - UUCN Choir       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Why meritocracy is Americas most destructive myth - DeRay Mckesson       
    Anthem: The Way It Is (words & music: Bruce Hornsby) - Paul Intrcaso       
    Sermon - Rev Allison Palm       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Are Not Our Own (words: Brian Wren; music: David Hurd)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the September 24, 2023 service         
Date recorded: September 24, 2023
“What Does Unitarian Universalism Welcome?” Led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: Words by Fred Rogers - Dylan Yetter       
    Opening Hymn: "Enter, Rejoice and Come In" #361       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox: "Whatever Comes Tomorrow" (Words: Rebecca Gardyn Levington; Art: Mariona Cabassa; Published: Barefoot Books) - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Rebecca P.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: "Things Are Always Changin'" music: Steven Kupferschmid; words: Alicia Carpenter (Lyrics by Alicia S. Carpenter, c. 1981; used with permission of The Estate of Alicia Carpenter) - choir       
    Outreach Offering: "NH Council of Churches" - Cecile Bonvouloir       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection Excerpts from Fred Rogers commencement address at Marquette University in 2001, adapted by Dylan - Dylan Yetter       
    Anthem: "You Are Loved" music: Jason Shelton; words: Gretchen Haley - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Where Is Our Holy Church?" #115       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathleen Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the September 17, 2023 service         
Date recorded: September 17, 2023
“Embodying an Invitational Faith” Led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting Chalice lighting on Belonging by Rev. Karen LeBlanc - Julia Firmbach & Paulie C.       
    Opening Hymn: "Enter, Rejoice and Come In" #361       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Welcome, In This Season of Return - Rev. Sofia Betancourt, video       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene & Paulie C.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Outreach Offering: "NH Council of Churches" - Anne Smith       
    Response: "From You I Receive: #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Special Music: "Sacred Space" words & music: India.Arie - Brenna Woods, Mike Cooper on guitar        

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection - Julia Firmbach       
    Anthem: "Belong" words: Marisha Chamberlain; music: Jocelyn Hagen - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "When I Am Frightened" #1012       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinquishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the September 10, 2023 service         
Date recorded: September 10, 2023
“Ingathering Water Communion” Led by Rev. Allison Palm & Sadie Kahn-Greene

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Introit and Opening Words: "We Bid You Welcome" (words: Richard Gilbert; music: Jason Shelton)       
    Lighting the Chalice: Words by Gaia Brown - Charlotte Cardone       
    Opening Hymn: "Enter, Rejoice and Come In" #361       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Welcoming Our Ministerial Intern - Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Erin Scott       
    Outreach Offering: "NH Council of Churches" - Burns Fisher & Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath, NHCC Exec. Director       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Wonderbox: "The Umbrella Sanctuary" By Tim Atkins - Sadie Kahn Greene and Danny       
    Anthem: "The Happy Farmer" music: Robert Schumann - Graham Cooper and Jed Holland       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Homily - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Anthem: "Room at the Table" words & music: Carrie Newcomer; arranged: Jed Holland - UU Nashua Choir; soloist, Anne Smith       
    Water Communion - Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Erin Scott       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Blue Boat Home" #1064       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Erin Scott       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the September 3, 2023 service         
Date recorded: September 3, 2023
“Sharing From Our Abundance” Led by Peggy Cardone, Sara Gual, Elizabeth Lewis, Tess George & Justin Munroe

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Sonrisa O'Toole       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting "The Abundance of Our Lives Together" by Katie Sevani Gelfond - Sara Gual       
    Opening Hymn: "Here We Have Gathered" #360       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Grow Nashua Introduction - Justin Munroe       
    Outreach Offering "NH Council of Churches" - Peggy Cardone       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Reflections on Lil Free Farmstand - Peggy Cardone       
    Reflections on Lil Free Farmstand - Tess George       
    Congregation Song: "Garden Song" words & music: David Mallett       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection "Choosing to Connect" by Priscilla Shumway - Elizabeth Lewis       
    Final Reflections - Justin Munroe       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing "Hold Fast to Summer" by Ben Soule - Sara Gual       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the August 27, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: August 27, 2023
Today's service was held outside at a campground, so there are no recordings of it.

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Recordings from the August 20, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: August 20, 2023
Today's service is "Blessing of the Backpacks", led by Rev Allison Palm and Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and worship associate Danielle Van Dusen.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Danielle Van Dusen       
    Opening Hymn: "Love will Guide Us" (No 131) (words: Sally Rogers; music: Traditional; arr: Betty A. Wylder)       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox: Story: The Invisible String Backpack (Author: Patrice Karst; Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff) - Saide Kahn-Greene & friends       
    Outreach Offering: Immigrant & Refugee Support Group - Danielle       

Going Deeper
    The Invisible String Backpack, Part 2 - Sadie & Friends       
    Special Music from Moana: "How Far I'll Go" (words & music: Lin-Manuel Miranda)       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Backpack Blessing (Adapted from words by Erika Hewitt) - Rev Allison and Sadie       
    Hymn: "There Is A Love" (words: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, Music: Elizabeth Norton)       
    Receiving a Blessing Ribbon - Rev Allison       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Song: Lean On Me (words & music: Bill Withers; arr.: David Moran)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Sadie       
    Song for Parting - "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the August 20, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: August 20, 2023
Today's service is "Blessing of the Backpacks", led by Rev Allison Palm and Faith Formation Director Sadie Kahn-Greene, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and worship associate Danielle Van Dusen.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Danielle Van Dusen       
    Opening Hymn: "Love will Guide Us" (No 131) (words: Sally Rogers; music: Traditional; arr: Betty A. Wylder)       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox: Story: The Invisible String Backpack (Author: Patrice Karst; Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff) - Saide Kahn-Greene & friends       
    Outreach Offering: Immigrant & Refugee Support Group - Danielle       

Going Deeper
    The Invisible String Backpack, Part 2 - Sadie & Friends       
    Special Music from Moana: "How Far I'll Go" (words & music: Lin-Manuel Miranda) - Amanda B.       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Backpack Blessing (Adapted from words by Erika Hewitt) - Rev Allison and Sadie       
    Hymn: "There Is A Love" (words: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, Music: Elizabeth Norton)       
    Receiving a Blessing Ribbon - Rev Allison       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Song: Lean On Me (words & music: Bill Withers; arr.: David Moran)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Sadie       
    Song for Parting - "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the August 13, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: August 13, 2023
Today's service is “I Can Taekwondo and UU Too” and is led by Robin Trudel, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, and worship associate Carl Phillips.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Robin Trudel       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Lyrics of an Olympic Hymn       
    Opening Hymn: From All the Fret and Fever of the Day (words from Hymn 90: Monroe Beardsley; melody from hymn 101: William Henry Monk)       

Sharing in Community
    Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering: Immigrant & Refugee Support Group - Carl Phillips       

Going Deeper
    Anthem: Fragile (words, music & recording artist:: Sting) - Jed Holland & Dylan Yetter       
    Sermon - Robin Trudel & volunteers       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Song: Camelot (from the musical: Camelot; words: Alan Jay Lerner; music: Frederick Loewe)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing Words by Sting - Carl       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the August 6, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: August 6, 2023
Today's service is "Reflections from UUA General Assembly" and is led by Rev Allison Pam and our UU Nashua GA delegates, with support from Music Director Jed Holland.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Danielle Van Dusen       
    Opening Hymn: Woyaya (words & music: Loughty Amoa, Solomon Amarfio, Robert M. Bailey, Roy Bedeau, Francis T. Osei, Whendell K. Richardson & Mac Tontoh; Transcribed by Ysaye M. Barnwell; arr: Jeannie       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox - Rev Allison       
    Special Music - Erica Agnew       
    Outreach Offering: Immigrant & Refugee Support Group - Marissa Volpe & Jessica Price       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Reflection - Danielle       

    Our anthem was Changes (written & performed: Cyn Ketner), but we are not posting it. Please look it up and listen! 
    Reflection - Erica       
    Reflection - Marissa       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Swimming to the Other Side (words & music: Pat Humphries; arr.: Mark Ettinger; recording artist: Emmas Revolution)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing Words by Rev. Juniper Meadows - Erica       
    Song for Parting - Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the July 30, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: July 30, 2023
Today's service is “Awakening to a Conscious Nature” led by Rev. Bruce Taylor & Dick Widhu

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Dick Widhu       

Centering
    Opening Words Lifting Our Voices by Sarah York - Rev Bruce Taylor       
    Chalice Lighting All Animal Chalice by Mark Causey - Dick Widhu       
    Opening Hymn: We Celebrate the Web of Life (music Melchior Vulpius. Lyrics by Alicia S. Carpenter, c. 1981; used with permission of The Estate of Alicia Carpenter)       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Youth Council - Rev Bruce Taylor       
    Wonderbox From the book Animal Minds by Donald R. Griffin - Dick Widhu       
    Spirit of Life"       

Going Deeper
    Sermon: Awakening to a Conscious Nature - Rev. Bruce Taylor & Dick Widhu       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Blue Boat Home (words: Peter Mayer; music: Roland Hugh Prichard; adapted: Peter Mayer; keyboard arr: Jason Shelton)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing Words by Orlanda Brugnola - Rev Bruce Taylor       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland, Music Director       

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Recordings from the July 23, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: July 23, 2023
Today's service is “Creating a Sacred Space of Belonging” and is led by Laurie Goodman, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and Worship Associate Dick Widhu.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland, Music Director       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Dick Widhu       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Laurie Goodman       
    Opening Hymn: Here We Have Gathered (Music Genevan psalter. Words by Alicia S. Carpenter, c. 1981; used with permission of The Estate of Alicia Carpenter)       
    Introduction to the service theme: Carls Story - Laurie Goodman       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Youth Council - Dick Widhu       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection: The Prophecy of the Disabled Body Excerpt from the May 2018 Report of the UUMA Ableism Task Force - Dick Widhu       
    Homily Part I - Laurie Goodman       
    Hymn: When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place (words & music: Joyce Poley; keyboard arr: Lorne Kellett)       
    Marcs Story - Marc Trudel       
    Piano Interlude - Jed Holland       
    Homily Part II - Laurie Goodman       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Answering the Call of Love (words & music: Jason Shelton; revised text: Jason Shelton)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Laurie Goodman       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Congregation sing "Hello Dolly"       
    Postlude - Jed        

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Recordings from the July 16, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: July 16, 2023
Today's service is “The Song of Solomon- What’s it doing here?” and is led by Roy Goodman, with support from pianist Gary Finger and worship associate Carl Phillips.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Guest musician Gary Finger       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Roy Goodman       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Roy Goodman       
    Opening Hymn: Enter, Rejoice and Come In (words & music: Louise Ruspini; arr.: Betty A. Wylder)       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Youth Council - Roy Goodman       
    Poem by Sappho - Carl Phillips       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Carl Phillips       
    Sermon: The Song of Songs- Whats it doing in the bible? - Roy Goodman       
    Sermon Part 2 (after returning from sheltering in place during tornado warning)       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: What Wondrous Love (words: American Folk Hymn; new words: Connie Campbell Hart; Music: Melody from The Southern Harmony)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing May We Hear the Melody of Life by Joseph Cleveland - Roy Goodman       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Gary Finger, Pianist       

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Recordings from the July 9, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: July 9, 2023
Today's service is “Wisdom of the (S)ages: Life Lessons for All Ages”and is led by Tess George, Pat Ladew, and Elizabeth Lewis, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and Paul Introcaso.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Elizabeth Lewis       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Halleluiah by Mary Oliver - Pat Ladew       
    Opening Song: When Im Sixty-Four (music: Paul McCartney & John Lennon; words: Paul McCartney; recording artists: The Beatles)       

Sharing in Community
    Who are the Elderberries and what do they do? - Tess George       
    Special Music: Old Friends (words & music: Simon and Garfunkel) - Steve Hedges       
    Reflection - Elizabeth Lewis       
    Outreach Offering: The Youth Council - Pat Ladew       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection Words by Jim Kershner & David Klein - Paul Introcaso       
    Thoughts on Aging - Tess George       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: For All That is Our Life (Words: Bruce Findlow, Music: Patrick L. Rickey)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing A Blessing for Old Age by John ODonahue - Larry Guevarra       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (words & music: Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the July 2, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: July 2, 2023
Today's service is "State of the UUnion", led by Christal Lloyd, with support from Music Director Jed Holland and Worship Associate Vengerflutta Smith.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Vengerflutta Smith       

Centering
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Christal Lloyd       
    Opening Hymn: Love Will Guide Us (words: Sally Rogers; music: Traditional; arr: Betty A. Wylder)       

Sharing in Community
    Outreach Offering: The Youth Council - Christal Lloyd & Casey Caster, TYC Executive Director       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Musical Interlude - Jed Holland       
    Sermon - Christal Lloyd       
    Story: Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights (written: Rob Sanders; illustrated: Jared Andrew Schorr; narrated: UUCN Faith Formation kids October 2022)       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Lean On Me (words & music: Bill Withers; arr.: David Moran)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing - Christal Lloyd       
    Song for Parting - Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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Recordings from the June 25, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: June 25, 2023
"Summer Solstice- Celebrating the solstice by connecting with nature and each other" - Led by Anne Green and Kris Grady; guest musician: Gary Finger

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Gary Finger       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Charlotte Cardone       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Kris and River Grady       
    Opening Hymn: "The Sweet June Days" #65 (words: Samuel Longfellow; music: English melody; arr.: Ralph Vaughan Williams)       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Outreach Offering: PFLAG NH - Charlotte Cardone       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Wonderbox - Anne Green       
    Anthem: "Swimming to the Other Side" (words & music: Pat Humphries; arr.: Mark Ettinger)       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Reflection: Connecting With Nature - Kris Grady       
    Anthem: "Shall We Gather at the River?" #1046 (words & music: Robert Lowry)       
    Sermon - Anne Green       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Let It Be a Dance" #311 (words & music: Ric Masten; arr.: Betty A. Wylder)       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing "Blessed by Our Connections" by Susan Karlson - Anne Green and Kris Grady       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Gary Finger       

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Recordings from the June 18, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: June 18, 2023
Pride Sunday - Led by Rev. Allison Palm, Rev. Caro Barschow, Renewal of Welcoming Team

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Brian Ibsen-Johnson       
    Opening Hymn: "Rainbow Connection" (words & music: Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher)       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox - Tiffany Holmes       
    Anthem: "Truly Brave" (words & music: Sara Bareilles, Jack Antonoff, Billy Steinberg, & Tom Kelly; arr.: Mac Huff) - UU Nashua Choir - Soloists: Lindsey Hedrick and Tony Gross       
    Outreach Offering: PFLAG NH - Lindsey Hedrick       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Reflections on the Progress Pride Flag - Rev. Caro Barschow, Tiffany Holmes & Amy Curran-Norton       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Reflections on the Progress Pride Flag - Jess Woods & Rev. Caro Barschow       
    Anthem: "Free" (words & music: Catrina Burns Temison & Jimmy Napes; recording artist: Cat Burns) - Brenna Woods       
    Glitter Blessing (Adapted from words by Caitlin Cotter Coillberg) - Rev. Allison Palm and Rev. Caro Barschow       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Releasing Our Covenant with Caro (Adapted from words by Kayle Rice, Karen Johnston & Elea Kemler) - Rev. Allison Palm and Pat Ladew       
    Congregational Anthem: "This Is Me" (from "The Greatest Showman"; words & music: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) - Led by Brenna Woods       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Caro Barschow       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into prelude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the June 11, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: June 11, 2023
Flower Communion - Led by Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene, Director of Faith Formation

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words "All of Us Are Beautiful" By Thomas Rhodes - Carl Philips       
    Chalice Lighting - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Faith Formation Children       
    Opening Hymn: "Enter, Rejoice and Come In" #361       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Outreach Offering: PFLAG NH - Brenna Woods       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Wonderbox: : "The Story of Norbert Čapek's Flower Ceremony" - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Carl Philips        
    Gathering the Flowers       
    Anthem: "Connected" (Words & music: Brian Tate) - UU Nashua Choir       
    "Spirit of Life": #123       
    Excerpts from the Flower Celebration in the Czech Republic: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Petr Samojsk        
    Anthem: "In the Depths of My Soul" (Norbert Čapek; translated: Richard Henry; music: Kathryn Canan & Anne Merdinger) - Harry Purkhiser       
    Blessing of the Flowers       
    Receiving Flowers       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "For the Beauty of the Earth" #21       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Interlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the June 4, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: June 4, 2023
"Stories of Becoming" led by Rev. Allison Palm. Members of the congregation will share about how they became a UU, and we will welcome 20 new members!

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting: "To Be A Unitarian Universalist" by Erika Hewitt - Danielle Van Dusen       
    Opening Hymn: "As Tranquil Streams": #145 words: Marion Franklin Ham; music: Musicalisches Hand-buch, Hamburg, adapt.)       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Stories of Becoming - Rev. Allison Palm       
    50+ Years Reflection - Don & Diana Reilly       
    Outreach Offering: PFLAG NH - Burns Fisher with Erica Allen, PFLAG Concord Support       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    35 Years Reflection - Dick Widhu       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Reflection on Choosing to Stay - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    15 Years Reflection - Bill Kennedy       
    5 Years Reflection - Emma Rearick       
    Anthem: "At This Table" words & music: Jonas Myrin & Idina Menzel; arr.: Mac Huff - UU Nashua Choir       
    A Moment of Gratitude: Thanking Geri Davidson with presentation of quilt - Jed Holland       
    New Member Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm and New Members       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "We Are a Family" words & music: Jack Hartmann - led by UU Nashua Family Choir       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman and postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the May 28, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: May 28, 2023
Outdoor Animal Blessing led by Caro Barschow with assistance from Jed Holland (music director), Charlotte Cardone, Emma Rearick, Brenna Woods, Jim Woolsey and Sonrisa O'Toole. This all-ages service was held outdoors and in-person only in the fenced part of the Grove Street parking lot, so it was not recorded.

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Recordings from the May 21, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: May 21, 2023
"Coming of Age Service" Led by the Coming of Age Youth: Andrew Griffis, River Grady, Charlotte Cardone, Ashlee Nadler, Asher Gallardo

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Charlotte Cardone       

CENTERING
    Opening Words: David C. Pohl (Singing the Living Tradition # 436) - Andrew Griffis       
    Chalice Lighting: From the Passover Haggadah (Singing the Living Tradition #453) - Ashlee Nadler & River Grady       
    Opening Hymn: "We the Heirs of Many Ages" (words: John Andrew Story; Music: I-to Loh; tune EBENEZER #119)       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Introducing Coming of Age - Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene, Director of Faith Formation       
    Anthem: "I Hope You Dance" (words & music: Tia Sillers & Mark Sanders; arr.: Ed Lojeski) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene and the Coming of Age Youth       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Outreach Offering: Grow Nashua - Anne Smith       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Youth Credos & Mentor Introductions - COA Mentors and Youth       
    Anthem: "A Million Dreams" from "The Greatest Showman"; words & music: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) - Kathleen Griffis, Kathy Grossman, Brenna Woods       
    Coming of Age Ceremony - Rev. Allison Palm, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Caro Barschow, COA Mentors, COA Youth & their parents       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Blue Boat Home" words: Peter Mayer; music: Roland Hugh Prichard; adapted: Peter Mayer; keyboard arr: Jason Shelton)       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing Elizabeth Selle Jones (Singing the Living Tradition #456) - Charlotte Cardone & Asher Gallardo       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman and postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the May 14, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: May 14, 2023
"What We Create Together" Led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Introit: "We Gather Here Together" German madrigal, Anonymous 16th century, English version by Sean Deibler - UU Nashua Choir       
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting "Prayer of Co-Creation" By Lyn Cox - Dick Widhu       
    Opening Hymn: "Dear Weavers of Our Lives' Design" #22 words: Nancy C. Dorian; Music: Nikolaus Herman; Harmonized: J.S. Bach       

CENTERING
    Outreach Offering: Grow Nashua - Brenna Woods       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Story: "Partners" by Marc Gellman - Caro Barschow       
    Anthem: "Tree of Life" words & music: Eric Peltoniemi; lyrics include the names of quilt block patterns - UU Nashua Choir       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Investing in Our Vision - Capital Campaign Team (revealing how much money was raised)       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: adapted from "Mending the Broken World", by Rev. Kathleen McTigue - Dick Widhu       
    Anthem: "Molly O'Malley's" words & music: Peter Mayer - Kathy Grossman (vocals) Mike Cooper (guitar)       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "For the Weaving of Our Lives" words: Amanda Udis-Kessler; music: "For the Beauty of the Earth" Conrad Kocher       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the May 7, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: May 7, 2023
"Creating Anew" led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Gary Finger, Guest Pianist       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening and Chalice Lighting - Charlotte Cardone       
    Hymn of the Month: "Dear Weavers of Our Lives Design" #22 words: Nancy C. Dorian; Music: Nikolaus Herman; Harmonized: J.S. Bach       
    Investing in Our Future - Jess Woods       
    Testimonials - Mary Holland and some UU Nashua Kids       
    Report on Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for the Capital Campaign - Sadie Kahn-Green with Cooper, Jaden and Gus       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene and Caylan       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: "Beautiful City" words & music: Stephen Schwartz; arr.: Mac Huff - UU Nashua Choir       
    Outreach Offering: Grow Nashua - Burns Fisher and Justin Monroe of Grow Nashua       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection - Charlotte Cardone       
    Anthem: "The Roses of Success" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) (words & music: Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman; arr.: Jed Holland - Tony Gross, Paul Introcaso, Tom Sheehan       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Turn the World Around" #1074 Words & music: Harry Belafonte & Robert Freedman; Arr.: Jason Shelton       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman       
    Postlude - Gary Finger, Guest Pianist       

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Recordings from the April 30, 2023 service         
Date recorded: April 30, 2023
Today's service is “Joy as Resistance”, led by Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath. with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, and Emma Rearick.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Emma Rearick       

Centering
    Opening Words - Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath       
    Opening Hymn: We Are Not Our Own (words: Brian Wren; music: David Hurd)       

Sharing in Community
    Investing in Our Vision - Karen Murray & Amanda Banner       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene & friend       
    Anthem: My Heart Shall Rejoice (words & music: Sherri Porterfield) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Spirit of Life       
    Outreach Offering       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection Sorrow is Not My Name by Ross Gay - Emma       
    Anthem: This Joy" (words & music: Shirley Caesar Williams; recording artist: Resistance Revival Chorus, arr.: Jed Holland) UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: I Know I Can (words: Dennis Hamilton; music: Jeannie Gagn; arr.:Mark Freundt)       
    Benediction - Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the April 23, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: April 23, 2023
"What Else Can I Do?" Led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting Words by: Beverly and David Bumbaugh - Charlotte Cardone       
    Opening Hymn: "We Are Not Our Own" #317 words: Brian Wren; music: David Hurd       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Wonderbox - Rev Allison Palm and Arya       
    Anthem: "What Else Can I Do?" from "Encanto", words and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda - Marissa Volpe and Anne Smith       
    Wondering Questions - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Congregational Hymn: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Investing in Our Future - Karen Murray       
    Testimonial - John Laselle       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Outreach Offering: UU Action NH - Lindsey Hedrick       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection "The Journey" by Mary Oliver - Charlotte Cardone       
    Anthem: "Changes" words & music: Brian Tate - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "There's a River Flowin' in My Soul" #1007 words & music: Rose Sanders; Arr.: Kenny Smith       
    Benediction and Chalice Lighting - Caro Barschow       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman and postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the April 16, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: April 16, 2023
Today's service is "Investing in our Vision", led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, Jodie Holway, Vengerflutta Smith, Karen Murray, Jess Woods, Marie Jones, Laurie Barry & Kim Steele.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Ringing the Bell, Land Acknowledgement & Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm & Jodie Holway       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Words by: Leslie Takahashi - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Opening Hymn: We Are Not Our Own (words: Brian Wren; music: David Hurd)       

Sharing in Community
    Wonderbox Story: Weaving Our Path by Martha Dallas - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Investing in our Vision - Karen Murray & Jess Woods       
    Anthem: We Can Sing the Same Song (words: Pamela Martin; music: Mark Hayes) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Outreach Offering: UU Action NH       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Responsive Reading - Combined Campaign Team       
    Visiting Stewards Testimonial - Laurie Barry & Kim Steele       
    Anthem: How Shall We Come Together (words & music: Maggie Wheeler)- Kathy Grossman, Kim Steele & Martha Holland        
    Sermon - Rev Allison       

Returning to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Life Calls Us On (words & music: Jason Shelton)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed       

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recordings from the April 9, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: April 9, 2023
Today's service, “Love Enduring”, is led by Rev Allison Palm, with support from Music Director Jed Holland, Director of Faith Formation Sadie Kahn-Greene, Sonrisa O'Toole, and Robin Trudel.

Gathering in Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Shared Light, Shared Future By Josh, Prudence, & Percival Robern - Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Opening Hymn: We Are Not Our Own (words: Brian Wren; music: David Hurd)       

Sharing in Community
    Child Dedications - Rev Allison, Sadie Kahn-Greene, Caro Barschow       
    Anthem: Distant Land (words & music: John Rutter) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Wonderbox Story: Rabbityness by: Jo Empson - Sadie, Caro Barschow, Sonrisa, & Children       
    Outreach Offering: UU Action NH - Robin Trudel       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Homily - Rev Allison       
    Anthem: Rise Up (words & music: Cassandra Monique Batie & Jennifer Decilveo; recording artist: Andra Day) - Anne Smith       
    Rising Up Together       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: Lo, the Earth Awakes Again (words: Samuel Longfellow; music: Kyra Davidica)       
    Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing Easter is by Rev. Patrick ONeill - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting: Peace & Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude       

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Recordings from the April 2, 2023 service.         
Date recorded: April 2, 2023
This service, "The Path of Resistance", is led by Rev Allison Palm.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome - Rev Allison Palm and Jessica Price       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting Words by by Starhawk, from Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority and Mystery - Carl Phillips       
    Opening Hymn: We Are Not Our Own (words: Brian Wren; music: David Hurd)       

Sharing in Community
    Story: The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee - Rev Allison       
    Anthem: I Choose the Mountain (words: Howard Simon; music: Richard Williamson) - UU Nashua Choir       
    Outreach Offering: UU Action NH - Anne Smith & Mo Baxley, UU Action NH Executive Director       
    Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Words for Reflection - Carl       
    Anthem: Speechless (from "Disney's Aladdin (2019)"; music: Alan Menken; lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) - Brenna Woods       
    Sermon - Rev Allison Palm       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: We Shall Be Known (words & music: Karisha Langaker)       
    Benediction - Rev Allison       
    Song for Parting - Peace and Joy (by Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the March 26, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: March 26, 2023
"Spring Equinox" Led by Caro Barschow, Intern Minister

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Caro Barschow       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Sonrisa O'Toole and Dick Widhu       
    Opening Hymn: "When Our Heart is in a Holy Place" words & music: Joyce Poley; keyboard arr: Lorne Kellett       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Anthem: "To Spring" words: Philip Gordon; music: J.S. Bach; arranged: Philip Gordon - UU Nashua Choir       
    Wonderbox: "The Keeper of the Rain", by Kristin Maier- Caro Barschow, Dick Widhu, Sonrisa OToole & Charlotte Cardone       
    Activity: We Are the Rain - Caro Barschow       
    Anthem: "The Wheel of the Water" words & music: John Forster & Tom Chapin - Kathleen Griffis, Kathy Grossman, Lindsey Hedrick, Jed Holland, Anne Smith       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Outreach Offering: Donna Purkhiser/Gregory McDevitt Scholarship Fund for CWG-WWS - Robin Trudel       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       

GOING DEEPER
    A reading about water: "In Time of Silver Rain" by Langston Hughes (adapted) - Dick Widhu       
    Activity: Seed Ritual - Caro Barschow and Sonrisa O'Toole       
    Closing Charge - Caro Barschow       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Blue Boat Home" #1064 words: Peter Mayer; music: Roland Hugh Prichard; adapted: Peter Mayer; keyboard arr: Jason Shelton       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Charlotte Cardone       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman and postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the March 19. 2023 service         
Date recorded: March 19, 2023
This service, led by Rev. Allison Palm and the Worship Associates, is entitled "Lean on Me". It acknowledges the difficulty that many of us have in asking for help when we're struggling or in need and suggests that we can all benefit from leaning on each other and sharing our heavy loads.

Gathering the Community
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Allison Palm       

Centering
    Opening Words & Chalice Lighting - Jim Woolsey       
    Opening Hymn: "When Our Heart is in a Holy Place" (words & Music: Joyce Poley, keyboard arr: Lorne Kellett)       

Sharing in Community
    Our Evolving Covenant of Right Relationship - Led by Marie Jones       
    Anthem: "Do Not Leave Your Cares at the Door" - UU Nashua Choir       
    Wonder Box - Rev, Allison Palm, Savannah & Friends       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" (words & music by Kathleen Tracy)       
    Outreach Offering: Donna Purkhiser/Gregory McDevitt Scholarship Fund for CWG-WWS - Brenna Woods       
    Response: From You I Receive       
    Response: Spirit of Life       

Going Deeper
    Reflections on Challenges to Receiving Help - Kim Steele, Kathy Fletcher & Jim Woolsey       
    Anthem: "Help"       
    Reflections on Receiving Help at Church - Sharon Machado & Laurie Barry       
    How Do I Ask for Help? - Rev, Allison Palm       

Return to Service in Life
    Closing Hymn: "Lean on Me"       
    Benediction: (Words by Rev. Scott Tayler) - Kim Steele       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" (Kathy Grossman)       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the March 12, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: March 12, 2023
"Living With Strength and Vulnerability" Led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Opening Hymn: "When Our Heart is in a Holy Place" #1008 words & music: Joyce Poley; keyboard arr: Lorne Kellett       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Dedicating our Capital Campaign Team - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Wonderbox - Sadie Kahn-Greene, Pat Ladew & Sabrina P.       
    Congregational Song: "As You Go" by Kathleen Tracy       
    Anthem: "That's What Makes You Strong" words & music: Jessie Winchester - Anne Smith       
    Outreach Offering: Donna Purkhiser/Gregory McDevitt Scholarship Fund for CWG-WWS - Lindsey Hedrick       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: "To Risk" by William Arthur Ward and a reading by Howard Thurman - Vengerflutta Smith       
    Anthem: "Never One Thing: words & music: May Erlewine; arr.: Corie Brown - UU Nashua Choir       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "I've Got Peace Like a River" #100 words vs. 1-3: Marvin V. Frey; words vs. 4-6: Anonymous; music: Marvin V. Frey       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman into postlude by Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the March 5, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: March 5, 2023
"The Vulnerability of Risk" Led by Rev. Allison Palm

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Pat Ladew       
    Opening Hymn: "When Our Heart is in a Holy Place" #1008       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Outreach Offering: Donna Purkhiser/Gregory McDevitt Scholarship Fund for CWG-WWS - Cecile Bonvouloir       
    Response: "From You I Receive" #402       
    Story: "Trying" by Kobi Yamada, Illustrated by Elise Hunter - Carl Philips       
    Anthem: "The Road Not Taken" words: Robert Frost; music: Randall Thompson - UU Nashua Choir       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: Words by Bren Brown, from Daring Greatly - Pat Ladew       
    Anthem: "Into the Unknown" words & music: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Kathleen Griffis with Kristal Truax       
    Sermon - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Building a New Way" #1017words & music: Martha Sandefer; arr.: Jim Scott       
    Benediction - Rev. Allison Palm       
    Postlude - Jed Holland       

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Recordings from the February 26, 2023 Service         
Date recorded: February 23, 2023
"Be Good to Yourself" Led by Rev. Allison Palm and Sadie Kahn-Greene, Director of Faith Formation.

GATHERING THE COMMUNITY
    Prelude - Jed Holland       
    Land Acknowledgement and Welcome - Rev. Allison Palm       

CENTERING
    Opening Words and Chalice Lighting - Dick Widhu       
    Opening Hymn: "Show Us How to Love" Music: Mark A. Miller; Words: Lindy Thompson       

SHARING IN COMMUNITY
    Building Our Vision - Dave Hudson       
    Wonderbox - Sadie, Joleeya & Jordan       
    Anthem: "Love Me More" words & music: Samuel Smith, James Napier, Tor Erik Hermansen, & Mikkel Eriksen - Brenna Woods       
    "Spirit of Life" #123       
    Outreach Offering: NSKS Warming Shelter - Lindsey Hedrick and Allison Palm       
    Response: "From You I Receive": #402       

GOING DEEPER
    Words for Reflection: "Who You Are" by Danna Faulds Adapted from "Poems from the Heart of Yoga" - Dick Widhu       
    Anthem: "This is Me" from "The Greatest Showman") (words & music: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul; arranged: Mac Huff - UU Nashua Choir       
    Promising to Love Yourself - Rev. Allison Palm       

RETURN TO SERVICE IN LIFE
    Closing Hymn: "Love Will Guide Us" words: Sally Rogers, used by perm.of Thrushwood Press Publishing; music: Traditional; arr: Betty A. Wylder       
    Benediction and Chalice Extinguishing - Sadie Kahn-Greene       
    Song for Parting: "Peace and Joy" by Kathy Grossman and Postlude       

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