Welcome to our Service Resources page, where you may find listings of items shared during Sunday Worship.

  • Did we play a video, share a poem or reading, or sing a song (that’s not in the hymnal) that intrigued you?
  • Did the Service Leader or Minister mention some idea or concept that you’d like to explore further?

Find it here (or visit our Facebook page and contact us to ask about it!)…

March 12, 2023
Service Title: Blessing of the Plow
Service Leader: Bob Patrick

Article mentioned and quoted from during the homily:

November 6, 2022
Service Title: Is Voting Enough?
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo

Resource referred to during the homily:
Practicing Democracy at Home, from the Practicing Democracy Project


August 28, 2022
Service Title: Wisdom is Calling
Service Leader: Lydia Patrick

Shared during the homily:
NEA National Heritage Fellowship Story Map website

June 26, 2022
Service Title: What Would Happen If…
Service Leader: Bob Patrick

Poetry and reflections: 

April 3, 2022
Service Title: Every Day is Earth Day 
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo

Mentioned during Rev. Jan’s Homily:  

November 28, 2021
Service Title: We Are the Memories We Don’t Remember
Service Leader: David Morgen

Opening words (poem):  The Tradition, by Jericho Brown

Wonderbox Story (picture book): A More Graceful Shaboom, by Jacinta Bunnell

Reading (essay): Reframing Your Past & Dwelling in Possibilities, by Madeline Johnson

Music for Reflection: Half-Acre by Hem

Mentioned during David’s Homily: Interview with Bessel van der Kolk on the On Being podcast; Trauma, the Body, and 2021

November 21, 2021
Service Title: Holding History or History Holding Us?
Service Leader: Bob Patrick

Opening Words from Susceptible to Light, by Chelan Harkin

Referred to through out the Service:  Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation. Stephen Mitchel, Harmony Books, 2000.

Mentioned during Bob’s homily:

September 26, 2021
Service Title: Where the Sidewalk Ends
Service Leader: Lydia Patrick

‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

  • Performed by Joseph Brackett
  • From Songs of the Americas, performed by
  • from , performed by John Jaeger
  • From The Contemplative Collection, performed by Penny Rodriguez

Wonderbox Wisdom: Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
find a read-aloud version, here

Reading: The Chair Men, by Robert Fulghum

Story: Answer Mountain, by Sarah E. Skwire

Closing Music: Remembering a Beginning, performed by Elephant Revival
Lyrics by Bonnie Paine

June 13, 2021
Service Title: Playing with God

Poetry by Hafiz

  • God’s Bucket
  • I Can See Angels
  • Courteous to the Ant
  • Too Wonderful

Poetry by Chelan Harkin

Poetry by Rumi

  • The Guest House
  • Only Breath

January 17, 2021
Service Title: Figment of Your Imagination

January 10, 2021
Service Title: Sapiens: the Gift (and Curse) of Imagination

November 22, 2020
Service Title: To Cling to the Shore or Let Go? 

  • Give Up the Fight; poetry by Gretchen Haley, Music by Christopher Watkins Lamb (text of poem provided in video description)
    Shared as a video reflection during the service
  • Wonderbox Story for All Ages: The Shattering of the Vessels by Amy Petrie Shaw (A Free Retelling of the Shevirat haKeilim (from the Kabbalah))
  • Readings from the book Perseverance, by Margaret Wheatley
  • Mentioned by Rev. Jan during her reflections: The Book of Joy, by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams

November 15, 2020
Service Title: Healing the Broken Parts

November 8, 2020
Service Title: One Nation, Indivisible? 

October 11, 2020
Service Title: Listening for Coming Out, and Welcoming In

September 13, 2020
Service Title: Renewing our Community

September 6, 2020
Service Title: Gather the Spirit of Renewal


August 16, 2020

Service Title: Perseverance for Justice

Opening words reading excerpted from:
Nights can be Tough, by Kenny Wiley

More information about activist Stephen Biko, to whom Rev. Jan dedicated the opening hymn:
Trailer for the film Cry Freedom, available to view on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and other streaming services
Biko, by Peter Gabriel

A recent story in UU World about the Thomas Jefferson Ball (mentioned by Barbara during her reflection): “The Ball that Didn’t Break Us”

Book recommended by Steve:
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Music for Reflection:
Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, sung by Stanford Talisman

July 12, 2020
Service Title: Tending the Circle: Endings
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo 

Reading: When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver

June 14, 2020
Service Title: Growing Compassionate Community
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo

Pastoral Prayer:  “Prayer for a Pandemic” by Cameron Wiggins Bellm
In English and Spanish
Original Source

March 29, 2020
Service Title: Wisdom Creates the World
Service Leaders: Rev. Jan Taddeo, Daniel Bailey

Opening words:  Your Stories Belong to You, by Rev. Teresa I. Soto
Rev. Jan’s Mindful Movements Poster for the Wonderbox

March 22, 2020
Service Title: The Wisdom of Compassion
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo

Wonderbox story:  How Full is Your Bucket for kids – Read-aloud Video

Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University

Tonglen Practice, based on instruction by Pema Chodron

February 16, 2020
Service Title:  Bouncing Forward
Service Leader:  Sherree Bailey

The Power of Purpose Questions from Richard Leider

Music Shared During the Offering:
Help, by The Beatles

Bonus Resource:
Article – 23 Resilience Building Tools & Exercises

November 3, 2019
Service Title:  America, Can I Have Your Attention?
Service Leader: 
Rev. Jan Taddeo

United States of America – Founding Documents

Ken Burns’ Country Music

Podcasts mentioned by Rev. Taddeo: 

Sail Away lyrics by Randy Newman

Civic Dinners

Interview with Cory Booker on the New Yorker Radio Hour:
(September 27, 2019)

September 15, 2019
Service Title:  Expectations of Experience
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo

Information about The Climate Ribbon Project

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Prayer for Peace 

July 14, 2019
Service Title: Freedom & Responsibility: check your prepositions
Service Leader: Bob Patrick

The 7 Principles Wheel graphic shared during the Reverse Wonderbox

June 16, 2019
Service Title: Moving On
Service Leader: Lydia Patrick

Videos shown in the service:

  • The Bones” by Maren Morris, which is available on her album entitled, ‘Girl’ (March, 2019 Sony Music).
  •  “All That We Share“, from TV2 Danmark

Closing Cycles, by Paul Coelho (found here, in three languages: https://paulocoelhoblog.com/2016/12/27/closing-cycles )

June 2, 2019
Service Title: Transcendent Poetry
Service Leader: Rev. Jan Taddeo

All poetry shared in this service may be found here.

September 9, 2018
Service title: Crucible of Discernment
Service leader:  Rev. Jan Taddeo

Readings taken from:

September 2, 2018
Service Title: Earth Works: Labors of Love
Service Leader: Daniel Bailey

Works that inspired the service:

  • Be the Change by Stephen Shick
  • Voices of the Earth by Theodore Rosack

Works shared in the service:

  • The Calling, poem

August 26, 2018
Service Title: United we Answer
Service Leader: Lydia Patrick