Order of Service for Advent

“The Holiness of Waiting”

November 28, 2021

Presented by the BBUUC Worship Team

Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist

Guest Musician Dr. John Daugherty, Vocalist (Baritone)

 

Introduction of Guest Musician

Linda Mowers

Opening Music

Dr. John Daugherty

“Mondnacht” by Robert Schumann, from his Liederkreis, Opus 39

Opening Words

Linda Mowers

Call To Worship

sung by Marilyn Smart

Chalice Illumination

David Dean

Lighting of the First Advent Candle

Welcome

Time For All Ages

Chris Jarman, Dir. of Religious Education

Sharing of Personal Joys & Concerns

Intro by Donna Zimmerman

Shared by Julie Smithers of the Pastoral Care Team

Blessing for Hope on World AIDS Day, December 1

David Dean

Special Music

Dr. John Daugherty

“Youth and Love” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, from his song cycle “The Songs of Travel”

Invitation to the Offering

Elizabeth DeCoux

Introduction of the Sermon

Alyssa Halliday

Sermon: “The Holiness of Waiting” by Rev. Dr. Tom Owen-Towle

presented by Jennifer Bacmeister, Donna Zimmerman, Alyssa Halliday

Closing Hymn No. 226: “People Look East”

Dr. John Daugherty

Benediction

Elizabeth DeCoux

Recessional

Dr. Gary Smart

 


To have a Joy or Concern shared during the service, please fill out a card and  place in the box in the entryway, or email it by 10:00 am Sunday to office@bbuuc.org.

 

The Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association:

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and society at large.
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 

The living tradition we share draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

 


Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.


Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church (BBUUC) welcomes guests. Please sign our guest register and help yourselves to the literature on our denomination. Refreshments after the service have been suspended while practicing Covid Safety, but we do look forward to meeting guests and friends in fellowship.

 

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Rev. Amy Moses-Lagos, Minister

Chris Jarman, Director of Religious Education

 

8447 Manresa Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32244

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 844 • Orange Park, FL 32067

Phone: (904) 276-3739 • www.BBUUC.org


As a non-creedal faith, Unitarian Universalism honors and draws upon all of the world’s wisdom traditions.

The Chancel wall in our church includes eight religious symbols representing many of these traditions, with the Unitarian Universalist symbol, the Flaming Chalice, in the window.


To those new to Unitarian Universalism or our church, we recommend that you attend three or four services to get a feel for the congregation, its services and its mission.One to two monthly worship services are led by our half-time Minister, assisted by a member of the Worship Team. On the other Sundays, services are coordinated and led by Worship Leaders with sermons by guest speakers including UU ministers, lay speakers, clergy from other faiths that represent our sources, and guests from organizations aligned with UU values.


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Wednesdays    1:00pm—5:00pm
Fridays             11:00am—3:00pm
Sundays           8:30am — 10:30am

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We at BBUUC want to create a supportive and nondiscriminatory environment for our transgender and intersex members and guests.

Please feel free to use the bathroom that matches your gender identity