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"Ancestor Day" -- UUSE Virtual Worship, October 29, 2023

Gathering Music

Welcome and Announcements



"Minuet #3" by J. S. Bach

Performed by Elliot Vadas, cello

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words: "Lighting the Chalice" by Allison Ehrman

Opening Song

"I'm Gonna Live in Here"

(In memory of Charlie Braun)

Calling the Quarters (Peggy Gagne & CYM children)

Children's Choir (11 AM service only)

"Love is All You Need"

by The Beatles

CYM Children's Choir, Nancy Madar, Director

accompanied by Will Alexson

Story for All Ages: "The Invisible Web" by Patrice Karst, read by Emmy Galbraith

Introductions, Joys and Concerns

Musical Interlude


The recipient of our community outreach offering is the University of Connecticut's Native American Cultural Program or NACP. NACP provides resources, services and community for UCONN's Native and Indigenous students and faculty, helps foster relationships with local tribal nations, and works towards building good relations between UCONN and the land.

Offering Music & Slide Show (prepared by Dan Thompson)

Homily: "Samhain, Halloween and Ancestors"

Sharing of Memories (Members of the Congregation)

Dismissing the Quarters (Peggy Gagne & CYM children)

Closing Hymn

#1070 "Mother I Feel You"

by Windsong Dianne Martin

Extinguishing the Chalice and Closing Words: "Extinguishing the Chalice" by Allison Ehrman

Closing Circle

May faith in the spirit of life

And hope for the community of earth

And love of the light in each other

Be ours now, and in all the days to come.

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