Heartbreak and Hallelujah

People and relationships are often messy.  Yet all of our messy and tender places offer opportunities to learn and grow…so long as we offer ourselves and each other plenty of grace, compassion, and patience.

Celebrant: Fran Rodriguez

Welcome and Announcements

Territorial Acknowledgement

Chalice Lighting and Sung Affirmation

Opening Words

Opening Hymn:  #188, Come, Come, Whoever you Are

Time for All Ages:  Each Kindness by Jaqueline Woodson

Reeb Benediction


Candles of Joys and Sorrows


Gift of Music:  UUCP Choir; And So It Goes

Readings:  C.S. Lewis, in The Four Loves
Brené Brown, in Dare to Lead


Closing Hymn:  Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Closing Reading:
Blessing for the Brokenhearted by Jan Richardson

Musical Benediction:  There is a Love

Embodying the Flame

Spoken Benediction