All Souls Day

All Souls’ Day is a Universalist holiday when we remember all those whom we have loved and lost. By intentionally remembering, we allow them to continue to shape and guide our lives with their love and inspiration. We will also be releasing our DLFD, Andrea James, from covenant as she moves into the next chapter of her life.

Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter

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All Souls Day

October 31, 2021

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Paul Rodermond


Mysterious Source of Love, moving within and between and among us; upholding and connecting all: the living, the dead, and the generations yet to come. We give thanks for the web of all creation, strands interwoven. And for the gifts of love, which can never be ungiven or unraveled.”

—The Reverend Molly Housh Gordon


Hedwig’s Theme/Harry’s Wondrous World, music by John Williams


Odell Havsdotter

Gathering Hymn

354 We Laugh, We Cry

Chalice Lighting

“People of Memory” by the Reverend Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson

Opening Words

“They Are With Us Still” by the Reverend Kathleen McTigue


Love Is The Spirit 

Story Wisdom

The Invisible String,” by Patrice Karst

Candles of Caring

Esmat Elhami

Unison Words

Spirit of Life, help us to sense that beneath us is the strength we need to keep us grounded. Help us to feel that behind us is the protection we need to feel safe facing our fears. Help us to know that before us lies the beauty we seek to feel astounded. Help us become aware of the vastness of our sky and of our spirit, and help us to know that within our hearts lies the love we need to complete the circle of connection in our lives. May we use all of our gifts to bring Love into this hurting world; this world which we so value, which we cherish.

In Memoriam

for Ruth Breckman & Fred Mooibroek


1053 How Could Anyone


Odell Havsdotter

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Paul Rodermond


“Love Does Not Disappear,” The Reverend Elea Kemler


1051 We Are…


“Immortality,” The Reverend Leslie Takahashi

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.



The Reverend Meghann Robern

Releasing our DLFD from Covenant


1008 When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place


Odell Havsdotter


“Inspired By Our Ancestors,” The Reverend Leia Durland-Jones

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame 

Transition Music

Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band et al


Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern & Andrea James, DLFD
  • Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Team: Marjorie Doyle, Janet Toews, Ashlyn Noble, Lori Lewis; Odell Havsdotter, Jim Gardiner, Rob Malo, Dylan Fijal
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami, Pastoral Care Team
  • Live Accompanist: Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director
  • Songleader Videos: Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director and accompanist; the FUUW Choir; Josh Robern, editor
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email