Leveraging the Power of Song, Right Here, Right Now

Join songwriter, song leader and UU community minister, the Rev. Wendy Luella Perkins for a morning of singing, silence and reflection, as we join in Soulful Singing (singing meditation for all). Along the way, Wendy Luella will share some of the songs, stories and insights that have emerged over the past two years of daily online singing. This service promises to be participatory, grounding and uplifting, whether or not you consider yourself a singer.

Coordinators: Kelvin Seifert, Steve Lennon

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Leveraging the Power of Song: Right Here, Right Now
April 3, 2022

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Centering Thought

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”

–Ella Fitzgerald

Centering Music

“Oxygen,” sung by Wendy Luella Perkins and Lea Morris.


Kelvin Seifert

Gathering Hymn  

1010, We Give Thanks

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

Wendy Luella Perkins, from “What Can a Song Do?” by Pete Seeger


“Love is the Spirit,” arranged by P. J. Buchan, Sung by Kelvin Seifert & Barbara Fuller

Leveraging the Power of Song, Part 1

Wendy Luella Perkins

Sharing and Caring

Paula Wachs

Unison Words

We set aside this time of quiet to listen to the spirits of others, to create a space for them within our own hearts, that they might feel the power of our attention and the strength of our love. Such is the gift of our hearts. So may it be.

Sung Response to Candles of Caring

402, “From you I receive, to you I give.” Kelvin Seifert & Barbara Fuller


Kelvin Seifert

Our Share-the-Plate partner for April is West Broadway Youth Outreach, Inc.


Wendy Luella Perkins


Wendy Luella Perkins

Leveraging the Power of Song, Part 2

Wendy Luella Perkins


Kelvin Seifert

Closing Words and Chalice Extinguishing

“Carry the Flame,” sung by P.J. Buchan et al.

Barbara Fuller


Kelvin Seifert

Lifting my Heart – sung by Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes


Many thanks to everyone who made today’s service happen:

  • Leader: Wendy Luella Perkins
  • Coordinator: Kelvin Seifert
  • Tech Team: Melanie Leslie, Ashlyn Noble, Janet Toews, Lori Battershill
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Paula Wachs
  • Songleading and Songleading Video: Peter John Buchan, Kelvin Seifert, Barbara Fuller

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