Me & Mom & Me

We occasionally sing the African American spiritual song Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, though for so many, that situation is a reality.  This Mothers Day we will explore some roles of mothering, touch on attachment theory, and share some of the impact of being a motherless child.  The Choir will sing.

Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought

This is the role of the mother, … why a mother is really important. Not just because she feeds and also loves and cuddles (and even mollycoddles a child), but because in an interesting and maybe an eerie and unworldly way, she stands in the gap. She stands between the unknown and the known.

~Maya Angelou

Centering Music

We Are by Ysaye Barnwell, performed by FUUCW choir


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

#18 What Wondrous Love

Chalice Lighting

Mother’s Day Chalice Lighting by Deane Olivia

Opening Words

Hoping Trusting for so Many Things by Katie Kandaran Morris


Love Is The Spirit

Story Wisdom

Carol Lindsay

Sing and Rejoice

Singing children down to their rooms

Sharing and Caring

Carolyn Hill-Carol

Unison Words

What a miracle this is: to share these moments, to be nourished by each other’s presence, to affirm the possibilities we bring, to open ourselves to life’s renewing powers. May we approach this time we share with gratitude and hope. So may it be.

Pastoral Hymn

#1052 The Oneness of Everything


The Power of Mother Figures by Becci Vallis


Crowded Table by Brandi Carlile sung by FUUCW choir


At this Quiet Time by Edward T Atkinson

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


Marian Siemens

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Love Reign over Me by Peter Townsend arr: Philip Keveran, performed by Daniel Clark


Me & Mom & Me by Charlene Zelanko

Closing Hymn

We Laugh We Cry – 1st and last verse


Marian Siemens

Closing Words

For All the Mothers by Lindasusan Ulrich

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


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

  • Leader: Charlene Zelanko
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader, Arthur Burstow
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Carolyn Hill-Carol
  • Music Director: Paul Rodermond
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Music for Affirmation: P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up and Maintenance: Michael Thiessen, Jim Gardiner, Norm Cobb & others
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds and others
  • Chalice Sculptor: Joanne Kelly
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