The Magic of Humanism

We will explore the new book The Magic of Humanism from Dr. James Croft of the Ethical Society of St. Louis.

Coordinator: Steve Lennon

Download a free copy of The Magic of Humanism.

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The Magic of Humanism

September 12, 2021

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Centering Thought

“This is the core of Humanism: the conviction that our only life is this life, our only world is this world, our only hope is each other, and this is enough.”

Dr. James Croft, Ethical Society of St. Louis

Centering Music

Lifted In Love, Lea Morris


Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

345 With Joy We Claim the Growing Light

Chalice Lighting

“A Fire in the Universe,” Shawn Trapp

Opening Words

“A Spacious Welcome,” Rev. Shari Woodbury


Love Is The Spirit

Story Wisdom

“The Magnificent Red Bud Tree,” as retold by Faye Mogensen Andrea James, DLFD

Candles of Caring

Marlene Schellenberg

Unison Words

Let us find within ourselves that quiet place as we turn our hearts and minds to caring for each other. May we be responsive and supportive, and may we honour that which is entrusted to us with love and compassion.  This is our ministry of listening.

Memorial Candle for David Candin


1053 How Could Anyone


Steve Lennon

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For the Beauty of the Earth, (#21 in Singing the Living Tradition; music by Conrad Kocher, words by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint). Piano and singing by Jess Huetteman.


“Nature,” from The Magic of Humanism by Dr. James Croft

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


“Goodness,” from The Magic of Humanism by Dr. James Croft


1052 The Oneness of Everything


Rev. Meghann Robern


1057 Go Lifted Up


Steve Lennon


“To Make Ready for the Coming Day,” Rev. Bill Hamilton-Holway

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

For All That Is Our Life, (#128 in Singing the Living Tradition; music by Patrick L. Rickey, words by Bruce Findlow). Piano by Jess Huetteman, singing by Chelsea Sardoni.

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

  • Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Tech Hosts: Andrea James & Rev. Meghann Robern
  • Chat Moderator: Colleen Milliken, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, former Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor