Speaker: Andy Leyenaar

Speaker: Andy Leyenaar

“Solstice/Yule Service”

December 20, 2020

On December 20, 2020, we had a special service in honor of the Winter Solstice and Yule. Normally this celebration takes place on the Saturday night before the solstice, but due to the pandemic we decided to have this for our Sunday morning offering instead. If you watch on Youtube, click “Show More” to see the Order of Service.

“Giving Thanks in All Things”

November 22, 2020

On November 22, 2020, our virtual service featured our traditional Cornbread Communion, led by our Deacons. My homily was “Giving Thanks in All Things”. We also had virtual greetings from FCU members and friends far and wide. If you watch on YouTube, click on “Show More” to see the Order of Service.

Maundy Thursday Service, with Tenebrae

April 9, 2020

First Church Unitarian in Littleton, Massachusetts, had a virtual Maundy Thursday Service (with Tenebrae) using the Zoom platform. This video begins with an original piece of music by FCU’s Music Director, Molly Lozeau (“Starlight Song” (c) 2020 Molly Lozeau). I light the chalice and welcome all. FCU Deacons Lynn Courtney, Andy Leyenaar, and Cindy Malley lead communion and much of the service, as is the FCU tradition.

“An Evolution of Love”

March 22, 2020

First Church Unitarian in Littleton, Massachusetts, has moved to online-only worship in this time of social distancing for Covid-19. We had planned to use Youtube Live with just the service participants, but we did not have that option this week. At the last minute, we switched over to an open Zoom format for the congregation. Below are the times if you want to skip ahead or go back to a particular worship element. The Order of Service: Prelude: Brian Tarbox on flute 0:00; Call to Worship: words of Lynn Ungar (read by Rev. Lara Hoke) 2:35; Chalice Lighting (Violet Malley) 4:32; Words of Welcome (Lara) 5:12; Time for All Ages: Aesop’s fable “Bundle of Sticks” (DRE Vicki Merriam) 7:25; Musical interlude (Music Director Molly Lozeau) 10:37; Special Guest Appearance by the Deacons (Andy Leyenaar, Cindy Malley, Lynn Courtney) 13:50; Offering – Virtual Share the Plate: COVID-19 Fund of the United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley (Guest: Lisa Rowan-Gillis) 18:17; Offertory (Molly) 21:48; Remarks (Short Sermon): “An Evolution of Love” (Lara) 23:16; (Prerecorded) Choral Interlude: The Church Choir 35:18; Improvisational flute (Brian) 37:25; Benediction 40:15; Postlude (Molly) 42:00