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  1. Welcome One And All 1

  2. UN Sunday Tackling the Difficult Issues October 20, 2013 2

  3. Ringing the Gong 3

  4. Welcome and Announcements 4

  5. Lighting the Chalice 5

  6. Celebrating UN Sunday 6

  7. Celebrating UN Sunday • Some engagements that our faith’s UNO • are involved with: • Department of Public Information • Economic Social & Cultural Rights • NGO Human Rights Commission • Religions for Peace • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) • Faith & Ethics Network for the Int’l Criminal Court 7

  8. Celebrating UN Sunday • Intergenerational Seminars: • Advancing a Dignified Life for All (2009) • Ethical Aspects of Climate Change (2010) • Empowering Women for a Better World (2011) • Race and Immigration Need to Go Beyond Borders (2012) • Sex, Love and Violence: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in a Globalized World (2013) • Indigenous Peoples Rights (2014) 8

  9. Hymn #127 “Can I See Another’s Woe?” Words: William Blake Music: Melody from “VeniRedemptorGentium” Harmony: Seth Calvisius ____________________________________________________________________________ Sung by Choir and Congregation 9

  10. Hymn #127 “Can I See Another’s Woe?” ____________________________________________________________ • Can I see another’s woe, • and not be in sorrow too? • Can I see another’s grief, • and not seek for kind relief? 1 of 3 10

  11. Hymn #127 “Can I See Another’s Woe?” ____________________________________________________________ Can I see a falling tear, and not feel my sorrow’s share? Can a father see his child weep, nor be with sorrow filled? 2 of 3 11

  12. Hymn #127 “Can I See Another’s Woe?” ____________________________________________________________ Can a mother sit and hear infant groan, an infant fear? No, no, never can it be! Never, never can it be! 3 of 3 12

  13. Blue Ribbon Congregation Award The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office The United Nations 13

  14. Blue Ribbon Congregation Award • Has a congregational member who is an envoy to the UU United Nations Office • Holds an annual “UN Sunday” Service • Have 15 members or 5% of your congregation donate individually to the UU United Nations Office • As a congregation, donates to the UU United Nations Office via an annual budget line or a collection plate 14

  15. Acceptance of the Award On Behalf of the Congregation ------------------------------------------ Michael Goldsmith: Board President Liza Burby: Board Vice President 15

  16. UU-UNO Youth Award Earth Marble Ceremony Congratulations to our 6th and 7th Graders 16

  17. Weaving Community Joys and Concerns 17

  18. Hymn #123: “Spirit of Life” Words & Music by Carolyn McDade _________________________________________________________________________________ Spirit of Life, come unto me. Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion. Blow in the wind, rise in the sea; Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close; wings set me free; Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me. 18

  19. Silent Meditation 19

  20. Sharing in Support of “Every Child Is Our Child” Kamila Jacob UU-UNO Envoy Coordinator 20

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  22. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” Words and Music: Kurt Bestor 22

  23. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” Words and Music: Kurt Bestor ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Can you hear the prayer of the children? On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room Empty eyes with no more tears to cry Turning heavenward toward the light 23 1 of 7

  24. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crying softly, help me To see the morning light of one more day But if I should die before I wake, I pray my soul to take 24 2 of 7

  25. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Can you feel the hearts of the children? Aching for home, for something of their very own Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to, But hope for a better day a better day. 25 3 of 7

  26. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crying softly, help me To feel the love again in my own land But if unknown roads lead away from home, Give me loving arms, away from harm 26 4 of 7

  27. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Can you hear the voice of the children? Softly pleading for silence in a shattered world? Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate, Blood of the innocent on their hands 27 5 of 7

  28. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crying softly, help me To feel the sun again upon my face, For when darkness clears I know you’re near, Bringing peace again 28 6 of 7

  29. Offertory “Prayer of the Children” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dali cujetesvedjecjemolitive? (Croatian translation: ‘Can you hear all the children’s prayers?’) Can you hear the prayer of the children? 29 7 of 7

  30. The Children's Recessional"Benediction" Words and Music: Richard Hyman_______________________________________________________ Go now in peace; May the world protect you. Go now in peace; Now in peace. May the world protect you; May the world enfold you and keep you In loving arms, and loving hearts, Go now in peace. 30

  31. UN Sunday Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Tackling the Difficult Issues October 20, 2013 “Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in a Globalized World” 31

  32. Intergenerational Spring Seminars 32

  33. UN Sunday Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Tackling the Difficult Issues October 20, 2013 “Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in a Globalized World” 33

  34. Foreign Ministers Talk at the United Nations: LGBT Human Rights09/26/2013 34

  35. Country Breakout of LGBT Rights Declaration at the UN As of 2013 • Support:94 Member States have signed the “LGBT Rights Declaration “ in the General Assembly • Oppose:54 Member States oppose • Neither:46 Member States have not officially opposed or supported 35

  36. The UU United Nations Office The United Nations 36

  37. Music and Song “Serenity” Words by Reinhold Neibuhr, Music by Richard Hyman --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Grant me courage to change the things I can;And wisdom to know the difference. 37

  38. Closing Words 38

  39. Extinguishing the Chalice 39

  40. Postlude Music by Richard Hyman A time for quiet reflection. 40

  41. UN Sunday Tackling the Difficult Issues October 20, 2013 41

  42. UN Sunday Tackling the Difficult Issues October 20, 2013 42