Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington leads Summer Worship

Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington leads Summer Worship


July 9, 2023    
11:00am - 12:00pm


First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Event Type

July 9  Rev Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington will lead this Summer service.

‚ÄúOnly Kitten Syndrome‚ÄĚ is often to blame for cats who won‚Äôt stop biting. Join as we talk about the spiritual messages of covenant, accountability, and learning to stop biting.

Lindsay Donelly-Bullington is currently studying for a Master of Divinity degree at Boston University School of Theology with the goal of Unitarian Universalist ministry. From 2020 to 2022, she was on the staff of First Unitarian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, known as the Church of the River. She served as summer minister there in 2022, and with the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth through May.

Order of Service

Sunday, July 9, 2023
Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington, guest speaker

Service musicians: Sophia O’Shea and Larry Thomas Bell

Prelude  Sonata in E major, op. 14 no. 1     Ludwig van Beethoven                  

  1. Allegro   

Welcome and Opening Words

Opening Hymn No. 361 Enter Rejoice and Come In

Chalice Lighting

First Church Boston Affirmation

Love is the spirit of this church, and Service its law.
This is our great covenant, to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.


Responsive reading ¬†No. 665 ‚ÄúTranscendental Etude‚Ä̬†

  by Adrienne Rich

Sharing of Joys and Concerns  

Musical Meditation   .Heart, we will forget him! (Op. 64 no. 5)                                                                      Larry Thomas Bell (b. 1952)

Based on a poem by Emily Dickinson (1830-1885)

Sermon reading 

Sermon Hymn  No. 1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place

Sermon ‚ÄúOnly Kitten Syndrome‚ÄĚ ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington¬†

Call to the Offering

Offertory  Music When Soft Voices Die (Op. 190 no. 1)    L. T. Bell

Based on a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)


Closing Hymn   No. 131 Love Will Guide Us 

Extinguishing the Chalice

We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community or the fire of commitment. 

These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Postlude Sonata in E major, op. 14 no. 1 

  1. Rondo: Allegro commodo

                                                 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)