Matt Meyer, guest speaker


August 20, 2023    
11:00am - 12:00pm

Event Type

Order of Service

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Prelude   Percussion Improvisation                         Matt Meyer


Opening Words  Words by Adrienne Rich

Opening Hymn        Bright Morning Star

Chalice Lighting   Call Down a Blessing, by Margaret Nelson

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.


Reading        For Nothing is Fixed, by Bowens-Wheatley,   Grubbs, Cullors, & Baldwin

Musical Meditation This Joy, by Shirley Caesar

Joys and Concerns

Prayer and Meditation    

Sermon Hymn  I’m Gonna Lift My Sister Up

by Faya Ora Rose Touré

Sermon         “All for One & One for All”            Matt Meyer

Call to the Offering

Offertory                    This Joy, by Shirley Caesar

Doxology                           OLD HUNDREDTH


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


Closing Hymn   Keep on Moving Forward

by Emma’s Revolution

Benediction                                                             Matt Meyer

Postlude  Percussion Improvisation                        Matt Meyer


Matt Meyer is the Director of Operations and Community Life for The Sanctuary Boston, a religious community grounded in Unitarian Universalism and open to seekers of all kinds, gathering twice monthly on Wednesday evenings, alternating First Church Boston and First Parish Cambridge. Matt Meyer also works professionally as an itinerant UU musician and worship leader, having led hundreds of services for UU congregations around the country.