Post-Election Vigil & Community Gathering

On Thursday, November 5, join the UUA, UU the Vote, Side with Love for a post-election vigil and community gathering featuring UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship Arts at First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. It will begin at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT and run no more than 90 minutes.

No matter the results of the election, we will gather and ground ourselves in faith, love, and justice.

Order of Service

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01: Call to Worship – feat. “Eagle Poem,” by Joy Harjo – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship and Music, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

02: “I Know This Rose Will Open” – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship and Music, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

03: Chalice Lighting – Rev. Ashley Horan, UUA Organizing Strategy Director. Download this video. 

04: Musical Meditation – Matt Meyer, Director of Community Life, Sanctuary Boston. Download this video

05: Hand Ritual – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Music & Worship Arts, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video. 

06: Singing – “Guide My Feet” – African-American Freedom Song – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship and Music, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

07: Story – “The Cracked Vessel” – Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President, Unitarian Universalist Association. Download this video.

08: Singing – “Alleluia Chant” – based on Westminister Chimes, arr. Rideout, ed. prod. Mike Halerz – Chalice Singers, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

09: A Blessing on the Work – Nicole Pressley, UU the Vote National Organizer, and Everette Thompson, Side With Love Campaign Manager. Download this video.

10: Singing – “What Wondrous Love” – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Music & Worship Arts, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

11 Stone Ritual: rev. theresa rohlck, Congregational Chaplain, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

12 Singing – “Stand By Me” – Charles Tindley/arr. Rideout – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Music & Worship Arts, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

13 Prayer – Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt, Associate Professor of Unitarian Universalist Theologies and Ethics, Starr King School for the Ministry. Download this video.

14 Meditation – Matt Meyer, Director of Community Life, Sanctuary Boston. Download this video.

15 Story – “What Do You Do With an Idea?” – Kobi Yamada – dig. reproduction by Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout – narration by theresa rohlck. Download this video.

16 Words & Prayer of Commission – Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President, Unitarian Universalist Association and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship and Music, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

17 Music for Going Forth – “River” – Gene McDaniels, Roberta Flack, arr. Rideout, ed prod. Mike Halerz – Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship and Music, First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor, MI. Download this video.

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