Call and Response for Joys and Sorrows
Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington, MI
READER: This is our sacred time and space.
CONGREGATION: We gather in community
ALL: to renew our spirits, to explore the mystery, and to share our joys and sorrows.
READER: With you I find strength.
CONGREGATION: Together we become bound by love and respect.
READER: With me you can share your deepest self.
CONGREGATION: Together we learn to understand and to forgive.
READER: We share triumphs
CONGREGATION: and they inspire.
READER: We share failures
CONGREGATION: and we share our human nature.
READER: We share joy
CONGREGATION: and it multiplies.
READER: We share sorrow
CONGREGATION: and it begins to lessen.
(Please come forward to share whatever joys or sorrows, of a personal nature, you wish to share with us this morning.)
READER: We light this candle for the unspoken joys and sorrows among us.
SERVICE LEADER: May these lights remind us of the meaning of community and the mission of this congregation.