Wisdom from the Margins

Virtual Service on Zoom

Congregants who participated in our “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” class this fall share the wisdom and beauty of what they have learned and invite us to create spaces where, indeed, “all genders are sacred,” as we now say in our Welcome each Sunday. The Alegría Singers offer “Eye for Eye,” by Shawn Kirchner, recognition of the toll that hate and revenge can take, which resolves into a prayer for the vision to embody our common kinship.

Worship Leaders: Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones, Frey Leigh, Marnie Singer, and Joyce Miller, assisted by members of the “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” class


11:00 a.m.–Worship via Zoom! “Wisdom from the Margins: Honoring Transgender Day of Visibility and Connecting at the Heart” Dear ones, this beautifully prepared service, chock full of sweet musical gifts and a few poignant surprises, is not just a nod to radical welcome but a deeply personal and relevant story of transformation. The members of the “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” class last fall share its powerful, transformative impact, outline the need for more broken-openheartedness, and invite everyone to take this class, available now online for free!


Again, we share our Joys and Sorrows via Zoom chat–I’ll explain it all during Welcome and Announcements tomorrow morning! AND we experiment with Breakout Rooms for Social Hour so you can meet new people and share a real conversation!


Mentioned during the service:
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Link to We Belong by Namoli Brennet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgdzz_UEuMM


Link to Jazz Jennings Reads “I Am Jazz”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF5D2lsPfsU


Link to Mark Miller: “Draw the Circle Wide” (Lumina Vocal Ensemble) :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pzUyGEDs0s


Please join us–and share the link with friends!
  • Link for worship tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.:
       Topic: Worship on Sunday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m.
       Time: Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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  • The Zoom room will open at 10:45 a.m. for worship! Come before 11:00 a.m. to enjoy some special pictures and a lovely piece of music! Also, we have added a singer to almost every hymn so you’ll find it easy to sing along at home!
  • By the way, if you arrive earlier than 10:45 a.m., you’ll get a “peek behind the curtain” as the tech crew and worship leaders finish their prep! Not quite so “worshipful,” perhaps, but you are welcome to watch! Out of chaos, creation emerges! 😉
  • Note: We won’t be using Facebook Live for worship for now–Zoom isn’t able to connect to FB Live, after all. But please keep checking FUCSJ’s Facebook page for lots of updates, inspiration, and personal messages from your minister! 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/FUCSJ