UU Women in Action: Restore Us to Memory Service

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The Goddesses Mnemosyne and Brigid were featured in Plymouth New Hampshire on Sunday, November 11th as the worship team explored together the Soul Matters Sharing Circle November theme of Memory. The service entitled “Restore Us to Memory” included a ritual led by Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning that was designed for participants to retrieve the parts of themselves that have been given to (or taken by) others over time, so they may reclaim them to be whole. The congregation was also led in singing meditation by UU Musician Sarah Dan Jones with the words of the Navajo chant by Jody Healy,
“When you were born
you cried
and the world rejoiced;
Live your life
so that when you die
the world cries
and you rejoice.”
(Members of the Women With Wings singing group at UUSB in Bangor, Maine will be well familiar with this chant!)
Worship Associate Margaret Salt did an exquisite reading abridged from Sheryl Crow’s song “Love Will Remain” (originally scored for Rev. Marilyn Sewell’s “Raw Faith” film).
Below is a link to the reading and the sermon to follow.

Restore Us to Memory from SKUUF Plymouth NH on Vimeo.