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Sunday Morning Worship: No Time for Casual Faith, #UUAGA 2018
Sunday Morning Worship: No Time for Casual Faith, General Assembly 2018
General Assembly, Online GA

General Assembly 2018 Event 502

This event is scheduled to occur on Sunday, June 24, 2018; 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Live streaming video will be available during that time.

Program Description

The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray is the ninth president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). She has served as lead minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix from 2008 to 2017. She previously served as minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, Ohio, where she was a leader in congregation-based community organizing efforts, and served as intern at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, Tennessee. After leading the UU response to Arizona’s anti-immigrant laws in 2010, she became lead organizer for the Arizona Immigration Ministry and a key organizer of the 2012 Justice General Assembly. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Harvard Divinity School. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray, and their nine-year-old son, Henry.

Anne Watson Born is honored to be the 2018 GA Choir Director this year. She is the Director of Music Ministry at the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton and is a Credentialed UU Music Leader. She is the chair of the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Committee and is also the Lifelong Repertoire & Resources chair for the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.


  • Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
  • Anne Watson Born

Order of Service

Ingathering Singing

Call to Worship

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Chalice Lighting

Introit: “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” Dolly Parton, arr. Craig HellaJohnson

Sarah Jebian, soloist

Story: “The Perfect Heart” adapted from Paulo Coehlo

Hymn: “Busca el Amor”

Reflection from Centering Rev. Natalie Fenimore

Testimony: “What breaks your heart?”

Pastoral Meditation

Rev. Natalie Fenimore

Choral Response: “Precious Lord” arr. Roland M. Carter

Amanda Thomas, soloist

Sermon: “No Time for a Casual Faith”

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Song “Quiet”


Offering Communities Creating Opportunity

Offertory Anthem “Wake Up, My Spirit”

Adolphus Hailstork

Testimony: “Sources of Hope and Resiliency”

Hymn: “Life Calls Us On”

Kendyl Gibbons and Jason Shelton


Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Choral Response/Postlude

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