The Door is Round and Open

No one speaks to “Embracing Possibility” quite like the great Sufi mystical poet, Rumi.
Four days short of the 814th anniversary of his birth (commonly thought to be Sept. 30, 1207) Rev. Farriday will explore Rumi’s wisdom and his lyrical yet profound calls to realize and express our spiritual essence.



Gathering Music – “Sayyid Chant and Dance, Vol.2 Ser.1 #10”  by Gurdjieff/deHartmann – performed by Annette Gurnee Hull

Welcome and Acknowledgements – Pat McCutcheon

Bell, Chalice Lighting, and Aspiration* – Rev. Peter Farriday

Song for All Ages – “Don’t Go Back to Sleep”  – Amy Day and Elisabeth Harrington

Singing the Children Out (“Go Now In Peace”) – accompanied by Annette Gurnee Hull

Joys and Concerns – Pat McCutcheon

Reading – “Tending Two Shops” by Jelaluddin Rumi – Rev. Peter Farriday

Music – “Said the Rain” by Amy Bernon – Fellowship Choir & Elisabeth Harrington

Sermon- “The Door Is Round and Open” – Rev. Peter Farriday

Musical Interlude “Said the Rain”– Elisabeth Harrington 

Offering Introduction – Pat McCutcheon

Offertory – “Andante con moto, Vol.1, Ser.1 #11” by Gurdjieff/deHartmann – performed by Annette Gurnee Hull

Closing Words – Rev. Peter Farriday

Closing Song – “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” Words adapted from Rumi; Music by Lynn Adair Ungar – Fellowship Choir

Benediction/Extinguish Chalice –  Rev. Peter Farriday

Postlude – reprise of “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”