When the Veil is Thinnest

This autumnal Sunday focuses on several traditions that honor deceased ancestors and loved ones. These include the pagan holy day Samhain (SAH-win) aka All Hallows Eve or Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead from Mexico), as well as the Christian All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
What do these traditions, and other sources, have to say about the veil between life, death – and the hereafter? We’ll also remember and honor/mourn/celebrate our own dear departed. So, whether attending in-person or online, you’re invited to bring photos and/or mementos of late loved ones.


“When the Veil is Thinnest”

October 31st, 2021 @ 11:00 am 


Gathering Music – “My inmost heart doth yearn,” Op. 122 #10 by Brahms – Annette Gurnee Hull

Welcome and Acknowledgments – Debi Cooper

Chalice Lighting and Aspiration – Rev. Peter Farriday

Musical Invocation – Hymn #389 “Gathered Here” – Elisabeth Harrington

Story for All Ages – “Lifetimes”  by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen – Debi Cooper

Singing the Children Out ***– Annette Gurnee Hull

“A Litany of Remembrance” by Roland Gittelsohn – Rev. Peter Farriday

Joys & Concerns – Rev. Peter Farriday

Reading – stories from “Final Gifts” by Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley – Debi Cooper

Song “Blessed Spirit of My Life” (hymn #86)–Elisabeth Harrington

Sermon – Rev. Peter Farriday

Offertory – “O world, I e’en must leave thee,” Op. 122 #3 by Brahms – Annette Gurnee Hull

Closing Words and Benediction – Rev. Peter Farriday

Extinguishing the Chalice – Rev. Peter Farriday

Closing Song – “Go from Here in Peace” – Elisabeth Harrington