4-28-2024 Order of Service

Caring or Carrying

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10:25 am

Online on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620
Passcode: BUF

Zoom by phone, for audio only: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 738 363 620
Passcode: 306220

Gathering Music                          Su Livingston, Tribute and Homecoming by Jon Schmidt


Prelude                                          April Rain Song, by Langston Hughes and Bandan Taaffe

Chalice Lighting                           Lightening the Load by Francis Dorff


Singing Together                          Come and Find the Quiet Center 

Children’s Focus                   

Children’s Blessing                       We Hold You In Our Love      


Beloved Community Moment      Lin Skavdahl

Message, part 1                            Carrie Koehnline

Special Music                                Loosen, Loosen

Tessie Mandeville and Lisa Heezen

Message, part 2                            Francie and Cory

Message, part 3                            Tessie Mandeville

Special Music                                We Are In This Boat

Su Livingston and Carrie Koehnline

Guided Meditation                         Carrie Koehnline

Offertory                                         Su Livington

Singing Together                           #131, Love Will Guide Us

Closing Words            

Singing Together                           #155, Circle Round


If you’re with us on Zoom today, please stay after the service for our online coffee hour. If you’re here in person, please join us downstairs for coffee and conversation. Visitors: you may wish to use a red cup — then we’ll know you’re open to a bit of orientation.

If you’re new, we’d be grateful to have you provide us with contact information so we can let you know what’s happening here. There are buff-colored visitor contact cards in the pew racks, and in the entryway, that you can drop in the collection basket. Or provide your contact information HERE. 

Contributions payable to “BUF” may be sent to:
1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham 98225

For info about donating online (credit card or PayPal), by automatic bank transfer, or via phone apps, see the “give” button in the upper right-hand corner at buf.org or contact the office: (360) 733-3837 / admin@buf.org



Come and Find the Quiet Center

Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead.

Find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed.

Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes that we can see

All the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.