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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende

Order of Service for Sunday, Apil 4, 2021


10:30am SMA Time, Virtual Service by Zoom


“The Easter Experience in Real Time”


The Rev. Tom Rosiello


Rev. Tom Rosiello, Minister

Paula Peace, Cathy Cánepa, Coordinators

Bill Dalsimer, Offering Introduction

Kate Greenaway, RN, Covid-19 Task Force Update

Diego Vargas, Audio/Visual Technician

Diana Amaya, Back-up Technician

Joseph Plummer, Video Editor & Communications

Denise Galipeau, Sunday Service Manager

"In us are written...the new version of the old story of Easter, the empty tomb, the renewal. We are at least part of what the ancient myth can mean, for we are or can be the resurrection and the life"  

- Max A Coots




Beautiful Sunrise Time Lapse – Adam’s Peak - Sri Lanka

Francis Ghersci, photographer


Gathering Words


Choral Introit  Yonder Comes Day 

Factory Shoals Middle School 6th Grade Chorus


Poem i thank you god, e.e. cummings


Chalice Lighting (read in unison)    


Today we light our chalice

to celebrate the victory of hope over despair,

to awaken us to the possibility of new life,

and to give witness to both the earth's

and the spirit's extraordinary powers of renewal.


Hymn #270, Oh Day of Light and Gladness

Idaho UU Virtual Choir and Brass




COVID Task Force Update                                                               



We respect the interdependent web of life and work for a just and peaceful world. We encourage the search for truth and meaning, strive for compassion in our relationships and seek values that will benefit our lives and the lives of others.  This is our covenant.

Respetamos todos los estilos de vida dentro de su red interdependiente y trabajamos por un mundo justo y pacifico. Alentamos la búsqueda de la verdad y la comprensión total. Nos esforzamos por mantener compasión en nuestras relaciones y buscamos valores que beneficien nuestras vidas y las vidas de los demás. 
Este es nuestro convenio.


Joys and Concerns


New Member Video


Spoken Meditation and Prayer

Musical Meditation Hallelujah/Alleluia by Jerry Sinclair


A Time for Generosity

From You I Receive

Performed by Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt,

Church of the Larger Fellowship


Offering Music

Alleluia, by Eric Whitacre

Lydia Rice (Soprano), Lisa Gines (Alto), Lloyd Nicks (Tenor), and Jaron Davis (Bass)


Reading from  The Growing Edge, by Howard Thurman


Hymn #344, A Promise through the Ages Rings

First Unitarian Church of Chicago


Sermon The Easter Experience in Real Time, with Rev. Tom Rosiello


Hymn #203, All Creatures of the Earth and Sky

Alena Hemingway, Vocals; Brian Kenny, Piano


Benediction and Extinguishing the Chalice


Postlude Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus
la Caixa Foundation, Barcelona Ars Nova, Mireia Barrera, Director Orchestra Barroca Catalana


Feedback about today’s service: Email
Cathy Cánepa at
Coming Up Next
Sunday, April 11, 2021
"A Personal Journey: Climate Change, Racial Reckoning and Justice for All"
Speaker: Jodi Pincus

From apartheid South Africa to San Francisco to San Miguel de Allende, this Sunday’s UUFSMA Guest Speaker Jodi Pincus shares childhood experiences that influenced her values and work at the intersection of climate change and social justice.


During the fellowship’s online Sunday Service, Ms. Pincus will discuss turning points that helped her to understand and empathize with people of varied cultural, racial, social, and economic backgrounds. She will describe the human side of climate change and its existential threat to under-resourced communities, indigenous people, and people of color, all of whom will bear the brunt of a destabilizing climate. Her talk offers an opportunity to learn about efforts in the United States to address such change.


As a consultant, Ms. Pincus is well versed in the economics of inclusion, as well as strategies for “high-road” development of the workforce, innovative employment, and energy efficiency. The foundation for her present work rests upon more than 20 years of experience as a manager of nonprofit programs. For 12 years, she served as Executive Director of the Rising Sun Center for Opportunity. There she developed innovative “green” training and employment models recognized worldwide. The California Public Utilities Commission appointed her to its Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Board. She received the “Clean Energy for All 100% Campaign Award” from the Solutions Project in 2017.


Ms. Pincus holds a Green MBA from the Presidio Graduate School, San Francisco, and a BA in Peace and Conflicts studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her commitment to justice emerged as a young citizen of South Africa, where she was born during the former apartheid state. She lived for a while on a Native American Reservation. She recently moved to San Miguel De Allende with her husband, two boys and a dog. She serves on the Board of SMA’s Ojala Ninos, a non-profit providing education to children in rural Mexico.

What’s your legacy?


PLEASE give the matter your thoughtful consideration. Then, if appropriate, take the steps necessary to remember your loved ones and the causes you care about.  For more information about making a current donation or a future bequest to the UUFSMA Endowment Fund, visit the Fellowship website ( or contact Steve Singer, Endowment Committee Chair ( 


                                                                                  ...Because you care.

Tom’s Coffee Hour Discussion, Tuesdays (9:30am)

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Meeting ID: 442 374 895
Passcode: 724450


Tuesday Discussion group, April 6 (11:00am)

The Tuesday Zoom discussion group is led by Bill Dalsimer.  
Topic: What do we do with monuments, buildings, highways, public parks named for living individuals or historic figures but who have become, with changing times and attitudes, reminders of unacceptable deeds, philosophies and political positions in today’s world?

Join us in sharing this discussion which will be led by a member currently acceptable to all the participants-if that is possible.



Thursday Discussion group, April 8 (11:30am)
The Thursday Zoom discussion group is led by Trish Snyder. 
Topic: tba



Friday Buddhist Group, Sangha of the Heart (10:00am)

Regular participation is encouraged or drop-in when you want. Please email Joan at if you would like to be added to the Sangha of the Heart email list and receive the Zoom link in a weekly reminder.

San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico