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Crystal Valentine – “And the News Reporter Says Jesus Is White” – Button Poetry Video

Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry.

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In Sacred Places

Faith is the doctrine for happiness
Love, a scripture of life;
Service, our processional
Peace, the eternal rite

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We Wish You Love

We wish you love, like soft and kindly blessings
We savor from a fire’s gentle glow;
Reminding us that life is good and friendly,
That warmth and tenderness can always flow.

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Worship Materials: Marriage Service Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

From time immemorial the circle has been a symbol of inclusiveness
and unity.

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Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima.”

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Worship Materials: Funeral Resources

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

We have come in the midst of life to grieve for the death of ____, to give thanks for his/her life and to bid him/her farewell. Death and life are one in the purposes of love. Jesus said ‘if you grieve with all your heart, you shall find healing’.

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Prayer at a memorial for an infant child

O Dear One, we are overwhelmed with frustration with the impossibility of fully accepting this unacceptable death.

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

We come before you today in abject pain and anguish
There are no words to describe the distress of losing someone
You love very deeply
ALL: Jesus said “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted”

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Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Written by Matt Carriker

On the surface, it seems that death is triumphant.
It appears as though those who conspired to do evil have won.

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Oh, Yes…

For Roi Barnard in memory of Joe

Can this mind be at peace with the moon and the stars

In my nights?

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Matthew 13 Revisited

Matthew: The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed
Martha: Which a woman hid in three measures of meal.

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Blessing Litany

One: A Blessing on you who are poor
Many Yours is the household of God
One A blessing on you who mourn
Many: you shall be comforted

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Be Like a Child

Something really bothers me Lord
You said that we have to be like little children
But I’ve just come from my sister’s house
And my little nephew was there
And he was having a right tantrum

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Bring,O Morn, Thy Music

Written by William Channing Gannett

Bring, O morn, thy music!
Night, thy starlit silence!
Oceans, laugh in rapture to the storm-winds coursing free!
Suns and planets chorus,
praise to all found holy. ­
Life was, and is, and evermore shall be.

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Ten Lepers

Can we get inside this story,
Try to think as lepers thought?
Totally despised, rejected;
Life for them was worse than naught.

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Litany for Healing

Jesus travelled from town to town, healing people who were sick
All: Help us to heal broken bodies

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Round Dance of the Cross: A Maundy Thursday Service

Written by Rev. Irene Laudeman

This service is appropriate for a small congregation of 20-60 people. The service is conducted in two settings:

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Stations of the Cross

The practice of creating Stations of the Cross for meditative reflection on the final hours of Jesus’ life is a very old one. To this day, many Catholic and other churches have gardens or sanctuaries in which the stations are situated.

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