Lifting Our Voices

The Worship and Arts Committee invites you to donate copies of Lifting Our Voices to UCM so that we may distribute them throughout the sanctuary for use in our regular services.


What is Lifting Our Voices? It is a new collection of contemporary voices assembled in a book of readings published by the Unitarian Universalist Association. It provides fresh multicultural perspectives on welcoming, trusting, hoping, loving  and much more to share in our regular services and in our celebrations and rituals. For example:

Every day is a god,
each day is a god,
and holiness holds forth in time.
I worship each god,
I praise each day splintered down,
and wrapped in time like a husk,
a husk of many colors spreading,
at dawn fast over the mountains split.
—Annie Dillard, adapted

You may dedicate your gift in honor or in the the memory of someone or something important to you. A bookplate will be added to the book in your name as we have done for our grey and teal hymnals.

How to give?   Please write a check for $20 for each copy you wish to donate payable to UCM and write “Lifting Our Voices”  in the memo line.  Place your check in an envelope along with the words you would like to include on the bookplate (please be sure to include your name too). You can put the envelope in the collection pouch or put it in the mail addressed to Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, or drop it off at the office.

Wouldn’t it be ideal to have a few copies for each pew beginning in January 2017?  We can do this! 

A copy of Lifting Our Voices will be displayed at the Hospitality Table in the Vestry this fall. If you have questions about this, please contact Leslie Parr, MaryJean McKelvey or Ginny Sassaman. Thank you!