Before the first Mother's Day was established in the United States in 1914, as advocated by Anna Jarvis, a Unitarian woman by the name of Julia Ward Howe (yes, the woman who penned The Battle Hymn of the Republic) had introduced the idea of an international day of peace via a Mothers' Day proclamation approximately 36 years earlier.
Chalice Lighting Words by Anne Lamott, Read by Art Brosius
Message Reverend Amy Kindred
Song "Ancient Mother", Considered to be a traditional Native American Prayer (Located in Singing the Journey, Unitarian Universalist Association, Copyright 2005)
Keyboard Amy Rosebush
Percussion Amy Rosebush, Stephen Downen
Vocals Stephen Downen
Closing Words by Rev. Amy Kindred
Audio Technician Art Brosius, Lisa Harrington, Adam Byrn Tritt
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With Gratitude Always,
The Friendship Fellowship Family
"Who we are and what we do increases love, justice and respect
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