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Opening Words: “We come to love a church,

We come to love a church,
the traditions, the history,
and especially the people associated with it.

And through these people,
young and old,
known and unknown,
we reach out—

Both backward into history
and forward into the future—

To link together the generations
in this imperfect, but blessed community
of memory and hope.


1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; altered

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Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

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