Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!

Beyond the Water's Edge
Today, Eliot Chapel will join the largest annual gathering of UUs for Sunday morning worship at the 2020 UUA General Assembly. This powerful, communal worship experience is open to the public. These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work towards our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?
Rev. Joan Javier-Duval will deliver the sermon. She serves as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. She is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, mother of a kindergartener, and spouse of a proud Vermonter. Beauty, gratitude, and love are at the heart of her faithful striving for collective liberation and a thriving planet.


Please join us for this online service. If you can't see the video, check it out on Facebook or YouTube.


The order of service:

Gathering Music
Honoring the Land and Welcome: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Call to Worship and Chalice Lighting: Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and Rev. Mykal Slack
Opening Song: “We Are…” by Ysaye Barnwell – GA Virtual Choir directed by Benjie Messer; Soloist: Dr. Ysaye Barnwell
A Message for Us All: Rev. Mykal Slack
Offering: Tomaquag Museum – Testimonial from Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum; Flute music by Ridge E. Spears
Meditation and Prayer: Rev. Mykal Slack
Responsive Music: “Deep River” trad. African-American spiritual – Philip Rogers, Nivek Anderson
Reading: adapted selection from Three Dreams in a Desert by Olive Schreiner – Clyde Grubbs, Aja Davis, Yuri Yamamoto
Anthem: “Tomorrow” by Kate Miner – GA Virtual Choir
Sermon: “Beyond the Water’s Edge” – Rev. Joan Javier-Duval
Closing Song: “Keep On Moving Forward” by Pat Humphries – Emma’s Revolution
Benediction: Rev. Joan Javier-Duval

Come reach out a virtual hand of friendship at our coffee hour at 11:30 am on Sunday. We share the Zoom meeting log-in information each week on our mailing list.
If you are a guest or newcomer, we welcome you! Email welcome@eliotchapel.org to get connected right away. You may also sign the guest book where you can choose to opt in to our communications list, find out about religious education programming for children, or talk to someone about any questions you have about Eliot Chapel or Unitarian Universalism. Thanks for joining us today! 
If you would like to contribute to the Shared Plate, please see the giving page on our website or scan the QR code to the left (click to enlarge). Check out easy instructions for text giving in this PDF.  See information about our June recipient, IFCLA, in This Week at Eliot
June 28, 2020
Upcoming Service

At 10:00 am on Sundays, we will have a video here on the homepage of our website and it will be available anytime after that. The video will also be available on the Eliot Chapel Facebook page which will allow you to comment and interact. We welcome your participation!


After weighing carefully the different factors of dealing with COVID-19, Eliot Chapel has decided to close all facilities through the summer. We will continue to do all the gatherings we do now electronically, including worship. See Rev. Barbara's announcement video


For more information on Eliot's plans for the coming months, please read this message from our lead minister, the Rev. Barbara H. Gadon. Thank you!  

Eliot Chapel Welcomes the Rev. Krista Taves


Eliot Unitarian Chapel is so pleased to welcome the Rev. Krista Taves as our new assistant Minister of Congregational Life. Rev. Taves brings a wealth of experience and skills in parish ministry, she is kind and compassionate, a fantastic preacher, and she is great at bringing people together to work for social justice. Her primary responsibilities will be in pastoral care and community engagement. She will also lead some worship services. Please join us in providing a warm welcome to Rev. Taves. 

Note: Rev. Taves is joining us quarter-time to assist with pastoral care in April and May. She will be 3/4 time starting in July.



Eliot Unitarian Chapel      100 South Taylor Ave.     Kirkwood, MO 63122     314-821-0911