Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!


“Renewing Love” – Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

St. Louis activist Amy Hunter once described the work of racial justice as helping people fall in love with one another, to become family. When someone is part of our family, she said, we cannot rest until they are whole. We have glimpses of this feeling from time to time, but it can feel like waiting for lightning to strike. How do we practice falling in love? And why does it matter so much? 


Order of Service:

Welcome: Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

Opening Words 

Chalice Lighting: Our chalice today is lit by the Walsh family.

Opening Hymn: “Love Makes a Bridge” – Sarah Price, vocal & Dr. David Nalesnik, piano

Time for All Ages: Heather Flick

Prayer and Meditation

Interlude: “Love Changes Everything” from Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Weber – Mark Saunders, tenor & Gail Hintz, piano

Invitation to Giving: Karen Gender

Offertory: “The Gift of Love” – Dr. David Nalesnik, piano

Homily: “Renewing Love” – Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

Closing Hymn: “Answering the Call of Love” – Sarah Price, vocal & Dr. David Nalesnik, piano

Closing Words


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September 27, 2020



Approaching The Broken Heart of America and Healing Through History
with Rev. Krista Taves
Six Thursdays beginning October 15, 2020
6:30 – 8:00 pm via Zoom

Based on The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson

 Many of us want to better understand how racism shapes our country and our lives. We yearn to know the truth of our city and our state. We will use Walter Johnson’s eye-opening study as our guide. We will also consider how St. Louis Unitarian Universalists in the region have challenged, supported, enabled, resisted, and responded to the structural racism in our region through its long history and consider what our Unitarian Universalist faith asks of us now as we seek to acknowledge, undo, and end the harm of systemic racism. We will approach what can often be a difficult and painful history with both our minds and our hearts.  

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Psalms for Comfort and Courage
with Rev. Barbara H. Gadon
Four Thursday evenings, October 8-November 5, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 pm via Zoom


For centuries, in both the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Psalms have helped people in difficult times. They have served as a container for the entire range of human experience, including joy, rage, peace, longing, and sorrow. We will use techniques like “Lectio Divina” and study different translations, as well as experiencing the psalms in art and music. We will try our hand at writing some of our own. People of all theologies and no theology welcome. You’ll get the most out of it as a live class, but all sessions will be recorded for you to watch on your own.

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