Chalice lighting and Art placement:
Unitarian Universalists usually start
meetings and services with the lighting of a chalice, a symbol of our
faith. The chalice will be lit by all of Roy's
grandchildren and great
who are here today.
and Erica will place some art work as representations of their feelings of
esteem for Roy. Arthur's drawing uses the following words to describe
Welcome and Opening
words by Rev.
Good afternoon. I am
the Pastoral Visitor for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa
and a community minister affiliated with this congregation.
I would like to welcome everyone. Thank you all for coming.
After the service, there will be a time of
community and sharing. Roy's family would be pleased if you would join
them at a reception to continue the celebration of Roy's life.
We have come together in sorrow, acknowledging the death of Roy. But we
have also come to celebrate the life of Roy.
And what a remarkable life it was! Several family members and friends will
share their stories about Roy throughout the service.
I met Roy when I first started the Pastoral Visiting for the Fellowship in
2010. Although I probably knew him when I started to go to First Unitarian
in 1990. I don't remember.
There are several things that I learned about Roy which will keep me
remembering him forever but I am sure that others will talk about all of
these things. People who knew him much better than I.