Earth Day

Sunday, April 18

Join us April 18th for our Sunday Earth Day celebration. Readings for this service will include a passage from Genesis and 2 Peter, as well as poetry by Linda Pastan and Pat Cane. The sermon by Pastor Lucozzi is entitled “Resurrecting the Earth.” Music under the direction of Peter Amidon includes the anthem “Blue Green Hills of Earth” by Kim Oler, arr. Paul Halley, Zara Bode soloist with Conne Green flute, Dwayne Johnson trumpet, Cheri Ann Brodhurst trombone, Patty Meyer piano. Other musical offerings for this Sunday include the Navajo chant “Ancient Mother” with some new words by Peter Amidon and features Rachel Clemente on the harp, “For the Beauty of the Earth” words by Folliott S. Pierpoint, music by Conrad Kocher and a modern hymn entitled “Blue Boat Home” words by Peter Mayer, set to the tune of a traditional Welsh melody. There is also a special children’s hymn featuring some of our children on vocals, “All I Really Need” by Raffi with Mary Alice Amidon banjo, Peter Amidon piano. The children’s story for our service is North Country Spring, by Reeve Lindbergh with illustrations by Liz Sivertson. Prayers and concerns for the world and our time are also a regular part of our time together. Everyone is welcome.

Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming/ Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), continues tomorrow with worship online at 10am and on BCTV at 8am and again on Weds morning at 6:30am. The link to the livestream can be found on the church homepage at or on the church’s Facebook page at