BBUUC’s Annual Water Sharing Service entitled “Connections”
with Jennifer Bacmeister as Worship Leader.
Each year at BBUUC, we have held an annual water sharing service. Our water sharing ritual is meant to be a homecoming and a time of reconnection for this congregation. How does water represent connection for you? The entire congregation is invited to bring a small amount of water that has meaning. Each person or family has the opportunity to share the meaning of their water, and then add it to a communal bowl, ritually and symbolically joining each of us in community. This year, we still want to celebrate our community, even though we can’t gather at the church. So we will do it virtually!
We’d like you to consider how water connects us, both literally and symbolically. We are all made of water, and we all need water to live. Now, in this time of pandemic, we are very much like drops of rain, separate from each other, but yearning to come together. I invite you to record a short video and share with the congregation your symbolic (and literal) water. Perhaps you would like to share the connection that ocean water gives you to Mother Earth, or how you recognize that clean water for all is a right and not a privilege. Whatever your connection is, to others in your family, church, the larger community, or even the whole world, we want you to share!
An email will be sent to all of our members and friends the last weekend of August with a link to an instructional video by our video editor, David Dean. He will share tips on how to record a great water-sharing video on your own device, and then how to get them to the Worship Team for inclusion in the service. We will give you a link on our Google Drive so that you can upload your videos by September 4th for the September 6th service. Watch for our email, and we hope to see everyone’s Water Sharing video!
During this time of social distancing, when in-person worship has been suspended, BBUUC will continue our weekly worship in video format that you can find on YouTube each Sunday morning at the “BBUUC Video” channel. Simply subscribe to the channel on YouTube, and watch our weekly worship services, modified for video viewing until we can resume gathering together for worship in our church sanctuary. The worship videos will remain on the site for viewing at your convenience. New services are posted at 6am on Sunday mornings.
We invite you to submit your Joys and Concerns via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday at noon of each week for inclusion in the upcoming Sunday’s worship service. Please note “J&C” in the subject line. For your privacy, we will share our Joys and Concerns using first names and last initials only.