First Unity Church Sunday Service — March 27, 2022

Please join us for First Unity Church’s March 20, 2022, in-person Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. This week’s message is from Rev. Jan Mourning, and is entitled “Welcome It!”.

You can livestream the service through the following direct link:

On Sunday afternoon, the link above will take you to the recording of the service. You can also watch the service from one of the links below:

Blessings, Love and Light to All!

Order of Service — March 27, 2022

  • Welcome through Music — You’ve Got a Friend by Carol King — Performed by Anita Jackson, vocals, and Steve Schenkel, guitar Welcome and Announcements
  • Daily Word — Hope Dodson, Prayer Chaplain
  • Congregational Song — A Vision Led by Julie Goede
  • Message – When the Going Gets Tough — Rev. Jan Mourning
  • Affirmation: There is only one Presence and one Power in the universe and at work in my life, God the Good, omnipotent.
  • When I Pray by Daniel Nahmod — Led by Julie Goede
  • Meditation and Ending Prayer — Rev. Jan Mourning
  • Worship through Music — Change the World by Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, and Wayne Kirkpatrick — Performed by Anita Jackson, vocals, and Steve Schenkel, guitar
  • Blessing of the OfferingCongregational Song — I Live in the Kingdom of Light — Led by Julie Goede
  • Closing — Prayer for Protection
  • Musical Ending — Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell — Performed by Anita Jackson, vocals, and Steve Schenkel, guitar

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Anita Jackson and Steve Schenkel Are Our Featured Musicians on Sunday, March 27, 2022

Anita Jackson, vocals with Steve Schenkel, guitar
Anita Jackson is native of St. Louis, Missouri who returned home after living in New York City for twelve years. She is a graduate of the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York and has performed extensively nationally and internationally in theater productions, concerts and workshops.

She has recorded and performed as a background vocalist for such artists as Bette Midler on (her Grammy Award winning song for Song of the Year in 1991) “From a Distance”, Patti Austin on “I Can Move this Mountain”, Mariah Carey on “Anytime You Need a Friend”, recording artists Chico DeBarge, Joe, Erykah Badu and most notably Cissy and Whitney Houston. She is a vocalist on Cissy Houston’s Grammy award winning “Face to Face” album, as well as her 1997 Grammy award winning “He Leadeth Me” album.

Steve Schenkel is the guitarist and orchestra manager for the Fox Theater, guitarist for the Muny Opera and the St. Louis Symphony, and a freelance jazz musician. He recently retired after 37 years at Webster University, where he founded the Jazz Studies program, the Webster Jazz Concert Series, and the Jazz Studies/Music Technology program. Steve now serves as the Music Director for First Unity Church of St. Louis.





Divine Love, flowing through me, blesses and multiplies all I am, all I have, all I give, and all I receive.

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Thank You!

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First Unity Church
4753 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63128


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