Musical activist to lead worship at UUSD April 28

April 15, 2019

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware announced that Jim Scott, composer and musical activist, will lead the worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 28. His worship theme is Everyone Is Welcome Here: Seven Principles for All Ages.

Scott’s set of seven songs celebrates the Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles with a song for each principle. His words are inspiring and reaffirming to all ages. Boiling down some big philosophy to simple, straightforward words, Scott will lead worship with singing and lifting up these ideas to the world.

For more than 30 years, Scott has created and performed music that celebrates the Earth. His songs and poetry have inspired and educated audiences around the world. He has developed presentations for every age group and crafted songs that sensitize his listeners to the beauty of the Earth, teaching principles of ecology in memorable verses.

“The Earth and Spirit Songbook” is an anthology of 110 songs of earth and peace, arranged and edited by Scott, including songs by many contemporary songwriters with some of his own.

From his work with the Paul Winter Consort where he co-wrote the celebrated Missa Gaia/Earth Mass and many other pieces, including “A Song for the Earth,” recorded live at the United Nations on the album “Concert for the Earth,” Scott has gone on to create an extensive body of work. His recordings “Earth, Sky, Love and Dreams” and “Sailing With the Moon” include many of his eco-anthems.

In songs, choral music, instrumental soundtracks for several documentaries, and the PBS series “Body and Soul,” Scott continues to make music with a depth of artistry and craft that separates his work from that of many other singer-songwriters. 

As co-chair of the Unitarian Universalist Seventh Principle Project, Scott helped create the Green Sanctuary program and accompanying handbook for building an ecological/spiritual awareness in church congregations. He performs many benefit concerts and often appears at events to support environmental causes with his music.

UUSD is a welcoming and progressive spiritual community with a mission to nurture spiritual growth, embrace diversity, work for justice, and strive for a loving world. UUSD is at 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Route 9, Lewes. For directions and more information about UUSD, go to or contact the Rev. Michelle Collins at

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