We're doing a 4-week-long over and above, except instead of donating money to a certain cause we're giving extra attention to the issue of race in America & American churches, specifically focusing on the African-American community in light of the recent events in Charleston. So the first half of the service was varied and lengthy: we sang 3 songs, had 3 readings, had a ritual with candles, followed by 2 more songs, and finished with a confession.
When God Made Me, from Neil Young, followed by Rich & Poor, from Robbie Seay, followed by one I wrote called Fill Us. Then the quotes:
The ritual involved this picture. For each of the 9 names read there was a brief biography, and a candle was blown out. Then the 9 candles were re-lit as 9 passages from Scripture were read that relate in some way to resurrection.
We then sang We Shall Overcome, by Pete Seeger, followed by Create In Me, by Keith Green. As a close, we sang "We'll BE overcome" before reciting this confession together.