In Respectful and Right Relationship: Beyond the Words
Cultivating Relationship

Shelly Covert, Spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe, with Frank Lawrence, and Rev. Kevin Tarsa. Jeff Stone, Worship Associate.  

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
October 10, 2021

UUCM members have chosen to include in UUCM’s budget a contribution to the Ancestral Homelands Reciprocity Program, a community generated initiative to support and uplift the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe, the original peoples of this land, through their tribally guided 501(c)(3) nonprofit CHIRP (California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project).

This Sunday, with guest Shelly Covert, tribal spokesperson, and UUCM member Frank Lawrence, whose career has focused on Indian law, we as a community invest ourselves in and seek to live a respectful and right relationship with the people whose ancestors knew this land as “home” long before any of the rest of us arrived. We do so by our presence, our willingness to hear, and our willingness to take what we hear to heart.

Within our October theme of “cultivating relationship” theme, this Sunday we focus on cultivating this relationship between two groups of people.

     Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Shelly Covert, Spokesperson, Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe 

Land Acknowledgement    read by Carmen Riley  

Song for Gathering   We Would Be One #318, words by Samuel A. Wright, music by Jean Sibelius 

Welcome   Jeff Stone, Worship Associate 

Lighting of the Chalice   This Is Our Home, But Not Just Ours by Laura Bogle (adapted slightly), read by Holly Rice

Opening Words  “First Death: Coyote is crying for the loss of his son”  – a cry song sung by Shelly Covert’s great uncle, Dan Rose

Wisdom for All Ages   Shelly Covert 

Joys & Sorrows   Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Prayer & Meditation  

Song   Spirit of Life by Carolyn McDade #123   Frank Lawrence, guitar, sung by Jordan Thomas-Rose  

Reflection   Frank Lawrence 

Message  Cultivating Relationship
     Shelly Covert, Spokesperson for the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe,
    with Frank Lawrence of UUCM’s Nisenan Task Force 

Offering   Jeff Stone (AND H4H video?) 

25% of our offering this month will support: Habitat for Humanity, which brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to have a safe, decent, affordable place to live. 

Since we are not passing a plate in person, giving in other ways is vital to our ability to sustain the work of our community. Thank you for your generosity. See the insert for ways to give by text, PayPal, UUCM’s website or by mail. 

Offertory   Jordan Thomas-Rose 

Dedication   Jeff Stone 

Thank you 

Closing Song   We Shall Be Known by MaMuse, sung by Shelly Covert, Rev. Kevin Tarsa, and Jordan Thomas-Rose 

Closing Words   Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice  
         Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.  

Music for Going Forth