In Respectful and Right Relationship: Beyond the Words
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
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