Getting to Know One Another
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
October 24, 2021

Our fourth in a series focused on cultivating relationship, this interactive, café style service offered people a chance to connect several times in small groups for conversation. Envisioned and planned by Wendy Wernigg and Chuck Champlin, Rev. Kevin joins Chuck to facilitate the service itself.

Greeting   Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Song for Gathering Enter, Rejoice, and Come In #361 by Louise Ruspini, Jordan Thomas-Rose, Director of Music

Welcome Chuck Champlin, Worship Associate 

Lighting of the Chalice   by Mark Morrison-Reed, read by Lesley Champlin 

Land Acknowledgement read by Elizabeth Bloom 

Opening Words  The Heart of Our Faith by Monica Jacobson-Tennessen, read by Susan Merrill 

Wisdom for All Ages  Stories for each other 

  • Your name
  • A comfort food for you
  • A game you played or an activity you enjoyed happily as a child

Joys & Sorrows  Rev. Kevin Tarsa   

 Prayer & Meditation In Gatherings by Marta I Valentín, read by Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Song  Come Sing a Song With Me #346 by Carolyn McDade, Jordan Thomas-Rose

Getting to Know One Another 

Introduction  Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Chuck Champlin

    • Where were you born?
    • What is one thing on your bucket list, something you would yet like to do in your lifetime?
    • Metaphoraging (Without thinking too much, find an object nearby, perhaps within reach. Any object. Note its qualities. Reflect on how that object is like you or vice versa.)
    • What is one of your favorite treats for yourself?

Closing– Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Offering Chuck Champlin 

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  Chuck Champlin 

 Thank you 

 Closing Song The Hokey Pokey (Yes, THE Hokey Pokey. Well, part of it, anyway.) 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