Holding History: Body, Mind, and Spirit
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
November 7, 2021
Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate
What does it mean to “hold our history” when history tells us so much more about how we see ourselves now than about what happened in the past? Or, are those two things closer than we think? What history are you holding, and why, and how?
Greeting Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Song for Gathering Enter, Rejoice, and Come In #361 by Louise Ruspini
Welcome Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate
Lighting of the Chalice by Cheryl Morris 9:30 read by Theresa Houtman, 11:30 read by Carol Kuczora
Land Acknowledgement 9:30 read by Connie Wright 11:30 read by Carmen Riley
Opening Words Here We Re-member Ourselves by Rev. Gretchen Haley 9:30 read by Corrie Silva 11:30 read by Christy Barden
Wisdom for All Ages About our Stories, a wisdom tale by Elie Wiesel, as told by Lea Morris, with the song Your Story by Lea Morris
Joys & Sorrows
Prayer & Meditation
Music Speak for Me by Sullivan Pugh, sung by Claire Leve, Jordan Thomas-Rose and Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Sermon Holding History: Body, Mind and Spirit Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Offering Cheryl Morris, with Cheryl Wicks, co-founder of Sammie’s Friends
25% of our offering this month will support: Sammie’s Friends, which offers a safe and caring place for neglected, abandoned, and abused animals to be cared for and rehabilitated, when necessary, and adopted as quickly as possible into loving homes.
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.
Dedication Cheryl Morris
Closing Music Your Story by Lea Morris
Closing Words Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice
Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.