Holding History: Gratitude
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
November 28, 2021
Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with Jeff Stone and Cheryl Morris, Worship Associates
A number of us have engaged in the spiritual practice of listing gratitudes – taking time to notice and write down a brief list of those things for which we are grateful, or for which we would feel grateful if we took the time to notice them.
Neuroscientist Andrew Huberman scoured the latest research and discovered that there’s an even more effective way to cultivate gratitude. In this Thanksgiving weekend service Rev. Kevin shares the basics, and invites us to cultivate gratitude with and within each other.
Song for Gathering Morning Has Come #1000 by Jason Shelton
Welcome Jeff Stone, Worship Associate
Lighting of the Chalice by Jeff Stone, read by Corrie Silva
Land Acknowledgement read by Carmen Riley
Opening Words Thank you for this Day
Wisdom for All Ages We Are Grateful Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac Jeff Stone (we do not have permission to include this story in the video)
Joys & Sorrows
Prayer & Meditation A Thanksgiving Meditation by Naomi King read by Gail Schulz
Song For the Beauty of the Earth #21 by Folliott Pierpoint and Conrad Kocher
Sermon Holding History: Gratitude Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Music Live Thanks by Lea Morris
Offering Jeff Stone
Dedication Jeff Stone
Closing Song/Closing Words Thankful Alleluia by Pachelbel/Tarsa
Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice
Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.
Music for Going Forth