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 

Offertory 

Dedication Jeff Stone 

Thank you           

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