Holding History: Rooted in the Rich Soil of our Theological Heritage
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
November 14, 2021

Rev. Dr. Sheri Prud’homme

From where do we draw our religious authority? Part of the answer is from the theological heritage of Unitarian Universalism. Ours is an open and evolving faith, and we are stewards of its unfolding. Knowing our theological roots powerfully grounds our resistance to consumerism, militarism, and racism that widen the gap between rich and poor and dangerously disregards the earth’s ecosystems and her most vulnerable peoples.

with Beth Karow and Cheryl Morris, Worship Associates

UUCM welcomes via Zoom the Rev. Dr. Sheri Prud’homme, who serves as Assistant Professor of Religion and Education at Starr King School for the Ministry. She has served as a minister of religious education in the Unitarian Universalist churches of Oakland, Davis, and Berkeley as well as the Pacific Central District. She is the co-creator and co-director of Chalice Camp, a Unitarian Universalist summer day camp that has been running for over 17 years in the Bay Area and replicated in sites across the country.

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Greeting Beth Karow, Worship Associate 

Song for Gathering Come, Come, Whoever You Are #188 sung by Taylor Carey and Kathryn Young 

Welcome Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate 

Lighting of the Chalice  UU Heritage Chalice Lighting by Elizabeth M. Strong 

Land Acknowledgement   

Opening Words  Let Us Be a People of Not-forgetting by Karen G. Johnston 

Wisdom for All Ages Rev. Dr. Sheri Prud’homme 

Reading  We Come to Love a Church by Andrew C. Kennedy 

Joys & Sorrows   Beth Karow 

Prayer & Meditation  Beth Karow 

Song Child of Nature by Jack Traylor, sung by Taylor Carey and Kathryn Young 

Reading The Church Has Left the Building by Margaret Weis   

Sermon Rooted in the Rich Soil of our Theological Heritage   Rev. Dr. Sheri Prud’homme  

Offering Cheryl Morris 

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. 

Offertory  I Am written and sung by Taylor Carey and Kathryn Young 

Dedication  Cheryl Morris 

Thank you  Beth Karow 

Closing Song The Fire of Commitment #1028 by Jason Shelton, sung by Taylor Carey and Kathryn Young 

Closing Words  Rev. Dr. Sheri Prud’homme 

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice Beth 
                   Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.  

Music for Going Forth