We Have a Dream
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
January 16, 2022

Gail Johnson Vaughan and Cheryl Morris, co-worship associates, with Special Guest Tracy Pepper, Color Me Human executive director 

Inequality and injustice hurts us all. Martin Luther King Jr had a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls would be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. There is still so much work to do. Join us as we give voice to the dream we ourselves hold that our nation must and will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” 

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Lighting of the Chalice What is The Promise and the Practice? By Rebekah Savage  read by Cheryl Morris 

Land Acknowledgement Lindsay Dunckel 

Musical Opening Why Not Every Man? (Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel), traditional Spiritual, arr. Adam Podd, featuring the First Unitarian Brooklyn Quartet. Produced and edited by Adam Podd for First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn  (see the music video HERE

Wisdom for All Ages   Seeding the Love  by Geneva Keyes retold by Tracy Pepper

Joys & Sorrows    Beth Karow 

Prayer & Meditation  Elijah by Bill Harley and arranged by Peter Amidon, featuring the First Unitarian Brooklyn Choir & The Westerlies  (see the music video HERE

Reading    Battle Hymn of the Republic by Heather Cox Richardson read by Gail 

Music Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe, Jordan Thomas-Rose, guitar and voice 

Conversation Dr King’s Work is Not Done  Tracy Pepper and Gail Johnson Vaughan   

Offering  Cheryl Morris and Gail Johnson Vaughan 

25% of our offering this month will support: Sierra Roots, whose members take a relationship-based approach in their work with homeless people. They are dedicated to listening to homeless people and collaborating with them to make progress in their health, self-reliance, and action plans for secure, safe homes. 

Offertory  Spiritual Medley, Samuel Tolbert (see the music video HERE) 

Dedication  Cheryl Morris and Gail Johnson Vaughan  

Thank you  Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Closing Song  Let Justice Roll Down words & music ©Aileen Vance/Avenida Music, recorded and produced by Lea Morris (see the music video HERE

Closing Words  A Spark of Hope by Melanie Davis  read by Gail Johnson Vaughan and Tracy Pepper

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

Music for Going Forth