We Get There Side by Side
October 3, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with Worship Associate, Jeff Stone

We introduce and enter our October theme of “cultivating relationship,” with story, song, reflection and invitation. How in the world do we cultivate relationship now? 


Greeting   Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Song for Gathering   Enter, Rejoice and Come In by Louise Ruspini.  Jordan Thomas-Rose, Director of Music

Welcome   Jeff Stone, Worship Associate

Lighting of the Chalice   Gathering in Our Own Spaces by Jeff May, read by Connie Wright

Land Acknowledgement   read by Jenny Dewey

Opening Words   Here Together (Part 1) by David Glasgow    Jordan ThomasRose

Wisdom for All Ages   Parable of the Spoons, with “Side by Side” by Lea Morris

Joys & Sorrows

Prayer & Meditation by Sean Parker Dennison    Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Music   The Lone Wild Bird lyrics by H. R. MacFayden, music from William Walker’s Southern Harmony  
        Julie Tillinghast, voice, Rev. Kev Tarsa, piano

Reading   Community Means Strength by Starhawk, read by Reine Thibeault

Sermon We Get There Side by Side    Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Offering Jeff Stone

Offertory Jordan ThomasRose

Dedication Jeff Stone

Thank you

Closing Song Gather the Spirit #347 by Jim Scott

Closing Words Here Together (Part 2) by David Glasgow

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

Music for Going Forth