UUCM member Rev. Karyn Packard leads us to consider:

However and whenever we look at moving ahead from our COVID isolation, what is required to effectively reconnect: spiritually, physically and as a dynamic community?

In our summer series of “Voices Near and Far,” Beth Karow fills in for Worship Associate Gail Johnson Vaughan as we receive the wonderfully “near” spirit and wisdom of Rev. Karyn. Her sermon begins at 32:50.

Greeting  Beth Karow, Worship Associate (for Gail Johnson Vaughan)

Song for Gathering   Peace Like a River #100   Jordan Thomas-Rose, Music Director

Welcome Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Lighting of the Chalice  Adapted from The Holy Work of Showing Up by  Ashley Horan    Theresa Houtman 

Land Acknowledgement  Carmen Riley 

Opening Words  # 468 We Need One Another by George E. Odell    Corrie Silva and Cheryl Morris 

Wisdom for All Ages The Missing Piece written & Illustrated by Shel Silverstein  read by Beth Karow

Joys & Sorrows  Beth Karow 

Prayer & Meditation Rev. Karyn Packard  

Song From You I Receive #402 by Joseph and Nathan Segal   Jordan Thomas-Rose

Sermon  What Does it Mean to be Connected?   Rev. Karyn Packard 

Offering  Beth Karow

25% of our offering this month will support: Community Beyond Violence whose mission is to offer resources for building healthy relationships and to work with community partners to provide services for healing the effects of interpersonal violence. Their vision is a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual. 

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 Jordan Thomas-Rose


Thank you Beth Karow

Closing Song  Weave by Rosemary Crow 

Closing Words  Adapted from The Holy Work of Showing Up by Ashley Horan read by Rev. Karyn Packard   

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

Music for Going Forth