What’s the Word?
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
January 23, 2022

All month long we’ve been inviting you to consider your word for the new year – a word to travel with, to put under your pillow, to eat breakfast with, to dance, wrestle, and cavort with. A word to keep near your heart all year long. This Sunday, we ask you to choose and share your word as part of your own effort to live with intention.

Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with Cheryl Morris and Gail Johnson Vaughan, worship associates.

 At the center of your being, you have the answer;
you know who you are, and you know what you want. 

~ Lao Tzu ~ 

Song for Gathering There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul (#1007) by Faya Ora Rose Touré  Jamie Thomas-Rose, piano 

Welcome Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate 

Lighting of the Chalice   Chalice Lighting on Thresholds by Florence Caplow  read by Anita Wald-Tuttle

Land Acknowledgement   read by Laura Harter  

Opening Words  Intentions and Trust by Amy Loyd   read by Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Wisdom for All Ages  You are a Beautiful Beginning by Nina Laden  read by Jim Bair  

Joys & Sorrows  

Prayer & Meditation  

Music As I Go by Lea Morris

Reading  A Word for the Year  Kate Canan, Marilyn Winters (read by Cheryl Morris), Christy Barden, and Chuck Champlin 

Sermon  What’s the Word? Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Offering  Cheryl Morris 

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 Jamie Thomas-Rose 

Dedication Cheryl Morris

Thank you  Rev. Kevin 

Closing Song Woyaya #1020 by L. Amoa, S. Amarfio, R. Bailey, R. Bedeau, F. Osei, W. Richardson, and M. Tontoh, Jamie Thomas-Rose, piano 

Closing Words  Rev. Kevin 

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

Music for Going Forth