Watch for the service video. Soon! So the Dough Isn’t Ready Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains March 28, 2021 delivered via Zoom Rabbi Rachel Barenblat’s wonderful reading, “Ready” from her Velveteen Rabbit’s Haggadah for Pesach, preceded the sermon. OF KNEADING BOWLS I have my great grandmother’s kneading bowl. Well-used, slightly rough, […]
What will it take, now, and in this environment, to “create a politics worthy of the human spirit?” What can we discover as we mind the current gap, as we tend the open wound? And what sustaining possibilities can we imagine as we peer into it?
Who among us is not inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Had a Dream” speech? For many it guides our action and fills our imaginations of a world more just. But what if the dream is deferred or worse yet, denied? Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” stands with King’s dream as bookends to the […]
Underneath our differences, we can recognize a set of universal human needs, says the Rev. Cat Cox. That’s the place to start, she teaches, if we want to get past what feel like irreconcilable differences. This Sunday, we focus on our interpersonal relationships as we continue to explore the crucial zone of possibility between stimulus […]
What is the place of imagination in our lives – our spiritual, emotional, and intellectual lives – especially in these times? We begin the new year by introducing our January theme of Imagination, and meet again the Roman god Janus as he looks back and looks forward. But what about NOW?
When we are in stillness, we are more apt to hear the still small voice, the one that sometimes comes with insistence – at other times, almost shyly. What is that voice? Is it the voice of God? Is it our higher self? Is it our inner knowing? Whatever it is, this is an opportunity […]
UUCM Christmas Eve 2020 Candlelight Service: music, candlelight, poetry and singing to touch the spirit of this night. Greeting – Rev. Kevin Tarsa Song for Gathering The First Noel – The Rivers-Samson Family: Olivia, Allison and David Opening Song Once in Royal David’s City #228 – Jordan Thomas-Rose, with Michael Bankston, trumpet; Kate Canan, flute […]
A Teddy Bear/Stuffed Animal Christmas pageant for pandemic times, with some soft and beloved friends. Special thanks to casting director and scene designer, Delaney Sherr, who was assisted by Greg Sherr and Rev. Kevin René Wiley for the idea and invitation, as well as for prop wrangling Jordan Thomas-Rose for the music, with an assist […]
A Solstice Celebration to celebrate the dark and the light as we pause to mark the turn around this edge of the year. Chanting, poetry, story, silence and ritual. Have your candle and your noisemaker ready! Share the link with your friends who might appreciate the service, and take time to settle in yourself. Beth […]
Find a Stillness in the Wholeness and Holiness of the Season Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains December 13, 2020 via Zoom Video of Full Service A STORY A story I read about ten years ago has stayed with me. Shortly after her father dies, a woman’s 8-year-old son begins having severe […]