Beyond Belonging – September 25, 2022 – Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Beyond Belonging
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
September 25, 2022
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with Randy McKean, Worship Associate

You’ve found a place where you feel welcome, what next? With Great Belonging does there also come Great Responsibility? We explore the notion that Belonging encourages us to actively participate as our true selves and to extend its blessings to the greater community.

Song for Gathering Welcome Here 

Opening Words A Blessing Called Sanctuary (excerpt) by Jan Richardson ( from Circle of Grace, read by Connie Wright 

MUSIC I Want To Be Happy by Vincent Youmans & Irving Caesar, performed by Michael Bankston, trumpet, Randy McKean, reeds, Al Feeney, piano , Tim Bulkley, drums 

Welcome Randy McKean, Worship Associate 

Land Acknowledgement read by Catz Forsman 

Lighting of the Chalice/Opening Words We Gather to Draw a Wider Circle  by Rev. Gretchen Haley, read by René Wiley 

Wisdom for All Ages Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo, read by Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Singing our Children on their Way  

Joys & Sorrows 

Music Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster 


Reflection Randy McKean  

Musical Reflection Oh, Lady Be Good by George & Ira Gershwin, Randy McKean & Musicians 

Sermon Beyond Welcome Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Offering Randy McKean 

Offertory Daisy by Al Feeney

Dedication Randy McKean 

Thank you Randy McKean 

Closing Song Come and Go With Me #1018 

Closing Words Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice  

                   Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.