The Camp-In

The Camp-In
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
August 20, 2023
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with Beth Karow, Worship Associate

As a group of UUCM members and friends spend this weekend camping and connecting in the Sierra Buttes, we figured we’d join their campout in spirit and ritual by having a “camp-in” at UUCM! It’s a perfect invitation to celebrate the interdependent web that holds us all, and the importance of creating and nurturing relationships of care and respect.  Maybe we’ll even find the tools and materials to do a little tent and web repair.  

No tent or bug spray needed.  

with Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Beth Karow, Worship Associate

Song for Gathering Bring Your Love, Bring Your Gratitude by Copperwoman

Welcome and Opening  Beth Karow, Worship Associate

Land Acknowledgement  

Building of the Fire / Lighting of the Chalice  Blessed is the Fire That Burns Deep in the Soul
by Eric A. Heller-Wagner  

Wisdom for All Ages  Spider Woman Story  as told by Kenneth W. Collier, 
Beth Karow, Worship Associate

Song  We Are the Flow by Shekinah Mountainwater   

Singing the Children on Their Way  

Joys & Sorrows


Remembering Our Interdependence  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Weaving  Beth Karow 

Song  Weave (refrain) by Rosemary Crow, used with permission   

Offering  Beth Karow, Worship Associate 

Offertory Step By Step, “Solidarity,” Irish tune, adapted by Waldemar Hille

Dedication  Beth Karow, Worship Associate 

Thank you & Announcements

Closing Song  Step by Step the Longest March #157, words from the preamble to the Constitution of the United Mine Workers of America 

Closing Words We Belong to the Earth, read by Beth Karow and Rev. Kevin

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

Music for Going Forth