Fences & Defenses

Fences & Defenses
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
July 30, 2023
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with Tracy Pepper & Carol Nimick, Worship Associates

We UU’s declare that every person has the right to flourish with inherent dignity and worthiness. It’s just that the resources and the barriers to such flourishing are not equally distributed. So what? And now what?

Song for Gathering  Building Bridges #1023 
Words by the women of Greenham Common peace occupation in England, 1983 

Greeting  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Land Acknowledgement 

Lighting of the Chalice  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Wisdom for All Ages All for All, based on ideas in “Targeted Universalism” from the Othering and Belonging Institute, by john a. Powell, Stephen Menendian, and Wendy Ake 

Singing the Children on Their Way 

Welcome  Rev. Kevin Tarsa  

Opening Words  Equity, from the proposed Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association Bylaws
read by Carol Nimick 

Song  Filled With Loving Kindness #1031  Traditional Buddhist meditation,
adapted by Mark W. Hayes, music by Ian W. Riddell 

Joys & Sorrows

Meditation  Meditation on Breathing #1009  by Sarah Dan Jones  

Fences & Defenses Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Offering  Carol Nimick 


Dedication  Carol Nimick 

Thank you & Announcements

Closing Song  The Fire of Commitment #1028 by Jason Shelton  

Closing Words  

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

Music for Going Forth