Never Complete, Never Perfect

Never Complete, Never Perfect
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
July 23, 2023
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with Cheryl Morris & Carol Nimick, Worship Associates

Openness to change is fundamental to our Unitarian and Universalist heritages, never complete and never perfect.  In what ways are we seeking to grow as individuals and as a community?  How can we transform our ideals into action, for the benefit of all?

Song for Gathering  Enter Rejoice and Come In #361 Words and Music by Louise Ruspini, 
               arranged by Betsy A. Wylder 

Greeting Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Land Acknowledgement  Mark Grove  

Lighting of the Chalice  May This Flame by Bets Wienecke, read by Susan Merrill

Wisdom for All Ages The Acorn, based on a Sufi Wisdom tale as told by Cynthia Bourgeault,
               told by Rev. Kevin Tarsa  

Singing the Children on Their Way 

Welcome  Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate 

Opening Words  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

               Cheryl Morris 
               Carol Nimick 
               Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Music for Reflection Toby Thomas-Rose

Honoring the Journey  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Body Prayer/Song  I Am Willing (refrain) by Holly Near  

Offering  Carol Nimick 

Offertory  The Times They are a Changin’ by Bob Dylan, arr. Adam Podd, 
               sung by the 2023 UUA General Assembly Choir

Dedication  Carol Nimick 

Thank you & Announcements

Closing Song  I Am Willing (refrain) by Holly Near  

Closing Words  Carol Nimick, Cheryl Morris, Rev. Kevin Tarsa  

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

Music for Going Forth