Our Center in Motion – January 29 2023

Our Center in Motion
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
January 29, 2023
Carol Nimick and Randy McKean, Worship Associates

Conventional wisdom says one finds one’s center in stillness. We will explore how finding our center requires movement and motion, and a willingness to lean into this paradox.   

Greeting Randy McKean, Worship Associate 

Land Acknowledgement read by Beth Karow 

Song for Gathering There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul #1007 by Rose Sanders 

Welcome Carol Nimick, Worship Associate  

Dance Centering, Dahlia Dana Murray 

Lighting of the Chalice/Opening Words The Heart of Our Faith by Rev. Monica Jacobson-Tennessen, read by Gracie Kendrick 

Wisdom for All Ages Feeling into Centering, Dahlia Dana Murray 

Singing the Children on Their Way This Little Light of Mine 

Joys & Sorrows Beth Karow 

Music Dark Clouds in the Sierra Madre, by Sean Kerrigan, performed by Tumble: Robert Heirendt, mbira; Sean Kerrigan, guitar; Randy McKean, tenor sax 

Meditation Gracie Kendrick 

Reading Like Pendulums We Swing by Don W. Vaughn-Foerster, read by Randy McKean 

Music Shumba, traditional Zimbabwean, Performed by Tumble: Robert Heirendt, mbira, Sean Kerrigan, guitar & Randy McKean, tenor sax 

Reflection Our Center in Motion, Carol Nimick 

Offering Randy McKean 

Offertory Toby Thomas-Rose, piano 

Dedication Randy McKean 

Thank you 

Closing Song ‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple #16, words by joseph Bracket, music, Traditional American Shaker tune 

Closing Words That Which is Worthy of Doing by Steve J. Crump, read by Carol Nimick 

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice  

Music for Going Forth