Radical Welcome

Radical Welcome
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
September 17, 2023
Lindsay Dunckel & Randy McKean

As an institution like UUCM, we can offer an invitation: “Join us!” with a coda “and share in what we do here;” we can offer inclusivity: “Come!” with a coda “help us be diverse;” or we can offer radical welcome: “Bring your whole self, your voice, your culture, your ideas” with a coda “we are ready and willing to enter a truly mutual relationship, to change and be changed by you.” 

Acoustical Improv for Gathering 

Greeting One Another 

Lighting of the Chalice Give Thanks, Feel Alive, Know Love by Leia Durland-Jones,
read by Catz Forsman

Singing the Children on Their Way  

Greeting and Land Acknowledgement Randy McKean 

Opening Words  Belonging by Ashley Gallegos & Cecilie Surasky of the 
UC Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute, read by Lindsay Dunckel 

Song  Come, Come, Whoever You Are #188 by Lynn Ungar

Reading Prayers Whispering to One Another by HP Rivers read by Lindsay Dunckel 

Joys & Sorrows Lindsay Dunckel

Reflection  Randy McKean

Mutual Transformation  Lindsay Dunckel & Randy McKean

The Story of All Souls  Lindsay Dunckel

Offering  Lindsay Dunckel 

Offertory  Toby Thomas-Rose, piano

Dedication  Lindsay Dunckel

Thank you & Announcements Lindsay Dunckel

Closing Song  Woyaya #1020 words and music by Loughty Amoa, Solomon Amarfio,  
Robert M. Bailey, Roy Bedeau, Francis T. Osei, Whendell K. Richardson, and Mac Tontoh

Closing Words  Randy McKean

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

Music for Going Forth