Singing Into Silence – December 11, 2022 – Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Singing Into Silence
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
December 11, 2022
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with Carol Nimick, Worship Associate

Our annual December meditation service takes the form of a singing meditation circle this year – singing and silence, singing into silence, in a deepening rhythm. Whether you choose to sing, or hum, or let the sound wash over you, come, find stillness and wonder together at the center of the moment, and before the holiday rush takes hold. 

Music for Gathering Meditation on Breathing #1009, with Toby Thomas-Rose, piano and Randy McKean, woodwinds 

Land Acknowledgement read by Aspen Kendrick-Cisneros 

The Humming of the Universe Draoícht by Lynn Ungar, read by Rev. Kevin  

Welcome Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate 

Lighting of the Chalice/Centering in the Heart: Hollow Bamboo the UUCM Family Choir, Worship Associate Gracie Kendrick, and all 

Humming the Children on their Way 

Joys, Sorrows, Intentions, and Prayers Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Invitation Rev. Kevin Tarsa  

Reading Thirty Spokes Together Make a Wheel by Lao Tzu, read by Gracie Kendrick 

Song Song Om Shanti Om ॐ शान्तिः   an invocation to peace (108 times) 


Song There is a Healing by Rev. Kevin Tarsa, Toby Thomas-Rose, soloist  


Song Easter Alleluia (refrain) by Johann Pachelbel and Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with the UUCM Choir 

Offering Cheryl Morris 

Offertory Veni Emmanuel, Toby Thomas-Rose and Randy McKean 

Dedication Cheryl Morris 

Thank You  

Closing Song Amen, Ashe, and Thank You

Community Benediction/Extinguishing of the Chalice