UU Principle #2: Justice, Equity, and Compassion in These Times – August 21, 2022 – Gracie Kendrick

UU Principle #2: Justice, Equity, and Compassion in These Times
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
August 21, 2022
Gracie Kendrick

This service is rooted in the 2nd UU Principle we’ve promised to affirm and promote, “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. ”As Rev. Emily Gage puts it, the 2nd Principle “points us toward something beyond “inherent worth and dignity.” It points us to the larger community. It gets at collective responsibility. It reminds us that treating people as human beings is not simply something we do one-on-one, but something that has systemic implications and can inform our entire cultural way of being.”

Song for Gathering Come, Come, Whoever You Are #188, inspired by the words of 13th Century Islamic Sufi scholar and teacher, Jalal al-Din Rum, set to music by Lynn Ungar 

Invocation Come Into This Place by Rebecca A Edmiston-Lange, read by Theresa Houtman 

Greeting Gracie Kendrick, Worship Leader 

Land Acknowledgement read by Corrie Silva 

Welcome Gracie Kendrick, Worship Leader  

Lighting of the Chalice The Light of the World by Rebecca A Edmiston-Lange, read by Reine Thibeault, Worship Associate and Rev. Kevin Tarsa

“Opening” Words Gracie Kendrick 

Wisdom for All Ages Gracie Kendrick  

Singing our Children on their Way 

Joys & Sorrows Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Song Comfort Me #1002 by Mimi Bornstein 

Reflection Reine Thibeault 

Music I Stole This Song by Tom Wernigg 

Reflection Tom Wernigg 

Sharing Gracie Kendrick 

And… Justice, Equity, Compassion  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Offering Gracie Kendrick 

Offertory Toby Thomas-Rose, piano 

Dedication Gracie Kendrick 

Thank you Gracie Kendrick 

Closing Song Come and Go with Me #1018, African-American spiritual from the period of slavery 

Closing Words read by Reine Thibeault 

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice