UU Principle #5: With Courageous Love – August 7, 2022 – Gail Johnson Vaughan

UU Principle #5: With Courageous Love
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
August 7, 2022
Gail Johnson Vaughan
with Beth Rose and Jenny Dewey, Worship Associates

In today’s world our UUCM mission’s call to Courageous Love is not just a sentiment, but a call to action in keeping with the 5th Principle – We promote and affirm the right of conscience and use of the democratic process. Today’s service will highlight the courage of Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican from Maine who in 1950 risked her political future and answered the call of her conscience to stand up against Republican Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin and his supporters, who were running roughshod over American democracy. Please join special guest Beth Rose and Worship Leader Gail Johnson Vaughan as we bring this story to life. 


Land Acknowledgement read by Gracie Kendrick 

Song for Gathering Circle ’Round for Freedom #155 by Linda Hirschhorn, Janet Bullock, Susan Merrill, Leonna Sapphire, Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Welcome Gail Johnson Vaughan, Worship Leader 

Lighting of the Chalice All of Who We Are, Soul Matters Chalice Lighting, read by Karl Snyder   

Opening Words by Parisa Parsa, read by Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Wisdom for All Ages The Hugging Tree by Jill Neimark, Illustrations by Nichole Wong, read by Jenny Dewey 

Singing our Children on their Way  

Joys & Sorrows / Meditation and Prayer by Rev. Arif Mamdani & Julica Hermann de la Fuente, read by Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Gail Johnson Vaughan 

If you wish, you may type into the chat a joy, a sorrow, a care or concern that you carry in your heart this morning. 

Song When I Am Frightened #1012 by Joyce Poley 

Music We Are by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwel, performed by Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell and the UUA General Assembly 2020 virtual choir. Produced and Directed by Benjie Messer. Video Editing and Motion Graphics by Izzy Hyman. Audio Editing by Sam Plattner. Photos by Clint McKoy, Christopher L. Walton, Paul Becker, Janine Gelsinger, and contributed by members of the choir. 

Reading Quotes on Courage, read by Jim Bair, Anita Wald-Tuttle, Tracy Pepper, Steve Temple, George Dunstan, Kern Hildebrand, Taylor Carey, Anne Lyon, Carol Kuczora, and Music by Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Message With Courageous Love, Gail Johnson Vaughan and Beth Rose 

Offering Gail Johnson Vaughan, with Daryl Grigsby, Color Me Human board president 

Offertory Answering the Call of Love by Jason Shelton, Toby Thomas-Rose 

Dedication Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Thank you 

Closing Song The Tide is Rising by Rabbi Shoshana, Meira Friedman and Yotam Schachter 

Closing Words Cultivating Courageous Love, Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice  

                   Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.