UU Principle #8: Your Voice Matters – August 14, 2022 – Gracie Kendrick

UU Principle #8: Your Voice Matters
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
August 14, 2022
Gracie Kendrick
with Allison Rivers Samson, Worship Associate

UU communities worldwide are in the process of formally adopting an 8th principle articulating a commitment to build diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. Join us for a compassionate exploration of this principle from a personal, local and global standpoint with input from UUCM task force leadership, Reverend Kevin and our young leaders. Why is this important and how do we move forward as a community?  

Song for Gathering Answering the Call of Love #1014 by Jason Shelton 

Land Acknowledgement Aspen Kendrick-Cisneros 

Welcome / Meditation Grace Kendrick, Worship Leader 

Lighting of the Chalice by Rev. Dr. Rebekah Savage, Senior Minister at the UU Congregation of Rockville, Maryland, read by Mags Yen-Chuang Matthews 

Opening Words Introduction to the 8th Principle, by Janet Dunstan 

Wisdom for All Ages Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram X Kendi, read by Lindsay Dunckel 

Singing our Children on their Way  

Joys & Sorrows Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Music Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, Olivia Rivers Samson, piano 

Reflection Allison Rivers Samson 

Questions Meditation Conne Wright, David Samson, Olivia Rivers Samson 

A Conversation Aspen Kendrick-Cisneros and Olivia Rivers Samson, with Allison Rivers Samson 

Blessing of the Banner and Flag Lindsay Dunckel 

Offering Lindsay Dunckel  

Offertory Building Bridges (contemporary Quaker round), Olivia Rivers Samson and Rev. Kevin, piano  

Dedication Lindsay Dunckel 

Thank you Grace Kendrick 

Closing Song The Fire of Commitment #1028 by Mary Katherine Morn and Jason Shelton 

Closing Words Grace Kendrick 

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice  

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