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Invocation (Rev. Gordon)
“The sacred is not in heaven or far away. It is all around us, and small human rituals can connect us to it’s presence. And of course, the greatest challenge (and gift) is to see the sacred in each other.”
-Alma Luz Villanueva
Hymn #123 Spirit of Life
Of Our Hearts
Pastoral Reflection & Silence
Pastoral Hymn #1027 When the Poor Ones - Cuando El Poble
Offering and Invitations
Story for All Ages: “Pepe and the Parade” by Tracey Kyle and Mirelle Ortega
Celebrating Our Connections with The Reverend Gordon Clay Bailey
Click on this to listen to the sermon 34:41 or right-click to download
Let’s observe Hispanic Heritage Month by connecting to and honoring the contributions of our own LatinX Community. LUUNA is a multicultural continental association of Unitarian Universalists dedicated to both celebrating who LatinX people are and for the continued growth of the LatinX community within Unitarian Universalism.
Attracting more Latina/os to our Unitarian Universalist tradition and for enhancing their participation within it by providing support, guidance, fellowship and advocacy.
Educating the larger Unitarian Universalist community about Latina/o history, culture and diversity; and facilitating Unitarian Universalist involvement in current issues that affect the various Latina/o communities.
Sharing aspects of Latina/o spiritual heritage, personal journeys and emerging UU Latina/o Liberation Theology with the larger Unitarian Universalist community thus enriching the worship, mission, and spirituality of our chosen faith.
Interacting with the Unitarian Universalist Association and other Unitarian Universalist organizations in order to enhance the justice-making abilities of LUUNA and the aforementioned organizations.
Interacting with other justice-making and multicultural organizations in order to bring about effective social change within our Unitarian Universalist movement so that it can truly become multicultural and empowering of traditionally marginalized and under-represented communities.
Membership in LUUNA is not restricted to Latina/os; it is open to all persons who are in sympathy with the aforementioned purposes, without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, citizenship, or political affiliation and shall not require any adherence to any particular interpretation of religion or to any particular religious belief or creed.
The demographics of Hispanic and Latino Americans depict a population that is the second-largest ethnic group in the United States, 52 million people or 16.7% of the national population, of them, 47 Million are American citizens. In Las Vegas the population is approximately 30% and growing.
It is smart and right to both lift up our Latinex community living more fully into our 1 principle but because as the years move forward the Latinex community will be the single largest ethnic community in the USA.
Our community of Unitarian Universalist becomes more whole as the various groups of the human family join us, work with us, grow spiritually with us.
Musical Interlude By Sky
Let’s Talk About It
Closing Song: Grateful – A Love Song to the World
Postlude by Sky
Virtual Social Time