Stories from the Desert – Alice King


Rocks in shoes, Operation Streamline, and tortillas in beautiful cloth – we consider the intersection of immigration and other justice issues.

The name of the book and the film that we were encouraged to read/view before the Tucson trip.
Book: “Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal” by Aviva Chomsky. It’s published by our own Beacon Press.
Film: “Harvest of Empire.” It is rentable.



Order of Service for Sunday, January 31st

Ingathering: Oh Freedom, American Spiritual                                    Mark Zimmerman

Welcome and Announcements                                                                        Alice King

#Centering Bell

*Introit:                                                                                                                 MVUC Choir
Be Ours a Religion, words by Theodore Parker, music by Thomas Benjamin

Chalice Lighting/Opening Words by Ned Wight                                          Alice King

4Hymn: No 407 We’re Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table

4Our Covenant

Time for All Ages: Tito                                                                                  Ann Richards

Singing Our Children to Class

I Am a UU, and MVUC Is My Home                                                              Aimee Sims


Music: Day by Day by Oscar Ahnfelt arr. Mark Hayes                                        Yee Von Ng

Sharing Our Gifts♡                                              Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

*Anthem:                                                                                                             MVUC Choir
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, words by Emma Lazarus, music by Irving Berlin

Meditation, Prayer & Silence

Sung Response:

Hymn No 1040 Hush, Hush Somebody’s Calling My Name

Reading: Streamline by Patty Willis                                                           Carolyn Dunlea

Musical Reflection: Did Trouble Me by Susan Werner                      Linda Doyle, Alto
Eric Pourchot, Guitar

Sermon: Stories from the Desert                                                                      Alice King

Hymn No 1064 Blue Boat Home

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