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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende

Order of Service for Sunday, October 10, 2021


10:30am SMA Time


"Holding Center in Chaos:  Designing Your Life Well"


Rev. Louise Green





Rev. Louise Green, Guest Minister

Denise Galipeau, Coordinator

Phyllis Culp, Service Leader

Karen Kelly, Piano

Dr. Andrea Kaufman, Covid-19 Task Force Update

Jurgen Ahlers, Joys & Concerns

Robin Loving, Offering Introduction

Diego Vargas, Audio/Visual Technician

Miguel Angel Espinosa, Audio/Visual Technician

Diana Amaya, Back-up Technician

Joseph Plummer, Video Editor & Communications

About Today's Speaker

Alongside pastoral work at All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, D.C., Rev. Green draws on her experience as a dancer and yoga teacher, spiritual director, writer, and organizing trainer as a consultant.  She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon/Clark Honors College, a Minister of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, and a M.A. from the Tai Sophia Institute. In a 30-year career she has served five congregations and worked as a community organizer in New York City and Metropolitan D.C.  She is well known to UUFSMA members, and she and her spouse Regina Tosca share great affection for San Miguel de Allende. As part of this weekend’s service, she will draw from her course “Spirit Journey: Designing Your Own Spiritual Practice,” which will be available as a two-part workshop October 20 and 27 through www.womenfaithstory.com





Waltz in A Minor (Op. Posthumous) by Frederic Chopin            

Karen Kelly, Piano




COVID Task Force Update


Opening Words / Chalice Lighting


Anthem Hallelujah, by MaMuse

Compliments of All Souls Unitarian Church D.C.

Jen Hayman & Rochelle Rice, Vocals




We respect the interdependent web of life and work for a just and peaceful world. We encourage the search for truth and meaning, strive for compassion in our relationships and seek values that will benefit our lives and the lives of others.  This is our covenant.

Respetamos todos los estilos de vida dentro de su red interdependiente y trabajamos por un mundo justo y pacifico. Alentamos la búsqueda de la verdad y la comprensión total. Nos esforzamos por mantener compasión en nuestras relaciones y buscamos valores que beneficien nuestras vidas y las vidas de los demás. 
Este es nuestro convenio.


Joys and Concerns


Offering Introduction



From You I Receive…


Offering Music

Spirit – T. McKenzie, I. Salmanzadeh, Beyoncè

Jevonne Haskins, Vocals; Ryan Humphrey, Piano



Reading from adrienne maree brown, in  Holding Change


Sermon Holding Center in Chaos: Designing Your Life Well


Hymn Come, Come Whoever You Are

Compliments of All Souls Unitarian Church D.C.

Melinda St. Louis, A Tianna Scozzaro, Jen Hayman and Nicole Rumeau, Vocals



Closing Words / Extinguishing the Chalice



Let All Things Now Living, traditional Welsh Melody,

arranged by Jan Sanborn.

Karen Kelly, Piano

Feedback about today’s service: Email
Cathy Cánepa at ccanepamd@gmail.com
Coming Up Next

October 17, 2021

“Covid Crisis in India: Global Solidarity in the Struggle to Survive”

Speaker: Derek Mitchell

**Please note that this service will not be recorded or

posted to YouTube**


How does the UU community organize to work on global issues for humanity with partners throughout the world? The Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) offers one such example. This weekend’s UUFSMA Guest Speaker Derek Mitchell will share his global experience as Director of the Holdeen Program. Doing so, he will draw upon the extremes of the Covid pandemic in India.


“They have been without equal anywhere in the world,” Mr. Mitchell says. As has been widely reported, a vast humanitarian crisis followed the March 2020 lockdown across India. Millions of migrant workers found no more work throughout the country as markets, factories, and construction sites shut down. Hunger threatened the poor more than Covid. Then case numbers declined, and the economy recovered. But soon the Delta variant emerged as a fresh catastrophe.


During both phases of the pandemic, the Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) mobilized humanitarian relief with Boston’s Unitarian Universalist Association, which has worked in India since 1984. Its program is a reliable funder of community groups across India.


Director Mitchell was in India when the pandemic began and has since returned to California, from where he will appear online for this Sunday’s lecture. Before joining the Holdeen India Program in 2011, he held research fellowships in India from the Institute of Current World Affairs and the Fulbright Program and consulted on organizational development for non-profit organizations. He holds a degree from Columbia University.

Please consider donating to the UUFSMA Endowment Fund.


Would you like to honor or memorialize a loved one, friend, respected elder from our Fellowship or beyond?  Would you like to demonstrate that you care about an important cause? 


A bequest to the Fund as part of your estate can be a tax-effective way to maximize its value while demonstrating your values and love.  


For more information, visit the Fellowship website (UUFSMA.org) or contact Steve Singer, Endowment Committee Chair (stevesingermx@gmail.com). 


                                                                                  ...Because you care.

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