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  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All day)
    (Celebration)
    November 2 (observed on the Sunday between October 27 and November 2). Also called the Day of the Dead, All Souls Day is a day of...

UU World

  • By Patricia Montley
    Even in its secular and commercial form, Halloween ritualizes our inescapable destination.
    Image credit: © Dan Harper (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

WorshipWeb

  • By Natalie Fenimore
    We offer blessings for life and the end of life. Blessings for the dying. Blessings for the caregiver, holding love and carrying burden...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    In the daily weave of our lives, those who have died are still strong, guiding threads. Theirs is the golden glimmer or perhaps the...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    Gather we now into this space, this time when the Wheel turns and the Veil shatters. Gather we now to remember, to grieve, to prophesy, to...
  • By Heather K Janules
    They once dwelled among us, the people of memory. They who knew us, they who taught us, They who hurt us, they who loved us. They touch our...
  • By Erica Baron
    Leader: [ if applicable: In addition to our own beloved dead], we take the time to acknowledge all those already lost as the world feels...
  • By Patricia Shelden
    For those we miss. For things long gone. For those who or what we last held in our arms, in our hands and in our hearts — we pray. We pray...
  • By Sarah Gettie McNeill
    Come in, from the crisp morning air outside, come in, wearing the autumn sunlight on your face, come, carrying the turning of the seasons...
  • By S. William Feiss
    We light this flame As our fervent plea to brighten the dark corners of our hearts; We hold this flame For in it is the promise of warmth...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    For all who die in war We lift up our hearts For all who live in suffering in the aftermath of violence We lift up our hearts For all who...
  • By Katie Kandarian-Morris
    As we begin to settle to a deeper more inward place; to be fully present right now in this place made for head and heart together; we might...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    In the ­struggles we choose for ourselves, in the ways we move forward in our lives and bring our world forward with us, It is right to...
  • By Christine C. Robinson
    (Tea lights are set up in groups of 50 on either side of the chancel in this ritual borrowed from Soulful Sundown.) The long Summer has...
  • By Lee Huebert
    Lighting a candle is somewhat like the beginning of life. If that is true, then perhaps extinguishing a candle is like the ending of life...
  • All Souls Day (Nov. 2) is a Roman Catholic day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. It developed alongside All...