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Tapestry of Faith

UU World

  • By Sue Burke
    Love small enough to curse a cell or sky.
    Image credit: © Hubble Heritage (CC BY-SA 2.0)

WorshipWeb

  • By Kenneth W. Collier
    I do not know where we go when we die; And I do not know what the soul is Or what death is or when or why. What I know is that The song...
  • By Greg Ward
    We have come to share the loss we have felt in (Name) passing and some examples of the joy we carry from her/his/their* life. This we have...
  • By Greg Ward
    If we are lucky, we will all get a chance during our life to know someone who becomes for us an exemplar of living. And if we are really...
  • By Tracie Barrett-Welser
    Our grief is a holy thing. It is that proof that another life touched ours in a profound way. It is the mark of love, the mark of...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Open your hearts, my friends, And let yourself feel the reality of absence. Open your hearts, and acknowledge That we gather in the...
  • By Matt Alspaugh
    I invite you to rise in body or in spirit, and join hands with your neighbors. Hands touch hands. These hands you hold now, once held...
  • 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 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 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 Patricia Shelden
    In this hour of holy stillness we gather to honor the life and the person we love. In this hour of Holy Stillness we remind ourselves that...
  • 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 Meg Barnhouse
    Today I have too many friends who are dying. Sometimes at a memorial service I feel dissatisfied, and I’m the preacher in charge. I realize...
  • 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 Naomi King
    Single Set of Cremains Whispering Breath of Mystery, rattling the windows of our spirits with tears and sorrow, draw us back to the...
  • By Melanie Morel-Ensminger
    Introduction to a New Orleans Jazz Funeral Welcome to a new tradition for our church—a New Orleans-style jazz funeral for the old year...
  • 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...