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  • The Water Communion has changed since its 1980 inception , and as Unitarian Universalists adapt the ritual. In recent years, however, many...
  • In 1980, two Unitarian Universalist women—Carolyn McDade and Lucile Schuck Longview—were asked to create a worship service for the Women...
  • The Water Communion, also sometimes called Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship service in the 1980s...

Tapestry of Faith

Chalice Children

Spirit of Life

  • By Kimberly French
    Excerpted and adapted from "Carolyn McDade's Spirit of Life" by Kimberly French, UU World magazine, Fall 2007. Used with permission...

WorshipWeb

  • By Diana Smith
    This hands-on ritual could be used to celebrate Earth Day, a Solstice, or an Equinox. Before the service begins, set up a table or two (or...
  • By Jason Shelton
    Holy waters.... holy waters... holy waters... holy waters Holy waters, make us new. Holy waters, make us whole. Holy waters, make us free...
  • By Matt Alspaugh
    A glass of tea sweats a circle of droplets on an old table Drying, they pull dirt and stain from the wood, leaving a ring Water makes its...
  • By Gregory Pelley
    And so we gather, from the ebb and flow of our lives Thirsty for connection to ourselves Thirsty for connection to others Thirsty for...
  • By Ranwa Hammamy
    This water is sacred. It is made sacred by the many hands that have poured it with intention and love, the many stories that each drop...
  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    As drops of rain that find each other and build to become a track, a rivulet, a stream, a river, a sea, so are we drawn together; so are we...
  • By Darcey Elizabeth Hegvik Laine
    The following is a creative format for a water communion , but most other worship elements have been removed to highlight they way that the...
  • By Charlie Dieterich
    Note: The ritual does not include exposure to dirty water. We pour purified water from the previous year over the hands and into the common...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Based on a folktale from Africa and China. Printed in Doorway to the Soul , ed. Elisa Davy Pearmain (Pilgrim Press, 1998). Themes:...
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time there was a drop of water named Higgins. Higgins was no ordinary drop of water. He was a drop with a dream. Higgins lived...
  • By Barbara Rohde
    Of course truth is hard. It is a rock. Yet I do not think it will fall upon me And crush me. I do not think they can hammer it to bits And...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Suppose you scrub your ethical skin until it shines, but inside there is no music, then what? —Kabir Suppose you cried a thousand years for...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    We draw from many wells, From oceans and rivers, From lakes and streams, From the muddy Mississippi to the roaring Rio Grande, From faraway...
  • By Christian Schmidt
    A tale of salvation, ecology, and sharing. Characters Narrator Noelle Voice in a dream Noelle’s sisters Jane, Rain, and Elaine Friendly...
  • By Kayle Rice
    It starts with a drop, Then a trickle... A burble, a rush of water, bubbling toward its destination; And finally the wide, endless sea. All...
  • By Rev. Eric Cherry
    Many Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations follow an annual Ingathering tradition on the first Sunday after Labor Day that includes a...
  • By Jane Altman Page
    I invite you to join me in a special ingathering ritual in which we will gather in energy and love from all directions. Your responsive...
  • By Susan Karlson
    May the Waters gathered here remind us what each of us brings to this community, and of the waters that nourished us before we were even...