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Braver/Wiser

  • By Marisol Caballero
    Everyone needs comadres and compadres . What are those? Well, Latinx* people have way more relatives than many other families. Most people...

Tapestry of Faith

Chalice Children

Creating Home

  • At the Central Park Zoo in New York City, there were two penguins named Roy and Silo, who adored each other. It is typical for penguins to...
  • Adapted from Christian scripture. There once was a father, who had two sons. The younger son wanted to leave home and travel to distant...
  • Once upon a time in Kenya, on a peaceful river near the east coast of Africa, a herd of hippopotamus was surprised by heavy rain. The rain...
  • Once there was a farmer. He was very old and ill and knew he would soon die. He had lived a good life and his only regret was that his...

Faithful Journeys

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    From A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook . To make the story more engaging and to help make it very clear who is...

Love Surrounds Us

Love Will Guide Us

  • By Denise Tracy
    From the collection Stream of Living Souls. Used with permission. "What do you want for Christmas?" the father asked his daughter. She...

Spirit of Life

  • Excerpted and adapted from Scott Russell Sanders' book, A Private History of Awe (New York, North Point Press, 2006). In his book A Private...

Virtue Ethics

  • By Shelley Jackson Denham
    This is the story of Azim Khamisa. His decision to forgive deeds many would consider unforgiveable has inspired and transformed people all...
  • From Christian scripture, Luke 15:11-32 ( New Revised Standard Version ). Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons. The younger...

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

Wonderful Welcome

  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    A story from China. Sophia Lyon Fahs, From Long Ago and Many Lands. Read or tell the story. Long, long ago in the land of China there lived...

WorshipWeb

  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    Dear Moppies, Maddies, and Babas; men who have given birth, women whose children still call you Daddy, queer parents of all genders and...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    I believe in fathering I believe in the radical idea that men have the full human capacity to nurture Hair bows and baseballs Cooking and...
  • By Leah Hart-Landsberg
    Today—and on all other days—may we give thanks for the fathers, papas, pop-pops, dads and daddies who represent for us the steadfast...
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    Our words for the chalice lighting were written from the perspective of Jessica Star Rockers. Perhaps her specific memories will elicit...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    We recognize and honor today every dad who stood as their child shouted at them in anger or frustration. Every dad who tried to understand...
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    Each of us has gifts and wounds from those who fathered us. This is inevitable; even the best fathers in the world disappoint their...
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    I invite you into a period of quiet meditation. Close your eyes if you wish, and get comfortable in your seat. Think about the father-...
  • By Rev. Rod Richards
    On this Father’s Day, we recognize the vast spectrum of experience and the often-complicated feelings that surround such a celebration. We...
  • By Cheryl Strayed
    Every mother has a different story, though we tend to group them together. We like to think that partnered moms have it good and single...
  • By Alex Haider-Winnett
    This child dedication includes some multi-sensory elements. We recommend talking to parents in advance about how the child might respond...
  • By Bill Neely
    Based on Dedications led by the Revs Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs, Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, MN Let us enter into a space of...
  • By Claudene (Deane) Oliva
    We light this chalice for mothers and mothering; to celebrate those who have taken on the task of nurturing a young one-baby, child, or...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    She called to ask if I would baptize her infant son. I said, "What we do is like a baptism, but not exactly. And we normally do it only for...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    What is the history of any thing? This apple, let's say, that my grandson just picked as he sits on my shoulders, feet dangling like...
  • By Jane E Mauldin
    My wakeful nights are fewer now that my children are growing older. A recent event reminded me of what I am missing. After a tremendously...
  • By Janet H. Bowering
    Blessed is the person who feeds and warms, washes, and comforts a child and soothes them in illness. For they shall be called caregiver...
  • By Loraine Bottorff McNeill
    Today is Father's Day, a day in which we honor and offer gratitude for our fathers, in whatever form or fashion they come into our lives—...
  • By George A Tyger
    My son has sent me a “Build-A-Bear.” Dressed in the latest digital camouflage ACUs.* (Build-A-Bear hasn’t yet caught up with multicam.) It...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    Spirit of Life, Today, the advertising tells us what to buy for mom, instead help us listen to and honor the deeper voices. Today, let us...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    When my youngest daughter was about two years old she came across a tattered paperback on our bookshelves, Ten Thousand Baby Names , and...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Holidays are complicated, especially the ones named after roles. Human relationships are messy, including relationships with people who are...
  • By Jay Wolin
    Forgive me dear father For all the trouble I caused The missed curfews The missed classes Your unfulfilled dreams for me Forgive me dear...
  • By Kristin Grassel Schmidt
    Ground of all being, Great Nurturing Spirit, This morning especially, we give thanks For beautiful days right in between spring and summer...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    For sleepless nights awaiting the curfew-breakers For anxious hours as a driving instructor For hours spent on sidelines, cheering And...
  • By Carol Allman-Morton
    On Father’s Day we honor those people who have been teachers, confidants, and friends. We acknowledge that it is not biology that makes a...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Children widen the circle of our being in ways that are limitless. Every baby that’s born connects us to our history, our own parents,...
  • By Ken Nye
    My dad died 28 years ago. I still have some of his things: A red plaid Pendleton bath robe. (I look like Dad in that thing now.) An old...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    Among the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa, no tribe was considered to have warriors more fearsome or more intelligent than...