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Braver/Wiser

  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    I’ve been doing a lot of guest preaching lately and it’s always a little awkward. I often don’t know how the congregation is used to doing...
  • By Marisol Caballero
    Everyone needs comadres and compadres . What are those? Well, Latinx* people have way more relatives than many other families. Most people...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith

Amazing Grace

  • Adapted from Christian scripture, Luke 23, New Revised Standard Version. An angry crowd demanded that Jesus be put to death. Pilate decided...
  • Adapted from Christian scripture, John 8: 2-11, New Revised Standard Version. Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn, he appeared in...
  • To err is human, to forgive divine. — Alexander Pope To understand everything is to forgive everything. — Hindu Prince Gautama Siddhartha,...
  • Excerpts from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Sheep were important in biblical times. They provided not just wool, but also...

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults

  • By Rev. Elizabeth Buffington Nguyen, Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color. When I was 24, my father gave me...

Creating Home

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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...

What Moves Us

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UU Voices

UU World

  • By Michelle Richards
    Despite our best intentions, all parents make mistakes, act inconsistently, and generally fall short of our goals. But we can also model asking for forgiveness.
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WorshipWeb

  • By Tess Baumberger, Erika A. Hewitt
    This Releasing of Covenant was created to end the final worship service of a settled ministry. Minister: For [ number ] years you have...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: It may be the hardest thing we will ever do, Many: Caught up in our self-righteousness, honing our pain. One: The one who offended may...
  • 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 Cathy Cartwright-Chow
    For those we have hurt in any way, whether through words or deed or thoughts. Here is a place to forgive and to be forgiven. For the...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Holy God, we admit to you that all is not right — in our hearts and in our world, We look to the darkness and not to the light. We look for...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Holy God, hear our prayer. There is pain and there is sorrow, there are broken relationships and broken hearts. Sometimes we are the cause...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Calling to Unburden Our play is marked by merriment, but beneath that looms the Other: our worry; our sorrow; our shame, our guilt, our...
  • By Ellen Rockett, Robert L. Eller-Isaacs
    "We forgive ourselves and each other and begin again in love," from A Litany of Atonement, by Rev. Robert Eller-Isaacs, #637 in Singing the...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Imagine this. On the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, every fall, every year, the people make their peace with anyone they have...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    This piece can be read as a meditation, or used as a litany, in which the congregation responds to each line (in unison), "We ask a...
  • By Meg Riley
    For all who left a relationship in order to save your heart, may your own heartbeat be your blessing. Its rhythm, its particular kinships,...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Let us tell the stories of mothers… stories that could be true. Let us tell of warm mothers, soft and round, likely to be found with flour...
  • By Orlanda R Brugnola
    As we move through life finding ourselves, always newly wise and newly foolish, we ask that our mistakes be small and not hurtful. We ask...

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