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Braver/Wiser

  • By Robin Tanner
    "Uh, where’s the booth?” Having been raised by a Christian-on-the-periphery, New Age mom and a Buddhist-leaning dad, I was a little...
  • By Robin Tanner
    I had finally begun to relax—a bit. We were en route to Pennsylvania. My friend, a formal part of our “framily,” was visiting. We decided a...

Tapestry of Faith

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults

Heeding the Call

  • From the All Folk Tales website. Used with permission. A long time ago in the village of Ipetumodu, there lived a poor woman. This woman...

Love Connects Us

Love Surrounds Us

  • An adaptation of Matthew 5:1-11, Christian scripture. Jesus was a teacher. He lived thousands of years ago, in the part of the world we now...

Spirit in Practice

  • Pablo Casals, born in Vendrell, Spain to a Puerto Rican mother, is thought by many to be the greatest cellist who ever lived. His...

The New UU

  • By Forrest Church
    Excerpted from Cathedral of the World. Copyright 2009 by Forrest Church. Reprinted by permission of Beacon Press, Boston. Imagine awaking...
  • "The Wind in Both Ears," by Angus MacLean, in The Wind in Both Ears (Boston: Beacon Press, 1965). Introduce the story by explaining that...

Virtue Ethics

What Moves Us

WorshipWeb

  • By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    On this sacred day of choosing—with gratitude to those who entrusted us with this honored task, who struggled and suffered that we might...
  • 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
    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 Lisa Doege
    "I remove my shoes because this is hallowed ground," the guide says. "A holy place, not an everyday life place." The guide tells us how we...
  • By Susan Maginn
    He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he...
  • By Lisa Doege
    No hot house flowers, these, bred for perfection, dyed and trimmed, and arranged to order, clothed in ribbons and bows. Not these. No,...
  • By Elea Kemler
    Six weeks into the church year, I have realized that I am the minister of a church where things usually go wrong. This morning the copy...
  • 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...
  • By Joseph M. Cherry
    If we have any hope of transforming the world and changing ourselves, we must be bold enough to step into our discomfort, brave enough to...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Good Morning. Welcome to our Unitarian Universalist congregation. I’m [ name ]; I serve as [ role ] of this growing, journeying community...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Welcome to this morning, this day, and this opportunity to be together in community—which is a time of joy, comfort, and sometimes...
  • By Robin Tanner
    Today we share in a blessing for losers, risk-takers, all failures far and wide.... Blessed are they who fall in the mud, who jump with...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Holy grandparents of the Universe...energies of creation...endless mysteries of life: You are the music that sounded before our world was...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    I heard the Second Brandenburg Concerto played in honor of Bach’s 300th birthday, and I was swept away. I remembered a story about the...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    Why is this blank page staring back at me, mocking, like an affliction, and fraught with dread? How can it hold such sway, this simple...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    I wish I were like the trees, Who let their leaves go gracefully, without regret. Or the tumbling stream that flushes silt to sea,...
  • By Max Warren
    "Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion, is to take off our shoes, for the place we are...
  • By Van Ogden Vogt
    O Thou unseen source of peace and holiness, we come into thy secret place to be filled with thy pure and solemn light. As we come to thee,...
  • By Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Now the autumn shudders In the rose's root, Far and wide the ladders Lean among the fruit. Now the autumn clambers Up the trellised frame...
  • By Ric Masten
    if we show them at all most of us who write our secrets down and call it poetry prefer to slip it under the door and run, and if we must be...
  • By Meg Barnhouse
    I have learned some things about life from canoes. I’m not saying I know how to paddle. I have been in canoes twice, and both have been...
  • By David O Rankin
    I have learned to trust those who are witnesses rather than gurus, those who express their confusion as well as their knowledge, and those...
  • By Lynn Ungar
    The universe does not revolve around you. The stars and planets spinning through the ballroom of space dance with one another quite outside...
  • By Yvonne Seon
    When I was a child, I would stand and gaze at the starry firmament and contemplate infinity. As I stood there, the boundary that is time...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Spirit of Life, God of Love, who are we to know how you moved over the waters when all was new? We were not there when you parted them and...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Spirit of Life, God of Love, grant me the courage to love boldly in the face of my greatest fears. Grow me in your wisdom and let my...
  • By Aaron Stockwell
    In this new year, let us be amazed. Let us search for new life and hope in our midst. Let us nurture creativity in every form. Let us be...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    “Personal Spiritual Trainers” excerpted from Nathan C. Walker (2014) Exorcising Preaching: Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship . St...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Gracious Spirit, Who makes the first to be last and the last to be first, Who makes the rain to fall and the sun to shine upon all, Help us...
  • The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth...
  • By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe
    Once, there was a little girl named Amanda who loved to help other people. She helped her Papa David and Papi Caesar to clean the house,...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Holy Spirit of Life and Love, You who are our source and our ultimate destiny, Lead us this day on a crooked path. So often we are in so...
  • By Edward A Frost
    Unto that which is noblest in each of us we make appeal. Unto those common ideals of justice and mercy that bind us in common humanity we...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Spirit of all blessing, be with us in the ordinariness of our days. May hope’s light guard us and keep cynicism from our hearts. May the...
  • By Harry Meserve
    From arrogance, pompousness, and thinking ourselves more important than we are, may some saving sense of humor liberate us. For allowing...
  • By Ma Theresa Gustilo Gallardo
    Leader: It is a miracle that no one is ever empty-handed; there is enormous power in having no possessions but the self to give and to...
  • By Michael A Schuler
    Let us pause now to look inward, exploring, if we dare, the secret places where motives are made and intentions live. Beneath appearances,...

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