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  • Mother’s Day was originally founded as an antiwar rallying cry by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe. Mother’s Day can be more than a day for...

Braver/Wiser

  • By Elea Kemler
    My son, Caleb, and I went to Starbucks on a recent Saturday morning. We often do this as a prelude to the weekly grocery shopping. It...
  • 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

Love Will Guide Us

  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    Adapted from Stories in Faith by Gail Forsyth-Vail, a Tapestry of Faith Toolkit book (Boston: UUA, 2007). Used with permission. Once there...

WorshipWeb

  • 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 Lilia Cuervo
    From the time I was a baby, my mother often displayed her love for me by reciting a list of endearments such as: mi chiquitica linda, mi...
  • By Selena Fox
    We kindle this flame with love for mothers and foremothers past, present, and future; We kindle this flame in celebration of community and...
  • 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 Leah Hart-Landsberg
    On Mother’s Day, let us mark how beautiful and complex it can be to mother and be mothered: To those who have mothered, we thank you. To...
  • By Kristin Kany
    Kristin Kany wrote this multi-voice poem in 2016 to be read by a group of "diverse moms." I am mother Mother 1: I am Mother Mother 2: I am...
  • By Misha Sanders
    In a sacred place of honor in the temple that is my home stands a gleaming, powerful image of The Venus of Willendorf, proud and naked, her...
  • 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 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 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 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 Jade Angelica
    For decades prior to my mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, we had suffered a strained relationship born from her alcoholism. When I learned...
  • By Lisa Bovee-Kemper
    In religious community, we share our joys and our triumphs, our sorrows and our broken places. In this circle of care, we make space for...
  • 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 Lyn Cox
    Mary: Hi! Are you on the way to the hill country, too? I’m going to the hill country. I'm on my way to see my cousin Elizabeth. I can’t...
  • 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 Becky Brooks
    Mother's Day is complicated. Joyful for many, yes, but complicated. It's right there on the calendar, even if your mother has died. Even if...
  • 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 Kenny Wiley
    The first time my heart felt broken, I went to church. When my mom died, I went to church. When I failed a class, I went to church. When I...
  • By Amy Young
    To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year–we mourn with you To those...
  • By Barbara Merritt
    When my youngest child was a baby, the sweetest part of my day was putting David to sleep. At fifteen months he had a demanding schedule...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Gracious Mother Matrix of Creation Womb of Mystery We thank you on this day for the miracle of birth, For the holiness of sex, For the...
  • 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 Jane Ranney Rzepka
    On Mother's Day, one expects to read about the wonder and glory of motherhood. While I can tell you from personal experience that we...
  • 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...