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Braver/Wiser

  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    How many times do I need to make mistakes at the expense of other people, or people’s groups, before I’m ready to admit that I’m not any better at this than the bigoted and willfully ignorant? If I am to “be change,” I must commit to humility and refuse to settle for my own comforting achievements.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    Standing roadside, stranded, watching thousands of dollars rise in the smoke coming from under the hood, it’s easier to fight about who...
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    Have you felt it? The hush that falls over a crowd after a wonderful performance, just before the applause bursts forth? The feeling of...

Tapestry of Faith

Amazing Grace

Chalice Children

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Love Surrounds Us

Sing to the Power

Windows and Mirrors

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

UU World

  • By Myriam Renaud
    What do we mean when we talk about the UU First Principle and inherent dignity?
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  • By Cami Applequist
    I always heard the negative messages about my body; finally I listened to the positive ones.
    Image credit: © Miguel Davilla/theispot

WorshipWeb

  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    The offering that we take each Sunday isn't just a stale habit: it's an opportunity to recommit to this place, and to this people. Our...
  • By Cheryl Strayed
    “You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it...
  • By Kari Kopnick
    I pull another basket of steaming dishes out of the dishwasher in our church basement. My partner in kitchen clean-up grabs a clean dish...
  • By Talia Cooper
    The 7 Jobs Capitalism Asks of All of Us: 1. Measure Self Worth by Work : Don’t believe in the inherent goodness of people. Instead decide...
  • By Rosemary Bray McNatt
    Worship Leader: In this moment of worship we call to mind those times of failure and regret common to all of us. We remember first, in...
  • By Diana Davies
    Characters: Narrator, Very Important Person, Enemies (including Leader of the Enemies), Spider, and at least four Cave Rocks. Materials...
  • 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 Amy McCreath
    "What we need is here" is a perfect, simple song by Episcopalian priest Rev. Amy McCreath. Its five words are the closing sentence of a...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    The new year calls us forward, filled with mystery. As we turn toward that new year, we take a final glimpse of the past year, and reckon...
  • By Theresa Hardy
    I got out of bed this morning because of all those who had to get out of bed before me: Martin and Coretta, the day after his home was...
  • By Ashley Horan
    How is it with your soul? This is the question that John Wesley, Anglican priest and the founder of Methodism, was known to ask of...
  • By Anne Mason
    Spirit of Life, your very presence among us is what gives us connection. Help us to sense that beneath our feet is the strength we need to...
  • By Nancy McDonald Ladd
    This reading is an excerpt of the sermon delivered by Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd on Sunday morning at General Assembly 2016. For as long as...
  • 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 Susan Maginn
    Gracious God, A warrior fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. As a warrior prepares for battle, there is a solemn...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote, attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is...
  • By David Richo
    What makes us human beings so uniquely wonderful in this puzzling universe is that we never give up on love. Against all odds, with no...
  • By Lorelei Greenwood-Jones
    Leader: In this sacred place, we need not be alone. We seek a listening ear, a warm heart, open arms. Congregation: In this sacred place,...
  • 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 john a. powell
    The invisibility of whiteness means that one doesn't have to notice that one is white. So there are people, and then there are black people...
  • By Krista Taves
    Spirit of Love and Power, we are gathered today in beloved community that we might manifest in our lives the values and truths that we hold...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    Be revered In thee the faithful hope that still looks forward, And keeps the life-spark warm of future action Beneath the cloak of patient...
  • By Beth Lefever
    We are whole, even in the broken places, even where it hurts. We are whole, even in the broken places, the places where fear impedes our...
  • By Kenneth L. Patton
    Our task is to be who we are, in every way we can be; our salvation proceeding in putting ­ourselves back together after each tumble...We...
  • By Kayla Parker
    I realized I was a woman, or more precisely at the time, a girl, the day in first grade I noticed boys were looking up my dress when I was...
  • By Alex Kapitan
    I want to talk about choice. I want to talk about the fact that just because someone who is out to destroy you says you chose to be the way...
  • 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...
  • By Oberlin UU Fellowship, Oberlin, OH
    We light this chalice to find inner peace, love for each other, and faith in ourselves. Also, to be welcoming to whomever we meet and kind...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "Let it not be said, wherever there is energy or creative genius, ʹShe has a masculine mind.ʹ This by no means argues a willing want of...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    When we introduce ourselves to another person, we usually extend our hand and summarize ourselves with one word, usually our name. "Hello,...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "The position I early was enabled to take was one of self‐reliance. And were all women as sure of their wants as I was, the result would be...
  • By Joshua Leach, Seth Robinson
    For this guided meditation, I invite you to get comfortable in your seat. Close your eyes, if you like, and take a deep breath. And another...
  • By Stephan R Papa
    If we would but allow the majesty of creation to be, it would bless us. If we would incorporate the myriad aspects of creation instead of...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "We would have every arbitrary barrier thrown down. We would have every path laid open to Woman as freely as to Man. Were this done, and a...

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