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Braver/Wiser

  • 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...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith

Chalice Children

Miracles

  • By Janeen K. Grohsmeyer, in her book A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist...

WorshipWeb

  • 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 Tom Schade
    Night has fallen. Stars beckon in an indigo and velvet sky Somewhere a baby is being born. Tonight, the world lazes in a love of goodness...
  • By Teresa Schwartz
    In times like these, we may seek a new word. But perhaps, in times like these, more than new words, we need old words. We made the journey...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    As December opens up before us, we welcome in the gift of reflection. We turn toward our holiday celebrations and search for common threads...
  • By Debra Haffner
    Spirit of life and love, we know you by many names or perhaps no name at all— yet together we know this is a holy night. We come from many...
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    One of my favorite things about all the rituals and traditions attached to this time of year is the way they mess with time. My husband and...
  • By Nick Wilbourn
    We gather here today to share and give thanks, To tell stories and break bread and be together in holy communion. We light our chalice this...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    One of the great things about Christmas is that it is a sturdy holiday. Christmas doesn’t wimp out when times are hard – it comes anyway,...
  • By Elizabeth Harding
    People have always known that fire was special. Long, long ago, before people made matches or candles or even made houses, people knew that...
  • By Elizabeth Harding
    We Unitarian Universalists don’t drink from our chalice. Instead, we use it to hold the flame. The circle of the chalice helps keep the...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    Gather we now into this space, this time when the Wheel turns and the Veil shatters. Gather we now to remember, to grieve, to prophesy, to...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    We extinguish this chalice flame, daring to carry forward the vision of this free faith, that freedom, reason and justice will one day...
  • By Brian Kiely
    In times of darkness we stumble towards the tiny flame. In times of cold we seek the warming fire. In times of repression we reach for the...
  • By Suzelle Lynch
    Sheet music (PDF) . Kindle candles one by one; night by night, the light it grows. Lights of freedom miracle of faith! Shining out for all...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    As we kindle this flame, May it spark in each of us Connection and commitment To this living tradition And to each other.
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    Flame of our faith, call us into the community of love and justice this morning and every morning.
  • By Mark Stringer
    The following ritual—which could be used to honor a congregation's founders—is used at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines (IA) to honor...
  • By Keith Goheen
    With our words we have given our mind's consent to the letter of this covenant. Now let us come together in the spirit of covenant, laying...
  • By Charlie Dieterich
    Note: The ritual does not include exposure to dirty water. We pour purified water from the previous year over the hands and into the common...
  • By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
    Over the years your staples have slipped and pages loosened. Here a faded purple crescent of ancient wine, there a smudge from bricks of...
  • By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
    The day after the seder, reality shoves back in like a football player with lowered shoulder. Dishes to wash: the browned kugel pan,...
  • By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
    "So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls wrapped in their cloaks upon their shoulders." —Exodus 12:34...
  • By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
    Breakfast on kosher macaroons and Diet Pepsi in the car on the way to Price Chopper for lamb. Peel five pounds of onions and let the...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    When the escape from Egypt was certain, when the last furious wave had closed over their enemies' heads and the dangerous waters lay smooth...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    They had no idea where they were going, when they left that night, in the dark, without lights, without shoes, without bread, their...
  • By Lisa Doege
    "Why a flaming chalice?” the question comes. It’s the cup of life, we answer. A cup of blessings overflowing. A cup of water to quench our...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    Never from that summons swerve; Hark the prophets' living chorus! Truth and freedom still to serve Show the present path before us. As we...
  • By Lisa Doege
    Chalice lighting for difficult times.
  • By John Marsh
    The human breath rushed through an animal’s horn Once it was common Regularly echoing off sheep strewn hillsides, Ordinary as a bit of...
  • By Orlanda R Brugnola
    It was not a city. It was not a large town. But it was not a small town. It was—just average, you might say. Except for one thing. There...
  • By Kenneth Claus
    Summary: A blessing of the bread and wine for Christian Communion that points to the wonders of creation and to history's insightful messengers of divine love, and highlights the power of insight in spiritual experience.
  • By Barbara J Pescan
    Because of those who came before, we are; in spite of their failings, we believe; because of, and in spite of, the horizons of their vision...
  • By Richard M Fewkes
    May the light of truth illumine our minds, May the spark of love set our hearts on fire, May the flame of freedom burn brightly within us,...
  • By Naomi King
    Rev. Naomi King reflects, "Every day we experience hunger and yearning.... Every day we are invited anew to be thankful."
  • By Dillman Baker Sorrells
    For holy days on which we recall the old stories, we light the flame. For Passover which reminds us of the courage and strength of those...
  • By Kenneth Claus
    A Christian Communion blessing of the bread, cup, and community.
  • By Maureen Killoran
    T... starts out with Turkey and with Tofu, and Together, H...reminds of Happiness, may it grow beyond all measure. A...means All who are...
  • By Kenneth Claus
    O God, we give thanks this day and every day for all you have made known to us through the life of Jesus. Glory to you throughout the ages...
  • By Scott Alexander
    As must be obvious to every one of you, these are times of great tension and conflict in America. Much of this turmoil in our nation is...
  • By Raymond R Nasemann
    Keeping faith, our faithfulness keeps us. Go in faith.