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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...

Tapestry of Faith

Chalice Children

Miracles

  • This Korean folk tale, translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl, is similar to the European folk tale “The Frog Prince.” Used with the translator’s...

World of Wonder

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    In the warm salty waters of the great blue sea, little orange and white fish called clown fish played their favorite game: chasing each...
  • Adapted from "Amrita's Tree" in The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson (Cambridge: Barefoot Books, 2009). Used by...
  • Adapted from "Why the Sky is Far Away" in The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson (Cambridge: Barefoot Books, 2009...

WorshipWeb

  • By Megan Foley, Theresa Soto
    Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Theresa Soto writes, "All of us need all of us to make it." I want you to get used to those words;...
  • By Jan Richardson
    God has a fondness for what is fragile. This means us. Advent tells us that God came to us—and comes to us still—with complete...
  • By Susan Maginn
    Gracious God, from Exodus we hear you say, "I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the...
  • 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 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 Chip Roush
    We are about to enter sacred time. We are about to make this time and this place sacred by our presence and intention. Please turn off or...
  • 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 Evan Young
    In our reckless yearning to be safe, we turn again and again away from the blessed security of having nowhere left to hide. Give us the...
  • By Christopher A Rothbauer
    We gather together this morning, Because others came before us. Some have left examples for us to follow, Others lessons for us to learn...
  • By Katie Kandarian-Morris
    O God of many names, the personal and mysterious, We have come to a quiet time, an interior place, a place for the deepening of spirit, the...
  • By Mark Nepo
    Unconditional love is not so much about how we receive and endure each other, as it is about the deep vow to never, under any condition,...
  • By Dennis McCarty
    [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This is a ritual of caring (or, if you like, praying) for one another, couched in terms of struggle and hope. Part 1 will take a few...
  • 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 Elizabeth Tarbox
    Spirit of Life, I give thanks for the opportunities to love that present themselves in the turmoil of life. Where the light catches the...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    It is an hour before sunrise. The waves keep coming, but each minute they make less progress than the minute before. As the tide goes out,...
  • By Meg Barnhouse
    Our locks tell us a lot about our lives. Locks of all kinds hold my attention because of a dream I had when I was thirteen. In the dream a...
  • 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
    By what are you saved?And how? Saved like a bit of string, tucked away in a drawer? Saved like a child rushed from a burning building,...
  • 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 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 Jean M. Olson
    May you be brave enough to expose your aching woundedness and reveal your vulnerability. May you speak your deepest truths, knowing that...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    I stretch forth my hand Knowing not what I shall touch... A tender spot, An open wound, Warmth, Pulsing life, Fragile blossoms, A rock, Ice...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Be ­gentle with another— It is a cry from the lives of ­people battered By thoughtless words and brutal deeds; It comes from the lips of...
  • By Sarah C Stewart
    Bring who you are as you enter our church this morning. Bring your best self and your struggling self; bring your mistakes and your...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    I got off work at 7 pm and did the thing where you chase the bus a ­little bit but then realize you won’t make it and walk sheepishly back...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Spirit of my longing and lonely heart, help me travel through the barren borderlands that separate me from others. Teach me to willingly...
  • By Jason Shelton
    Listen to the song in your heart; listen to the song in your heart. A song of love, ev'ryone has a part; listen to the song in your heart...
  • By Deborah Weiner
    Oh spirit of life and love, We pause for a moment on this snowy day to reflect on the changes one week can make in our lives. We celebrate...
  • By Carol Allman-Morton
    Many of us carry a burden of worry. Anxiety over the state of the world Worries about money About our environment, Our families About peace...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    In his avant-garde theatrical “The Last Supper At Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” New York choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones includes a backwards...
  • To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk exposing our true...
  • By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Because there have been times when shame has crushed our ability to be wholehearted We let go of who we ought to be and embrace who we are...
  • By Mark Hicks
    My father asked if I am gay I asked Does it matter? He said, No not really I said, Yes. He said get out of my life. I guess it mattered. My...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Invite the congregation to join hands. The hand in yours belongs to a person whose heart is sometimes tender, whose skin is sometimes thin...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    The church is a body. May this body breathe and be together in the spirit of hope May it feel held by comfort. Those who seek consolation,...
  • By Jeffrey A. Lockwood
    A voice screeched gate assignments through a nerve-jangling public address system. Even if the announcements had been in English, I doubt...
  • By Hilary Allen
    Gracious One: Keep watch on the innovators, the trailblazers, the takers of risk. Invite us to be persons of vision and integrity. Help us...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    Note: This ritual involves writing grievances on a piece of paper and casting them into a flame. All our lives we have been told to seek...

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