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Tapestry of Faith

A Place of Wholeness

Chalice Children

Circle of Trees

  • By Carol Reed-Jones
    We gratefully acknowledge Dawn Publications for permission to use the text of the children's picture book The Tree in the Ancient Forest by...

Gather the Spirit

Love Surrounds Us

  • Book by Lynne Cherry (A Gulliver Green Book), (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990); permission pending. Two men walked into the rain forest...
  • By Emily Kingsley in the book Free to Be... A Family conceived and edited by Marlo Thomas. Copyright 1987 and published by Bantam Books...

Spirit in Practice

  • Once upon a time there was a head. Just a head. By sheer force of will—or maybe it was some kind of psychokinetic energy—the head was able...

WorshipWeb

  • By Margaret Weis
    Come into this place with your whole self – the parts that are raw and exposed; the part that is beaming with joy; the part that is seeking...
  • By Jennifer "Jo" VonRue, Linette Lowe
    Welcome to this space, this sanctuary of peace where we come to not only create our best selves, but to also do the work of creating a...
  • By Jason Shelton
    Holy waters.... holy waters... holy waters... holy waters Holy waters, make us new. Holy waters, make us whole. Holy waters, make us free...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    In the daily weave of our lives, those who have died are still strong, guiding threads. Theirs is the golden glimmer or perhaps the...
  • 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 Brian Kiely
    Spirit of Life, if you have a lesson for us, it is that all life is beautiful. We are each born into this world who we are, tall or short,...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Holy God, hear our prayer. There is pain and there is sorrow, there are broken relationships and broken hearts. Sometimes we are the cause...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Imagine this. On the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, every fall, every year, the people make their peace with anyone they have...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    People ask me sometimes, “Is this a gay church?” It is a privilege to answer: “Ours is absolutely, gladly, hopefully and humbly, gaily, a...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Blessed is this ground on which we stand. Holy is this place. Holy are the places of memory, the places which have formed us, where we...
  • 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 Karen G. Johnston
    Inexplicable. How we rise each morning, instead of burying our heads under bedcovers, sewing them shut. Why we keep on welcoming babies...
  • By Laura Bogle
    We are called by the principles of our faith to embrace and affirm the inherent worth of dignity of all people. Some of us affirm quite...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Take a moment to breathe into the silence. Our breath is always with us. We can always come back to the breath, our anchor, our grounding,...
  • By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Let us go out into the world singing. Let us go out into the world singing songs that proclaim liberty. Songs that turn ashes into garlands...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    When we talk about a liberal theology and ethic of sexuality, we need to start in our vulnerable, needy bodies, in real life, in the...
  • By Darcy Roake
    There is too much hardship in this world to not find joy, every day There is too much injustice in this world to not right the balance,...
  • By Seth Carrier-Ladd
    Spirit of life and love, May we find appreciation today, and in our lives, for our embodiment. We are physical creatures, mind, spirit and...
  • By Nancy Bowen
    "The purpose of the church is to heal the consequences of lovelessness and injustice in the hearts and souls of our members so they might...
  • By Lynn Ungar
    A man sits on the rubble— not just in the rubble, but on the pile of what remains. No people in the bombed-out houses. No dogs. No birds...
  • By Yolo Akili
    "Our children did not get their wounds alone. They were created by the actions of our family, our communities and our world. They were...
  • By Susan Werner
    "There is a hope that's been expressed in you: the hope of seven generations, maybe more. And this is the faith that they invest in you: It...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    “It’s hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge. If the world were merely...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    In the midst of the whirling day, In the hectic rush to be doing, In the frantic pace of life, Pause here for a moment. Catch your breath;...
  • 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 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 Amy Johnson
    Loving Creator, beyond our understanding yet closer than our breath, breathe into us your love so that we may love ourselves and others as...
  • By Jacqui James
    Blackmail, blacklist, black mark. Black Monday, black mood, black-hearted. Black plague, black mass, black market. Good guys wear white,...
  • By Claudene (Deane) Oliva
    We invite each of you to take a deep breath into the present moment, and, realizing that not everyone will have the functions to enter into...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    We who are Unitarian Universalist not only affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person; we also affirm the inherent wholeness of...
  • 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 Geoffrey Herbert
    New ­People came this time, and we shared our stories, the familiar truths, about shock and healing and being glad that at last our...
  • By Elandria Williams
    The history and legacy of Unitarian Universalism are shaped as much by Emerson, Fahs, and Channing as it is by the ancestors in our...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Let us enter into a time of meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Feel the earth beneath your feet as it supports you. Feel the love of...
  • By Robert T Weston
    There is a living web that runs through us To all the universe Linking us each with each and through all life On to the distant stars. Each...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    I am part of you, O Truth Unfolding. I am part of you. I am part of a cosmos. I cannot see either its edge or its end. How amazing! I am...
  • By Alex Kapitan
    Spirit of the universe, Life force that flows through all beings, Power beyond our knowing, We ask you to help us see beyond our dependence...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    “[God] has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” —Martin Luther Words of Welcome...
  • By Marta I Valentín
    In gatherings we are stirred like the leaves of the fall season rustling around sacred trees, tossed hither and yon until we come to rest...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    The earth. One planet. Round, global, so that when you trace its shape with your finger, you end up where you started. It's one. It's whole...

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