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Welcome to WorshipWeb

Over 1000 free online Unitarian Universalist worship readings, reflections, prayers, and more.

WorshipWeb Has Grown

It’s not just the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) site that’s new: over the past few months, your WorshipWeb team has reshaped this extensive set of worship and spirituality resources. We’re excited to reveal our new look and new worship materials.

Our mission at WorshipWeb is to provide meaningful, inspiring resources for Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship services. In our Words for Worship collection, you'll find everything from chalice lightings and prayers to stories and rituals for your use.

What's New?

  • Our worship resources are now tagged! Are you looking for readings that address “brokenness” or chalice lightings that speak to our 7th Principle? Search our entire database by Principle, Source, or spiritual theme.
  • We've kept WorshipWeb fresh by retiring some material that addresses historical moments.
  • We're preparing new material, in addition to the submissions we receive. Watch for content from Skinner House meditation manuals and from the new (and sold out) Young Adult book becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood.

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Browse Worship Resources

WorshipWeb offers articles, workshop outlines, and other practical resources for the leaders of UU worship services. 

  • Multigenerational Worship embraces the whole family of your congregation in worship.
  • Stories (recently updated and expanded) links to multiple collections of stories suitable for worship.
  • Multicultural Worship helps worship reflect our vision of a Beloved Community that is truly and fully inclusive.
  • Music in Worship has resources for deepening the integration of music in worship.
  • Circle Worship offers resources for highly-participatory worship in the round.
  • Contemporary Worship talks about more dynamic styles of worship.
  • Lay Worship Programs is about how congregations can establish strong worship collaborations between members and professional leadership.
  • Technology and Worship is for people interested in podcasting, projecting images, video, the Web, or other technologies.
  • Worship Collections gathers collections of worship materials on a wide range of topics.
  • Worship Theory provides essays and articles on why we do what we do.

Selected Worship Resources on Other Sites

The crowd-sourced, multicultural, pluralistic site wizdUUm.net includes liturgical calendars, a growing story library, and other resources suitable for worship settings. Founded by UU leader Kat Liu.

The UU Sankofa Archive includes a rich collection of openings, closings, prayers, readings, and sermons created by people of color and Hispanic descent who have made Unitarian Universalism their home. Coordinated by UU minister Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed.

The Liberal Lectionary provides words of inspiration for common worship and personal devotion from the liberal religious traditions curated by UU minister Rev. Stefan Jonasson.

Share Your Worship Resources

Want to Submit to WorshipWeb?  We’re always eager to hear from you and build this collection.

Before you click over to our submission form, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Out of consideration for our staff’s time, we ask you to send your polished gems—not raw material that will need to be edited, shaped, or revised.
  2. To reflect the UUA’s commitment to a tradition of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism, we occasionally make changes to WorshipWeb submissions.
  3. We ask authors to either identify themselves by name or publish under Anonymous. Regretfully, WorshipWeb can’t publish under pen-names, pseudonyms, or nicknames.
  4. Our new WorshipWeb will focus less on sermons and more on other worship elements.

Curious about our criteria? When we review submissions, your editorial team asks the following questions:

  • Is this voice already in our collection, or does it enhance the diversity of our collection?
  • Does this piece work for the ear, and for listeners in worship?
  • Do the metaphors &/or theology of this piece make sense?
  • Does this submission represent the best of Unitarian Universalism?
  • How does this piece reach seekers?

 

For more information contact worshipweb@uua.org.

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