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How To Write Your Own Invocations

How To Write Your Own Invocations
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To “invoke” is to “call forth” and is traditionally associated with calling upon God. You can also think of it as invoking the spirit of your community—its vision of justice, its playful energy, or its familial feeling. Invocations can also serve to introduce the theme that you’ll be exploring in the service. (In Unitarian Universalist worship if there is an Invocation there are generally not Opening Words, and vice versa.)

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Erik Walker Wikstrom

Erik Walker Wikstrom

The Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom is Worship and Music Resources Director for the Unitarian Universalist Association and has served congregations in Yarmouth,...

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