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The meaning of Christmas to a Unitarian Universalist
by Lenny Scovel Why Christmas? Especially to one who doubts? Are you not being hypocritical? Unitarian Universalists, with their penchant for secular humanism are fond of arguing the validity of Christmas: Is it a Christian ...

Come Christmas!
by M. Maureen Killoran ... generous; They truly would be ready       ---and truly we would not need Christmas quite so much. So come, Christmas, most needed of seasons. Come with the reminder that ...

Prayer of the Earth
by Andrew M. Hill Space-hanging Earth,fragile as a Christmas babedelicate as a Christmas Tree ornament:nurture us as a mother nurtures children,like Mary nursing Jesus.Forgive our hurtful ways.Help us to fairer sharing.And ...

Christmas Meditation
by Christine C. Robinson ... be safe. And may this season of peace and goodwill nudge our world towards its ideals, for then will Christmas truly dawn.Amen.

Christmas Spirit
by Donna Morrison-Reed Fill your heart like a vessel with the Christmas spirit. Take the time to let your vision clear and your concern deepen. Allow your heart to overflow with all the authentic gifts that this season has to ...

Christmas Eve
by Ken Nye ... adored by mother and admirers,we all will eventually be aches in the heartsof those who miss us.It is Christmas eve when the ache is the worstAnd that is why we turn again to the baby,to celebrate birth ...

Christmas Eve Prayer
by Sara Eileen LaWall ... rise of the sun once moreThe magic of this earth, of Mother Nature herselfThe love of one anotherThis Christmas myth calls us to rememberTo remember that the ordinary can become extraordinaryTo remember ...

Christmas Eve Prayer
by Sara Eileen LaWall ... rise of the sun once moreThe magic of this earth, of Mother Nature herselfThe love of one anotherThis Christmas myth calls us to rememberTo remember that the ordinary can become extraordinaryTo remember ...

The Rainbow Prayer
by Andrew M. Hill Great Rainbow Archyour bright lightyour seven coloursyour cool dewlink sky and earth above the Christmas stable.Hold us all in your encompassing arms.Forgive our exclusion of othersearth and life and child.So ...

Religion in the Ribbons
by Ken Nye "Christ is born! Alleluia!""Only ten shopping days until Christmas!"We lament tying one to the other,but this is not naked materialism.There is religion in the ribbons.A wintry night.A tiny baby,a cattle ...

The Best Christmas Ever
by Orlanda R. Brugnola ... see—maybe a piece of fruit—one of the mangoes that fell off the tree in back of the house. No Christmas.Now Mama loved Christmas. Or maybe you could say she loved Christmas trees. They were ...

Christmas Eve Candlelight Meditation
by Gary Kowalski ... the earth.Christmas is not a creed we have to believe in,It’s not a feeling that comes and goes.Christmas isn’t something that happened long ago,Or didn’t happen, as the case may be.Christmas ...

Litany for the Season
by Peter Friedrichs ... left us too soon… For holidays that didn’t live up to our hopes… For ghosts of Christmas past that haunt us to this day… For those who, like the innkeeper, turned us away… ...

Holiday Season Prayer
by Wayne B. Arnason ... poverty, and discrimination. The messages of liberation, dignity, and joy that come with Hanukkah and with Christmas are hard to hear unless they are conveyed by gracious acts of outreach to those who ...

Prayer for Christmas Eve
by Anya Sammler-Michael Please join me in a spirit of prayer or meditation as you are moved.Blessed and holy night,silent night, full of truths too awesome to bend into words,we sit in the glow of ages,wound round stories that ...

Chalice Lightings for Advent
by David Breeden ... come will also be now, when they come.First SundayYes, believe it or not, it is four Sundays before Christmas. This first chalice lighting reminds us to be patient. Please repeat with me:In this holiday ...

Immanuel
by Sarah Movius Schurr ... Immanuel, your “God is with us”? For Christians, he is Jesus of Nazareth. The baby in the Christmas story who grew to be a remarkable teacher among the Jewish people; whose ideas about ...

Meditation on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
by Edward Harris ... did, for it is the deepest wish of all creatures to belong and be accepted.So what happened?On a foggy Christmas Eve, Santa realized Rudolph could make the difference in guiding the sleigh. Rudolph could ...

Meditation on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
by Edward Harris ... did, for it is the deepest wish of all creatures to belong and be accepted.So what happened?On a foggy Christmas Eve, Santa realized Rudolph could make the difference in guiding the sleigh. Rudolph could ...

Prayer of Leaves
by Andrew M. Hill Trees of Earthlet bud your leaveslet them open widelet them gently fallin annual cycle.Let fallen leaves make soft bed for Jesus at his birthand may leafy humus make renewal of our humanity.Forgive us ...

Meditation on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - for all ages
by Edward Harris ... for it is the deepest wish of all creatures to belong and be accepted. So what happened?On a foggy Christmas Eve, Santa realized Rudolph could make the difference in guiding the sleigh. Rudolph could ...

The Invitation
by Teresa Schwartz ... cherubim sing for joy, play their lutes, and dance about to defy the gravity of earthly cares.In our happy Christmas narratives, we can forget the shepherds were afraid.What is this fear of God? In my ...

Prayer for Candle Lighting on Christmas Eve
by Lisa Rubin This prayer was originally spoken while lighting candles in the following way: Begin with only the Chalice light in the sanctuary (no artificial lights). Light the first candle from the Chalice, and read ...

Pastoral Thought: December 16, 2001
by Tess Baumberger ... such a year.And because it has been such a yearIt may feel forced to enter intoThe jolly spirit of Christmas,The joyful spirit of Hannukah,The reflective spirit of Solstice,The hopeful spirit of New Year's.Thinking ...

A Christmas Prayer
by M. Maureen Killoran Not gold, nor myrrh, nor even frankincensewould I have for you this season,but simple gifts, the ones that are hardest to find,the ones that are perfect,even for those who have everything (if such there ...

 

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