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Stories in Worship

Kristin Maier, author of A Good Telling: Bringing Worship to Life with Story (Skinner House Books, 2013) shares the first in a series of tips for good storytelling. Purchase A Good Telling at the UUA Bookstore.

Good stories are central to good worship. As a Time for All Ages, as part of a sermon, or as part of a multigenerational service, stories engage our hearts and minds and help us grow.

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Storytelling in Worship

Pssst! Have you visited our Storytelling page? It's filled with tips, how-to's, and lots of resources!

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  • Interactive, No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant (WorshipWeb)
    by Norman Allen
    Tagged as: Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism
  • Magnified (WorshipWeb)
    by Lyn Cox
    Tagged as: Advent, Children, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Family, Mothers, Parents
  • Mary and Joseph Remember (WorshipWeb)
    by Tess Baumberger
    Tagged as: Children, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Contemplation, God, Love, Parents, Unitarian Universalism
  • Mary Magdelene's Story (WorshipWeb)
    by Tess Baumberger
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Courage, Easter, God, Love, Oppression, Revelation, Unitarian Universalism
  • Skit for Famous UU Women (WorshipWeb)
    by Susan Jhirad
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Equality, Gender, Human Rights, Rights, Secular, Women
  • Thanksgiving Soup Communion (WorshipWeb)
    by Tiffany Sapp
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Abundance, Community, Food, Generosity, Gratitude, Stewardship, Thanksgiving, Unity, WorshipWeb
  • The Gifts of the Journey (WorshipWeb)
    by Kathy Schmitz
    Tagged as: Children, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Direct Experience, Generations, Imagination, Journey, Relationships
  • The Man, the Dream, the Movement (WorshipWeb)
    by Clyde Grubbs, Mary Jane Holden, Erika A. Hewitt
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, History, Humanism, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Solidarity
  • UU Christmas Pageant (Interactive and Social Justice-Themed) (WorshipWeb)
    by Tim Kutzmark
    Tagged as: Christmas Eve / Christmas