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  • By Elena Westbrook
    Go in hope, for the arc of the universe is long and we can bend it toward justice. Go in courage, for together we have the strength to...
  • By Mandie McGlynn
    Beloved, as we depart this holy space nourished and renewed, let us live into our dreams and expand our circle of justice to encompass all of creation. Let us love one another and the earth, for as a body is animated through the relationships among its many parts, so God is made manifest among us...
  • By Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
    We are the ones we have been waiting for.* We are not perfect, but we are perfectly fitted for this day. We are not without fault, but we...
  • By Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
    Hush: Somebody’s calling your name— Can you hear it? Calling you to a past not quite forgotten, Calling us to a future not fully imagined?...
  • By Rebekah Savage
    Spirit of Life, Spirit of Love, We have gathered under the banner of a shared faith. We are born of a welcoming grace that extends and...
  • By Gregory Jones
    On this hallowed day, We remember. We remember those who are no longer present with us here, but who remain forever present in our hearts...
  • By D. Scott Cooper
    The world aches for us to join together and bring about healing, toil for justice, and produce ever-increasing love. This is our calling...
  • By Heather Rion Starr
    May whatever gatherings or activities we engage in this Sunday afternoon help restore us — our connections to one another; our sense of...
  • By Matt Alspaugh
    I invite you to rise in body or in spirit, and join hands with your neighbors. Hands touch hands. These hands you hold now, once held...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    No matter how weak or how frightened we may feel, we each have gifts that can make a difference in the world. In this coming week, may you...
  • By Tom Schade
    Night has fallen. Stars beckon in an indigo and velvet sky Somewhere a baby is being born. Tonight, the world lazes in a love of goodness...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    This was written for Christmas Eve, or other occasions when people are each holding a candle. The spirit of the holy dwells in each of us...
  • By Bill Hamilton-Holway
    If I were to wish you peace, it would not be for long. It would be peace to rest, to reflect, to make ready for the coming day, that the...
  • By Samuel A Trumbore
    Go forth in simplicity. Find and walk the path that leads to compassion and wisdom, that leads to happiness, peace and ease. Welcome the...
  • By Israel Buffardi
    My friends, when you go from here know that our hearts are always in a holy place, for we are always connected to one another. Know that...
  • By James Morison
    Within each of our hearts there is a most glorious light. Go forth, and let its spark help you understand what troubles both you and others...
  • 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 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 Aaron Stockwell
    Dear God, An Eagle Scout Court of Honor marks the end of one journey, and the commitment to another, a commitment to better Scouting where...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Tonight in this community, we have shared stories, sung carols, opened our hearts to the beauty of music. Tonight we have turned to one...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    As we listen to the blessing of music, May we know this ending As more than a time of goodbye. May the warmth of this community and the...
  • By Eric Williams
    We all emerge from Dwell within Are transformed by And called back to Love. May your mind be humbled before this Mystery. May your heart...
  • By Tom Schade
    My friends, There is a power at work in the universe. It works through human hands, but it was not made by human hands. It is a creative,...
  • By Karen Lewis Foley
    May we honor and hold gently our past. May we live fully our present. May we hope toward and build our future, Living our mission [insert...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Gathered in our varied faiths, We give thanks for the blessings of world community As we share our common dream: Homes and schools where...
  • By Eric Williams
    Blessed is the path on which you travel. Blessed is the body that carries you upon it. Blessed is your heart that has heard the call...
  • By Joseph Cleveland
    May we hear the melody of Life and find ourselves singing harmony. May we be open to the dissonances in the Song of the Land and Its People...
  • By Jonalu Johnstone
    We shall overcome. When we can truly celebrate the diversity of contributions and talents offered by all people, we shall overcome hatred...
  • By Mark Mosher DeWolfe
    With what benediction shall I leave you? This: In your life, may you know the holy meaning, the mystery that breaks into it every moment...
  • By Mary Edes
    Like the cosmic dust following after a great Perseid meteor, we are the living remnants of time and all that has come to pass in its wake—briefly shining lights on the way to eternity. We are only visible to the naked eye for an instant. Take this moment to shine like the start dust you are. May...
  • By Barrow Dunham
    [And now], since the struggle deepens, since evil abides, and good does not yet prosper, Let us gather what strength we have, what...
  • By Eric Williams
    Love is the Spirit of this Church. May the songs we sing celebrate this Love. May the lives we lead embody this Spirit. May you all go...
  • By Eric Williams
    The world is too beautiful to be praised by only one voice. May you have the courage to sing your part. The world is too broken to be...