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  • By Jade Sylvan
    As we gather in the darkness and the light let us give thanks and witness to our chosen families who we have traveled a lifetime to find.

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  • By Addae Ama Kraba
    Blessings for a life well lived.
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    May it be well with you and all those entrusted to our care.
  • By Alex Swift
    Let this banner be a symbol of hope, A blanket of protection for those who need it, And a cape of power for those who must be empowered...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    For all the mothers and mother figures The grandmothers, aunts, and extended family members who mother The soon-to-be mothers, the wish-...
  • By Raquel V. Reyes
    You do not have to wear the dress. You do not have to have a party. You do not have to dance the waltz con tu papa. You do not have to...
  • By Kari Kopnick
    The things to do have been done, well, for the most part. The people we need are in place, almost. We are ready, or as ready as we will be...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    We carry bags with us throughout the week for many reasons. (If you have a bag with you, and you want to have it blessed, please bring it...
  • By Lisa Bovee-Kemper
    [touch hands to your own forehead, if it feels natural] May you be blessed with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. May your intellect...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    Blessed are we who gather with open hearts, together, in this space, today. Blessed are we: the chalice-lighters of resistance, justice,...
  • By Rebecca Parker
    Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to bless or curse the world. The mind's power, the strength of the hands, the...
  • By Nicole Anderson
    Blessed are the homeless and those who beg for spare change, for they will inherit the house of the Lord. Blessed are the black mothers who...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    May you be safe. May you be free from all harm. As the road or skies carry you toward your fellow pilgrims, may you sense the presence of...
  • By Natalie Fenimore
    We offer blessings for life and the end of life. Blessings for the dying. Blessings for the caregiver, holding love and carrying burden...
  • By Barnaby Feder
    Dearly beloved, the story is told that a man named Jesus dined nearly two thousand years ago among his disciples on the eve of his arrest...
  • By Patrick McLaughlin
    Spirit of Love and Life, may these common things be candles in the darkness, showing a refuge for those in need of safety and support. May...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    Today, we're thankful for you and what you bring to our church. Your spirit, talents, generosity, imagination, and dedication reaffirm our...
  • By Andre Mol
    This blessing was written in honor of two Unitarians, Martha and Waitstill Sharp, who during WWII dared to risk their own comfort in order...
  • By Erica Baron
    May you never thirst. May your body and your spirit always have what they need. When you are in need of refreshment, or new life, may the...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Ritual elements in which people bless one another give the congregation an opportunity to look into one another's eyes with respect and...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    For the blessing of animal companions we give thanks. For the beautiful ones, those whose fur is silky and whose tails are long; whose...
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    Kids, I want you to do something special: I want you to put on your backpacks, if you brought them, leaving the back pocket open just...
  • By Bill Neely
    Based on Dedications led by the Revs Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs, Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, MN Let us enter into a space of...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Each person (mostly children but some adults will have brought their backpacks too) comes forward with their backpack and stands in a group...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    [Names], as you step forward into your next chapter, we send with you our fondest hopes and blessings. May life bring enough challenge to...
  • By Margaret Weis
    Spirit of life and of love, Mystery that connects us all, We give thanks for this day For this gathering of bicyclists (and those who...
  • By Meg Riley
    For all who left a relationship in order to save your heart, may your own heartbeat be your blessing. Its rhythm, its particular kinships,...
  • By Robin Tanner
    Blessed are they who make giant mistakes, who know the hot sense of regret and ask for mercy, for their hearts will know the gift of forgiveness.
  • By Emmy Lou Belcher
    Under the wide sky, upon this earth the feet will dance of children stretching, swinging, leaping in joy, challenging themselves with new...
  • By Jonalu Johnstone
    We gather this afternoon, under this sky with these clouds and sun, connecting with this earth, which nourishes and supports us, to...
  • By Dori J. Somers
    We, all of us, build houses for our dreams.. The masonry and lumber, glass and tiles, A solid form, wherein we see our hopes, A shelter and...
  • By Jean M. Olson
    May you be brave enough to expose your aching woundedness and reveal your vulnerability. May you speak your deepest truths, knowing that...
  • By Keith Goheen
    With our words we have given our mind's consent to the letter of this covenant. Now let us come together in the spirit of covenant, laying...
  • By Charlie Dieterich
    Note: The ritual does not include exposure to dirty water. We pour purified water from the previous year over the hands and into the common...
  • By Eric Williams
    Blessed is the Sky, And all that is warm and filled with light. Blessed is the Air, And all that is open and free. Blessed is the Earth,...
  • By Sandra Fees
    A Ritual to Bless a Newly Renovated Sanctuary NOTE: All or part of this ritual can be used to bless a sacred space. We blessed our newly...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Keeper of our journeys, Today we mark and celebrate a significant moment in the lives of these young people Who this year assumed the...
  • By Jennifer Stokes
    We ask blessings on this, our church home. May this building be a tool to continue the good work of our helping hands, our loving hearts,...
  • By Susan Karlson
    May the Waters gathered here remind us what each of us brings to this community, and of the waters that nourished us before we were even...
  • By Nancee Campbell
    Spirit of kindness and compassion, we come from different places to this sacred ground of communal caring. We are enriched by the company...
  • By Eileen B Karpeles
    Out of wood and stone, out of dream and sacrifice, the people build a home. Out of the work of their hands and hearts and minds, the people...
  • By Carie J Johnsen
    Opening Prayer As we draw together this evening, let us pause for moment to remember the faces of the many women who have gathered in this...
  • By John Gibb Millspaugh, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
    Service Leader: In our religious tradition, it is not just ministers and religious professionals who have power to bless. Each of us has...
  • By Lindi Ramsden
    Blessings embedded in wry words of wisdom for those on the journey of bending the long moral arc of the universe towards Justice.
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Loving Spirit, Be our guest, Dine with us, Share our bread, That our table Might be blessed And our souls be fed.