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  • By Joel Miller
    Let us do together what we cannot do alone: roll away the stones that close our hearts.
  • By Joel Miller
    Let our lives be a prayer that mends broken hearts.
  • By Cheryl Block
    As we go forward into this frightening, exhilarating, confusing, miraculous world, may we offer our comfort to the afflicted our love to those who are lonely and our wish for all to be safe.
  • By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    May all our hours together be blessed as this one has been: by open-hearted sharing, learning from one another, and making beautiful harmonies together. And may we greet everyone we encounter with the same acceptance and grateful kinship, until we meet again. Blessed be.
  • By Gregory Jones
    On this, the longest night of the year, we are warmed by the certain knowledge that tomorrow will welcome more light than today. As it has...
  • By Debra Haffner
    As we enter another week of uncertainty in the world, let us remember that there is only one side – that of humanity, and planet Earth. May...
  • By Debra Haffner
    We are on a journey. We didn’t plan it. We didn’t have time for the bread to rise. We may find ourselves in the wilderness, hungry, thirsty...
  • By Kenneth W. Collier
    I do not know where we go when we die; And I do not know what the soul is Or what death is or when or why. What I know is that The song...
  • By Tracie Barrett-Welser
    Our grief is a holy thing. It is that proof that another life touched ours in a profound way. It is the mark of love, the mark of...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    May we see all as it is, and may it all be as we see it. May we be the ones to make it as it should be, For if not us, who? If not now,...
  • By Debra Haffner
    The Days of Awe begin with us tonight. May the next ten days be days of reflection, introspection, and peace. May we prepare ourselves for...
  • By Amy Bowden Freedman, Keith Kron
    Become aware of the hands that you are holding: their warmth, texture, and weight. As an infant, these same hands reached out for the...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    Having let go, Set our intentions, Named our curiosity, Committed our energies, And given ourselves over to lives of balance, purpose and...
  • By Alex Holt
    For all those who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, may this day be another affirmation of divine love and promise; For all those who...
  • By Jay Wolin
    I know not where you are, Whether your soul is traveling the universal highway Or as I imagine, sitting at the left hand of God Being...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    Be revered In thee the faithful hope that still looks forward, And keeps the life-spark warm of future action Beneath the cloak of patient...
  • By Manish Mishra-Marzetti
    The universe sings no less because time and space wear us thin. The music calls us to recognize our limitations, to recognize that the song...
  • By Christopher A Rothbauer
    May our lives be reflections of the beauty, peace, and joy that is possible in the world, and may the love we find in this place sustain us...
  • By Robin F. Gray
    Ours is a communion borne of words and welcome. Our communion finds expression in caring and commitment to our highest ideals. Our...
  • By Robin F. Gray
    The flame is extinguished, but not our hope for the future, our courage in the face of crisis, or the love we share in all the world.
  • By Robin F. Gray
    We call for this blessing on all sheltered here whether in body or in spirit... May the flame of our community ignite a love bold enough to...
  • By Robin F. Gray
    As we prepare to depart, we give voice to these hopes: May we know ourselves bound in community, even while we are apart. May a passion for...
  • By Heather Christensen
    Each week as we gather we light a common chalice. We sing and celebrate, we pray and think. Then we each gather strength from the flame and...
  • By Max A Coots
    After the words, a quiet; after the songs, a silence; after the crowd only the memory recalls the gathering. Peace and justice have need of...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    Worship need not cease. It can echo in our lives, in our words, in our deeds, in our moods, in our dreams. Carry worship with you wherever...
  • By Lindsay Bates
    The Quakers speak not of a "worship service" but of their Meeting -- hence this benediction: With faith in the creative powers of life,...
  • By David A Johnson
    Who could do better than to be a singer on the high wind-swept hills of life, bringing songs to the soul, songs full of loveliness and hope...
  • By Amy McKenzie Quinn
    When we say, "Go now in peace," we mean the peace that asks us to stop grasping after power over and the peace that demands that we live...
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    When all is quiet and we are small and the night is dark, may we hear the tender breathing of all who lie awake with us in fear, that...
  • By Tim Haley
    We walk this earth but a brief moment in time. Amid our suffering and pain, however great or small, let us continue to learn how to...
  • By Sarah York
    We receive fragments of holiness, glimpses of eternity, brief moments of insight. Let us gather them up for the precious gifts that they...
  • By Michael A Schuler
    We have reached the end of this time For the gathering of memory And for letting the imagination play with future possibilities. We have...
  • By Carol Ann Huston
    We have gathered here today to feel the truth in the depth of our being and to think on all that is most righteous and holy. Let us go...
  • By Robert F Kaufmann
    We have come together to share our deepest concerns, speaking and singing words of inspiration and hope. We have committed ourselves to do...
  • By Susan Karlson
    We leave blessed by our connections to one another, to the spirit of life. Walk lightly that you see the life that is below your feet...
  • By Judy Welles
    Let us go out now into the sun-washed light of the blossoming world. May the inner light of our own being add its bright blessing to the...
  • By Charles C Forman
    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord keep all those whom you love, whether here or in some other place. May God be your companion and...
  • By Jim Wickman
    May our faith sustain us, our hope inspire us, and our love surround us as we go our separate ways, knowing that we will gather again in...
  • By Paul H Beattie
    May our lives be blest according to the depth of our love, the persistence of our faith, our willingness to forgive and be compassionate,...
  • By George G Brooks
    May the love that gives to life its beauty, the reverence that gives to life its sacredness, and the purposes that give to life its deep...
  • By Frederick E Gillis
    May the love that overcomes all differences, that heals all wounds, that puts to flight all fears, that reconciles all who are separated,...
  • By Phyllis B O'Connell
    May the prayers of our hearts and the songs of our lips shared in this holy hour of worship, be with us now in all the days to come. Amen.
  • By Jane E Mauldin
    Now may the love of truth guide you, the warmth of love hold you, and the spirit of peace bless you, this day and in the days to come. Amen.
  • By Gary Kowalski
    And now may the blessings of life be upon us and upon this congregation. May the memories we gather here give us hope for the future. May...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    By our presence here with one another, Hearing the harmony that is the music of the spheres, May some of the harshness and discord of our...
  • By Polly Leland-Mayer
    Awesome and gracious God -- you who are the power that brings us to life and the spirit that sustains us -- forgive us for being less than...
  • By Burton D Carley
    Cheered by our community, blessed by our covenant, uplifted in mind, and renewed in spirit, go forth with courage and in peace to meet the...
  • By Sarah Lammert
    Go in peace, embraced by the light and warmth of our gathering. Go in love, ready again to struggle on. Go in beauty, shining forth like a...
  • By Enid A. Virago
    Go in peace. Hold in your heart the certainty That the spirit of life is with you always. When your heart is torn asunder Or when you soar...

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