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  • The taking of an offering—which some Unitarian Universalist congregations call "Sharing in Stewardship"—is a time to lift up the collective responsibility toward the common good. ...

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  • By Susan Frederick-Gray, Lena K. Gardner
    Every day in our world, people are feeling vulnerable, frightened, and heartbroken. For those [of us] who are Black, Indigenous, or people...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    The offering that we take each Sunday isn't just a stale habit: it's an opportunity to recommit to this place, and to this people. Our...
  • By Michael Hall
    As we approach the time for our offering, give what you will: for the church that has meant so much to you, for the church that meant so...
  • By Jessica Lin
    I come on Sunday feeling weary, having worn out the snooze button on my alarm clock. I come on Sunday feeling frightened, having seared my...
  • By Kristin Collins
    We give to remind ourselves how many gifts we have to offer. We give to remember that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. We...
  • By John Saxon
    This religious community exists by its mission as a fire exists by burning. But a fire cannot burn without fuel. And it is the time, the...
  • By John Saxon
    A religious community is like a river formed from the many streams of our lives that meet and merge and flow to the sea. As members and...
  • By John Saxon
    The light of our chalice would soon flicker and die without the oil that nourishes its flame. And just as this flame cannot burn without...
  • By Kayla Parker
    We know that our financial contributions to this congregation come from sacrifice and hard work. We are so grateful for this, and commit...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    Note: these words were written for a Sunday following a significant national tragedy Far too often, we are forced to confront the terrible...
  • By Paul R Beedle
    Once upon a time, most folks used the offering plate to fulfill their pledges of financial support. Nowadays lots of folks click on their...
  • By Heather Christensen
    Unitarian Universalism is a grand vision of a world filled with peace and justice, love and joy. That vision is embodied in a few large...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    Every week in our church we take up an offering. It's good to remind ourselves from time to time that the offering is symbolic as well as...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    I hope you all had the opportunity to meet someone new this morning, and I certainly hope to meet all our first-time guests this morning...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    The purpose of the church is to encourage all who gather there to grow more generous in spirit and in action. This is the great end of all...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    This congregation is a theologically diverse religious community with membership open to all who are in accordance with our principles,...
  • By Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council
    Today we have the opportunity to contribute to a special offering for the Unitarians in Eastern Europe [whose stories you have just learned...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    We say in our church that the offering is a sacrament of the free church. What we mean by that is that we believe it is a blessing to be...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Let us look into our hearts and see what is available there—how much love, how much generosity, how much faith, how much gratitude.