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  • By Shari Woodbury
    Let us choose again our role in the incarnation of love.
  • By Monica Jacobson-Tennessen
    What is it ...
  • By Joan Javier-Duval
    In this space of welcome and acceptance you are beloved.
  • By Ben Soule
    A feeling of being on the edge of something new. A time to welcome the new year and make the old year right before we lay it on our shelf of memories.
  • By Heide Cottam
    Let us be a faith that sees a vision of a better world: More compassionate, more just, more holy, And with more love.
  • By Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson
    You have been looking for something larger than yourself.
  • By Debra Haffner
    Happy new year! ...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    Calling all who cannot wait any longer for joy, for hope and some good news (even a little). ...
  • By Nathan Ryan
    Be it real or metaphor, whatever is in your backpack, or your briefcase, or your purse that you’ve brought into this sanctuary that is...
  • By Raquel V. Reyes
    Welcome. Bienvenidos. Today we celebrate in community an important rite of passage for a Latina(x) child. We are honored and grateful to...
  • By Jason Cook
    We seekers are on a quest: A quest to discover truth and meaning. Sometimes we think we’ve found it— Wrapped up, glimmering with newness...
  • By Jules Jaramillo
    This morning, we gather together to worship as a community of all ages. Let us take a moment to look around at those of us sharing this...
  • By David Ensley
    Leader 1: At this time of balance, at this time of awakening,we celebrate Ostara, the Spring Equinox. Leader 2: We honor the fertile Earth...
  • By Hannah Roberts Villnave
    People sometimes ask: Is Pride a protest Or a party? And the answer is Of course Yes. And why not? Why not Rejoice as we resist Dance as we...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    Hallelujah! As the spring sun coaxes lilies and bluebonnets from the soil, Let us celebrate that even after murderous betrayal, After days...
  • By Heather K Janules
    We come this day, called by war By the suffering we inflict and endure When minds across borders fail to reason and compromise. We come...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    Welcome to this sacred celebration of emerging adulthood. We are gathered today to rejoice and bear witness as (name) and her parents and friends mark her transition from childhood to the estate of a young woman. The quinceañera tradition has its roots in the ancient cultures of Central and South...
  • By Linda Barnes
    Suspended between all that was and all that might be, we struggle to find this very moment—to live this very moment. Let us sit together...
  • By Katie Romano Griffin
    Come, let us enter this space of hope and community. Come, let us enter this space with our sorrows, our joys, our passion and compassion...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    Every little thing that breaks your heart Is welcome here We'll make a space for it Give it its due time and praise for the wanting it...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    There is too much beauty in this world to give up on it yet, and it is always too soon to surrender to cynicism. Bring your doubt, your...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    A: Because the tides are rising B: So must we C: Rise! A: to this moment C: Rise! B: to this day C: Rise! A: to this life B: This place in...
  • By Paul Vachon
    As we come together, let us pause to take stock of the year now concluding: its moments of happiness and hurt, its times of accomplishment...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This is the season of endings and beginnings, when the small signs of dawn pierce through the night and something new is born. But first...
  • By Myke Johnson
    It is always good to give thanks! All that we have is a gift from life: our food, our relationships, our shelter from the cold. And when we...
  • By Sharon Wylie
    You whose hearts are broken, come in. You whom pain has touched, and sorrow, and shock. You who have cried this week, and read the news...
  • By Meredith Olson
    We were all children once, and we carry fragments of our childhood times with us. Today, let us honor those children who walked before us,...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    There is nothing you need to bring with you to be welcome here ...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    We live inside paradox. Humans generally don’t like to admit it—we much prefer tidy, stable, comprehensible, logical ways of getting...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Open up the doors Push on looming wooden arches embroidered with ironwork Brace shoulders against the weight of history unmoved Slough off...
  • By Jeanne Lloyd
    At last, we are here. After a long winter, we can say enthusiastically and without second thought, alleluia! Alleluia, spring is here in...
  • By Shari Woodbury
    Here we are in our circle again. A circle of vision and reflection, A forum for deciding and empowering. Here we are at the base of another...
  • By Ella Boyer
    As we create and share sacred space together, let us reflect upon what brings us here. We have all come here for different reasons, from...
  • By Krista Flanagan
    What if everything always went according to plan? At first, we might accomplish more of what we think we need to accomplish. And it may...
  • By Margaret Weis
    Come into this place with your whole self – the parts that are raw and exposed; the part that is beaming with joy; the part that is seeking...
  • By Joan Javier-Duval
    Here here is where you can lay it down Lay down all that you have carried the weight of the world that has rounded your back leaving you...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Open your hearts, my friends, And let yourself feel the reality of absence. Open your hearts, and acknowledge That we gather in the...
  • By John Saxon
    Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling. It calls us in the silence and through the noise and busyness of our daily lives. It calls...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    What's going to happen? Will everything be ok? What can I do? In these days we find ourselves, too often, Stuck with these questions on...
  • By Patricia Shelden
    Here is where we gather in the presence of the Sacred. Here is where we gather to experience the Holy Here is where, together, we face the...
  • By Ben Soule
    Now has come hard winter, With whip of wind and slash of snow and the diamond-bright stars in the black ice of the heavens. Just as we...
  • By Everett Howe
    How does it happen? this transformation. Arriving from many directions, one bearing snacks, another the workday's toll of tension; one...
  • By Jennifer "Jo" VonRue, Linette Lowe
    Welcome to this space, this sanctuary of peace where we come to not only create our best selves, but to also do the work of creating a...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    The wheel of the year has turned again. Once more the Thanksgiving season has arrived. How shall we sing our song of gratitude now? For...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    In the houses of the holy, the world pauses. In the hearts of the holy, Love abides. In the havens of the holy, Hope comforts. In the...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Welcome, you who come in need of healing, you who are confused, or have been betrayed. Welcome, with your problems and your pain. Welcome,...
  • By Christian Schmidt
    No matter who—or what—you are, you are welcome here. Let’s be clear: Here, we welcome goblins and ghouls, saints and sinners, angels and...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    In a world ravaged by violence, by hatred, by conflicts that seem eternal and insoluble, sometimes the only thinbg we can do is be still...

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