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  • By Daniel S. Schatz
    As a Unitarian Universalist minister, it is sometimes my role to answer correspondence that comes to our congregation from members of the...
  • By Daniel Chesney Kanter
    Christmas and Hanukah once upon a time were about struggle, hope, and freedom. Both stories are exile stories pointing out how even a glimmer of light can provide a lasting hope for the triumph of all that is good. While we haven’t altogether lost these themes in our modern interpretations, we...
  • By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Do not think we are finished— oh no we will never be finished never just done until the light of justice is lit behind every eye. Do not...
  • By James (Jay) C Leach
    This is adapted from a litany by Gail Forsyth-Vail, who suggests the following to maximize the reading's power: Identify seventeen people...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    This reading requires seventeen people who are able to come forward and represent the generations of African Americans in the British...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    “The Miseducation of Justice-Making” excerpted from Nathan C. Walker (2014) Exorcising Preaching: Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship ...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    “Beyond the Zero-Sum Game” excerpted from Nathan C. Walker (2014) Exorcising Preaching: Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship . St. Louis...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    “This Ain’t No Country Club” excerpted from Nathan C. Walker (2014) Exorcising Preaching: Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship . St...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    “Personal Spiritual Trainers” excerpted from Nathan C. Walker (2014) Exorcising Preaching: Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship . St...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    Waiting to be born, again, into the morning, onto the day, from dark warm comfort, of my bed full of sleep and blankets, back into bright...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Asked if he was lonesome in his hut on Walden Pond, our neighbor Henry Thoreau famously replied, “How could I be lonely? Don’t I live in the Milky Way?” ...
  • By Vern Barnet
    I pledge allegiance to the earth and all life: the fields and streams, the mountains and seas, the forests and deserts, the air and soil,...
  • By Calvin O Dame
    May our time together renew our hope. May the stories we share refresh our courage. May the songs we sing lift our spirits. May the words...
  • By Kaaren Solveig Anderson
    My friend Marcy and her boyfriend Brian recently ate dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. As they enjoyed a plate of lo mein, engrossed in...
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    On Mother's Day, one expects to read about the wonder and glory of motherhood. While I can tell you from personal experience that we mothers like to be appreciated, I can also tell you that a rosy and sentimental Mother's Day column always refers to mothers in some other family-the picture painted...
  • By Jeffrey B Symynkywicz
    When we scale, at last, the walls which our hardened hearts have built, then we come face-to-face, finally, with the blessedness of one...
  • By Jay Libby
    Leader (L): When there was a need, you came forward. Congregation (C): And so we thank you. L: In the nighttime or daytime, on weekends and...
  • By Julia Hamilton
    Humanity is enriched when we climb together towards the light.
  • By Susan Karlson
    Looking at the overflowing cup, Seeing from another perspective, Witnessing life in all its fullness, We share from a place of hope and...
  • By Jeffrey A. Lockwood
    The most important thing that I’ve learned in traveling to more than twenty countries is the art of being a guest. And I’m a particularly...
  • By Vern Barnet
    I pledge allegiance to the earth on which I stand, and to the environment of which I am a part, one planet in a Process, with soil, water...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    Here in this church, human beings have gathered for centuries seeking a higher purpose and deeper life than they could find alone. We are...
  • By Mark Mosher DeWolfe
    A person is a puzzle. Sometimes from the inside, it feels like some pieces are missing. Perhaps one we love is no longer with us. Perhaps...
  • By John C Morgan
    We gather here to seek unity of spirit in the midst of diversity, to heal the wounded and confront the oppressor, to instill joy and...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    With faith to face our challenges, With love that casts out fear, With hope to trust tomorrow, We accept this day as the gift it is— A...
  • By Linda J Hoddy
    Enter with me that still place within, the center, where we find not only our inmost selves, but also our connection to the farthest...
  • By Burton D Carley
    I wonder if the river ever despairs of its downward destiny, and harbors a secret desire to flow uphill. I wonder if winter yearns to be...
  • By Maryell Cleary
    Knowing that we do not always live up to our best expectations of ourselves, let us in quietness seek the good within, which some call the...
  • By Michael A Schuler
    Let us pause now to look inward, exploring, if we dare, the secret places where motives are made and intentions live. Beneath appearances,...
  • By David G Sammons
    O Spirit of life, let us resolve to move on with our lives in spite of whatever troubles may befall us. We know that we're imperfect, prone...
  • By John H Robinson, Jr
    Thou who are the heart of being, we come together but often feel alone. We come for fellowship but we hold back. We are certain -- in our...
  • By Thomas Fritts
    To be human is to be aware of our separation. We want to love and to be loved by our friends, our parents, our children; but often we feel...
  • By Richard F Boeke
    We are bogged down by the details of life. We are smothered by detail. Our bodies fill up with knots of anxiety. Our throats are dry. We...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    We are here because we are people of faith. Within each of us lives the conviction of a saving faith that could restore our broken planet...
  • By Calvin O Dame
    We come into one another's presence seeking some part of ourselves, knowing that we do not live alone, knowing that we cannot live fully if...
  • By Sydney A Morris
    (From the East:) Brothers and sisters in creation, we covenant this day with you and with All creation yet to be; With every living...
  • By Michael W Hennon
    We covenant with one another and do bind ourselves together in the presence of this religious community To express our deepest and most...
  • By Kathy A Huff
    Praise the sun, the moon, the stars, Praise the ant, the tree, the shining leaf. Praise every child large and small, Praise the one within...
  • By Sarah Lammert
    We create a web of life. This is finally the time to let go of that crazy notion that we can live separate and aloof from one another We...
  • By John Gibb Millspaugh
    All too often, we pace the geometries of our walled gardens, Believing we are traversing the whole of creation. With spirits of discovery,...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Blessed are the heavens, for they declare the power of creation. Blessed is the earth, our beloved home, for she is a planet of plenitude...
  • By Jay Atkinson
    Left: Some of us are struggling with sorrow or grief, but are afraid to reach out for help. Right: Some of us are sick of ourselves and...
  • By Carol Meyer
    We are people of all ages who enter this space bringing our joys and our concerns. We come together in hope. We greet each other warmly...
  • By Christine C. Robinson
    (Tea lights are set up in groups of 50 on either side of the chancel in this ritual borrowed from Soulful Sundown.) The long Summer has...
  • By Katie Lee Crane
    I wish there were just a little less hype about traditional motherhood, and a little more acknowledgement of not-so-traditional “mothers” in our midst—people who come in all colors, shapes, sizes, genders and ages.
  • By Barbara Rohde
    I wasn't flattered when one of my daughters confided that she had thought of me as "The Big There-There" when she was three years old. If I...
  • By Jacqui James
    Blackmail, blacklist, black mark. Black Monday, black mood, black-hearted. Black plague, black mass, black market. Good guys wear white,...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    Do not live too far in the past or the future. Live now. In each moment expect a miracle: ten kinds of birds at the feeder, and the tracks...
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    A one-paragraph newspaper article describes a subway platform during the morning rush hour at Grand Central Terminal. A train pulls in; a...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    I was working with a group of young people at a Safe Schools conference in Boston. They were discussing how to tell their parents they were...

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