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  • We honor the many ways that people live and love.
  • By Amy Brooks
    We reject the teachings of division and ignorance and commit to siding with love against hatred.
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: On Labor Day we honor our work, physical and mental, paid and unpaid, joyous and heartbreaking. ...
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Ours is a world alive and aloud with the presence of creatures and critters. Animals abound, interwoven in our human lives and wholly independent. This is the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
  • By Elizabeth Stevens
    We give thanks for your presence among us. You are living examples of courage and perseverance. We give thanks for the stories you have...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt, Rebekah Savage
    This Lamentation is for two voices: one white, and one person of color/indigenous (POCI). Both voices invite people to repeat a refrain...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: Despair is sapping our spirits, damaging our souls, hurting our hearts. Many: We need to be resurrected into hope, faith, and trust...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    One: Listening is not an act of the ear, listening is an act of the heart. Many: In these times when so much speaks: outrage, anger,...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    As we are confronted by chaos, May we have the wisdom to believe in peace. Surrounded by voices of disagreement, May we have the audacity...
  • By Andrew Millard
    When the angel Gabriel brought to Mary the news that she would give birth to a son, Luke records that “she was much perplexed by his words...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: It may be the hardest thing we will ever do, Many: Caught up in our self-righteousness, honing our pain. One: The one who offended may...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: We would go deeper. Many: We would become the selves we cannot even imagine today. One: We would become courageous. Many: We would...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: Today, Pride Day, we affirm with joy that we are proud. Many: We are proud to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning...
  • By Daniel Budd
    Leader: We're not sure what happened. But, we know what it's like when someone appears whose message we feel offers hope, who inspires us...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    We light the Hanukkah candles in wonder, joy, and gratitude, each candle a miracle. When the Holy Temple was rededicated at the time of the...
  • By Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
    In the face of hate, We answer the call of love. In the face of exclusion, We answer the call of inclusion. In the face of homophobia, We...
  • By Heather K Janules
    They once dwelled among us, the people of memory. They who knew us, they who taught us, They who hurt us, they who loved us. They touch our...
  • By Scott McNeill
    Note: #FOMO means "Fear of Missing Out" and #YOLO means "You Only Live Once." These are accompanied by hashtags because their acronyms...
  • By Lorelei Greenwood-Jones
    Leader: In this sacred place, we need not be alone. We seek a listening ear, a warm heart, open arms. Congregation: In this sacred place,...
  • By Lorelei Greenwood-Jones
    Leader: Quick! Look about you! The snows of Winter are gone and the Earth has awoken once more! Congregation: Hail the Spring in all her...
  • By Lorelei Greenwood-Jones
    Leader: For the love of all began with the world. Congregation: All of Nature is sacred. L: Every creature is a thinking, feeling being. C...
  • By Lorelei Greenwood-Jones
    Leader: What is abundance? What do we call riches and bounty? Congregation: Abundance is all around us. L: That we are alive is priceless;...
  • By Orlanda R Brugnola
    As we move through life finding ourselves, always newly wise and newly foolish, we ask that our mistakes be small and not hurtful. We ask...
  • By Joseph Campbell
    We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have...
  • By Rainer Maria Rilke
    Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books...
  • By James Baldwin
    For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea...
  • By Phyllis L. Hubbell
    First Reader: We come to you with our hopes and our fears. Will you lead us in building a welcoming religious community, tolerant and...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    This resource can be read by a single reader, or responsively between a leader and the congregation. From the loneliness of troubled times...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    When used as a responsive reading, "We are waiting" is the congregational response. This is the season of anticipation, Of expecting, of...
  • By Michael E. Sallwasser
    We, the member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of...
  • By Christine C. Robinson
    Spirit of life, help us to remember that we live and work and love among the animals.
  • By Ruth E Gibson
    ALL: We come together as a living church. WORSHIP LEADER: We come together from different places as unique individuals. Our paths and the...
  • By Michael Daeschlein
    As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. C: “Worth” takes endless forms. As we find more...
  • By Robert T Weston
    Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the attendant of truth. Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge; it is the servant of discovery. A...
  • By Scott Alexander
    In a world with so much hatred and violence, We need a religion that proclaims the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In a world...