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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Mandie McGlynn
    Tell me the story of my birth, and help me understand how you were changed the day I entered the world. Help me know love, deep in my bones.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Signs of Our Faith, Grades 2-3

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Cheryl Strayed
    "When it comes to our children, we do not have the luxury of despair. If we rise, they will rise with us every time, no matter how many...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    Once upon a time, a baby was born. Even before that baby was born, there were people waiting and wishing and hoping for that baby. The...
  • By Alex Haider-Winnett
    This child dedication includes some multi-sensory elements. We recommend talking to parents in advance about how the child might respond...
  • By Bill Neely
    Based on Dedications led by the Revs Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs, Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, MN Let us enter into a space of...
  • By Sean Neil-Barron
    One day, your church was born. ...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    She called to ask if I would baptize her infant son. I said, "What we do is like a baptism, but not exactly. And we normally do it only for...
  • By Yolo Akili
    "Our children did not get their wounds alone. They were created by the actions of our family, our communities and our world. They were...
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    The Birthday Circle is a ritual that shows children that they are loved, known, and appreciated in our families and communities. Done in a...
  • By Christian Schmidt, Alexis Capen
    We light this chalice for our children and youth, and for us: celebrating the flame of faith lit in each of us, honoring the light each of...
  • By Janet H. Bowering
    Blessed is the person who feeds and warms, washes, and comforts a child and soothes them in illness. For they shall be called caregiver...
  • By Jean M. Olson
    May you be brave enough to expose your aching woundedness and reveal your vulnerability. May you speak your deepest truths, knowing that...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    Leader 1 : It takes a Unitarian Universalist Village to raise a Unitarian Universalist Child. We will read what we believe important for...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Children widen the circle of our being in ways that are limitless. Every baby that’s born connects us to our history, our own parents,...
  • By Connie P Sternberg
    As today we have received these children into the congregation and committed ourselves to their nurture, let us now receive into our hearts...
  • By Lindsay Bates
    Receive, O Mystery, the words of our hearts. If prayer worked like magic—if I knew the words that would guarantee prayer's power—I know...
  • By Robert F Kaufmann
    We wish for you a storm or two that you may enjoy the calm. We wish for you tranquility in time of trial. We wish you a cool breeze on a...
  • By Peter Morales
    Jefferson Unitarian Church Golden, CO Mothers Day, May 13, 2007 Three weeks ago my wife, Phyllis, and I participated in our all church...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    Among the most accomplished and fabled tribes of Africa, no tribe was considered to have warriors more fearsome or more intelligent than...
  • By Kate Howard
    The children being dedicated will take a walk around the sanctuary. Different church members and older children present in the pews will...