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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

  • By Bart Frost
    Every December, the same old argument flares up on Facebook. Before Facebook, it would blow up on Livejournal and before Livejournal it...

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Misha Sanders
    In real life, sometimes grief looms largest in December. Sometimes there's one too many dress-ups and the gold tulle makes your legs itch. “I just needed it to stop for a minute. Next time I will take calm breaths.”
  • By Alex Haider-Winnett
    There's nothing simple about the holidays. Joy can feel empty when it is compulsory. The promise of liberation is hard fought and well earned.
  • By Elea Kemler
    Every year, I tell the congregation not to worry about mistakes because there aren’t any; there is only us, telling an old story about love getting born into this aching world.
  • By Erin Powers
    It’s been said that it’s easier to untangle a string of lights if you plug them in; it’s no different for people. Humans, just like strings of lights, are wired for connection.
  • By Jake Morrill
    An adequate Christmas would have you calm and open, taking it in, accepting whatever is. Slow it all down like you might be, in some way, attuned to the pace of the Eternal. If you need, you can fake it at first.
  • By Becky Brooks
    “If I ask you a question, do you promise to tell me the truth?" For future reference, if a child asks you this question at Christmas time, EVADE.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    I know a little about "merry" meeting "mess" at the holidays — and by a little I mean How much time have you got? Four Christmases ago, a...

Press Releases

  • By Peter Morales
    Holiday Message from UUA President Peter Morales (English Version) Just last week I became a grandfather. My daughter’s baby is our first...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Faithful Journeys, Grades 2-3

  • "So, Ray," asked his mother, "what do you want for your birthday?" It was a surprisingly hard question to answer. What did he want for his...

Uplift: Uplifting LGBTQ+ Experience Within and Beyond Unitarian Universalism

  • By Jade Sylvan
    As we gather in the darkness and the light let us give thanks and witness to our chosen families who we have traveled a lifetime to find.

UU World

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Carter Smith
    May we bear witness to the call to gather and celebrate new life.
  • By Shari Woodbury
    Let us choose again our role in the incarnation of love.
  • By Shari Woodbury
    Consecrate us in courage and community as we seek to birth something new.
  • By Mandie McGlynn
    Stones of justice have been tossed in the lake but their ripples have not yet arrived.
  • By Anne Dilenschneider
    The Innkeeper's dilemma.
  • By Dan Lambert
    As we light this chalice, we gather as one body looking to the Nativity for its message to all of humanity.
  • By Rexford J. Styzens
    Christmas is a risk for us to take.
  • By Megan Dowdell
    Each week until Christmas, we light a new candle on the Advent wreath, a circle of evergreens, along with each of the preceding candles.
  • By Norman Allen
    This no-rehearsal Christmas pageant is interactive, offering a fresh angle on an ancient story.
  • By Kathy Schmitz
    An interactive nativity story, or mini-pageant.
  • By Carl Scovel
    I like to think that after many years of living together, our family has developed a certain sense of equilibrium, a certain ease with each...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    Calling all who cannot wait any longer for joy, for hope and some good news (even a little). ...
  • By Susanne Intriligator
    In the days ahead, many of us will gather with family and friends, people with whom we may have long and complicated relationships. It...
  • By Lisa Doege
    Holy One, Emmanuel, You are with us and we with You, now on the eve of a birth like no other, and a birth exactly like all others. We...
  • 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 Rebecca Parker
    We remember the Magi, Observers of stars, Evidence-based seekers Who found their way to kneel before a baby. May we, too, kneel before life...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    For each of the last four Sundays, we’ve lit candles on the Advent wreath. Each light was a step into the darkness, towards the turning of...