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  • Third Sunday in June. A time to celebrate the sacred vocation of fatherhood and the larger themes of paternal figures in our lives...

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

Love Will Guide Us, Grades 2-3

  • By Denise Tracy
    From the collection Stream of Living Souls. Used with permission. "What do you want for Christmas?" the father asked his daughter. She...

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • 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 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 Evin Carvill Ziemer
    Dear Moppies, Maddies, and Babas; men who have given birth, women whose children still call you Daddy, queer parents of all genders and...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    I believe in fathering I believe in the radical idea that men have the full human capacity to nurture Hair bows and baseballs Cooking and...
  • By Leah Hart-Landsberg
    Today—and on all other days—may we give thanks for the fathers, papas, pop-pops, dads and daddies who represent for us the steadfast...
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    Our words for the chalice lighting were written from the perspective of Jessica Star Rockers. Perhaps her specific memories will elicit...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    We recognize and honor today every dad who stood as their child shouted at them in anger or frustration. Every dad who tried to understand...
  • By Myke Johnson
    Each of us has gifts and wounds from those who fathered us. This is inevitable; even the best fathers in the world disappoint their...
  • By Myke Johnson
    I invite you into a period of quiet meditation. Close your eyes if you wish, and get comfortable in your seat. Think about the father-...
  • By Rod Richards
    On this Father’s Day, we recognize the vast spectrum of experience and the often-complicated feelings that surround such a celebration. We...
  • By Janet H. Bowering
    Blessed is the person who feeds and warms, washes, and comforts a child and soothes them in illness. ...
  • By Loraine Bottorff McNeill
    Today is Father's Day, a day in which we honor and offer gratitude for our fathers, in whatever form or fashion they come into our lives—...
  • By George A Tyger
    My son has sent me a “Build-A-Bear.” Dressed in the latest digital camouflage ACUs.* (Build-A-Bear hasn’t yet caught up with multicam.) It...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Holidays are complicated, especially the ones named after roles. Human relationships are messy, including relationships with people who are...
  • By Jay Wolin
    Forgive me dear father For all the trouble I caused The missed curfews The missed classes Your unfulfilled dreams for me Forgive me dear...
  • By Kristin Grassel Schmidt
    Ground of all being, Great Nurturing Spirit, This morning especially, we give thanks For beautiful days right in between spring and summer...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    For sleepless nights awaiting the curfew-breakers For anxious hours as a driving instructor For hours spent on sidelines, cheering And...
  • By Carol Allman-Morton
    On Father’s Day we honor those people who have been teachers, confidants, and friends. We acknowledge that it is not biology that makes a...
  • By Kirk D Loadman-Copeland
    Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy...
  • By Ken Nye
    My dad died 28 years ago. I still have some of his things: A red plaid Pendleton bath robe. (I look like Dad in that thing now.) An old...