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  • Mother’s Day was originally founded as an antiwar rallying cry by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe. Mother’s Day can be more than a day for...
  • Second Sunday of May. The following comes from Rev. Stefan Jonassen's “A Canadian Unitarian Almanac And Liturgical Calendar:” In 1872,...

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.

Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

  • By Jessica York
    [This post appears by courtesy of the 2013 Mama's Day Our Way campaign of Strong Families , a national initiative for policy and culture...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Chalice Children, in Preschool

UU Voices: Stories from the Movement

  • By Rachel Walden
    Long before Mother’s Day was celebrated with brunches and flower bouquets, Unitarian Julia Ward Howe wrote her Mother’s Day Proclamation to...

UU World

  • By Elaine McArdle
    Unitarian Universalists call attention to new detention centers holding hundreds of immigrant families.
    Image credit: © Steve Pavey/Detention Watch Network
  • By Meg Barnhouse
    I kept hoping that one day I would up and be the mother from the greeting card picture.
    Image credit: © Wong Hock Weng/istockphoto

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    For all the mothers and mother figures The grandmothers, aunts, and extended family members who mother The soon-to-be mothers, the wish-...
  • 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 Lilia Cuervo
    From the time I was a baby, my mother often displayed her love for me by reciting a list of endearments such as: mi chiquitica linda, mi...
  • By Selena Fox
    We kindle this flame with love for mothers and foremothers past, present, and future; We kindle this flame in celebration of community and...
  • By Cheryl Strayed
    Every mother has a different story, though we tend to group them together. We like to think that partnered moms have it good and single moms have it rough, but the truth is that we're a diverse bunch. Some single mothers have lots of child-free time because their kids are regularly in the custody of...
  • By Leah Hart-Landsberg
    On Mother’s Day, let us mark how beautiful and complex it can be to mother and be mothered: To those who have mothered, we thank you. To...
  • By Kristin Kany
    Kristin Kany wrote this multi-voice poem in 2016 to be read by a group of "diverse moms." I am mother Mother 1: I am Mother Mother 2: I am...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    This piece can be read as a meditation, or used as a litany, in which the congregation responds to each line (in unison), "We ask a...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Let us tell the stories of mothers… stories that could be true. Let us tell of warm mothers, soft and round, likely to be found with flour...
  • By Claudene (Deane) Oliva
    We light this chalice for mothers and mothering; to celebrate those who have taken on the task of nurturing a young one-baby, child, or...
  • By Jade Angelica
    For decades prior to my mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, we had suffered a strained relationship born from her alcoholism. When I learned...
  • By Lisa Bovee-Kemper
    In religious community, we share our joys and our triumphs, our sorrows and our broken places. ...
  • By Janet H. Bowering
    Blessed is the person who feeds and warms, washes, and comforts a child and soothes them in illness. ...
  • By Becky Brooks
    Mother's Day is complicated. Joyful for many, yes, but complicated. It's right there on the calendar, even if your mother has died. Even if...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    Spirit of Life, Today, the advertising tells us what to buy for mom, instead help us listen to and honor the deeper voices. Today, let us...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    When my youngest daughter was about two years old she came across a tattered paperback on our bookshelves, Ten Thousand Baby Names , and...
  • By Amy Young
    To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year–we mourn with you To those...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Gracious Mother Matrix of Creation Womb of Mystery We thank you on this day for the miracle of birth, For the holiness of sex, For the...
  • By Mary J Harrington
    We come together today in praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life itself. Someone gave birth to us and some of us have given birth...
  • 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 Judy Welles
    O divine source of love, we thank you for the countless ways you make yourself known to us. O deep lap, we feel supported by your firm...
  • By Wayne B Arnason
    Spirit of Life, Known to us in many ways, but so often, in so many cultures, in the image of a mother, Hold us in your arms this day. Let...
  • By Kathleen Rolenz
    Spirit of life, You've been a father and mother to us all We enter into this time of silence and reflection With mixed emotions. This is...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    We reflect in thanksgiving this day for all those whose lives have nurtured ours. The life-giving ones Who heal with their presence Who...
  • By Barbara Child
    I don't know about you, but I'm a little bit skittish about holidays that seem to have originated with the greeting card people. That's not true, in fact, of Mother's Day. At least as far back as the 18th century in England, for instance, people celebrated what they called Mothering Sunday, taking a...
  • By Judy Welles
    [Note: We have a tradition of asking each person to bring to church on Mother’s Day a single flower—colored if she is still living, white...
  • 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 Jeffrey B Symynkywicz
    This is the kind of God I could worship: a heavenly Mother who prefers imitation to adoration, and who sees in all Creation the indivisible...
  • By Julia Ward Howe
    Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be of water or of tears! Say firmly: "We will not...