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Pacific Western Region

  • By Jeanelyse Doran Adams
    As the New Year approaches I am grateful for yet another opportunity to begin again. Thankfully that opportunity is available to all of us...

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

  • By Michelle Richards
    Despite our best intentions, all parents make mistakes, act inconsistently, and generally fall short of our goals. But we can also model asking for forgiveness.
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WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Israel Buffardi
    Take a deep breath and try to find the restorative power of air and water in the breath.
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Let us ground ourselves in gratitude: using the colorful paper and something to write with, we prepare for our Gratitude Confetti ritual...
  • By Paul Vachon
    As we come together, let us pause to take stock of the year now concluding: its moments of happiness and hurt, its times of accomplishment...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This is the season of endings and beginnings, when the small signs of dawn pierce through the night and something new is born. But first...
  • By Debra Burrell
    Fire consumes, and casts a bright light. May our chalice flame consume our regrets for the past, our fears about the future, and our...
  • 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 Erika A. Hewitt
    The new year calls us forward, filled with mystery. As we turn toward that new year, we take a final glimpse of the past year, and reckon...
  • By Howard Thurman
    When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Spirit of Life and Love, known by many names and yet fully known by none, we give thanks for this time and this place of renewal. We give thanks for the ability to begin again: after the disaster, after the tragedy, after the loss, after meeting the challenge set before us. Grant us the courage to...
  • By David Richo
    What makes us human beings so uniquely wonderful in this puzzling universe is that we never give up on love. Against all odds, with no...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    This ritual was designed as part of a worship service/fire communion. Please see that holiday description for more details. Leader: Today’s...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    Having let go, Set our intentions, Named our curiosity, Committed our energies, And given ourselves over to lives of balance, purpose and...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    We light this chalice on the brink of a new year Letting go of what has been Open and hopeful for what may come Renewed, restored, ready To...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    Let go Of all that binds you Of all that burdens you Of what you carry Of all that shames you Of fear Of trespasses and transgressions Of...
  • By Sara Eileen LaWall
    Out of the flames of fear We rise with courage of our deepest convictions to stand for justice, inclusion and peace Out of the flames of...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    I knew a man who had printed on his stationary this proverb: “Nothing is settled. Everything matters.” It established a certain ambience...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    In the bleak and cold winter, We gather ourselves in To light the fire to warm our spirits, To kindle the flame of love and hope.
  • By Kate R. Walker
    In between, liminal, that space where we wait. ...
  • By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    When we take fire from our chalice, it does not become less. It becomes more. And so we extinguish our chalice, but we take its light and...
  • By Aaron Stockwell
    In this new year, let us be amazed. Let us search for new life and hope in our midst. Let us nurture creativity in every form. Let us be...
  • By Kate Lore
    Great Spirit of Life, as a new year begins, we turn inward to reflect about the state of our lives: What lessons have we learned in the...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    Something has changed in me this winter. In the past I’ve focused on how long winter is, How miserable I find it, and how it seems so...
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    We are in the midst of the season of celebration. Celebrations: Of the birth of new hope, Of the festival of lights, Of the triumph of...
  • By Sylvia L Howe
    We bid you welcome on this first Sunday of the new year. Like Janus we gather with part of us looking backward and part of us looking...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    Introduction As we continue to seek out the stories of hope in our world in the new year, there are also some things we would very much...
  • By Mark Stringer
    As the year winds down to its close ...