Andrew Pakula

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Come into this circle of community. Come into this sacred space. Be not tentative. Bring your whole self! Bring the joy that makes your heart sing. Bring your kindness and your compassion. Bring also your sorrow, your pain. Bring your brokenness and your disappointments....

Opening | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Sacred

Let there be light The light of joy, the light of happiness, and the light of contentment May it illuminate our paths and fill our lives with peace And let there be dark For it is from our dark places that we are brought forward Tried and tested And impelled toward growth It is in these places th...

Chalice Lighting | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Balance, Compassion, Good, Growth, Journey, Love, Peace, Sorrow

The Good Fridays of our lives come unbidden and unexpected Bringing the winter of despair and the death of dreams and hope Only love has the power to mend what has been broken A love that brings healing to our wounds A love that offers hope when we have none A love that creates unity where there ...

Closing | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Good Friday

As you prepare to leave this sacred space Pack away a piece of this church in your heart. Wrap it carefully like a precious gem....

Closing | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Abundance, Awe, Caring, Peace, Strength, Unitarian Universalism

There are miles behind you And many more ahead. As you journey on toward wholeness May all that is good and true guide your way May the joy of love lighten every step And the miracle that is life be ever in your sight.

Closing | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Direct Experience, Good, Meaning, Purpose, Searching, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness

We arrive together here Travellers on life's journey Seekers of meaning, of love, of healing, of justice, of truth The journey is long, and joy and woe accompany us at every step None is born that does not die None feels pleasure that does not also feel pain....

Opening | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Community, Connections, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

In sightless night, terrors draw near Nameless fears of talon and tooth Hopelessness yawns before us—an abyss Alone and unknown in the gloom, longing for the dawn O sacred flame blaze forth—wisdom brought to life Guide us— With the light of hope The warmth of love The beacon of purpose and...

Chalice Lighting | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Community, Courage, Despair, Fear, Hope, Limitations, Mystery, Peace, Purpose, Wisdom

May you know fully and deeply the blessings of each of your heart's seasons The inward turning of Winter Springtime's lush renewal The effortless, steady growth of summer And autumn's rich harvest May your passage from season to season be blessed— Eased by hands to hold, and by the light of love...

Closing | By Andrew Pakula | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Body, Compassion, Earth, Earth-Centered, Fall, Growth, Nature, Spring, Summer, Winter

Proven methods to help both individuals and congregations promote Unitarian Universalist (UU) values, UU social action, and UU identity online.

Video | By Andrew Pakula | June 24, 2014 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Social Media

Come into this circle of community. Come into this sacred space. Be not tentative. Bring your whole self! Bring the joy that makes your heart sing. Bring your kindness and your compassion. Bring also your sorrow, your pain. Bring your brokenness and your disappointments....

Leader Resource | By Andrew Pakula | October 27, 2011 | For High School | From A Place of Wholeness

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