Elizabeth Harding

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Elizabeth Harding is one of the affiliated community ministers of Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, IL, and serves as one of the bereavement counselors for Journeycare, the largest non-profit hospice and palliative care provider in the state of Illinois. She lives outside of Chicago with her family, husband Kevin, son Lucas, and three fish.

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A script for commissioning an affiliated community minister.

Ritual | By Elizabeth Harding, Susan Frances, Eileen Wiviott | November 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Covenant, Leadership, Ministry, WorshipWeb, Worship

We give thanks to the Sacred, woven in and among us, for the teachers, youth advisors, youth mentors, and parents in our community.

Ritual | By Elizabeth Harding | October 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Caring, Children, Family, Leadership, Relationships, Teacher Recognition

Life is full of seesaws: it offers us moments of extreme wonder and moments of fear. Sometimes you have to live through the fear for the wonder to arrive.

Reflection | By Elizabeth Harding | September 27, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Awe, Death, Direct Experience, Fear, Humanism, Joy, Secular, Wonder

Remembering is the art of holding a memory and sharing it; it’s drawing upon that memory so it can help us to grow into people who live lives of meaning and service. As a practice, remembering connects us deeply to each other and to the love that sustains us.

Reflection | By Elizabeth Harding | August 23, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Community, Death, Direct Experience, Family, Friendship, Grief, Humanism, Love, Memorial Services, Remembrance Day, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

People have always known that fire was special. Long, long ago, before people made matches or candles or even made houses, people knew that fire was special. There was the great fire in the sky, the sun, which made the earth warm and made night into day....

Reading | By Elizabeth Harding | October 27, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Direct Experience, Fire Communion, Generations, Imagination, Nature, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism

The circle of the chalice helps keep the fire small.

Chalice Lighting | By Elizabeth Harding | October 27, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Generations, Identity, Spiritual Practice, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

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