Elizabeth M Strong

Full name: Elizabeth M. Strong

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Out of the earth Rises light, Rises life, Rises spring. May we join with the miracle that is springtime, and enter into life with lightness and joy. Out of the spirit Rises faith, Rises hope, Rises love. May we join with the miracle that is Easter time, and enter into life with hope and love....

Opening | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Christianity, Easter, Transformation

Today we celebrate a dream awakening. Today we worship with renewed hope in our hearts. Today we act on an audacity of hopes and dreams for the future. Today we begin the hard work for justice, equity and compassion in all human relations, for today is a day like no other and it is ours to shape...

Opening | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Commitment, Courage, Justice, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, Vision

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 freedom. The darkness of the year is lifting and the time of light grows longer. We have gathered with an anticipation of hope for peace on earth and in our homes.

Meditation | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Ending, Hanukkah, Hope, Letting Go, New Year, Searching, Unitarian Universalism, Winter Solstice / Yule

Our Unitarian heritage bids us light our chalice In the name of freedom, In the light of reason, In actions of tolerance. We gather in community to celebrate a heritage of freedom, reason, and tolerance....

Chalice Lighting | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: History, Unitarian Universalism

Enter into the communion of flowers with joyful hearts. Enter with reverent thoughts. It has taken long months beneath cold ground for these flowers to prepare their blooming. It has taken each of us long times of growth through sorrow and joy to prepare for our living now. The blooming season is...

Meditation | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Beauty, Earth, Flower Communion, Limitations, Nature, Transcendence

Since the time human beings became conscious of their existence, of the reality that they will die, and of the awareness that birth creates new life, they have wondered where they came from, why they were there and what happened to them when they died. They regarded these happenings with awe and...

Sermon | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Humanism, Reason, Science

Please join with me in the spirit of meditation and prayer.We have returned again to the time of Atonement, the time to look back over our lives this past year and face the realities of when we have fallen short of the aims set forth in "Moments of high resolve."We have the opportunity, if we cho...

Meditation | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Judaism, Redemption, Responsibility

Reverently I offer this symbol of our hope and high intent. Reverently I bequeath this flame to you. This is the light that is lit for everyone who comes into the world. Bear this light to others, one by one. Let the flame go from life to life till all is lit with its warmth. Tell that the light...

Chalice Lighting | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, History, Hope, Inclusion, Interdependence, Kindness, Reverence, Sacrifice, Seven Principles, Vision, Wisdom

Let us rejoice for the families who have gathered this Thanksgiving to express their thanks and to celebrate the bounty of their lives. Let us join together in support of those whose families are far away, with distances in many forms. Let us hold one another in gentle reverence this holiday of...

Meditation | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Death, Family, Gratitude, Illness, Thanksgiving, Unitarian Universalism

Please join with me in the spirit of meditation and prayer. We know the leaves are dying. We know that their blaze of beauty is a preparation for death. It is a time when we appreciate the effort of nature to rise above the ordinariness of life and death. It is a time when we visibly comprehend...

Meditation | By Elizabeth M Strong | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Autumnal Equinox, Awe, Death, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature

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