Krista Taves

Full name: Rev. Krista Taves

The Rev. Krista Taves

The Rev. Krista Taves, a native Canadian, is a Consulting Minister serving in Quincy IL and the UU Fellowship of La Crosse, WI.

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It is our work, shared with each other in covenant, That creates and sustains this beloved community. We extinguish this chalice, but its light lives on in the directions we have chosen today. The light of this faith lives on in us, together, in our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits. Amen and...

Chalice Extinguishing | By Krista Taves | January 31, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Community, Connections, Covenant, Faith, Growth, Interdependence, Relationships, Vision

My stomach turned when I first heard the term "white supremacy" used to describe the culture of Unitarian Universalism and our institutions. But I've reconsidered that response. I understand the pushback: we’ve been trained to see white supremacy as an overt expression of racism, replete with...

Reflection | By Krista Taves | April 28, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Activism, Anti-Oppression, Courage, Direct Experience, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

Spirit of Love and Power, we are gathered today in beloved community that we might manifest in our lives the values and truths that we hold dear. Let us rejoice that we are together for this time is holy time, the transformation we seek is holy work, and the bonds that hold us together are sacred.

Prayer | By Krista Taves | November 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Children, Choice, Family, Freedom, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Responsibility, Self-Respect, Women

Spirit of Life that flows through our hearts like a never ending stream, On this blessed day we are filled with gratitude to find ourselves together once again in this sacred time and place, unified in our diversity by the hope and compassion in our hearts, as well as the sadness and...

Prayer | By Krista Taves | February 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Compassion, Disaster or Crisis, Hope, Justice, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Vision

It is 2 a.m. I am sleeping in the chaplain’s on-call room at an inner city hospital. My room hovers over the Emergency Entrance and the darkness is punctuated with sirens and lights. It is my night to be available for those unexpected things that happen in the night. But, unlike most of my calls,...

Sermon | By Krista Taves | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Grief, Rights, Reproductive Justice

Universal Spirit of Life, God of many names, Source of all being in which we live and breathe and have our being, We come together in prayer even though many us struggle with what that means. We come together before that which is greater than us, although we struggle to say what that is....

Prayer | By Krista Taves | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Conflict, Diversity, God, Presence, Spiritual Practice, Suffering, Unity

Leader: Whether you have come here with heart full or heart empty, with spirits high or low, rested or tired, hopeful or despairing, Congregation: Whether we have come here out of habit, conviction, loneliness, or curiosity, Leader: You belong here because you are here, and all that you have and ...

Opening | By Krista Taves | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Community, Hospitality, Inclusion, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

Spirit of Life and Love, God of grace and mercy, Source of all things that changes us as we cannot change ourselves, We gather this morning as a covenanted community of spiritual seekers, coming together in a rainbow of diversity united by our conviction that the wounds of this world can be heale...

Prayer | By Krista Taves | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Letting Go, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism

It is time for liberal religious people to reclaim the moral agenda.

By Krista Taves | October 9, 2005 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Politics, UU Theology

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