Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt smiles, outdoors, wearing a stole.

Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt (she/her) serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, MD. In addition to doing ministry, she enjoys hiking, embroidery, watching Star Trek, cooking, and baking with her spouse, the Rev. Christian Schmidt, and their four kids.

From Kristin Grassel Schmidt

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Breathe in us, with us, and through us as we gather—one in community.

Invocation | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | September 22, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Earth-Centered, Judaism, Nature, Rosh Hashanah, Unity, WorshipWeb, Worship

My seminary, in an effort to get out ahead of the USPS delays, sent out Christmas cards to alums. You wouldn't believe some of the blowback they've received from people upset that - of all things - they received a Christmas card too early.

By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | November 22, 2021 | From Southern Region

Holding people accountable for the impact of their behavior is not revenge; it’s what makes change and growth possible, and no real healing in community can come without it.

Reflection | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | January 13, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: America, Conflict, Democracy, Disaster or Crisis, Forgiveness, Humanism, Redemption, Responsibility, Seven Principles, Universalism, Worship

In every worship service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, you’ll hear diverse voices, sources, and viewpoints. The congregation is committed to being a multicultural community, and honors that commitment in every service in a measurable, noticeable way: at least one worship...

Leader Resource | By Christian Schmidt, Kristin Grassel Schmidt | March 7, 2017 | From WorshipLab
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Diversity, Humanism, Identity, Indigenous American, International, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Seven Principles

Over 500 years ago, European governments adopted something called the Doctrine of Discovery: any lands and resources not already ruled by a European Christian monarch automatically became the property of whatever government whose subjects traveled to and occupied the territory. This Doctrine of...

Homily | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | November 25, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, America, Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Direct Experience, Earth, History, Indigenous American, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, Spirituality

One: Spirit of Guiding Love, we give thanks today for all of the people who followed a dream, and whose vision, persistence, labor, and commitment have given us the gift of this labyrinth. All: Bless this labyrinth and all who use it....

Litany | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | May 31, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Beginnings, Building/Space Dedication, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Ending, Healing, Home, Journey, Mystery, Paganism, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Transformation

Spirit of Life, Source of all, to this beautiful place to this hallowed time and in the midst of this kindred company we bring hearts broken yet again by senseless violence....

Prayer | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | December 1, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Despair, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Grace, Hope, Terrorism, Unitarian Universalism

Ground of all being, Great Nurturing Spirit, This morning especially, we give thanks For beautiful days right in between spring and summer, For flowers and green trees and freshly cut grass and lazy lakeside afternoons, For the sound and sight and heart-swell of being together in this place made...

Prayer | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | April 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Family, Father's Day, Fathers, Love, Men, Parents, Peace, WorshipWeb

Source of all gifts, Giver of all peace, On this silent and holy night we celebrate once again our deep faith that this venture we call existence is not meaningless, is not hopeless....

Meditation | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Caring, Hope, Love, Redemption

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