Martha Kirby Capo

Martha's writing is deeply informed by Henry David Thoreau and a reverence for the rhythms of nature. An award-winning poet and lyricist, her works have been used in UU churches worldwide. She enjoys working with individuals and groups who are looking for original works to be written for specific occasions, and encourages people wishing to collaborate to contact her.

From Martha Kirby Capo

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The Celebration begins with making “Brigid Butter,” which will be used on the bread that will be offered during Cakes and Ale. Ritual: Making "Brigid Butter" materials: Small, clean baby food jars Heavy whipping cream Cheesecloth Salt (various flavors) Small knives • Fill jars with heavy cream...

Complete Service | By Martha Kirby Capo | March 15, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Earth, Earth-Centered, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Nature, Winter

I invite you now into a time of meditation. You may wish to adjust your position: your feet flat on the ground, your body resting easily against the back of the chair, your hands gently open, palms up, resting on your thighs, your eyelids relaxed and half-closed, your breathing soft and easy.

Meditation | By Martha Kirby Capo | November 17, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Contemplation, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Meditation Practices, Mindfulness, Nature, Paganism, Prayer Practices, Revelation

I invite you now into a time of meditation. You may wish to adjust your position: your feet flat on the ground, your body resting easily against the back of the chair, your hands gently open, palms up, resting on your thighs, your eyelids relaxed and half-closed, your breathing soft and easy.

Meditation | By Martha Kirby Capo | October 23, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Beauty, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Searching, Secular, Transcendence, Wonder

Blessed Lady, Hallowed Lord, Let me hear your Holy Word. When the Veil is thinned tonight, Let me see with Sacred Sight.

Invocation | By Martha Kirby Capo | August 11, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Earth-Centered, Immanence, Mystery, Paganism, Presence, Reverence, Samhain, Transcendence

In this hour may we be open To a rededication of treasured friendships, a renewal of spirit; May we relinquish the worries and anxieties of the past week, if just for this hour, and regain our strength Through this community of faith.

Opening | By Martha Kirby Capo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Strength

Our time together is finished, but our work is not yet done: May our spirits be renewed and our purpose resolved As we meet the challenges of the week to come. The chalice flame is extinguished Until once again ignited by the strength of our communion. Go now in peace.

Closing | By Martha Kirby Capo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Purpose, Service, Strength, Unitarian Universalism

Let this purest of flames kindle in each of our hearts A pledge to justice, a commitment to freedom, And a reverent awe for the crystalline glories That sparkle along our footpaths...

Chalice Lighting | By Martha Kirby Capo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Freedom, Justice

We who are here assembled Have made a conscious choice: We live intentionally. May we keenly attend to the silent, pulsing needs Here present at this altar, Made sacred by the power of our communion.

Opening | By Martha Kirby Capo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

For some, the chalice cup is a communion cup, freely offered to all who would seek the greater Truth. Others see the circle of fellowship in its embracing sides....

Chalice Lighting | By Martha Kirby Capo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Abundance, Acceptance, Challenge, Community, Compassion, Inclusion, Love, Multiculturalism, Sacred, Unitarian Universalism, Wisdom

As we enter this sacred, silent space, Let us renew both our commitment and our covenant: There are those among us who have endured a loss in the past week; May their hope be uplifted again in this community of faith. There are those among us who have struggled with hardship in the past week; May...

Opening | By Martha Kirby Capo | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning)

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