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3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth)

The third of Our Unitarian Universalist Principles calls us to affirm and promote "acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations."

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  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Open up the doors Push on looming wooden arches embroidered with ironwork Brace shoulders against the weight of history unmoved Slough off...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: Despair is sapping our spirits, damaging our souls, hurting our hearts. Many: We need to be resurrected into hope, faith, and trust...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    We carry bags with us throughout the week for many reasons. Would any of you like to take our congregation's love with you to school, or to work, or on your travels? You name it and we'll take it from our heart supply and toss it in your bag!
  • By Anne Barker
    We gather with a hunger for reconciliation. What is done cannot be undone. What is done next must now be done with care. We gather because...
  • By Kris Cervantes
    Rest now, Rest in the peace of this moment. Be at ease. Look up at the stars, and down at the grass: Imagine the stars looking back at you...
  • By Michael Hall
    As we approach the time for our offering, give what you will: for the church that has meant so much to you, for the church that meant so...
  • By Laura Evonne Steinman
    Let us listen deeply to what is on our hearts, Let us listen to what our fears are; Let us listen to the young children, Let us listen to...
  • By David Breeden
    For the setting sun from an airplane window; for the rising sun from a train window after riding all night; for the rising sun and setting...
  • By Tess Baumberger, Erika A. Hewitt
    This Releasing of Covenant was created to end the final worship service of a settled ministry. Minister: For [ number ] years you have...
  • By Ella Boyer
    As we create and share sacred space together, let us reflect upon what brings us here. We have all come here for different reasons, from...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: It may be the hardest thing we will ever do, Many: Caught up in our self-righteousness, honing our pain. One: The one who offended may...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: We would go deeper. Many: We would become the selves we cannot even imagine today. One: We would become courageous. Many: We would...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    I believe in fathering I believe in the radical idea that men have the full human capacity to nurture Hair bows and baseballs Cooking and...
  • By Mary Grigolia
    Sheet music is available in two forms: full piano accompaniment and voice only . verse 1: I am who I’m becoming; I am all I have done. I am...
  • By Mary Howard
    When my 85-year-old parents moved into their retirement home five years ago, my Dad found a comfortable role schlepping mats, blocks, and...
  • By Kaaren Solveig Anderson
    For a long time now, I haven’t believed in a god with a will, intentionality, or consciousness. I don’t put all my eggs in the basket of a...
  • By Myke Johnson
    I invite you into a period of quiet meditation. Close your eyes if you wish, and get comfortable in your seat. Think about the father-...
  • By Joan Javier-Duval
    Here here is where you can lay it down Lay down all that you have carried the weight of the world that has rounded your back leaving you...
  • By Megan Foley, Theresa I. Soto
    Unitarian Universalists believe that all of us need all of us to make it; this is why we are in solidarity with the movement for Black lives today and every day.
  • By Rosemary Bray McNatt
    Worship Leader: In this moment of worship we call to mind those times of failure and regret common to all of us. We remember first, in...
  • By Laura Bogle
    To prepare, you'll need a few inflated balloons -- and to gird yourself for the improvisation required! Let’s play a game! Everyone knows...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    What's going to happen? Will everything be ok? What can I do? In these days we find ourselves, too often, Stuck with these questions on...
  • By Aisha Ansano
    No matter what tactics and methods racial justice activists use, the general response of society will be a collective head-shaking and tsk-tsk-ing — because what people are actually complaining about are not the specific tactics that are being used in the struggle for racial justice, but that the...
  • By Aisha Ansano
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a radical. He was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the FBI and had a 17,000 page FBI...
  • By Patricia Shelden
    Here is where we gather in the presence of the Sacred. Here is where we gather to experience the Holy Here is where, together, we face the...
  • By Everett Howe
    How does it happen? this transformation. Arriving from many directions, one bearing snacks, another the workday's toll of tension; one...
  • By Emma Merchant
    I have never been particularly attached to the idea of family. Do you know The Swiss Family Robinson ? It's the story of how a family...
  • By Samuel A Trumbore
    Go forth in simplicity. Find and walk the path that leads to compassion and wisdom, that leads to happiness, peace and ease. Welcome the...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    The wheel of the year has turned again. Once more the Thanksgiving season has arrived. How shall we sing our song of gratitude now? For...
  • By Anne Mason
    O Maker of Order and Shaper of Beauty, we are grateful for the world in which we live. Instill in us that sense of awe, that we may walk...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    In the houses of the holy, the world pauses. In the hearts of the holy, Love abides. In the havens of the holy, Hope comforts. In the...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    One of the great things about Christmas is that it is a sturdy holiday. Christmas doesn’t wimp out when times are hard – it comes anyway,...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Our first breath is followed by our first song Lusty, loud and primal A solo that announces to the world, “I have arrived!” We are the...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    Gather we now into this space, this time when the Wheel turns and the Veil shatters. Gather we now to remember, to grieve, to prophesy, to...
  • By Leslie Ahuvah Fails
    All that we have been separately and all that we will become together is stretched out before and behind us like stars scattered across a...
  • By Cathy Cartwright-Chow
    For those we have hurt in any way, whether through words or deed or thoughts. Here is a place to forgive and to be forgiven. For the...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Your gifts are welcome on this journey.
  • By Lyn Cox
    Spirit of Life and Love, known by many names and yet fully known by none, we give thanks for this time and this place of renewal. We give thanks for the ability to begin again: after the disaster, after the tragedy, after the loss, after meeting the challenge set before us. Grant us the courage to...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Note: this was written for a worship service with a Wizard of Oz theme. Come you accidental pilgrims, you who find yourself on a journey of...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Holy God, hear our prayer. There is pain and there is sorrow, there are broken relationships and broken hearts. Sometimes we are the cause...
  • By Linda lee Franson
    We light this flame to celebrate our diversity: working, loving, and living on the side of love.
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    Spirit of love and of life, be with our children as they journey out from us. Fill their hearts with courage and strength and tenderness. Help them tell their truth about who they are and all they see. Help us to listen in a way that lets them speak.
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Do not be alone right now. Gather together. ...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Spirit of Life, be with these young people. Help them remember their values, and let their lives be guided by the principles of our shared faith.
  • By Becky Brooks
    we were erased and still we loved we were shamed and still we loved we were expelled and still we loved we were laughed at and still we...
  • By Susan Maginn
    He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This welcome was written for a Sunday after a national crisis. Whether you’re here because worshiping with us is part of your routine or...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Imagine this. On the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, every fall, every year, the people make their peace with anyone they have...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    People ask me sometimes, “Is this a gay church?” It is a privilege to answer: “Ours is absolutely, gladly, hopefully and humbly, gaily, a...
  • By Elea Kemler
    Six weeks into the church year, I have realized that I am the minister of a church where things usually go wrong. This morning the copy...

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