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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 John C Morgan
    Let us bless and keep one another. Let kindness rule in our hearts and compassion in our lives, until we meet again. Amen.
  • By Stephan R Papa
    If we would but allow the majesty of creation to be, it would bless us. If we would incorporate the myriad aspects of creation instead of...
  • By Bets Wienecke
    May we leave this place Seeking an uncharted and freely chosen way to wholeness, Knowing we have companions along the way.
  • By Rebecca A Edmiston-Lange
    Mindful of our highest aspirations, Bound by common faith and purpose, And, yet, beginning with ourselves as we are, Let us take one more...
  • By Jean M Rickard
    We have a calling in this world: We are called to honor diversity, To respect differences with dignity, And to challenge those who would...
  • By Victoria Weinstein
    This congregation is a theologically diverse religious community with membership open to all who are in accordance with our principles,...
  • By Jeff Liebmann
    The Greek philosopher Plato compared the human mind to a ship on which the sailors had mutinied and locked the captain and the navigator in...
  • By Sue Phillips
    Readings The first reading is from the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Goodridge, et. al. v. Department...
  • By Laura Wallace
    As frozen earth holds the determined seed, this sacred space holds our weariness, our worry, our laughter and our celebration. Let us bring...
  • By Elizabeth Ketcham
    I grew up as the heavily-committed eldest child of an American Baptist minister in the 50's. Committed, that is, to self-preservation, staying out of trouble with our small town and my family, and having fun within safe parameters, namely, church activities. I never felt particularly committed to...
  • By Andrew Pakula
    There are miles behind you And many more ahead. As you journey on toward wholeness May all that is good and true guide your way May the joy...
  • By Andrew Pakula
    We arrive together here Travellers on life's journey Seekers of meaning, of love, of healing, of justice, of truth The journey is long, and...
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    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...
  • By John M Higgins
    Welcome to this place. This is a home where no revealed truths are promoted and no scripture or human being accepted as infallible. This is...
  • By Jaynn Truran
    ALL: Today we honor the youth among us You who are stepping beyond and away and toward Today we share in your journey And encourage your...
  • By Ken Nye
    Someone told me once that Einstein thought time is a variable. That is to say that time is not a constant. Are you following this? I think...
  • By Axel H Gehrmann
    Let us join in the spirit of prayer and meditation. We are each different. Some of us are bigger and others are smaller. Some of us are...
  • By Marilyn Sewell
    Father, Mother God, here we are together—rich and poor; educated and not so well educated; gay and straight; democrats and republicans;...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    If you are who you were, and if the person next to you is who he or she was, if none of us has changed since the day we came in here— we...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Once upon a time there was a girl named Wendy. She loved grass. What can I say? She loved grass—she loved the feel of it between her toes;...
  • By Mark Hicks
    Frances, an African American woman: To be African-American in this country is to face racism throughout life, however subtle. The love of...
  • By Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley
    Why should we intentionally work for diversity? The responses to this question vary widely. Of course, hard demographic realities suggest...
  • By Tracey Robinson-Harris
    includes quotations by bell hooks In conversations about the initiative for greater diversity, our Unitarian Universalist Association-wide...
  • By Fred Small
    When I was in third grade at Evergreen School in Plainfield, NJ, my best friend was John Carvana. At 8 years old, I was awkward physically...
  • By Marilyn Sewell
    Radical hospitality. Radical means “out of the ordinary,” “revolutionary,” even. So what would it mean to receive someone—a stranger—with a...
  • By Anonymous
    About The Author: The author self-identifies as Afircan American and psychology professional. Frequently I am asked, ‘Why should the UUA [...
  • By Naomi King
    Somos una gente del arco iris. We are a rainbow people. The rainbow is an arc of light brilliantly displaying all the colors of the visible...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Let us enter into a time of meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Feel the earth beneath your feet as it supports you. Feel the love of...
  • By Naomi King
    Once upon a time, there were these two pirates name of Calico Caesar and Barnacle Betty, and their parrots Flag and Sail. It was actually...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Here in this space, we are gathered, called by our sense of urgency, or duty, or the longing for community, called to be together on this...
  • By Jonathan Craig
    Overview: Lead people in a reflection of where they are, or where they have just been. Then turn personal dreams into community dreams...
  • By Beth Lefever
    We are whole, even as we are in process, even as we stumble, even as we pick ourselves up again, for we are whole. We are whole.
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    How to discuss the truth that some men love men, and some women, women, and some, both, with the children in the church school and church...
  • By Bruce Clear
    I have come to discover that what most people know about humanism they learned from the lips of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and other...
  • By Helen Lutton Cohen
    There was a fascinating story on the public radio evening news on Wednesday: The town of Port Arthur, Texas, a conservative, middle...
  • By Naomi King
    Let us join and hands and hearts in gratitude on this wondrous day where we have the abundance of our lives before us. We remember this day...
  • By Jan Taddeo
    The storm outside echoes the storm raging within my soul. So many people in need… so much pain, so much grief. Too many causes and...
  • By Laura Randall
    Minister: Today, we welcome into our community these new members, who have chosen to make a commitment to this congregation by signing our...
  • By Karen J Hirsch
    Once a month we have an adult and a child lead a multigenerational part of the service called, “Living the Unitarian Universalist (UU)...
  • By David R Chapman
    To those of you who are visitors here for the first time, thank you again for being with us. If you are lonely, here you will find a warm...
  • By B Leslie Koons
    We come together this morning as celebrants, as seekers and companions. We enter into this, the longest day, joyfully, allowing ourselves...
  • By Sarah C Stewart
    President: We at ______ welcome you as new members of our community this morning. You have come to worship, play, work and grow among us...
  • By Eric Kaminetzky
    This simple ritual provides a quiet time during our Sunday service. We set up a small table at the front of the dais. There is a large bowl...
  • By Marilyn Maciel
    I you us them those people wouldn’t it be lovely if one could live in a constant state of we? some of the most commonplace words can be...
  • By Michael Daeschlein
    As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. C: “Worth” takes endless forms. As we find more...
  • By Devorah Greenstein
    A sermon about language, power, and dis/ability.
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "I accept the universe."
  • By June Jordan
    In addition to the traditional concept of true commitment that means you are willing to die for what you think is right, make equal space...
  • By Marni Harmony (adapted)
    We, whose journeys are always beginning We, whose mission always awaits us We, whose visions are bent on loving, We gather together here...
  • By Kenneth Claus
    A Christian Communion blessing of the bread, cup, and community.

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