Tapestry of Faith: Spirit of Life: An Adult Program on Unitarian Universalist Spirituality

Handout 1: Roots Hold Me Close

Part of Spirit of Life


We light this chalice in gratitude

for our Unitarian Universalist heritage of hope and liberation.

We celebrate that our living tradition draws on many sources.

We give thanks for roots that can ground and steady us

and for the many sources that nurture us.

We lift up our gratitude to the mentors, role models, and teachers

who have guided us on our way.

May we see the Spirit of Life

moving through our stories and our lives.


This workshop is grounded in the following Principle and Source from the Purposes and Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association:

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.