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World of Wonder, Grades K-1

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  • By Robert René Galván
    A crack on the face of the sphere / Begat innumerable tributaries.
    Image credit: background image of leaves frozen in ice, with a poem title of "Late thoughts on the existence of God".
  • By Jeffrey A. Lockwood
    Unitarian Universalism’s First Source affirms for me that the core of my faith lies in the how of our religion, rather than the what.
    Image credit: © michelangeloop/istock
  • By Anthony Makar
    We need Thoreau’s ‘tonic of wildness’ to confront climate change. As he explained, ‘We need to witness our own limits transgressed.’
    Image credit: A satellite image shows Hurricane Irma as it approached Cuba and Florida on September 8 2017.
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    Get me outside myself, say, in a yurt on an island, and whoa—there are the stars, and crickets, the body I live in, the images of the people I love.
    Image credit: © Devin Ford (CC BY-NC-ND)

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Lucas Hergert
    May the things that you collect in your basket, like painted eggs and colorful flowers and Easter grass, bring to you a new appreciation of beauty, all of life's sweetness, bounty to share with others, new surprises that bring joy and a community in which to celebrate all that is good.
  • By Jill Tarter
    We live on a fragile island of life, in a universe of possibilities. For many millennia, humans have been on a journey to find answers, answers to questions about naturalism and transcendence, about who we are and why we are, and of course, who else might be out there. Is it really just us? Are we...
  • By Lisa Fischbeck
    When some people think of Easter, they think of a bunny rabbit. Others would point to other fertility symbols and signs of Spring, springing forth out of the ordinary, the plain, the seemingly dead: butterflies, flowers, and the like. Christians might think of the empty cross, or of a cross with...
  • By Heide Cottam
    The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most sacred stories in Christianity; from that story emerges a renewal of faith.
  • By Shari Woodbury
    Let us choose again our role in the incarnation of love.
  • By Ben Soule
    A feeling of being on the edge of something new. A time to welcome the new year and make the old year right before we lay it on our shelf of memories.
  • By Kyle Johnson
    Oh Spirit that moves in ALL things, ...
  • By Frederick Buechner
    Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you...
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Ours is a world alive and aloud with the presence of creatures and critters. Animals abound, interwoven in our human lives and wholly independent. This is the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
  • By Joel Tishken
    The ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras taught that the universe was composed entirely of numbers, and numbers corresponded to music. So...
  • By Samantha Gupta
    I give thanks for all it takes to be a healing presence, and also how simple it is. I confess that I want to be seen as (especially) good (...
  • By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    Within the heart of the flower, the fountain of beauty Within the heart of the community, a fire that warms and dances Within the heart of...
  • By John Daniel
    Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive with one another, we live here in the light of this unlikely world that isn’t ours for long...
  • By John Daniel
    It would be a quieter holiday, no fireworks or loud parades, no speeches, no salutes to any flag, a day of staying home instead of crowding...
  • By Shari Woodbury
    I invite you to enter a period of quiet for a guided meditation. You may wish to adjust your position so that your spine is straight, your...
  • By Ben Soule
    Let us hold a quiet moment now as we light our Chalice. Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal on February 2nd, 1841: "A child asked his...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    A: Because the tides are rising B: So must we C: Rise! A: to this moment C: Rise! B: to this day C: Rise! A: to this life B: This place in...
  • By Lisa Doege
    Holy One, Emmanuel, You are with us and we with You, now on the eve of a birth like no other, and a birth exactly like all others. We...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    Once upon a time, a baby was born. Even before that baby was born, there were people waiting and wishing and hoping for that baby. The...
  • By Gregory Jones
    On this, the longest night of the year, we are warmed by the certain knowledge that tomorrow will welcome more light than today. As it has...
  • By Paul Stephan Dodenhoff
    The freedom to doubt, to question, to be content to live in Mystery is central to the liberal religious tradition. Like the process of...
  • By Kari Kopnick
    The things to do have been done, well, for the most part. The people we need are in place, almost. We are ready, or as ready as we will be...
  • By Barbara Rohde
    The Congregational minister stopped me in the aisle of the supermarket a few months after I had unexpectedly recovered from a serious...
  • By Kristen L. Harper
    I do not wish to breathe another breath if it is not shared with others. The breath of life is not mine alone. I brought myself to be with...
  • By Andrew Millard
    When the angel Gabriel brought to Mary the news that she would give birth to a son, Luke records that “she was much perplexed by his words...
  • 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: We would go deeper. Many: We would become the selves we cannot even imagine today. One: We would become courageous. Many: We would...
  • By Kevin Tarsa
    May I remember in this tender moment that Love is my guide, always, shepherding me toward ways of openness and compassion. I have what I...
  • 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 Carol Hepokoski
    Those of us who call ourselves religious Humanists have a strong reverence for life. Many of us experience a deep sense of awe before the...
  • By Julia Hamilton
    Spirit of Hope, settle into our bones on this Easter morning. Remind us once again that the dawn light is never a gamble; If there ever was...
  • By Marilynne Robinson
    Everyone has petted a cat, but to touch one like that, with the pure intention of blessing it, is a very different thing. It stays the mind.
  • By David Breeden
    Our light is the light of the sun, keeper of all we love; our light is the light of the earth, provider of sustenance; our light is the...
  • By Tom Schade
    O God, who moves among the stars of the cold clear sky, whose voice whispers in the silence of falling snow, whose silence stills our...
  • By Tom Schade
    Night has fallen. Stars beckon in an indigo and velvet sky Somewhere a baby is being born. Tonight, the world lazes in a love of goodness...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    We light the Hanukkah candles in wonder, joy, and gratitude, each candle a miracle. When the Holy Temple was rededicated at the time of the...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    This was written for Christmas Eve, or other occasions when people are each holding a candle. The spirit of the holy dwells in each of us...
  • By David Breeden
    The Solstices teach us that darkness comes, that darkness goes. The Solstices teach us that light comes, that light goes. The Solstices...
  • By Debra Haffner
    Spirit of life and love, we know you by many names or perhaps no name at all— yet together we know this is a holy night. We come from many...
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    One of my favorite things about all the rituals and traditions attached to this time of year is the way they mess with time. My husband and...

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