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  • By Jude Geiger
    Spirit of Hope, God of Many Names, Source of Love, We gather, hearts heavy with grief for our neighbors in Paris, in Beirut, in Baghdad;...
  • By Gregory Pelley
    And so we gather, from the ebb and flow of our lives Thirsty for connection to ourselves Thirsty for connection to others Thirsty for...
  • By Anonymous
    The familiar can be delicate for the innocent, and too often suddenly lost and destroyed: homes and roads and neighborhoods or simply the...
  • By Dennis McCarty
    [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We...
  • By Ellen Rockett
    These words are taken from "We Need One Another," by George Odell: Reading #468 in Singing the Living Tradition.
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    Spirit of Life, I give thanks for the opportunities to love that present themselves in the turmoil of life. Where the light catches the...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    It is an hour before sunrise. The waves keep coming, but each minute they make less progress than the minute before. As the tide goes out,...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Spirit of Life, Who draws us together in a web of holy relationships, Make your presence known with us and in us and among us. Remind us...
  • By George A Tyger
    As I ride through Kandahar City’s Sub-District 9, I see a naked dust-covered kid playing along the road. That is not the strangest thing...
  • By Martha Dallas
    This morning I’ve invited a special guest to join us, someone who has quite a story to tell. [ Pull out costume and put on hat and blanket/...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Who here knows from experience that life is not fair? [Show of hands.] We know this, don’t we? Life is just not fair. And I really don’t think it ever has been. But what can we do? We generally just shrug and accept it: it’s not fair. ...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Have you ever wondered how it came to be that churches are known as places where you can get a helping hand when you need one? It seems to...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Be ­gentle with another— It is a cry from the lives of ­people battered By thoughtless words and brutal deeds; It comes from the lips of...
  • 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 Carol Allman-Morton
    On Father’s Day we honor those people who have been teachers, confidants, and friends. We acknowledge that it is not biology that makes a...
  • By Christopher Buice
    One day a merchant was traveling on a road when he was attacked by bandits. The bandits were so cruel that they beat the merchant, stole...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Spirit of my longing and lonely heart, help me travel through the barren borderlands that separate me from others. Teach me to willingly...
  • By Thandeka
    Despair is my private pain Born from what I have failed to say failed to do failed to overcome. Be still my inner self let me rise to you...
  • By Ellen Rockett
    Justice, equity and compassion: the image on the right may be used as wallpaper for a smartphone or tablet. The 2nd Principle of Unitarian...
  • By Krista Taves
    Spirit of Life that flows through our hearts like a never ending stream, On this blessed day we are filled with gratitude to find ourselves...
  • By Tess Baumberger, Cindy Clarenbach
    An Intergenerational Holiday Service adapted from Charles Dickens’ story, "A Christmas Carol"
  • By Kaaren Solveig Anderson
    My friend Marcy and her boyfriend Brian recently ate dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. As they enjoyed a plate of lo mein, engrossed in...
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    When all is quiet and we are small and the night is dark, may we hear the tender breathing of all who lie awake with us in fear, that...
  • By Philip Larson
    We gather together to face ourselves honestly, to forgive ourselves gently, to love one another fervently.
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Here is where it all begins. It cannot be otherwise. Here we have come to listen, we have come to hear. An old woman sat here yesterday on...
  • By Leaf Seligman
    Loving God, We pause in the stillness to rest for a moment, to quiet ourselves so that we can feel what stirs within us. Each breath draws...
  • By Richard Trudeau
    O God of life, help us make this church a refuge from the world, a place where the rules are different. May this be a place (for example)...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    "Let there be light!" Let it shine in dark places, in moments of pain, in times of grief, in the darkness of hatred, violence, oppression,...
  • By Virginia P Knowles
    Spirit of creative good, be with us when we are afraid. Grant us the courage to do what we have to do. Grant us the peace that passes...
  • By Edward T Atkinson
    At this quiet time and in this place of worship we would seek to know more deeply what it means to love one another. We know so well our...
  • By Tony A Larsen
    Spirit of life, we come from different spaces. Some of us arrive alive with hope and joy. Some of us come in loneliness or fear -- looking...
  • By Paul H Beattie
    May our lives be blest according to the depth of our love, the persistence of our faith, our willingness to forgive and be compassionate,...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Spirit of Life, known by many names yet by no name fully known—we gather today with hopes and dreams and also with fears and wounds... [...
  • By Paul H Beattie
    May our lives be blest according to the depth of our love, the persistence of our faith, our willingness to forgive and be compassionate,...
  • By Carol Meyer
    May we open ourselves ever more fully to that Eternal Mystery which lures us onward toward life and creativity. May we find the courage to...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    Go in peace. Live simply, at home in yourself. Be just in your word, just in deed. Remember the depth of your own compassion. Do not forget...
  • By James A Hobart
    As we depart one from another, let our hearts be secure through every human season. Let our hearts be secure in seasons of anguish as in...
  • By Philip Randall Giles
    Now may our wisdom show itself in compassion and understanding; and may the fruits of the spirit be apparent in our lives.
  • By Kathy A Huff
    Our time in this place may have ended, but our connection to each other and this community remains. Together may we walk the path of...
  • By Cynthia Frado
    I want to tell you right up-front that I am unabashedly pro-life. I am also unashamedly pro-abortion. What I am not is unequivocally...
  • By Lucinda S Duncan
    God of life and beauty: We pray for the quietness of snowflakes, knowing that love is quiet. We pray for the kindness of small acts,...
  • By Eric A Heller-Wagner
    Blessed is the fire that burns deep in the soul. It is the flame of the human spirit touched into being by the mystery of life. It is the...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    Ministry is a quality of relationship between and among human beings that beckons forth hidden possibilities; inviting people into deeper,...
  • By Andrew Pakula
    May you know fully and deeply the blessings of each of your heart's seasons The inward turning of Winter Springtime's lush renewal The...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    I had jet-lag. That’s my excuse—that, and it was a hot, humid Sunday afternoon in Chicago, the end of a three-day family reunion. All of us...
  • 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 Thom Belote
    If you're new to Unitarian Universalism, one of the things you will learn is that we are extremely proud of our history. In truth, our history is full of great things but it also has its share of shameful moments and embarrassing episodes. But we can trace our history and list the myriad ways that...
  • By Fred Small
    Where is our holy church? We're on the side of love. ...
  • By Lisa Friedman
    "… love is more than merely a power that claims us. It is also a power that we claim by choosing our response to the truths of our world."

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