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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Rebekah Savage
    My soul nudged me from a hiding place to confess and to seek forgiveness, and only through the grace of the Great Mystery of Life unfolding around us did I receive the blessing of journeying with a beloved, grieving friend.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Love Will Guide Us, Grades 2-3

  • Based on a tale told in the 1700s by the Jewish teacher, Jacob ben Wolf Kranz, Maggid of Dubno. Other versions can be found in The Hungry...

Miracles, Wide Age Span

Spirit in Practice

Spirit of Life

  • By Elie Wiesel, from The Gates of the Forest. When the great Rabbi Israel Ba'al Shem-Tov saw misfortune threatening the Jews, it was his...

What Moves Us

  • In July 2003, I went on an eight-day spiritual retreat at a Benedictine monastery in Wisconsin. The night before I left Chicago to drive to...

What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

  • Attributed to Aesop, Greek fabulist, c. 620-564 BCE. A shepherd boy, watching a flock of sheep near his village, grew lonely. He devised a...

Windows and Mirrors, Grades 4-5

UU World

  • By Kenneth Sutton
    Ministerial Conference at Berry Street essay presented by the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison.
    Image credit: © 2015 Nancy Peirce/UUA
  • By Peter Morales
    The future health of Unitarian Universalism depends on all of us learning to embrace failure.
    Image credit: © Nancy Pierce

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Alex Jensen
    Spirit of Love, you find the gentle words to speak life into me and hold me when all else around me and in me feels broken.
  • By Cheryl Strayed
    "When it comes to our children, we do not have the luxury of despair. If we rise, they will rise with us every time, no matter how many...
  • 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 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...
  • By Esther Perel
    "The power of transgression is the archetypal foundational story of the Bible because we transgress; because we want to break our own codes...
  • By Robin Tanner
    Blessed are they who make giant mistakes, who know the hot sense of regret and ask for mercy, for their hearts will know the gift of forgiveness.
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
  • By Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson
    Dear great lathe of heaven, O foundry of souls, You churning, burning cosmos which has wrought me on the infinite loom of your celestial...
  • By Meg Barnhouse
    I have learned some things about life from canoes. I’m not saying I know how to paddle. I have been in canoes twice, and both have been...
  • By Erik W. Martínez Resly
    “The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth,” writes Simone Weil. We would be foolish not to follow its call. And so we enter the labyrinth, lured by the whiff of a dream still in the making: the possibility of a new relationship, the promise of a new career, the potential for a new...
  • By Amy Young
    To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year–we mourn with you To those...
  • By Raziq Brown
    “So last week I tried to hang myself on a stretch of land off I–35,” said my friend, who I called my cousin. ...
  • 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 Norman V Naylor
    Reminded that we are part and participants of the Universe, let us go forth from the quiet of this hour encouraged to strive toward...
  • By John A Buehrens
    I have a story to tell you, about the less-than-triumphal first appearance I made in a pulpit. I was a first-year seminarian, doing my...
  • By Anonymous
    To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk exposing our true...
  • By Joshua Leach
    I. THE CYNIC I was the town cynic whose life was choked out By a hidden disease of the heart That I knew was there in my chest But never...
  • To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk exposing our true...