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  • Our Subaru Forester was sliding sideways down Interstate 80 at fifty miles per hour. My wife, Nan, had gingerly switched to the left-hand...

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    As a hospital chaplain, I often listen to painful stories. We call it compassionate presence, but I may be crying inside. When words fail, I pray and sing.
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Surrender is the last thing, often the only thing, available. And so we give ourselves to it. We fear it is our end. Sometimes—with grace or luck—we find it is our liberation.
  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    Who are the angry birds in my life? Do I avoid opportunities in fear of risks? What are the sticks I carry in my heart so as not to be hurt again?
  • By Robin Tanner
    This is a story of in-the-middle for those wondering how their story ends.
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Spirit of Compassion, help us draw strength from all that we are. Give us new language with which to claim our wholeness, a new litany of joy built out of words that wounded.
  • By Elizabeth Harding
    Life is full of seesaws: it offers us moments of extreme wonder and moments of fear. Sometimes you have to live through the fear for the wonder to arrive.
  • By Jake Morrill
    Our whole life is a series of signs. Any slight action: a dim semaphore. Our redemption, if it happens, will mean somebody tried.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

A Chorus of Faiths, High School Youth

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults, 18-35

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Heeding the Call, Jr. High Ages 12-15

Resistance and Transformation

  • Preparation for Activity Speak with your minister or a long-time lay leader about your congregation's involvement in the struggle for LGBT...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Rev. Stephen Fritchman and the House Un-American Activities Committee Leader Resource 1, What Was It Like...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 4, Testimony before HUAC Preparation for Activity Pre-arrange with four volunteers to read the four roles in...

Spirit of Life

  • Excerpted and adapted from Scott Russell Sanders' book, A Private History of Awe (New York, North Point Press, 2006). In his book A Private...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    Reprinted from Life Tides by permission of Sarah Tarbox. Copyright (C) 1993. Published by Skinner House Books, an imprint of the Unitarian...

What Moves Us

  • In 1789, Hosea Ballou attended the Baptist revival held in his hometown of Richmond, New Hampshire. Moved by the preaching during this...
  • By Forrest Church
    Stories and reflections from, Bringing God Home: A Traveler's Guide (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002). Used with permission. Church's...
  • By William F. Schulz
    Excerpted from the 2006 Berry Street Lecture. When I was seven or eight years old, I lived across the street from a little dog named Amy...

What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

UU World

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Chip Roush
    May the power of transfiguring love evolve through and among us.
  • By Molly Brewer
    I will not tell you that everything is okay right now; that there is no reason to be angry; that you must be optimistic or at peace.
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    This is a prayer for when words fail, for when they are not big enough or small enough to slip into the little cracks left in our hearts by...
  • By Katie Gelfand
    We call forth the life of our faith by igniting our chalice. This spark of new beginnings invites us into a sacred space to reflect where...
  • By Debra Burrell
    Fire consumes, and casts a bright light. May our chalice flame consume our regrets for the past, our fears about the future, and our...
  • 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 Debra Haffner
    As we enter another week of uncertainty in the world, let us remember that there is only one side – that of humanity, and planet Earth. May...
  • By Rosemary Bray McNatt
    He phoned more than an hour ago to say he was on his way home. But I have yet to hear the scrape of the iron gate, the rattling keys, so I...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    This prayer is for all. For all who are fearful about the economy; about the fate of our country; health care for yourself or your children...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    What's going to happen? Will everything be ok? What can I do? In these days we find ourselves, too often, Stuck with these questions on...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Give voice to sorrow and fear — the wracking sobs at family betraying family the shock at the chasm separating neighbors “What will you do...
  • By Teresa Schwartz
    In times like these, we may seek a new word. But perhaps, in times like these, more than new words, we need old words. We made the journey...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Spirit of life and love, light within and without, mystery from which we have all emerged, within which we live and die: be with us now as...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Spirit of Life, be with these young people. Help them remember their values, and let their lives be guided by the principles of our shared faith.
  • By Chip Roush
    We are about to enter sacred time. We are about to make this time and this place sacred by our presence and intention. Please turn off or...
  • By Elizabeth Coatsworth
    Through the windy night something is coming up the path towards the house. I have always hated to wait for things. I think I will go to...
  • By Sara Eileen LaWall
    Out of the flames of fear ...
  • By Randolph Becker
    Any time, Friday evening, Sunday morning, Monday afternoon Any place, Paris Beirut Baghdad West Bank Chad Cameroon Lebanon Syria Somalia...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    When we are overwhelmed with the world And cannot see our way clear, When life seems a struggle between tedium and apathy Or frenzy and...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Ever since I graduated from college, I have had a recurring dream. My wife has had it, too, as well as a lot of other people I know. In my...

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