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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Helen Rose
    When I internalize cultural messages about the definitions of success or failure—or anything, really—I undermine my own sense of self-worth.
  • 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.
  • By Kat Liu
    If a friend were in my situation, I would have seen their failings as human. So why hold someone to an unforgiving standard just because that someone is me?
  • By Misha Sanders
    It is my only memory of a lesson from Kindergarten Sunday School class. Maybe it’s the only one that counts.
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Spirit of Compassion, remind us that our task as humans is not perfection, but faithfulness.
  • By Elea Kemler
    Every year, I tell the congregation not to worry about mistakes because there aren’t any; there is only us, telling an old story about love getting born into this aching world.
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    I’ve been doing a lot of guest preaching lately and it’s always a little awkward. I often don’t know how the congregation is used to doing...
  • By Marisol Caballero
    Everyone needs comadres and compadres . What are those? Well, Latinx* people have way more relatives than many other families. Most people...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Amazing Grace, 6th Grade

  • Adapted from Christian scripture, Luke 23, New Revised Standard Version. An angry crowd demanded that Jesus be put to death. Pilate decided...
  • Adapted from Christian scripture, John 8: 2-11, New Revised Standard Version. Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn, he appeared in...
  • To err is human, to forgive divine. — Alexander Pope To understand everything is to forgive everything. — Hindu Prince Gautama Siddhartha,...
  • Excerpts from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Sheep were important in biblical times. They provided not just wool, but also...

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

  • By Rev. Elizabeth Buffington Nguyen, Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color. When I was 24, my father gave me...

Creating Home, Kindergarten-1st Grade

Faithful Journeys, Grades 2-3

Heeding the Call, Jr. High Ages 12-15

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

Love Will Guide Us, Grades 2-3

  • Once upon a time, in a land to the east, a Dervish holy man and their student were walking from one village to the next. Suddenly they saw a great huge cloud of dust rising in the distance. They stood and stared at a grand carriage, pulled by six horses approaching at a full gallop. Riding on top...

Moral Tales, Grades 2-3

Toolbox of Faith, Grades 4-5

Virtue Ethics

  • By Shelley Jackson Denham
    This is the story of Azim Khamisa. His decision to forgive deeds many would consider unforgiveable has inspired and transformed people all...
  • From Christian scripture, Luke 15:11-32 ( New Revised Standard Version ). Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons. The younger...

What Moves Us

Windows and Mirrors, Grades 4-5

Wonderful Welcome

UU Voices: Stories from the Movement

UU World

  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    As Unitarian Universalists, our journey is to transform the big and the small, to transform ourselves, and to transform the world.
    Image credit: Pile of huge rocks and boulders under dark grey sky - Stock image
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    Mission and covenant are an antidote to individualism. They remind us of the responsibilities that come with an affirmation of interdependence.
    Image credit: illustration (© Rafael Lopez/theispot.com)
  • By Liz James
    Putting holes in things that used to be solid is hard. Some days, there is broken glass everywhere. And not all of us are skilled with the metaphorical power tools.
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  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    It’s gotten so that if I call a loved one during that period of ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they’ll just ask, ‘Is this the phone call?’
    Image credit: © istock/DragonImages
  • By Michelle Richards
    Despite our best intentions, all parents make mistakes, act inconsistently, and generally fall short of our goals. But we can also model asking for forgiveness.
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WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Lucy Bunch
    Mother Earth, in gratitude and humility, we ask that you hold us and sustain us, as we strive to live in connection with you and all life.
  • By Alex Haider-Winnett
    We know that our worth is not based on our grades. The quality of our papers does not reflect on the quality of our personhood. That we are worthy of love especially when we struggle.
  • 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.

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