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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Kat Liu
    Outside of the meditation hall, we plan for the future and think of the past. But so often we replay past regrets and worry about future events to the point where we’re no longer present in the present.
  • By Alix Klingenberg
    Once I quit drinking, my inner voice and I began the harder work: that of creating a life from which I do not need or want to escape.
  • By Amanda Poppei
    It's an impulse of the human self to be known fully, and that’s almost never possible unless we risk the conversations that help us see past our initial impressions.
  • 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 Seanan R. Holland
    In the moment that I switched to “teacher mode,” I recalled moments in which I had inadvertently said ungracious things. I was fortunate enough to have professors, ministers, and friends illuminate my clumsiness for me. They did so in a way that was gracious enough that it increased my appreciation and respect for them, and clear enough that I will never forget the teaching.
  • By Robin Tanner
    "Uh, where’s the booth?” Having been raised by a Christian-on-the-periphery, New Age mom and a Buddhist-leaning dad, I was a little...
  • By Robin Tanner
    I had finally begun to relax—a bit. We were en route to Pennsylvania. My friend, a formal part of our “framily,” was visiting. We decided a...

LeaderLab

  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    In order for a congregation to reflect the global majority in its membership, its leaders must learn to model how to de-center the culture of the congregation from White identity and culture. Here are some practices to get you started.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

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

Heeding the Call, Jr. High Ages 12-15

  • From the All Folk Tales website. Used with permission. A long time ago in the village of Ipetumodu, there lived a poor woman. This woman...

Love Connects Us, Grades 4-5

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

  • An adaptation of Matthew 5:1-11, Christian scripture. Jesus was a teacher. He lived thousands of years ago, in the part of the world we now...

Spirit in Practice

  • Pablo Casals, born in Vendrell, Spain to a Puerto Rican mother, is thought by many to be the greatest cellist who ever lived. His...

The New UU

  • By Forrest Church
    Excerpted from Cathedral of the World. Copyright 2009 by Forrest Church. Reprinted by permission of Beacon Press, Boston. Imagine awaking...
  • "The Wind in Both Ears," by Angus MacLean, in The Wind in Both Ears (Boston: Beacon Press, 1965). Introduce the story by explaining that...

Virtue Ethics

What Moves Us

UU World

  • 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.

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Shari Woodbury
    Consecrate us in courage and community as we seek to birth something new.
  • By Heide Cottam
    Bearing witness is an act of compassion, empathy, solidarity and justice. It is a holy act. Humanity is at its most powerful and transformative when we experience the truth of another.
  • 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
    On this sacred day of choosing—with gratitude to those who entrusted us with this honored task, who struggled and suffered that we might...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Holy God, we admit to you that all is not right — in our hearts and in our world, We look to the darkness and not to the light. We look for...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Calling to Unburden Our play is marked by merriment, but beneath that looms the Other: our worry; our sorrow; our shame, our guilt, our...
  • By Lisa Doege
    "I remove my shoes because this is hallowed ground," the guide says. "A holy place, not an everyday life place." The guide tells us how we...
  • By Susan Maginn
    He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he...
  • By Lisa Doege
    No hot house flowers, these, bred for perfection, dyed and trimmed, and arranged to order, clothed in ribbons and bows. Not these. No,...
  • 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 Orlanda R Brugnola
    As we move through life finding ourselves, always newly wise and newly foolish, we ask that our mistakes be small and not hurtful. We ask...
  • By Joseph M. Cherry
    If we have any hope of transforming the world and changing ourselves, we must be bold enough to step into our discomfort, brave enough to...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Good Morning. Welcome to our Unitarian Universalist congregation. I’m [ name ]; I serve as [ role ] of this growing, journeying community...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Welcome to this morning, this day, and this opportunity to be together in community—which is a time of joy, comfort, and sometimes...
  • 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 Maureen Killoran
    Holy grandparents of the Universe...energies of creation...endless mysteries of life: You are the music that sounded before our world was...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    I heard the Second Brandenburg Concerto played in honor of Bach’s 300th birthday, and I was swept away. I remembered a story about the...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    Why is this blank page staring back at me, mocking, like an affliction, and fraught with dread? How can it hold such sway, this simple...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    I wish I were like the trees, Who let their leaves go gracefully, without regret. Or the tumbling stream that flushes silt to sea,...
  • By Max Warren
    "Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion, is to take off our shoes, for the place we are...
  • By Van Ogden Vogt
    O Thou unseen source of peace and holiness, we come into thy secret place to be filled with thy pure and solemn light. As we come to thee,...
  • By Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Now the autumn shudders In the rose's root, Far and wide the ladders Lean among the fruit. Now the autumn clambers Up the trellised frame...
  • By Ric Masten
    if we show them at all most of us who write our secrets down and call it poetry prefer to slip it under the door and run, and if we must be...
  • 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 David O Rankin
    I have learned to trust those who are witnesses rather than gurus, those who express their confusion as well as their knowledge, and those...
  • By Lynn Ungar
    The universe does not revolve around you. The stars and planets spinning through the ballroom of space dance with one another quite outside...
  • By Yvonne Seon
    When I was a child, I would stand and gaze at the starry firmament and contemplate infinity. As I stood there, the boundary that is time...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Spirit of Life, God of Love, who are we to know how you moved over the waters when all was new? We were not there when you parted them and...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    Spirit of Life, God of Love, grant me the courage to love boldly in the face of my greatest fears. Grow me in your wisdom and let my...

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