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  • By Elizabeth Mount
    Come into this place, bringing all you hold with you. though your heart be heavily burdened, whether you be on the brink of tears or burn...
  • By Florence Caplow
    We light this chalice today in honor of the Unitarian Universalist First Principle: To affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    I was talking with God the other day, ‘cause we’re cool like that. And God said “Hey, I want you to tell people something.” And I was kinda...
  • By Paul Stephan Dodenhoff
    The freedom to doubt, to question, to be content to live in Mystery is central to the liberal religious tradition. Like the process of...
  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    When I was in middle school, I was taught that every person, to some extent, holds a set of prejudices that impact our perceptions of...
  • By Rebekah Savage
    I play this moment over and over again in my head: the day I heard of the Thomas Jefferson Ball, hosted by Unitarian Universalists in 1993...
  • By Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
    We are the ones we have been waiting for.* We are not perfect, but we are perfectly fitted for this day. We are not without fault, but we...
  • By Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
    Hush: Somebody’s calling your name— Can you hear it? Calling you to a past not quite forgotten, Calling us to a future not fully imagined?...
  • By Kimberly Quinn Johnson 
    Joy Unspeakable is not silent, it moans, hums, and bends to the rhythm of a dancing universe…. For our free African ancestors, joy...
  • By Connie Simon
    Spirit of Life and Love, God of Many Names, we gather in awareness of the opportunity before us as Unitarian Universalists. We have been...
  • By Viola Abbitt
    Loving inclusion has been an elusive goal within our congregations. We are a covenantal people, and the promise of our faith, which was...
  • By Adrian L. H. Graham
    We kindle a flame of power, illuminating the Holy in each of our faces. We recognize in the flame a passionate commitment to our shared...
  • By Rebekah Savage
    We light our flaming chalice as a beloved people united in love and thirsting for restorative justice. May it melt away the tethers that...
  • By Viola Abbitt
    We are Unitarian Universalists. When we lift up our Seven Principles, some of us think of them as a form of theology — but they are more...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Open up the doors Push on looming wooden arches embroidered with ironwork Brace shoulders against the weight of history unmoved Slough off...
  • By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
    Religion is as much about faith in humanity as it is about faith in deity. And many of us will find that, over and over, our faith in...
  • By David Breeden
    We light this chalice remembering and honoring our own tradition and celebrating the rich diversity of traditions among us. As we search...
  • By D. Scott Cooper
    The world aches for us to join together and bring about healing, toil for justice, and produce ever-increasing love. This is our calling...
  • 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 Maureen Killoran
    Worship Associate: This is the message of our faith Congregation (left): To act with passion in the face of injustice. Congregation (right...
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray, Erika A. Hewitt
    Leader: We know that hurt moves through the world, perpetrated by action, inaction, and indifference. Our values call us to live in the...
  • By Elizabeth H. Norton
    "With our minds and our hearts and our hands, may we choose to bless the world." Sheet music available in 4-part harmony.
  • By Brené Brown
    "I went back to church thinking that it would be like an epidural, like it would take the pain away… that church would make the pain go...
  • By Leslie Jamison
    Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us — a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain — it’s also a choice we make: to pay...
  • By Bryan Stevenson
    "Hopelessness is the enemy of justice." —Bryan Stevenson, in his 2017 Ware Lecture
  • By Matthew Johnson
    We’re the faith of reason and science and dignity. There's nothing wrong with that. It’s just that too many of us have been taught by...
  • By Nathan Ryan
    We have an absurd amount to learn, or unlearn, about race in this country. America allowed slavery to exist by seeking out personal and...
  • By Greg Ward
    If we are lucky, we will all get a chance during our life to know someone who becomes for us an exemplar of living. And if we are really...
  • By Sarah C Stewart
    We don't live into our redemption very much, or get to win the fight over death. Jesus’ resurrection is a symbol and a promise that we are...
  • By Jessica Lin
    I come on Sunday feeling weary, having worn out the snooze button on my alarm clock. I come on Sunday feeling frightened, having seared my...
  • By Rosemary Bray McNatt
    Worship Leader: In this moment of worship we call to mind those times of failure and regret common to all of us. We remember first, in...
  • 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 Amy McCreath
    "What we need is here" is a perfect, simple song by Episcopalian priest Rev. Amy McCreath. Its five words are the closing sentence of a...
  • By Rebecca Parker
    Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to bless or curse the world. The mind's power, the strength of the hands, the...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Would you be with me in a spirit of meditation, reflection, and prayer. Friends, it has been another challenging week in our world. I want...
  • 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 D. Scott Cooper
    There is a glow far off in the distance, a light to which no path leads. We know that each time we help another or join with them to heal...
  • By Tom Schade
    Hope is not just a good idea Love is not naïve Faith is not just the brave face we put on a hopeless situation
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    May you be safe. May you be free from all harm. As the road or skies carry you toward your fellow pilgrims, may you sense the presence of...
  • By Emma Merchant
    I have never been particularly attached to the idea of family. Do you know The Swiss Family Robinson ? It's the story of how a family...
  • By Bill Hamilton-Holway
    If I were to wish you peace, it would not be for long. It would be peace to rest, to reflect, to make ready for the coming day, that the...
  • By Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
    In the face of hate, We answer the call of love. In the face of exclusion, We answer the call of inclusion. In the face of homophobia, We...
  • By David Richo
    "Our universal calling as humans is to be the most loving people we can be."
  • By Jessica York
    This is not a prayer that you may find hope For hope is a luxury that some cannot find and others cannot afford This is not a prayer that...
  • By Sara Sutherland Dean
    Someone called me a "bleeding heart liberal." It was not intended as a compliment. However, I will always consider it one of the biggest...
  • 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 Julie Taylor
    Love is patient Love is kind It does not envy It is not proud Love bears all things We know these words, use these words when we refer to...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    [We suggest that the Worship Leader act out the relevant parts of this message: e.g clutch a bag tightly; let the contents spill; hold it...
  • 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 Martin Luther King, Jr.
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote, attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is...

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