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  • By Chris Crass
    To become an anti-racist faith community, the key question for a white/white majority community is not “How do we get people of color to...
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote has been widely attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • By Judith Hanson Lasater
    "There is no question for which compassion is not the answer."
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Inexplicable. How we rise each morning, instead of burying our heads under bedcovers, sewing them shut. Why we keep on welcoming babies...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Our Time for All Ages this morning is a time of make-believe. I’d like you to put your imagination caps on so that we can pretend together...
  • By Joshua Mason Pawelek
    After the Hosannahs have all been shouted, After anguished moments in the garden have been spent, After “take this bread and eat, take this...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This Time for All Ages is greatly enhanced by visual elements. If you're able to create a slide show, it may be helpful to show the...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Good Morning! Welcome to this liberal religious congregation [ or name of congregation]. My name is [name, role] . Some of us are bringing...
  • By Liz James
    Today, you join in membership. This is a moment of excitement and possibility. And although I don’t wish to pull you out of this moment, I...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    We arrive from many different experiences and backgrounds. Some of us have trouble speaking; others are so young that they’re still...
  • By Barbara Hoag Gordon
    Once there was an emperor who needed a new set of clothes to wear in the grand parade. He called two of his finest cloth weavers to order...
  • By Nancy Bowen
    "The purpose of the church is to heal the consequences of lovelessness and injustice in the hearts and souls of our members so they might...
  • By Kate McKenna
    They say a story can carry a truth far greater than the literal truth. We Unitarians* know the value of stories. We know they carry truth...
  • By Ian W. Riddell, Kimberley Debus
    One of the gifts of our Principles is their flexibility and malleability. Rev. Ian Riddell, struck by the fact that the list of our 7...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    The light green shoots of blossoms-to-have-been are out of sight under the drifting snow. Gale force winds are rattling the old house. The...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    In the newspaper there was a story about a seminary professor in Kansas City who was put on trial by the Southern Baptists, accused of...
  • By Jennie Freiberger
  • By Mark Stringer
    The following ritual—which could be used to honor a congregation's founders—is used at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines (IA) to honor...
  • By Lisa Ward
    A covenant is not a definition of a relationship; it is the framework for our relating. A covenant leaves room for chance and change, it is...
  • By Dori J. Somers
    Leader: Let us enter into the circle of energy and love; Response: All are welcome here. We are an inclusive community of faith and...
  • By Dori J. Somers
    We, all of us, build houses for our dreams.. The masonry and lumber, glass and tiles, A solid form, wherein we see our hopes, A shelter and...
  • By Reinhold Neibuhr
    Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    Ah, it’s true. When our ancestors spoke of heaven, they were speaking of this moment. When they went on about nirvana they imagined a time...
  • By John Corrado
    Here we are: children at the Big Party, having our moment in the sun, our piece of the action, till our bodies give way and we are called...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    It is the day before the election as I write these lines, and whatever the outcome, I will be glad when it’s over. Some will be elated by...
  • By Helen Lutton Cohen
    Each moment of our living brings us closer to our dying. Young or old, the knowledge of life’s end is with us, growing more real, more...
  • By David O Rankin
    A religion that promises a life without tension, a life without conflict, a life without suffering, is a religion of passivity, a religion...
  • By Rosemary Bray McNatt
    For just as the body without the spirit is dead, faith without works is also dead. —James 2:26 Why are we still talking about inclusivity...
  • By Martha Dallas
    This morning I’ve invited a special guest to join us, someone who has quite a story to tell. [ Pull out costume and put on hat and blanket/...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Have you ever wondered how it came to be that churches are known as places where you can get a helping hand when you need one? It seems to...
  • By Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward
    At age twenty, I had the fortune of traveling the world. Through a study abroad program, I journeyed to awe-inspiring destinations like India, Cuba, and South Africa. In the process, I witnessed extreme poverty, global wealth, power disparity, and the effects of war and militarism—all while...
  • 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 Kayla Parker
    I realized I was a woman, or more precisely at the time, a girl, the day in first grade I noticed boys were looking up my dress when I was on the monkey bars. I started wearing shorts under my dresses. I now prefer pants. ...
  • By Ashley Horan
    By the time I was in my late twenties, I was convinced that I would never find love. I had had a few boyfriends, but over and over again, I was exiled to the dreaded Friend Zone. I always suspected that it was because I was “too much”: too smart, too feminist, too radical, too fat, too...
  • By Elandria Williams
    The history and legacy of Unitarian Universalism are shaped as much by Emerson, Fahs, and Channing as it is by the ancestors in our congregations. We come to it through different avenues: the Internet, an invitation, reading the Transcendentalists, or as babies or ­little kids. ...
  • By Mark Morrison-Reed
    We are all dying, our lives always moving ­toward completion. We need to learn to live with death, and to understand that death is not the...
  • By Michael E. Sallwasser
    We, the member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of...
  • By Paul S Sawyer
    [In this difficult time of war and destruction,] We call to our minds today the life of a man of peace, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr...
  • By Lucinda S Duncan
    God of life and beauty: We pray for the quietness of snowflakes, knowing that love is quiet. We pray for the kindness of small acts,...
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    I spent some time this weekend with an old friend, a dentist. She's considering buying her own practice, but wonders if she could retain...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    If you are who you were, and if the person next to you is who he or she was, if none of us has changed since the day we came in here— we...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    We affirm that love is our greatest purpose. Accepting one another is the truest form of faithful living. The search for truth is our...
  • By Anonymous
    Living your Unitarian Universalism (UUism) means... If a grieving neighbor needs some companionship, you brew the pot of coffee and sit...
  • By Laura Randall
    Minister: Today, we welcome into our community these new members, who have chosen to make a commitment to this congregation by signing our...
  • By Vanessa Southern
    We light our chalice, symbol of our faith, For truth, sought through a questioning heart and an attentive mind; And for love, pursued...

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