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  • Rev. Jan Taddeo: "Unitarian Universalists step out into the unknown all the time."
  • 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 Elea Kemler
    In the eighteen years I’ve served as minister of my small-town congregation, I have led 96 memorial services, most for people I have loved. The longer I stay, the deeper I love and the more I grieve.
  • By Erin Powers
    It’s been said that it’s easier to untangle a string of lights if you plug them in; it’s no different for people. Humans, just like strings of lights, are wired for connection.
  • By Marisol Caballero
    How is it that I, a minister and known skeptic, am able to a) not run around screaming that the sky is falling and, b) do my job at all?...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    People are in pain all around us, all of the time. How can we be companions to those in pain, and bear witness, so that pain can be...

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

A Chorus of Faiths, High School Youth

  • By Daniel Quinn, in Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit (New York: Bantam/Turner Books, 1992). Used by permission. This story (...

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

  • By Jose Ballester
    Russell was an amateur geologist, paleontologist, and professional teacher. He took his young charges on an overnight field trip. While...

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Creating Home, Kindergarten-1st Grade

  • “The Magic Vase” was adapted from "The Magic Vase" as retold by Margaret Silf in One Hundred Wisdom Stories from Around the World ,...

Love Will Guide Us, Grades 2-3

  • "We Got Here Together," by Kim Stafford, is reprinted by permission of the author from We Got Here Together, by Kim Stafford, illustrated...

Miracles, Wide Age Span

Riddle and Mystery, 6th Grade

Spirit in Practice

  • Once upon a time there was a Teacher who was known far and wide as one who had mastered all the great disciplines of a spiritual seeker...
  • One day a Religious Man approached a Mystic and asked, “Does God exist?” “Allow me to go within for an answer,” the Mystic replied. After...
  • Once the great Sufi holy man and wise fool Nasreddin Hodja was walking down the street when a group of women came running up to him...

Toolbox of Faith, Grades 4-5

What Moves Us

  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    Excerpted from Worshipping Together with Questioning Minds, by Sophia Lyon Fahs. Copyright (C) 1965 by Sophia Lyon Fahs. Reprinted by...

UU World

  • By Robert René Galván
    A crack on the face of the sphere / Begat innumerable tributaries.
    Image credit: background image of leaves frozen in ice, with a poem title of "Late thoughts on the existence of God".

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Heide Cottam
    The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most sacred stories in Christianity; from that story emerges a renewal of faith.
  • By Chip Roush
    May the power of transfiguring love evolve through and among us.
  • By Antonia Bell-Delgado
    May we find the courage to revel in the mystery.
  • By Dawn Fortune
    Chalice lighting that speaks to the dark nights of midwinter.
  • By Kyle Johnson
    Oh Spirit that moves in ALL things, ...
  • By Frederick Buechner
    Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you...
  • By Joel Tishken
    The ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras taught that the universe was composed entirely of numbers, and numbers corresponded to music. So...
  • 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...