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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Rebekah Savage
    What had to die was my shame: my belief that I was not worthy of such love. I discovered a greater love within myself as a creation of God, worthy of these gifts.
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Emotional tempests aren’t always easy to weather — pain, grief, disappointment, even love — but the flatness of life without such currents is the slow silence of drowning.
  • 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...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    When I picked up her call, Kira’s voice was thick with tears. Kira, one of my best friends, is the mother of 4-year old twins, working full...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    I know a little about "merry" meeting "mess" at the holidays — and by a little I mean How much time have you got? Four Christmases ago, a...

Skinner House Books

  • Adam Lawrence Dyer
    From Skinner House Books
    Also available as an eBook in the Amazon Kindle store and on Google Play . This timely collection of poems explores faith, race, love,...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Spirit in Practice

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...

What Moves Us

UU World

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By David Richo
    "Compassion is love's response to pain."
  • By Megan Devine
    "Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution. We cannot 'triumph' over death, or loss, or grief. They are immovable elements of being alive. If we continue to come at them as though they are problems to be solved, we'll never get solace or comfort in our deepest pain."
  • By Megan Devine
    Spiritual practices in any tradition, including mindfulness in its many forms, are meant to help you live what is yours to live, not make you rise above it.
  • By Joel Miller
    Let us do together what we cannot do alone: roll away the stones that close our hearts.
  • By Anne Lamott
    "We can change. People say we can’t, but we do when the stakes or the pain is high enough. And when we do, life can change."
  • By Eliot Brian Chenowith
    How many more Sundays will the preacher in black robes and the solemn shuffle of papers Read the names of those whose light was...
  • By Caitlin Cotter Coillberg
    Spirit of Life and Love, we gather today under smoky skies, Aching from the onslaught of the daily news, Our spirits weary and sore, Our...
  • By Amy Russell
    Reader One : You who feel your heart is breaking, come in. Reader Two : You who are confused and wondering. Come in. Reader Three : You who...
  • By Molly Brewer
    Spirit of Life and of Love, Holy One that reaches wide to encompass all beings, Hold us to Yourself in this moment. We come to this place...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt, Rebekah Savage
    This Lamentation is for two voices: one white, and one person of color/indigenous (POCI). Both voices invite people to repeat a refrain...
  • 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 Rayla D. Mattson
    The summer of 2016 began as an exciting one for me: I was finally going to a beloved Unitarian Universalist conference and retreat center...
  • By Carol Thomas Cissel
    Diverse. Multicultural. Inclusive. Welcoming. If I made a list of every single Unitarian Universalist congregation I have served, visited...
  • By Connie Simon
    When I started attending a UU church, I was excited by the promise of worship that would draw from the arts, science, nature, literature and a multitude of voices. Indeed, some of the voices that Unitarian Universalists hear in worship each week belong to Thoreau, Emerson, Ballou, and others. Their...
  • By Jason Shelton
    "Love, once again, break our hearts open wide." Thanks to Rev. Jason Shelton for providing the sheet music (PDF) for this song.
  • 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 Myke Johnson
    Each of us has gifts and wounds from those who fathered us. This is inevitable; even the best fathers in the world disappoint their...
  • By Aisha Ansano
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time when particular songs get sung; one of them is "Lift Every Voice and Sing." It gets sung in school,...
  • By Erica Baron
    Leader: [ if applicable: In addition to our own beloved dead], we take the time to acknowledge all those already lost as the world feels...
  • By Beth Merrill Neel
    Holy God, hear our prayer. There is pain and there is sorrow, there are broken relationships and broken hearts. Sometimes we are the cause...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This welcome was written for a Sunday after a national crisis. Whether you’re here because worshiping with us is part of your routine or...
  • By Shane Paul Neil
    The offensiveness of my pain is why we have to remind America over and over again that Black Lives Matter: because if you lack empathy for our tears it’s likely that you lack respect for our lives.
  • By Doug Kraft
    “We want to give you an update on our progress,” the captain said over the PA. A silent groan went through the passengers: the word “update...
  • By Richard Rohr
    All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain ... By trying to handle all suffering through willpower, denial, medication, or...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    We are called today, from the midst of pain and challenge, we are called to praise the world. From a world that appears broken, we are...
  • By Nathan Ryan
    The statement Black Lives Matter might be hard to hear because it floats. It is a bit of hyperbole. There is no counter point, no balancing...
  • By Christopher A Rothbauer
    We gather together this morning, Because others came before us. Some have left examples for us to follow, Others lessons for us to learn...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    For all who die in war We lift up our hearts For all who live in suffering in the aftermath of violence We lift up our hearts For all who...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    This is a ritual of caring (or, if you like, praying) for one another, couched in terms of struggle and hope. Part 1 will take a few...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    When we are overwhelmed with the world And cannot see our way clear, When life seems a struggle between tedium and apathy Or frenzy and...
  • By Jane E Mauldin
    Torn and confused, lonely and enraged, I greet the new day with suspicion. Spirit of Life, show me the gate to healing. May I find in my...
  • By Annie Foerster
    (The prayer was written to be read by three people, as indicated by the typefaces.) Peace is more than the absence of worry. It is the...
  • By Robert T Weston
    I will lift up my voice and sing; Whatever may befall me, I will still follow the light which kindles song. I will listen to the music...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    It is an hour before sunrise. The waves keep coming, but each minute they make less progress than the minute before. As the tide goes out,...
  • By David O Rankin
    Dear God: Good Friday is gone—a dark day on the calendar, A time of suffering—with more losses than gains, And more pain than we thought we...
  • By Ric Masten
    shouting back to Stevie Smith who cried “I’m drowning! Not waving!” I ain’t waving babe, I’m drowning going down in a cold lonely sea I ain...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    It hurts to let go of intensity that zapped like electricity yesterday. It hurts to disconnect arcing power, watch it ground and vanish...

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