Purpose

This list includes every page tagged with "Purpose."

  • By Karen G. Johnston
    From WorshipWeb
    Our hearts are overflowing with lamentation and longing.
  • By Margaret Weis
    From WorshipWeb
    The church is not a place; it is a people.
  • By Nancy McDonald Ladd
    From WorshipWeb
    If God’s name is love, then God compels us to resist the fall to sinful violence by pushing back with muscular resolve against the social structures that confine our capacity to care. A universalist God for a tragic era is not a gauzy, hymn-singing force of personal devotion that draws us...
  • By Viola Abbitt
    From WorshipWeb
    As we light this chalice [this evening], may it serve to give us clarity of purpose and illumine our way as we set about doing the work of this congregation, in commitment, in cooperation, and in love.
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    From WorshipWeb
    There is magic afoot. And reason. Compassion. Mutual care. Delight. Skepticism. Deep comfort. Disappointment. Tears and laughter. Challenge. It’s all there. It’s our Sunday service.
  • By Tim Atkins
    From Braver/Wiser
    One of my most treasured New Year’s traditions is coming up with a word for the year: a single word that I want to be the theme for my entire year. When I’m questioning what’s the right thing to do, I will look to my word of the year for guidance.
  • By Ariel Hunt-Brondwin
    From WorshipWeb
    For light, love, and hope we kindle our flame this night.
  • By Shawn Trapp
    From WorshipWeb
    Our chalice reminds us that all is connected even though the space of the void is vast, and our experience here is but a blip in the cosmic timeline.
  • By Kari Gottfried
    From WorshipWeb
    In the Bible, there’s a pretty well-known story about David and Goliath. Goliath, a huge warrior from the side of the Philistines, challenged someone from the side of the Israelites to battle. David was chosen and he knew that even with all of the armor in the world, he would not be able to win...
  • By Tania Márquez
    From WorshipWeb
    The voices of our people call us now; the world harbors their joys and their sorrows.