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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    Have you felt it? The hush that falls over a crowd after a wonderful performance, just before the applause bursts forth? The feeling of...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Creating Home, Kindergarten-1st Grade

  • Inspired by a story in Tales for the Seventh Day: A Collection of Sabbath Stories by Nina Jaffe (New York: Scholastic Press, 2000). Once a...
  • Adapted from The Empty Pot by Demi (New York: Henry Holt, 1990); permission pending. Long, long ago, the Emperor of an ancient land was old...

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Windows and Mirrors, Grades 4-5

Wonderful Welcome

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    A story from A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004). Read or tell...

World of Wonder, Grades K-1

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    In the land of Australia, where koalas climb high in eucalyptus trees and kangaroos bound across grassy plains on great big feet, a baby...

UU World

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Paul Oakley
    God of our hearts, God of our understandings, God who gives us hope and inspires us to commitment, God who commands us to remember: We come...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    This is a prayer for when words fail, for when they are not big enough or small enough to slip into the little cracks left in our hearts by...
  • By Caitlin Cotter Coillberg
    As the news cycle brings us images of terror and heartbreak once again, We grieve together As each of us faces into this new level of...
  • By Myke Johnson
    It is always good to give thanks! All that we have is a gift from life: our food, our relationships, our shelter from the cold. And when we...
  • By Cheryl Strayed
    "Suffering doesn't always mean something's gone wrong; it just means you're living a life." —f rom the Dear Sugars podcast , Sept. 2, 2017.
  • 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 Trungles
    Dear Liberal Allies, You and I learned very different things in very different ways. If you didn’t live an experience, then step aside. We...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    "We hold on to hell because when we discard it we glimpse through the clearing smoke a God who is too complicated for us."
  • By Bob Janis-Dillon
    I vote we let the artists win the ones covered in paint from their last attempt to smuggle across the beauty of a bowl of fruit the 14-year...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    God of mercy, spirit who makes peace out of war, who wanders with refugees and keeps vigil with children at our border and all borders;...
  • By Dennis McCarty
    [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    Be revered In thee the faithful hope that still looks forward, And keeps the life-spark warm of future action Beneath the cloak of patient...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    “It’s hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge. If the world were merely...
  • 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 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 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 David O Rankin
    I have learned to trust those who are witnesses rather than gurus, those who express their confusion as well as their knowledge, and those...
  • By Lynn Ungar
    Where will you go home? These mountains cannot receive you, and there is no cave or grave to be dug for you in your old hills. And still a...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Let us enter into a time of meditation, contemplation, and prayer. Feel the earth beneath your feet as it supports you. Feel the love of...
  • By Susan Maginn
    We are in the midst of advent, friends, and I have to admit how much I love this season. Like most clergy I feel that it is my job, 24/7/...
  • By Christian Schmidt
    Spirit of Life and Love, ...
  • By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe
    On this Transgender Day of Remembrance , we remember those who have been murdered for being who they are, those who face violence on a...
  • By Dennis McCarty
    [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We...
  • By Peter Morales
    Today we gather with determination and commitment that is grounded in a profound sense of sorrow for those who have suffered and will...
  • By Daniel Chesney Kanter
    God of many names and mystery beyond all our naming, Persist in guiding us to a quiet measure of this moment, That we might link heart to...
  • By George Kimmich Beach
    Some days dark tremors sweep across our lives. Troubling events accost us. We have grown accustomed to such things, and often we have...
  • By Jane Ranney Rzepka
    A well-known poem by Robert Graves speaks of butterflies—their "honest idiocy of flight," "lurching here and there by guess and God and...
  • By Amy Bowden Freedman
    Sometimes I feel like a motherless child... Here may you find a warm greeting a kind word a gentle touch Sometimes I feel like I have no...
  • By Robin L Zucker
    Chaplain (C): The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Patient (P): There is so much that I want. I want to be well. C: He makes me lie...
  • By Mary Wellemeyer
    A candle ritual with prayers in remembrance of Yom Ha'Shoah, the Day or Time of Catastrophe in remembrance of the Nazi regime's mass killings of Jews and others in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • By Scott Alexander
    This morning, I want us to grapple with one of the most universal and troubling facts of human existence. Though every last one of us would...
  • By Scott Alexander
    Take a moment right now to visualize in your mind’s eye the first American Thanksgiving feast which our Pilgrim forebears shared with their...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    How can we begin to understand what hope and healing mean in the face of a deadly illness with no known cure? We have many sources of hope...
  • By Naomi King
    When the world’s violence shatters the joy of a moment We pause and reach out for the hands that remain We open our hearts with love. When...
  • By Krista Taves
    Universal Spirit of Life, God of many names, Source of all being in which we live and breath and have our being, We come together in prayer...
  • By Joshua Leach
    I. THE CYNIC I was the town cynic whose life was choked out By a hidden disease of the heart That I knew was there in my chest But never...
  • By Thomas Wentworth Higginson
    "Put up at the moment of greatest suffering a prayer, not for thy own escape, but for the enfranchisement of some being dear to thee, and...
  • By Saadi Shirazi
    To worship God is nothing other than to serve the people. It does not need rosaries, prayer carpets, or robes. All peoples are members of...
  • By Anne Frank
    I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that...
  • My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but...

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