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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

  • By Bart Frost
    Every December, the same old argument flares up on Facebook. Before Facebook, it would blow up on Livejournal and before Livejournal it...

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Elea Kemler
    Every year, I tell the congregation not to worry about mistakes because there aren’t any; there is only us, telling an old story about love getting born into this aching world.
  • 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...

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Miracles, Wide Age Span

  • By Janeen K. Grohsmeyer, in her book A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist...

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Rexford J. Styzens
    Christmas is a risk for us to take.
  • By Cricket Hall
    In this time of waiting, may we hold the world in our hearts. ...
  • By Norman Allen
    This no-rehearsal Christmas pageant is interactive, offering a fresh angle on an ancient story.
  • By Susanne Intriligator
    In the days ahead, many of us will gather with family and friends, people with whom we may have long and complicated relationships. It...
  • By Debra Burrell
    We have basked in the warmth and beauty of this flame and this community. As the chalice flame is extinguished, let us carry its glow...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    I light this chalice as a symbol of my commitment to the values of Unitarian Universalism. May its light be a beacon of hope to me, and to...
  • By Katie Romano Griffin
    May the flame of this chalice, the symbol of our faith, connect us to all who have come before us, all who are with us in body and and...
  • By Katie Romano Griffin
    Come, let us enter this space of hope and community. Come, let us enter this space with our sorrows, our joys, our passion and compassion...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    Once upon a time, a baby was born. Even before that baby was born, there were people waiting and wishing and hoping for that baby. The...
  • By Connie Simon
    This is the hour. The time has come. Mindful of our responsibilities as leaders of this faith and guardians of the living tradition, we...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    For each of the last four Sundays, we’ve lit candles on the Advent wreath. Each light was a step into the darkness, towards the turning of...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Week 4: Love (Dec. 24, 2017) Every Sunday morning this month, we’ve woven Advent into our worship life at [congregation]. “Advent” comes...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Week 3: Joy (Dec. 17, 2017) Advent is a season of waiting, of expectation, and of longing. On this third Sunday of Advent, we light one...
  • By Meredith Olson
    We were all children once, and we carry fragments of our childhood times with us. Today, let us honor those children who walked before us,...
  • By Mandie McGlynn
    At sundown on Saturday, the Sabbath finally over, Mary Magdalene and the other women who loved Jesus began to prepare spices to pour over his body to honor him and say a final farewell. They were up all night, cooking and talking, and remembering his life. Then, as dawn began to break, they packed...
  • By Adrian L. H. Graham
    We kindle a flame of power, illuminating the Holy in each of our faces. We recognize in the flame a passionate commitment to our shared...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    It was at a gathering of white women when this gathering of the waters first came to pass. White women in a second wave of gender self-...
  • By David Breeden
    We light this chalice remembering and honoring our own tradition and celebrating the rich diversity of traditions among us. As we search...
  • By Andrew Millard
    When the angel Gabriel brought to Mary the news that she would give birth to a son, Luke records that “she was much perplexed by his words...
  • By Selena Fox
    We kindle this flame with love for mothers and foremothers past, present, and future; We kindle this flame in celebration of community and...
  • By Tom Schade
    Night has fallen. Stars beckon in an indigo and velvet sky Somewhere a baby is being born. Tonight, the world lazes in a love of goodness...
  • By Teresa Schwartz
    In times like these, we may seek a new word. But perhaps, in times like these, more than new words, we need old words. We made the journey...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    As December opens up before us, we welcome in the gift of reflection. We turn toward our holiday celebrations and search for common threads...
  • By Debra Haffner
    Spirit of life and love, we know you by many names or perhaps no name at all— yet together we know this is a holy night. We come from many...
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    One of my favorite things about all the rituals and traditions attached to this time of year is the way they mess with time. My husband and...
  • By Nick Wilbourn
    We gather here today to share and give thanks, To tell stories and break bread and be together in holy communion. We light our chalice this...
  • By Kendyl R Gibbons
    One of the great things about Christmas is that it is a sturdy holiday. Christmas doesn’t wimp out when times are hard – it comes anyway,...
  • By Elizabeth Harding
    People have always known that fire was special. Long, long ago, before people made matches or candles or even made houses, people knew that...
  • By Elizabeth Harding
    We Unitarian Universalists don’t drink from our chalice. Instead, we use it to hold the flame. The circle of the chalice helps keep the...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    Gather we now into this space, this time when the Wheel turns and the Veil shatters. Gather we now to remember, to grieve, to prophesy, to...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    We extinguish this chalice flame, daring to carry forward the vision of this free faith, that freedom, reason and justice will one day...
  • By Brian Kiely
    In times of darkness we stumble towards the tiny flame. In times of cold we seek the warming fire. In times of repression we reach for the...
  • By Suzelle Lynch
    Sheet music (PDF) . Kindle candles one by one; night by night, the light it grows. Lights of freedom miracle of faith! Shining out for all...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    As we kindle this flame, May it spark in each of us Connection and commitment To this living tradition And to each other.
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    Flame of our faith, call us into the community of love and justice this morning and every morning.
  • 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 Keith Goheen
    With our words we have given our mind's consent to the letter of this covenant. Now let us come together in the spirit of covenant, laying...
  • By Charlie Dieterich
    Note: The ritual does not include exposure to dirty water. We pour purified water from the previous year over the hands and into the common...

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