Celebrating Ingathering

On the first Sunday after Labor Day, many Unitarian Universalist congregations kick off the new congregational year with an Ingathering service, and some congregations include the Water Communion ritual (or Water Ceremony) in this service.

Themes often used include: reunion; re-gathering; re-covenanting as a community of faith; hospitality; returning home to the church community that holds us; hope; looking forward with excitement to church year. The service may be intergenerational in whole or in part.

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Meditation

  • Humanity's Psalm (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Frado
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Atheism, Connections, Direct Experience, Diversity, God, Identity, Inclusion, Individualism, Integrity, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Reverence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb

Opening

  • A New Year for Beloved Community (WorshipWeb)
    by Debra Haffner
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Beginnings, Community, Inclusion, Judaism, Unitarian Universalism, Vision
  • A Place of Belonging and Caring (WorshipWeb)
    by Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Abundance, Acceptance, Caring, Commitment, Community, Home, Unitarian Universalism
  • Autumnal Welcoming (WorshipWeb)
    by Sarah Gettie McNeill
    Tagged as: Change, Earth, Earth-Centered, Inclusion, Nature
  • Come Sit By Our Fire (WorshipWeb)
    by Jennifer Kitchen
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Community, Direct Experience, Empathy, Hospitality, Journey, Listening, Love, Personal Stories
  • Ingathering (WorshipWeb)
    by Tamara Lebak
    Tagged as: Community, Direct Experience
  • Ingathering Ritual with Calling of Directions (WorshipWeb)
    by Jane Altman Page
    Tagged as: Earth-Centered, Paganism
  • Invoking the Past, Present and Future (WorshipWeb)
    by Katie Romano Griffin
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Connections, Generations, History, Humanism, Interdependence, Purpose, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Vision
  • Learning to Love This World (WorshipWeb)
    by Molly Housh Gordon
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Community, Earth, Earth-Centered, Interdependence, Nature
  • We gather here as individual people (WorshipWeb)
    by Barbara Hamilton-Holway