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  • We extinguish this flame to remind us: love is the center. As we explore and rest, engage and heal: love remains the center. When all we can see is cold ashes: love remains.
    Chalice Extinguishing | By Eric Hepburn | July 17, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Healing, Love, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We light this flame to remind us: love is the center. As we grow and connect, mature and deepen: love remains the center. When the light of truth burns all else away: love remains.
    Chalice Lighting | By Eric Hepburn | July 17, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Connections, Growth, Love, Sacred, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We light this chalice with all our soul’s longing, to be who we are, to be who will we will become, to be ourselves.
    Chalice Lighting | By SarahRuth Wekoye Davis | July 8, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Hope, Identity, Love, Reverence, Sadness, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The offering we take each Sunday is an opportunity to recommit to this place, and to these people. It is as much a ritual as singing together, lighting our Chalice, or reciting our Unison Affirmation.
    Offering | By Paul Dalzell | July 8, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Generosity, Love, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May we continue to strive to know one another in community.
    Responsive Reading | By Leslie Takahashi | July 2, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Conflict, Humanism, Truth, Wisdom, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Let us rejoice for those who safely passed through the shades of night towards the daylight of freedom.
    Prayer | By Addae Ama Kraba | July 1, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Freedom, History, Juneteenth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • the water of tears, the water of cleansing and renewal, the water of nourishment, and the water of change
    Ritual | By Madelyn Campbell | July 1, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Change, Grief, Healing, Nature, Water Communion, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • On this Sunday before Labor Day, we light this flame to honor all work. Not only the work we do for pay with our hands, our backs, and our minds, that is important, yes. But also the work we do for love!
    Chalice Lighting | By Paul Dalzell | June 28, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Caring, Community, Connections, Labor Day, Love, Work, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The agenda looks long. When will I get home? What surprises and big decisions await us?
    Poetry | By Lisa Smith-Horn | June 28, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Business Meetings, Commitment, Connections, Democracy, Governance, Listening, Respect, Trust, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We light our chalice as a symbol of the Light within us and the life that flows through the world around us.
    Chalice Lighting | By Brian C. Lee | June 28, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Love, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Today, we honor a journey that some of our youth have been on to mindfully enter the next phase of their lives… this is ultimately a time when we have invited them to think specifically about their own path.
    Ritual | By Kharma Amos | June 27, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Children, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Community, Growth, Identity, Youth/Teens, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Bless you, for who you are, right now, right here. Bless you in your queerness, your genderfabulousness, your questioning, wondering, exploring, declaring. Bless you in the words you create and evolve and claim for yourself.
    Blessing | By Cathy Rion Starr | June 27, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #LGBTQ, #Pride, #SideWithLove, Community, Connections, Faith, Gender, Identity, Interdependence, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, National Coming Out Day, Pride Sunday, Wholeness, Youth/Teens, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We gather in covenant to celebrate the reality that love is at the core of our beings and that love will guide us if we open ourselves to the challenges which love requires of us.
    Affirmation, Opening, Poetry | By Esther Hurlburt | June 26, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Covenant, Living Our Faith, Love, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The flames did not show the whole path, but by their light we saw each other and knew we did not travel alone.
    Responsive Reading | By Karin Fuog | June 26, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Community, Covenant, Ending, Gratitude, Journey, Letting Go, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • This is a year in which hard, brave choices will be required of all of us.
    Reflection | By Martha Durkee-Neuman | June 26, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Choice, Courage, Creativity, Direct Experience, Discernment, Imagination, Integrity, Interdependence, Journey, Secular, Worship
  • “Queer” challenges the status quo; it dares me to be authentically myself.
    Reflection | By Vanessa Titang | June 19, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #Pride, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Coming Out, Direct Experience, Humanism, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Multiculturalism, Pride Sunday, Searching, Self-Respect, Sexuality, Transformation, Worship
  • May everyone feel safe and free to love as they choose.
    Reflection | By Lynette Yetter | June 12, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #Pride, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Community, Despair, Direct Experience, Fear, Friendship, Humanism, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Oppression, Pain, Pride Sunday, Searching, Women, Worship
  • Each of us, imperfect and vulnerable bodyspirits that we are, is connected to a vast web of love which holds us and will not let us go.
    Quote | By Meg Riley | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Generations, Interdependence, Love, Universalism
  • Justice, simple justice, is the right, not simply of the strong and powerful, but of the weakest and feeblest of all God’s children.
    Quote | By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Compassion, Human Rights, Justice
  • May we be kind in our speaking, thoughtful in our deliberating, and never stray from the love that binds us together.
    Opening | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Business Meetings, Community, Covenant, Democracy, Governance, Interdependence, Leadership, Service, Teamwork, Work, WorshipWeb, Worship

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Conceived in 1999, WorshipWeb was implemented in late 2000 and 2001 through funding from the Unitarian Universalist Association's successful 1997 "Handing on the Future" capital fund campaign.

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