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Closings and Benedictions for Worship

Closing words bring the service to an end and prepare people to return home. If the service has been thematically tied together, the words can be a summation, a parting thought, a final nugget for people to reflect on throughout the week.

Benediction comes from the Latin, to speak well or the good words, and are a final blessing on the community. Benedictions are a blessing: words of comfort, strength, and encouragement for the week to come.

Search Words for Worship Services

Displaying 31 - 40 of 168.


  • To Make Ready for the Coming Day (WorshipWeb)
    by Bill Hamilton-Holway
    Tagged as: Activism, Commitment, Humanism, Living Our Faith, Meaning, Peace, Purpose, Secular, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism
  • To Soulfully Survive the World's Mayhem (WorshipWeb)
    by Heather Rion Starr
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Balance, Connections, Direct Experience, Joy, Playfulness, Presence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • Universal Rhythm (WorshipWeb)
    by Israel Buffardi
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Arts & Music, Community, Connections, Love, Music Sunday, Sacred, Unity, Valentine's Day
  • We All Emerge (WorshipWeb)
    by Eric Williams
    Tagged as: Connections, Love, Mystery, Reverence, Universalism
  • We shall overcome (WorshipWeb)
    by Jonalu Johnstone
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Change, Commitment, Juneteenth, Justice, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity
  • With what benediction shall I leave you? (WorshipWeb)
    by Mark Mosher DeWolfe
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Love, Meaning, Mystery, Peace, Sacred, Unitarian Universalism


  • A Benediction for New Member Sunday (WorshipWeb)
    by Thomas Rhodes
    Tagged as: Connections, Direct Experience, Generations, Gratitude, New Member Ceremony, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • A New Song, a New Harmony (WorshipWeb)
    by Richard S. Gilbert
    Tagged as: Arts & Music, Awe, Community, Presence, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • After (WorshipWeb)
    by Max A Coots
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Commitment, Justice, Peace, Power, Purpose, Responsibility, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • All Rivers Run to the Sea (WorshipWeb)
    by Kayle Rice
    Tagged as: Unity, Water Communion