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  • The Celebration begins with making “Brigid Butter,” which will be used on the bread that will be offered during Cakes and Ale. Ritual: Making "Brigid Butter" materials: Small, clean baby food jars Heavy whipping cream Cheesecloth Salt (various flavors) Small knives • Fill jars with heavy cream...
    Complete Service | By Martha Kirby Capo | March 15, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Earth, Earth-Centered, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Nature, Winter
  • Prelude Chalice Lighting by Laura Horton Ludwig [For this service, the chalice was a large pillar candle in a clear glass bowl of water.] Call to Worship Welcome to this Earth Day worship service! Like so many days, this day holds wonder and sorrow....
    Complete Service | By Diana Smith | July 4, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Beauty, Climate Justice, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Humanism, Nature, Responsibility, Secular
  • This children's worship activity relies on the use of objects that you'll have to assemble. Its author used Quarto! game pieces (shown in the accompanying picture)....
    Complete Service | By Martha Dallas | May 12, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Children's Sabbath, Direct Experience, Diversity, Division, Inclusion, Interdependence, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unity, Worship Tips, WorshipWeb
  • Based on a folktale from Africa and China. Printed in Doorway to the Soul, ed. Elisa Davy Pearmain (Pilgrim Press, 1998). Themes: cooperation, gratitude, sharing, generosity Roles: 5* for rehearsal; 9 more characters can be briefed by phone or email Preparation: moderate This humorous folk tale...
    Complete Service | By Erika Hewitt | April 16, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Connections, Generosity, International, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Responsibility, Stewardship, Water Communion
  • “[God] has written the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” —Martin Luther Words of Welcome & Opening Words Good morning! [General words of welcome.] The Unitarian Universalist minister Max Coots once wrote: “We need a celebration that speaks the...
    Complete Service | By Erik Walker Wikstrom | April 15, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Easter, Hope, Spring, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness
  • Opening Words and Welcome Good afternoon and welcome to our annual animal blessing. We take time once a year with this formal ceremony to give thanks and bless our companions in life—cats and dogs, birds and chickens, turtles and fish and so much more! This ceremony also acknowledges that our...
    Complete Service | By Tracy Sprowls-Jenks | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Animals
  • Song “Gathered Here” Chalice Lighting This is our circle of chalice light, Where peace and love are burning bright, A place of wonder, a place of fun, Welcome, welcome, everyone! Greetings Good morning! Stand up and greet your neighbor with a handshake or hug. Stay standing—I’m going to...
    Complete Service | By Kathy Underwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Spiritual Practice, Spirituality
  • Greetings Good morning! My name is Kathy. Let’s greet our friends. Covenant Read together. Introduction Today we’re going to learn a new spiritual practice. Who remembers what a spiritual practice is? It is an activity that cultivates spirituality. What are some examples of spiritual practice?
    Complete Service | By Kathy Underwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Body, Healing, Spiritual Practice, Taoism
  • Overview: A Soulful Sundown worship on abundance, exploring the interwoven nature of emptiness and fullness Theme or Background: spiritual abundance and the cyclical paradox of emptiness and fullness Materials Involved/Altar: set in our usual way with fabric and strips....
    Complete Service | By UU Church of Berkeley, Kensington, CA | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Caring, Direct Experience, Limitations, Transformation, Wisdom
  • Overview: New Year Ritual or Transition Ritual Theme or Background: Burn an effigy to welcome the new year, or any major transition....
    Complete Service | By Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Young Adult Group | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Earth-Centered, Letting Go, Life Transition, Regret, Transformation, Youth/Teens
  • Overview: Harvest, Balance, and Mulching for Spring Theme or Background: Equinox/Harvest Time Materials involved: Apples for folks to share, paper leaf cutouts, pens, bowl of water, bell or gong Details: Opening Words: Robert T....
    Complete Service | By Austin Putman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Autumnal Equinox, Balance, Contemplation, Earth, Earth-Centered, Food, Nature, Paganism, Samhain
  • Overview: Lead people in a reflection of where they are, or where they have just been. Then turn personal dreams into community dreams. Theme or Background: To look at our dreams for the future, and make those dreams collective dreams, Based on the most famous line Dr. Martin Luther King's most...
    Complete Service | By Jonathan Craig | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Community, Connections, Direct Experience, Hope, Secular, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Youth/Teens
  • Overview Appropriate for up to 20 people. Everyone comes into the space, and there is a box waiting with instructions for taking worship "out of the box" Theme or Background A boom box, readings, altar materials, etc. are contained in a box in the middle of the room....
    Complete Service | By Sonya Sukalski | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Letting Go, Limitations, Playfulness, Unitarian Universalism, Youth/Teens
  • Overview: spontaneous themed worship, to explore the forces of Chaos. Theme or Background: Chaos Materials involved: chalice, readings. E.E....
    Complete Service | By Carolyn Croissant Clay Dewey | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Courage, Fear, Letting Go, Mystery, Wholeness
  • Overview: Organize a discussion and develop a relationship with the local or regional School of the Americas Watch (SOA) organization dedicated to addressing the military school in Geogia run by the US Army and held responsible for violent, repressive and corrupt leadership training of Latin...
    Complete Service | By Joseph Lyons | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: International, Justice, Nonviolence, Peace, Violence, War
  • Overview: Infuse beads with spirit in a slow deliberate ritual...then bead them on to a ribbon. We think for a moment, then pass them to a friend for the weekend to hold and care for! Theme or Background: General, friends, Friday night at a con bonding and trust. Materials involved: Four special,...
    Complete Service | By Alex Rollin | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Friendship, Service, Trust, Youth/Teens
  • Overview: Like the maypole tradition this worship involves a circle dance that weaves a fabric of many colors. We just leave out the pole! Theme or Background: Fun, dancing, interdependent web, different colors make the weave. Materials Involved: An 8 foot non-elastic ribbon for each participant.
    Complete Service | By Alex Rollin | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: May Day / Beltane
  • Overview A great worship to remind you of what the deeper emotion of love means to you. Doesn't take too much preparation. Theme or Background Revisiting past Love in our lives Materials Involved Paper, markers, tape....
    Complete Service | By Duncan Metcalfe Eric Loftman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Love
  • A complete service for Children's Sabbath, with Homily by Pat Hoertdoerfer. Chalice Lighting We gather this hour as people of faith With joys and sorrows; gifts and needs. We light this beacon of hope, Sign of our quest for truth and meaning, In celebration of the life we share together. Opening...
    Complete Service | By Patricia Hoertdoerfer | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Children's Sabbath
  • This service is best done between Kwanzaa and Martin Luther King Day. The worship table is set up to clearly suggest Kwanzaa, although it does not have to have all of the elements of Kwanzaa on it. I used a straw mat, several ears of corn, and the wooden Kwanzaa cup along with the seven candles...
    Complete Service | By Gail Forsyth-Vail | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Kwanzaa