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Openings and Invocations

Unitarian Universalists use different terms for the words that begin a worship service, including call to worship, invocation, and opening words. These words invite the congregation from their separate lives and to the common place and time of the worship hour.

(In Unitarian Universalist worship if there are Opening Words there is generally not an Invocation, and vice versa.)

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Chalice Lighting

  • A Chalice Lighting for Ingathering (WorshipWeb)
    by Janet Parsons
    Tagged as: Caring, Commitment, Community, Connections, Discernment, Faith, Friendship, Growth, Homecoming / Ingathering, Hope, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • A Chalice Lighting for When Things Aren't Okay (WorshipWeb)
    by Molly Brewer
    Tagged as: Anger, Disaster or Crisis, Fear, Love, Transcendence, Universalism
  • A Chalice Lighting Prayer for Uganda (WorshipWeb)
    by Anonymous
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Change, Equality, Evil, Freedom, Human Rights, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Worth
  • A Child’s Chalice Lighting of Gratitude for the Earth (WorshipWeb)
    by Karen G. Johnston
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Children, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Environment, Gratitude, Nature, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • A Communion of Heart and Soul (WorshipWeb)
    by Bruce Southworth
    Tagged as: Caring, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Faith, Gratitude, Growth, Hope, Presence, Reverence
  • A Community of Faith (WorshipWeb)
    by Judith L Quarles
    Tagged as: Calling, Community, Connections, Faith, Hope, Interdependence, Justice, Love, Presence, Unitarian Universalism
  • A Fire in the Universe (WorshipWeb)
    by Shawn Trapp
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Agnosticism, Atheism, Awe, Humanism, Meaning, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Reason, Science, Secular, Wonder
  • A Flame to Light Our Path (WorshipWeb)
    by Debra Burrell
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Beginnings, Direct Experience, Ending, Fear, Joy, Letting Go, New Year, Peace, Presence, Regret
  • A Spark of Hope (WorshipWeb)
    by Melanie Davis
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Calling, Despair, Hope, Justice, Justice Sunday, Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Worry
  • A Symbol of Learning and Love (WorshipWeb)
    by Elizabeth Harding
    Tagged as: Generations, Identity, Spiritual Practice, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unity