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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.)

Search Words for Worship Services

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Chalice Lighting

  • Abundance Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Tagged as: Abundance, Caring, Commitment, Community, Gratitude, Inclusion, Journey, Love, Searching
  • Across The Distance (WorshipWeb)
    by Laura Thompson
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Building Community, Community, Love
  • Afraid of the Dark (WorshipWeb)
    by Andrew Pakula
    Tagged as: Community, Courage, Despair, Fear, Hope, Limitations, Mystery, Peace, Purpose, Wisdom
  • All Animal Chalice (WorshipWeb)
    by Mark Causey
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Climate Justice, Compassion, Diversity, Earth, Earth-Centered, Equality, Ethics, Interdependence, Nature, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism
  • All Animals Are Our Relatives (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animal Blessing, Animals, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Interdependence, Nature, Relationships, Secular
  • All Souls Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Viola Abbitt
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Compassion, Connections, Death, Earth, Gratitude, History, Interdependence, Sacred, Strength, Unitarian Universalism
  • All Souls Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Connections, Death, Generations, History, Humanism, Mystery, Samhain
  • All the Lights of the Heavens (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Awe, Beauty, Connections, Contemplation, Earth, Journey, Mystery, Nature, Presence, Wonder
  • As the Wild Wind Bites (WorshipWeb)
    by Ben Soule
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Challenge, Community, Earth-Centered, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Integrity, Relationships, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • As We Travel in Unknown Lands (WorshipWeb)
    by Barnaby Feder
    Tagged as: Challenge, Community, Direct Experience, Journey, Mystery, Patience, Searching, Transcendence, Unitarianism