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

  • Blessed is the Fire That Burns Deep in the Soul (WorshipWeb)
    by Eric A Heller-Wagner
    Tagged as: Community, Compassion, Faith, Justice, Love, Mystery, Reason, Reverence, Sacred, Worth
  • Bold and Courageous Together (WorshipWeb)
    by Erika A. Hewitt
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Courage, Covenant, Identity, Love, Power, Purpose, Relationships, Responsibility, Strength, Trust
  • Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Oberlin UU Fellowship, Oberlin, OH
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Connections, Diversity, Faith, Hope, Hospitality, Love, Peace, Purpose, Self-Respect
  • Chalice Lighting for a Celebration of Ministry (WorshipWeb)
    by Peter Scott Lee
    Tagged as: Community, Faith, Gratitude, Installations, Love, Ministerial Transition, Ministry, Ordinations, Remembrance Day, Sacrifice, Service, Truth, Unitarian Universalism
  • Chalice Lighting for a Memorial Service (WorshipWeb)
    by S. William Feiss
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), All Souls Day, Animal Memorial, Death, Dia de los Muertos, Forgiveness, Healing, Love, Meaning, Memorial Services, Purpose, Sacred, Samhain, Sorrow, Strength, Truth
  • Chalice Lighting for a Service on the Separation of Church and State (WorshipWeb)
    by Tracy Bleakney
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, America, Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, July 4th, Justice Sunday, Memorial Day, Oppression, Power, Responsibility, Rights, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • Chalice Lighting for an Ordination (WorshipWeb)
    by Christian Schmidt
    Tagged as: Calling, Direct Experience, Leadership, Ordinations, Relationships
  • Chalice Lighting for Challenging Times (WorshipWeb)
    by Lisa Doege
    Tagged as: Anger, Anti-Oppression, Beliefs & Principles, Brokenness, Courage, Disaster or Crisis, Healing, Oppression, Solidarity, Sorrow, Tradition, Truth
  • Chalice Lighting for Children's Sunday (WorshipWeb)
    by Christian Schmidt, Alexis Capen
    Tagged as: Child Dedication, Children, Children's / Religious Education Sunday, Community, Direct Experience, Faith, Family, Generations, Inclusion, Interdependence, Reverence, WorshipWeb, Worth, Youth Sunday, Youth/Teens
  • Chalice Lighting for Music Sunday (WorshipWeb)
    by Marnie Singer
    Tagged as: Arts & Music, Direct Experience, Playfulness