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

  • Chalice Lighting for Recognition of Ministry (WorshipWeb)
    by Nick Wilbourn
    Tagged as: Ending, Gratitude, Leadership, Ministerial Transition, Ministry, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • Chalice Lighting for the New Year (WorshipWeb)
    by Lisa Doege
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Faith, Gratitude, Homecoming / Ingathering, Hope, New Year, Unitarian Universalism
  • Chalice Lighting for the Work of the Congregation (WorshipWeb)
    by Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Tagged as: Business Meetings, Commitment, Covenant, Discernment, Leadership, Mindfulness, Power, Privilege, Purpose, Responsibility, Service, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism
  • Chalice Lighting for Those Coming of Age (WorshipWeb)
    by Kendyl R Gibbons
    Tagged as: Bridging Ceremony, Children, Children's Sabbath, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Family, Growth, Quinceañera, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism
  • Chalice Lighting for Water Communion (WorshipWeb)
    by Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Awe, Earth, Earth-Centered, Immanence, Interdependence, Nature, Paganism, Peace, Playfulness, Reverence, Sacred, Transcendence
  • Chalice Lighting for Winter Solstice (WorshipWeb)
    by Sharon Wylie
    Tagged as: Balance, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Chalice Lighting for Yom Kippur (WorshipWeb)
    by Vanessa Southern
    Tagged as: Courage, Forgiveness, Healing, Hope, Judaism, Living Our Faith, Love, Relationships, Searching, Truth, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability, Yom Kippur
  • Chalice Lighting in Times of Conflict (WorshipWeb)
    by Amy Russell
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Community, Hope, Pain, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability
  • Chalice Lighting invoking Thoreau (WorshipWeb)
    by Ben Soule
    Tagged as: Awe, Humanism, Science, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Wonder
  • Chalice Lighting on Inherent Worth and Dignity (WorshipWeb)
    by Steve Stock
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Community, Dignity, Equity, Justice, Love, Mystery, Purpose, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Worth