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 on Thresholds (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: Connections, Fear, Hope
  • Chalice lighting, for a memorial service (WorshipWeb)
    by Lori Gorgas Hlaban
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Birth, Courage, Death, Ending, Faith, Hope, Journey, Love, Mystery
  • Chalice Lightings for Advent (WorshipWeb)
    by David Breeden
    Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Forgiveness, Generosity, Hope, Justice, Love, Patience, Peace, Strength, Winter, Wisdom
  • Cherish Your Dreams (WorshipWeb)
    by Maureen Killoran
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Hope, Vision
  • Come We Now Out of the Darkness (WorshipWeb)
    by Annie Foerster
    Tagged as: Despair, Earth-Centered, Hope, Hospitality, Nature, Shadow, Spirituality, Transformation, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Coming of Age Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Rebecca Pankhurst
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Coming of Age, Community, Diversity, Healing, Reconciliation, Relationships, Sacred, Unity, Wholeness
  • Coming of Age Chalice Lighting Words (WorshipWeb)
    by Jamie Dorer
    Tagged as: Awe, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Community, Growth, Living Our Faith, Responsibility, Strength, Truth, Unity, Wholeness
  • Community Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Atticus Palmer
    Tagged as: Challenge, Community, Generosity, Hope, Joy, Playfulness, Responsibility, Sorrow, Strength, Unity
  • Connected through the Web of Life (WorshipWeb)
    by Jennifer Gracen
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Connections, Unitarian Universalism
  • Connection and Commitment (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Caring, Commitment, Connections, Interdependence, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Reverence, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Wonder