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

  • Exploring Who We Are (WorshipWeb)
    by Melanie Davis
    Tagged as: Humanism, Joy, Playfulness, Secular, Trust, Unitarian Universalism
  • Faith in Summer (WorshipWeb)
    by Ellen Hamilton
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Community, Earth, Earth-Centered, Food, Freedom, Gratitude, Growth, Joy, Nature, Summer
  • Fellow Sojourners (WorshipWeb)
    by Dan Lambert
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas
  • First Principle Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Courage, Integrity, Justice, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Oppression, Unitarian Universalism
  • For Each and For All (WorshipWeb)
    by Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Caring, Community, Generosity, Hospitality, Inclusion, Journey, Unity
  • For Every Time We Make a Mistake (WorshipWeb)
    by Maureen Killoran
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Beginnings, Community, Compassion, Forgiveness, Healing, Letting Go, Meaning, Relationships, Sorrow, Unitarian Universalism, Yom Kippur
  • For Holy Days on Which We Recall the Old Stories (WorshipWeb)
    by Dillman Baker Sorrells
    Tagged as: Challenge, Christianity, Community, Courage, Easter, Freedom, History, Judaism, Love, Passover (Pesach), Sacred, Searching, Strength, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism
  • For Our Collective Liberation (WorshipWeb)
    by Deanna Vandiver
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Community, Faith, Freedom, Hope, Justice, Living Our Faith, Oppression, Vision
  • For the Freedom of Faith (WorshipWeb)
    by Heather K Janules
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Connections, Faith, Freedom, History, Love, Sacred, Tradition, Transcendence, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Universalism
  • For the Web of Life (WorshipWeb)
    by Paul Sprecher
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Connections, Earth, Earth-Centered, Generations, Interdependence, Mystery, Nature, Paganism, Power, Relationships, Reverence, Sacred