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

  • For This One Hour (WorshipWeb)
    by Paul Stephan Dodenhoff
    Tagged as: Anger, Doubt, Fear, Letting Go, Peace, Presence, Regret, Reverence, Transcendence, Worry
  • For Those Who Serve (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: America, Conflict, Death, Freedom, Gratitude, Memorial Day, Military, Military Service, Peace, Sacrifice, Secular, Service, Veterans Day, War
  • Future (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Commitment, Faith, Generations, History, Hope, Identity, Journey, Leadership, Living Our Faith, Responsibility, Unitarian Universalism
  • Grounding in Our Faith (WorshipWeb)
    by Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Courage, History, Hope, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism
  • Honoring Our Labors (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: Community, Gratitude, Interdependence, Labor Day, Responsibility, Secular, Service
  • Hymn to the Light (WorshipWeb)
    by David Breeden
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Awe, Beauty, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Humanism, Imagination, Nature, Science, Secular, Transcendence, Truth, Unitarian Universalism
  • I Light This Chalice for You (WorshipWeb)
    by Celia Thurston
    Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Leadership, Ministerial Transition, Ministry, Relationships, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • In a World Filled With Hate (WorshipWeb)
    by Douglas John Traversa
    Tagged as: Compassion, Despair, Faith, Fear, Growth, Healing, Hope, Inclusion, Love, Reason
  • In Memory of All the Flames (WorshipWeb)
    by Amarette Callaway
    Tagged as: Christianity, Commitment, Courage, Dignity, History, Hope, Journey, Meaning, Power, Service, Strength
  • In the Bleak and Cold Winter (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Earth-Centered, Faith, Friendship, Hope, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Journey, Kindness, Love, New Year, Relationships, Twelfth Night / Epiphany, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule