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  • the water of tears, the water of cleansing and renewal, the water of nourishment, and the water of change
    Ritual | By Madelyn Campbell | July 1, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Change, Grief, Healing, Nature, Water Communion, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Today, we honor a journey that some of our youth have been on to mindfully enter the next phase of their lives… this is ultimately a time when we have invited them to think specifically about their own path.
    Ritual | By Kharma Amos | June 27, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Children, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Community, Growth, Identity, Youth/Teens, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • This ritual is written for a congregation to bless a Black Lives Matter banner and raise it on their church building. It could easily be adapted for rededication of a banner, or for other banners that a congregation might display on their building to declare their values.
    Ritual | By Allison Palm | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Community, Conscience, Human Rights, Inclusion, Juneteenth, Justice, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Power, Pride Sunday, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • This glitter that we share with each other today is a reminder that each of us is beautiful in our sacred imperfection, our ever-changing selves, our glorious plurality.
    Ritual | By Hannah Roberts Villnave, Kayla Parker, Caitlin Cotter Coillberg | May 23, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Gender, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Playfulness, Pride Sunday, Respect, Sexuality, Wholeness, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The oldest stories tell us we came from the dust, and to dust we will return. But dirt? That’s different. Dust is fine, often even sterile. Dirt, on the other hand, is made up of messier stuff.
    Ritual | By Joy Berry | March 11, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Reverence, Sacred, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • A script for commissioning an affiliated community minister.
    Ritual | By Elizabeth Harding, Susan Frances, Eileen Wiviott | November 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Covenant, Leadership, Ministry, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Let us bless these candles with our tender hopes for the coming year.
    Ritual | By SarahRuth Wekoye Davis | May 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christmas Eve / Christmas, Presence, Spirituality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Today we celebrate the new name that reflects a truth long-hidden, now revealed.
    Ritual | By Karen G. Johnston | March 9, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Caring, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Life Transition, Naming Ceremony, Self-Respect, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The circle of evergreens reminds us that life and love will never end.
    Ritual | By Rosemary Morrison | January 26, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Hope, Joy, Love, Peace, Spiritual Practice
  • We give thanks to the Sacred, woven in and among us, for the teachers, youth advisors, youth mentors, and parents in our community.
    Ritual | By Elizabeth Harding | October 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Caring, Children, Family, Leadership, Relationships, Teacher Recognition
  • May you feel the freedom to stretch fully into your most true self.
    Ritual | By Kim Wildszewski | July 20, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Gender, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Self-Respect, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We scatter these remains to the earth returning creation unto itself.
    Ritual | By Marian Stewart | May 28, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Death, Memorial Services, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May we know that the infinite web of life and love holds us all and holds all the stories.
    Ritual | By Mary Gear | October 18, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Brokenness, Death, Grief, Healing, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May you know that your care is powerful.
    Ritual | By Liz Weber | May 11, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Compassion, Friendship, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Writing in a book—a hardback book! with pen!—goes against everything we’ve been taught, but now is the time to do it.
    Ritual | By Margy Levine Young | March 18, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Gender, Inclusion, Prophetic Words & Deeds, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I am afraid and exhausted from the constant fear. I don’t know who to trust for information about the virus.
    Ritual | By Kate Landis | March 16, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Brokenness, Death, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Grief, Healing, Hope, Secular, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • You are sacred, and that energy runs through your hands, through the hands of all Unitarian Universalists. You are part of that interdependent network.
    Ritual | By Austen Petersen | September 10, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Backpack Blessing, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Let’s breathe and remember that it is not the device that has value; the value is found in the connections which the device allows us to sustain.
    Ritual | By Dayna Edwards | August 30, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Backpack Blessing, Beginnings, Secular
  • Minister: At this time, we would like to introduce a special ritual. The holidays can be an especially poignant time of year. Alongside the joy in these present moments, we may recall fond memories of past celebrations with our loved ones....
    Ritual | By Shari Woodbury | May 5, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Advent, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Connections, Direct Experience, Family, Grief, Spiritual Practice
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is real for all of us, whether we are touched by it directly or indirectly. Some of us know people who have the virus, and its impact is getting closer as we learn of second cousins and friends of friends who have died of COVID-19....
    Ritual | By Cathy Rion Starr | April 28, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Grief, Work