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Stories in Worship

Kristin Maier, author of A Good Telling: Bringing Worship to Life with Story (Skinner House Books, 2013) shares the first in a series of tips for good storytelling. Purchase A Good Telling at the UUA Bookstore.

Good stories are central to good worship. As a Time for All Ages, as part of a sermon, or as part of a multigenerational service, stories engage our hearts and minds and help us grow.

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Storytelling in Worship

Pssst! Have you visited our Storytelling page? It's filled with tips, how-to's, and lots of resources!

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  • What the Dickens! A Christmas Carol (WorshipWeb)
    by Tess Baumberger, Cindy Clarenbach
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Compassion, Conscience, Dignity, Generosity, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism

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  • A Blessing of Love and Wonder (WorshipWeb)
    by Lynn Gardner
    Tagged as: Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas
  • A Day At The Lawn (WorshipWeb)
    by Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, Respect, Revelation, Unitarian Universalism
  • A play about King John Sigismund, the only Unitarian king (WorshipWeb)
    by Jan Gartner
    Tagged as: History, Unitarianism
  • A Playful Mystery Play for Four Voices (WorshipWeb)
    by Thomas Rhodes
    Tagged as: Earth Day, God, Mystery, Playfulness
  • A Thanksgrieving Reflection (WorshipWeb)
    by Isabel Call
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, History, Indigenous American, Race/Ethnicity, Thanksgiving
  • A Winter Speech Choir (WorshipWeb)
    by Lois Van Leer
    Tagged as: Christianity, Hanukkah, Judaism, Kwanzaa, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Paganism, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Amelia and Her Super Magical Powers (WorshipWeb)
    by Gail Sphar
    Tagged as: Caring, Change, Community, Compassion, Courage, Environment, Inclusion, Kindness, Leadership, Strength
  • Animal School (WorshipWeb)
    by Devorah Greenstein
    Tagged as: Children, Diversity, Inclusion, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Playfulness
  • Boundless love and forgiveness (WorshipWeb)
    by Joanne Giannino
    Tagged as: Anger, Community, Compromise, Forgiveness, God, Good, Judaism, Transformation, Yom Kippur