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.

Stories from Other Unitarian Universalist (UU) Sources

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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  • David and Goliath (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Abundance, Generosity, Power, Service, Stewardship, Strength
  • Enemies (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Conflict, Division, Friendship, Peace
  • Faith Is Like A Walking Stick (WorshipWeb)
    by Gary Kowalski
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Challenge, Direct Experience, Environment, Growth, Mindfulness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Searching, Unitarian Universalism
  • Fruits (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Caring, Character, Discernment, Integrity, Kindness
  • Give Yourself (a story about Ralph Waldo Emerson) (WorshipWeb)
    by Denise Tracy
    Tagged as: Generations, Love
  • God's Hat (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Conflict, Direct Experience, Diversity, Division, God, Relationships, Truth
  • Higgins: A Drop with a Dream (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Community, Earth, Power, Purpose, Service, Strength, Unitarian Universalism, Water Communion
  • Higgins: a Drop With a Dream (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Anti-Oppression, Solidarity, Teamwork
  • Icarus (WorshipWeb)
    by Erica Shadowsong
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Children, Conscience, Courage, Creativity, Freedom, Humility, Individualism, Parents, Searching