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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  • Jericho (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Commitment, History, Judaism, Purpose, Universalism, Women
  • John Haynes Holmes (WorshipWeb)
    by Paul Sprecher
    Tagged as: History, Nonviolence, Unitarianism, War
  • John Murray (WorshipWeb)
    by Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson
    Tagged as: History, Universalism
  • Lemonade Adventure (WorshipWeb)
    by Naomi King
    Tagged as: Family, Imagination, Life Transition, Playfulness, Revelation, Secular
  • Let My People Go! (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
  • Marmalade [A story about reconciliation] (WorshipWeb)
    by Orlanda R Brugnola
    Tagged as: Animals, Compassion, Forgiveness, Friendship, Reconciliation
  • Meditation on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (WorshipWeb)
    by Edward Harris
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Diversity
  • Mouse and Crow (WorshipWeb)
    by Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson
    Tagged as: Conflict, Greed, Letting Go, Playfulness
  • Noah (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Christianity, Joy, Purpose, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Noelle and the Really Big Boat (WorshipWeb)
    by Christian Schmidt
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Children's Sabbath, Christianity, Direct Experience, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Environment, God, Interdependence, Justice Sunday, Service, Water Communion