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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  • Rabbit Looks For God (WorshipWeb)
    by Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson
    Tagged as: Direct Experience, God
  • Rainbows in the Windows (WorshipWeb)
    by Jenn Blosser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Beauty, Community, Faith, Humanism, Living Our Faith, Love, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • Remembering Jesus: an Easter Story (WorshipWeb)
    by Mandie McGlynn
    Tagged as: Christianity, Communion (Christian), Easter, Tradition, Transformation
  • Rivers (WorshipWeb)
    by Christopher Buice
    Tagged as: Individualism, Nature, Purpose, Strength, Unity
  • Sister Goose and the Foxes (WorshipWeb)
    by Faye Mogensen
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Division, Identity, Justice, Race/Ethnicity
  • Someone for Peace (a story about Emily Greene Balch) (WorshipWeb)
    by Denise Tracy
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), History, Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarianism, War
  • Sophia's Guest (WorshipWeb)
    by Becky Brooks
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Abundance, Generosity, God, Home, Hospitality, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarian Universalism
  • Super Tiny (WorshipWeb)
    by Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe
    Tagged as: Humility, Listening, Relationships, Service, Teamwork
  • Sustaining the Tree of Life (WorshipWeb)
    by Lynn Gardner
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Canvass/Pledge, Caring, Commitment, Earth-Centered, Generosity, Humanism, Interdependence, Nature, Stewardship
  • T'ai Chi: The Story of Its Beginning (WorshipWeb)
    by Denise Tracy
    Tagged as: Body, History, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Peace, Self-Care, Taoism