The beauty of the whole

A monarch butterfly on a flower

We gather to worship, our hearts alive with hope that here we will be truly seen, that here we will be welcomed into the garden of this community, where the simple and the elegant, the fluted and frilled, the shy and the dramatic complement one another and are treasured. May we know that here, each contributes in their way to the beauty of the whole. Come, let us worship together, all genders, sexualities, politics, clappers and non-clappers, progressive or conservative, may we root ourselves in the values of this faith: compassion and courage, transcendence, justice and transformation [or whatever your congregation declares as its values].

About the Author

Meg Barnhouse

Rev. Meg Barnhouse (she/her) is the Minister Emerita of the First UU Church of Austin, Texas. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and has a private counseling practice. Meg is a writer. Her latest book is called Seeds of a Spirited Life....

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