Welcoming Words for Worship

You asked, and WorshipWeb responded! Many of our users requested a separate section of words to open a service. What you'll find here reflects an understanding that the power of worship is in setting tone, and the worship leader's (or leaders') ability to hold the space for all that's possible.

In some congregations, the welcome is -- understandably -- saturated with announcements and logistical information. We encourage you to make your congregation's welcome more powerful than that: to name your purpose, as a gathering, and to form a container of compassion and vision.

Search Words for Worship Services

Displaying 11 - 14 of 14.


  • We, too, were once seeking home (WorshipWeb)
    by Erika A. Hewitt
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Direct Experience, Humility, Interdependence, Journey, Purpose, Searching, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability
  • Welcome Home (WorshipWeb)
    by Rachel Rott
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Community, Homecoming / Ingathering, Living Our Faith, New Member Ceremony, Universalism
  • Who You Are Enriches Us All (WorshipWeb)
    by Monica Jacobson-Tennessen
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Hospitality, Inclusion
  • Words of Welcome for a Difficult Morning (WorshipWeb)
    by Erika A. Hewitt
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Anger, Balance, Connections, Despair, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Hope, Humanism, Mourning, Pain, Purpose, Relationships, Transcendence, Unitarian Universalism