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  • I encouraged my students to question authority, especially my authority, because only rarely can we recognize our biases without help.
    Reflection | By JD Stillwater | November 29, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Humanism, Humility, Imagination, Reason, Science, Searching, Secular, Wonder, Work, Worship
  • Building relationships requires the risk of being open and curious.
    Reflection | By Melissa Jeter | November 22, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Community, Compassion, Connections, Healing, Humanism, Love, Mental Health, Relationships, Secular, Trauma, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • Atonement is, in the framework of my tradition, something that happens in connection with the divine.
    Reading | By Danya Ruttenberg | November 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Judaism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We need to summon the courage to cross the bridge...
    Reading | By Danya Ruttenberg | November 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Blame, Courage, Forgiveness, Judaism, Personal Stories, Relationships, Responsibility, Trust, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Holy Reconciler, help us make peace with each other.
    Reflection | By Amanda Udis-Kessler | November 15, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Arts & Music, Conflict, Division, Friendship, Peace, Politics, Relationships, Secular, Worship
  • We pray for those with power to¬†create peace
    Prayer | By Lara Cowtan | November 13, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Disaster or Crisis, Peace, Violence, War
  • We did what humans frequently do: we created a ritual.
    Reflection | By Seanan R. Holland | November 8, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Ethics, Humanism, Military, Spiritual Practice, Teamwork, Work, Worship
  • WorshipWeb offers you a set of worship resources to welcome 2024.
    November 2, 2023 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: WorshipWeb, Worship
  • God of our ancestors, may we find the ways in which we can connect across generations.
    Reflection | By Chrissy Bushyager | November 1, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Family, Generations, History, Parents, Worship
  • I believe that we are all "life drummers" just waiting to join in the rhythm.
    Reflection | By Christin Green | October 25, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Body, Community, Direct Experience, Interdependence, Self-Respect, Worship
  • Sometimes we need someone to¬†witness the pain in holy stillness.
    Reflection | By Jo VonRue | October 18, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Compassion, Direct Experience, Gender, Ministry, Presence, Sexuality, Trauma, Worship
  • Embodying all of me is the best way I know to love the world.
    Reflection | By Laura Solomon | October 11, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Growth, Limitations, Self-Care, Worship
  • Welcome abundance, welcome prosperity, welcome love, and welcome light.
    Responsive Reading | By Michael J. Tino | October 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Diwali, Goddess, Hinduism, Multiculturalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We‚ÄĒyou and I‚ÄĒare in-between right now
    Meditation | By Michelle LaGrave | October 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Change, Doubt, Limitations, Patience, Searching, Transformation
  • Carl the golden retriever learns about the limitations of the Golden Rule.
    Story | By Tiffany Sapp | October 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Animals, Caring, Imagination, Playfulness, Relationships, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • love is your song and you are fully loved in turn
    Blessing | By Sam Allen | October 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Activism, Imagination, Inclusion, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Living Our Faith, Violence, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Thoughtful commentary and context for how to light a menorah responsibly and respectfully.
    Video | By Joanna Lubkin | October 10, 2023 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: Hanukkah, Judaism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Spirit and Breath, create an openness that violence has constricted.
    Reflection | By Melissa Jeter | October 4, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anger, Body, Earth, Healing, Race/Ethnicity, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship
  • Our bodies are so wise, and they hold so much information.
    Reflection | By Julica Hermann de la Fuente | September 27, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Discernment, Wisdom, Worship
  • You can‚Äôt be a Unitarian Universalist and believe anything you want.
    Reading | By Alex Jensen | September 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Identity, Integrity, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Miles away in a different life...
    Poetry | By Sharon Scholl | September 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Grief, Home, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Is it not a marvel?
    Poetry | By Jennifer Pratt-Walter | September 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Animals, Awe, Body, Earth, Earth Day, Nature, Wonder
  • I am singing/of the wonder of how roots/so love the buds they bid them grow...
    Poetry | By Jennifer Pratt-Walter | September 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beauty, Earth, Earth-Centered, Flower Communion, Nature, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I have struggled forgiving myself for not knowing how to create appropriate boundaries.
    Reflection | By Lynette Yetter | September 20, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Buddhism, Compassion, Forgiveness, Journey, Relationships, Spiritual Practice, Worship
  • Love holds all of you.
    Benediction | By Carrie Holley-Hurt | September 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Immanence, Love, Transcendence
  • May we each find the balance point we need
    Closing | By Michelle Collins | September 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Change, Ending, Life Transition, Limitations, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Based on the theology of Creative Interchange, this training is for teams who have the honor of co-creating meaning while shaping the worship experience of the congregation.
    Training | By Erika Hewitt | September 13, 2023 | From LeaderLab
    Tagged as: Worship Tips
  • May you be tender and gentle with yourself
    Prayer | By Katie Sivani Gelfand | September 13, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Disaster or Crisis, Grief, Love, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Stress, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May we remember to slow down when we find ourselves having difficult conversations.
    Reflection | By Tania M√°rquez | September 13, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Conflict, Relationships, Worship
  • Self-compassion was one of the best gifts I gave myself.
    Reflection | By DanaLee Simon | September 6, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Change, Earth, Healing, Nature, Patience, Personal Stories, Self-Respect, Stewardship, Worship
  • In our lived lives, family comes in different shapes and sizes and constellations.It is in this variety‚ÄĒthis diversity‚ÄĒthat our lives are made fuller and our individual selves made more whole. It is in this variety, it is in this diversity, that we look back to the ancestors, recognizing no...
    Reading | By Karen G. Johnston | August 17, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Family, Generations, Integrity, Love, Memorial Services, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • a virtual sermon-writing program for pairs of laypeople
    August 9, 2023 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: Worship Tips
  • By giving your church home here a chance to bless your school supplies, you're carrying their good intentions with you when you go to school.
    Blessing | By Tiffany Sapp | August 4, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Backpack Blessing, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Imagine web access to UU hymns that you can search for and confidently use in multiplatform events....
    August 2, 2023 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: Worship Tips
  • May we view each other as partners, comrades,¬†friends on the journey
    Prayer | By Christin Green | August 1, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Business Meetings, Community, Living Our Faith, Purpose, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • God, Your creation is not yet done creating you.
    Opening | By Gretchen Haley | July 24, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: God, Goddess, Imagination, Immanence, Playfulness
  • May we remember that we each carry inside of us a spark of the Divine.
    Blessing | By Beth Monhollen | July 24, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Beginnings, Grace, New Year, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Every relationship is an ongoing story that unfolds between people.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | June 28, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Connections, Forgiveness, Healing, Relationships, Worship
  • May we be active participants in the liberatory potential of democracy.
    Reflection | By Shaya French | June 21, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Choice, Conflict, Conscience, Democracy, Unitarian Universalism, Young Adults, Worship
  • I would have loved it as a kid to have a church that encouraged us to listen to our heartfelt yearning of self.
    Reflection | By Zeb Green | June 7, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Coming Out, Direct Experience, Gender, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Pride Sunday, Truth, Worship
  • Let us be open to expression and be understood.
    Prayer | By Kenneth P. Langer | June 5, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I belong, and you belong, and we belong‚ÄĒjust as we are.
    Reflection | By Li Kynvi | May 31, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Body, Courage, Direct Experience, Humanism, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Oppression, Pride Sunday, Privilege, Secular, Worship
  • If I‚Äôm not cultivating an open heart and watching for the helpers, the teachers, and the angels, I may miss them when I need them the most.
    Reflection | By Sue Ferguson | May 24, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Caring, Character, Compassion, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Hospitality, Trust, Worship
  • Let us set aside hate, and devote our lives to the ways of peace and justice.¬†¬†
    Prayer | By Douglas Taylor | May 22, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Compassion, Living Our Faith, Peace, Solidarity, War
  • Remind us that resilience is in our bones, that peace will prevail on earth
    Prayer | By Douglas Taylor | May 22, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Despair, God, Healing, Hope
  • Is a calling a feeling of joy, of completeness in your work?
    Reading | By Megan Foley | May 22, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Calling, Direct Experience, Leadership, Ordinations, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When we become fully aware of our limited time on earth we can still leave behind flowers and songs.
    Reflection | By Tania M√°rquez | May 17, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Beauty, Death, Indigenous American, International, Personal Stories, Worship
  • Let us bless these candles with our tender hopes for the coming year.
    Ritual | By SarahRuth Davis | May 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christmas Eve / Christmas, Presence, Spirituality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We are the hands and feet of love. And sometimes its fingernails, too.
    Reflection | By Joanna Fontaine Crawford | May 10, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Body, Children, Direct Experience, Gender, Generations, Imagination, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • The miracle of grace is available to us even when it has been left untended.
    Reflection | By Jennifer Hundley-Batts | May 3, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Abundance, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Food, Grace, Nature, Patience, Stewardship, Summer Solstice, Worship

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