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  • In religious community, we share our joys and our triumphs, our sorrows and our broken places. In this circle of care, we make space for the complexity of life, the myriad experiences that bless and break our hearts....
    Affirmation | By Lisa Bovee-Kemper | March 27, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Children, Direct Experience, Diversity, Family, Gender, Generations, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Truth
  • Blessed is the person who feeds and warms, washes, and comforts a child and soothes them in illness. For they shall be called caregiver. Blessed is the person who gives shelter and food, clothing, toys, books and tools. For they shall be called provider....
    Prayer | By Janet H. Bowering | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Bridging Ceremony, Child Dedication, Children, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Family, Father's Day, Fathers, Mother's Day, Mothers, Relationships, Teamwork
  • Mother's Day is complicated. Joyful for many, yes, but complicated. It's right there on the calendar, even if your mother has died....
    Opening | By Becky Brooks | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Brokenness, Children, Direct Experience, Family, Grief, Healing, Humanism, Love, Mother's Day, Mothers, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Wholeness
  • Spirit of Life, Today, the advertising tells us what to buy for mom, instead help us listen to and honor the deeper voices. Today, let us honor all of those who have made this world possible for us. Those who did the hard work of building a better world for future generations. Today, let us honor...
    Prayer | By Evin Carvill Ziemer | May 7, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Family, Fathers, Generations, Humanism, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships
  • When my youngest daughter was about two years old she came across a tattered paperback on our bookshelves, Ten Thousand Baby Names, and for a little while this was her favorite book. Drawn by the shining face of the baby on the cover, she brought it to me over and over and demanded that I read...
    Meditation | By Kathleen McTigue | May 6, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Birth, Children, Death, Direct Experience, Fathers, Identity, Love, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships
  • To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year–we mourn with you To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stain–we appreciate you To those who experienced loss through miscarriage,...
    Prayer | By Amy Young | April 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Children, Despair, Direct Experience, Failure, Family, Love, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents
  • Gracious Mother Matrix of Creation Womb of Mystery We thank you on this day for the miracle of birth, For the holiness of sex, For the power of eros and passionate love To regenerate the world. Mother Nature, Earth Mother, We lift our hearts in song For all forms green and fragrant Glad with the...
    Meditation | By Gary Kowalski | February 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Birth, Earth-Centered, Goddess, Love, Mother's Day, Mothers, Mystery, Paganism, Pain, Sexuality
  • This is the kind of God I could worship: a heavenly Mother who prefers imitation to adoration, and who sees in all Creation the indivisible smiles of Her children. Our Mother, Holy Wisdom, draws one breath and even we who are miles away are warmed by the glory of Her inspiration. Our Mother, Holy...
    Meditation | By Jeffrey B Symynkywicz | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day
  • Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be of water or of tears! Say firmly: "We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, "Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. "Our sons shall not be...
    Reading | By Julia Ward Howe | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Children, Mother's Day, Parents, Peace
  • May means Mother’s Day. I’m going to trust Hallmark and daddies and six year-olds and grown-up kids who are mommies themselves to honor the mothers among us as they deserve to be honored—with brass bands, flags flying, breakfast in bed (and kitchens cleaned up afterwards). I wish for those...
    Reading | By Katie Lee Crane | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Children, Family, Fathers, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents
  • [Note: We have a tradition of asking each person to bring to church on Mother’s Day a single flower—colored if she is still living, white if she has died. The flowers are arranged on the spot into a bouquet and brought into the service just before the Call to Worship. With a bow to Max Coots for...
    Ritual | By Judy Welles | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day
  • I don't know about you, but I'm a little bit skittish about holidays that seem to have originated with the greeting card people. That's not true, in fact, of Mother's Day....
    Ritual | By Barbara Child | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Love, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Reconciliation
  • We reflect in thanksgiving this day for all those whose lives have nurtured ours.The life-giving onesWho heal with their presenceWho listen in sympathyWho give wise advice ......
    Meditation | By Victoria Weinstein | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day
  • Spirit of life, You've been a father and mother to us all We enter into this time of silence and reflection With mixed emotions. This is mother's day—a day set aside to honor, celebrate, and in some cases, simply to reflect on those women who gave us birth. Some of us come to this day with joy,...
    Meditation | By Kathleen Rolenz | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day
  • Spirit of Life, Known to us in many ways, but so often, in so many cultures, in the image of a mother, Hold us in your arms this day. Let all that we value and all that we hold dear in the images of motherhood we carry be our guide. We are grateful for all the parents that share the community of...
    Meditation | By Wayne B. Arnason | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day
  • Praise and thanks to you, divine source of comfort, of pleasure, of knowledge and of peace.
    Meditation | By Judy Welles | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day, Spring
  • On Mother's Day, one expects to read about the wonder and glory of motherhood....
    Reading | By Jane Rzepka | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Generations, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Relationships
  • We come together today in praise and thanksgivingfor the gift of life itself.Someone gave birth to us and some of us havegiven birth.All of us have been mothered in our time,All of us have mothered.Let our time today be one of recognition-- That we arrive from so many places,Joy and...
    Opening | By Mary J Harrington | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Mother's Day

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