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  • “[Democracy] is not merely majority rule based on the fact that the majority has the physical force to prevail…"
    Quote | By W.E.B. Du Bois | February 20, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), America, Covenant, Democracy, Governance, Interdependence, Leadership, Politics, Rights, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • If you’re seeking sacred Black “text” in our tradition, you have to examine the way our Black ancestors lived.
    Reflection | By Takiyah Nur Amin | February 7, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackHistoryMonth, #BlackLivesMatter, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Anti-Oppression, Covenant, Generations, History, Identity, Living Our Faith, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Universalism, Worship
  • Love is the center and foundation of this faith... let fall away all that might distract us from the whole-hearted practice of Love.
    Welcome | By Shari Woodbury | January 31, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #Article2, Anti-Oppression, Community, Covenant, Living Our Faith, Love, Principles and Purposes, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • A script for commissioning an affiliated community minister.
    Ritual | By Elizabeth Harding, Susan Frances, Eileen Wiviott | November 20, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Covenant, Leadership, Ministry, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Speaking from the heart can turn an ordinary meeting into a rewarding one.
    Chalice Lighting | By Ben Ogilvie | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Business Meetings, Connections, Covenant, Relationships, Teamwork, Unitarian Universalism, Work, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Preparation: acquire a wooden block tower building game (similar to Jenga ©). If possible, consider getting a jumbo version of game because its size lends itself to more visibility for the congregation and more space for more kids to participate. Other supplies: signs or name tags that state...
    Time for All Ages | By Karen G. Johnston | October 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, Compromise, Conflict, Covenant, Relationships, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The spiritual touchstones I trust are found in community.
    Homily | By Joel Miller | March 28, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Community, Covenant, Discernment, Identity, Living Our Faith, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When covenant / breaks, we need to come home / to trust.
    Reading | By Frances Koziar | March 9, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Covenant, Doubt, Humanism, Interdependence, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • To be a Unitarian Universalist means we’ll never be done with the work.
    Chalice Lighting | By Erika Hewitt | November 9, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Community, Covenant, Identity, Living Our Faith, Purpose, Seven Principles, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, Universalism
  • Note: This was written and led by co-ministers to celebrate the installation of a third minister in a different congregation. Please change pronouns as necessary. Leader 1: What a joy it is to be here today… and to celebrate the shared ministry of this congregation. It is, indeed shared ministry,...
    Ritual | By Wendy Bartel, Lynn Gardner | November 6, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Covenant, Installations, Interdependence, Leadership, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Reader 1: In 1637, the white settlers in what was to become the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, wanted to start a church. What they longed for was sincere religious association based in love, and founded in freedom. Reader 2: The idea of a free church took shape among the people—a church whose...
    Affirmation | By Erika Hewitt | August 8, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Covenant, History, Identity, Installations, Interdependence, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism
  • We don’t always know what comes next, but that cannot dissuade us.
    Meditation | By Julián Jamaica Soto | June 17, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Covenant, Home, Hope, Interdependence, Purpose, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism
  • See now the daybreak of our love: Through it may we be lifted, For when the nightfall closes in, May strength anew be gifted. Yes! Love endures on this good Earth. Our steadfast hope we’re bringing; We sing a truth no creed can end. How can we keep from singing? Good people gather to proclaim new...
    Music | By Eliot Brian Chenowith | May 8, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Arts & Music, Covenant, Friendship, Humanism, Joy, Love, Marriage, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
  • We are a People of Memory. As inheritors of our ancestors’ legacy, we hold their stories tenderly. Gleaning wisdom from diverse journeys; united in hope for the future. Guide us to trust in love as we kindle this flame together.
    Chalice Lighting | By Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson | March 27, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Compassion, Courage, Covenant, Diversity, Faith, Hope, Journey, Living Our Faith, Love, Tradition
  • It is our work, shared with each other in covenant, That creates and sustains this beloved community. We extinguish this chalice, but its light lives on in the directions we have chosen today. The light of this faith lives on in us, together, in our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits. Amen and...
    Chalice Extinguishing | By Krista Taves | January 31, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Community, Connections, Covenant, Faith, Growth, Interdependence, Relationships, Vision
  • What is it That calls you here That calls you onward That calls you inward That leads you homeward? What is it That gives you the power To make that change To ask that question To take that journey?...
    Opening | By Monica Jacobson-Tennessen | January 20, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Authority, Contemplation, Covenant, Journey, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism
  • Our communities of memory and promise are founded upon covenants because we all need a defense against the impulse of immediate feelings that challenge our best intentions. It is necessary to be reminded from time to time of what you said you were going to do, and what you really want, over and...
    Reading | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | February 21, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Building/Space Dedication, Business Meetings, Commitment, Community, Connections, Covenant, Homecoming / Ingathering, Installations, Integrity, Interdependence, Living Our Faith, Ordinations, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • In our congregations, how often do we assume that preachers, music directors, and other worship leaders are there to fulfill our personal preferences?
    Leader Resource | By Erika Hewitt, Erica Baron | January 10, 2018 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Arts & Music, Conflict, Covenant, Direct Experience, Leadership, Responsibility, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • I put my faith in you. I put my faith in every one of you who woke up this morning with the weight of loss—manifesting as numbness, anger, fear, or an alienating, aching pain. I put my faith in you, and I pray you will put your faith in me. We need one another now, because we will not make it...
    Affirmation | By Anya Sammler-Michael | January 4, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Commitment, Community, Connections, Courage, Covenant, Disaster or Crisis, Humanism, Interdependence, Relationships, Secular, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism
  • Loving inclusion has been an elusive goal within our congregations. We are a covenantal people, and the promise of our faith, which was enough to bring us together, should have been enough to bind us together in love. Many hearts have been, and often continue to be, broken, time and again....
    Litany | By Viola Abbitt | October 15, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Community, Covenant, Direct Experience, Integrity, Listening, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Reconciliation, Unitarian Universalism

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