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  • وطن المرء ليس مكان ولادته و لكنه المكان الذي تنتهي فيه كل محاولاته للهروب "Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease."...
    Quote | By Naguib Mahfouz | March 4, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Family, Home, Identity, International, Presence, Strength
  • These banners, based on welcoming signs by Maryah Converse, are designed for use on Facebook, Twitter, and GooglePlus. The banners' designer, Ellen Rockett, incorporated background designs from 19th century drawings of mosque art released by the New York Public Library's Digital Collection.
    Image | By Maryah Converse, Ellen Rockett | January 29, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Home, Hospitality, Immigration, Inclusion, International, Islam, Multiculturalism
  • Under the wide sky, upon this earth the feet will dance of children stretching, swinging, leaping in joy, challenging themselves with new achievements as the years go by. Memory of goodness is made in such moments as this place will bring. May those who play here feel cared for and filled with life.
    Blessing | By Emmy Lou Belcher | October 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Building/Space Dedication, Challenge, Children, Community, Generations, Gratitude, Growth, Home, Joy, Playfulness
  • We, all of us, build houses for our dreams.. The masonry and lumber, glass and tiles, A solid form, wherein we see our hopes, A shelter and protection for our growth....
    Blessing | By Dori J. Somers | October 15, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Building/Space Dedication, Community, Courage, Dignity, Direct Experience, Growth, Home, Hope, Inclusion, Integrity, Love, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism
  • We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of...
    Affirmation | By Starhawk | August 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Community, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Home, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Strength
  • if we show them at all most of us who write our secrets down and call it poetry prefer to slip it under the door and run, and if we must be present at the reading, disguise ourselves in sotto voice and pale monotone but here was one who could take us into his personal life and show us around as i...
    Poetry | By Ric Masten | June 3, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Connections, Home, Honesty, Hospitality, Humility, Intimacy, Relationships, Solidarity, Vulnerability, Wholeness
  • Where will you go home? These mountains cannot receive you, and there is no cave or grave to be dug for you in your old hills. And still a current of air keeps singing home . . . home as if that meant something you could go to, as if something could finally stand still. Turn then, and keep turning.
    Meditation | By Lynn Ungar | May 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Change, Dignity, Home, Searching, Suffering, Transformation
  • Once upon a time there was a teacher named Sophia. Sophia had been a teacher in the town where she lived for so long that the kids she first had in her class grew up and had kids of their own and sent them to her class too....
    Story | By Becky Brooks | April 15, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Abundance, Generosity, God, Home, Hospitality, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarian Universalism
  • Why did I listen to Your calling, O God? Why did I step out on faith, O Love? Why did I lift my feet, ignore my fear, and run ­toward the unknown? Now I am far from home. My heart aches for my familiar land, for ­people who greeted me with kisses. I can’t see the way back—it doesn’t exist. I...
    Poetry | By Angela Herrera | March 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Despair, Direct Experience, Fear, Home, Listening, Searching
  • Committed to respond to the call of a wounded world… We join together this day with loving hearts, hands and minds. Embracing the interconnected web of water, air and earth… We light a fire of sustaining hope, ever bright with love and justice. May we bring forth this day new wisdom, strength...
    Opening | By Lynn Harrison | March 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Climate Justice, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Home, Nature, Responsibility, Unitarian Universalism
  • Go forth Because we are always going forth from somewhere Going from our homes, our childhoods Going from our cities and countries Going from innocence to experience to enlightenment Going into mystery and questions Going into the desert Getting to the other side....
    Poetry | By Rick Hoyt | March 9, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Aging, Change, Home, Letting Go, Mystery, Sacred, Unitarian Universalism, Wisdom
  • A cold grey sky, a cold grey sea And a cold grey mist that is chilling me; A light that burns on the harbor bar With the dull dim glow of a distant star....
    Poetry | By Lewis H. Latimer | March 9, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Earth, Earth-Centered, Home, Letting Go, Mystery
  • Responsive Reading of Dedication 2011 (based on readings from 1950 and 1964 dedications of this church adapted by Rev. Kanter)....
    Ritual | By Daniel Chesney Kanter | February 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Building/Space Dedication, Generations, History, Home, Unitarian Universalism
  • We ask blessings on this, our church home. May this building be a tool to continue the good work of our helping hands, our loving hearts, and open minds. May this home be safe harbor for all who sail upon the sea of Life, and a beacon of hope to those on rough waters....
    Blessing | By Jennifer Stokes | January 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Building/Space Dedication, Commitment, Community, Empathy, Generosity, Gratitude, Home, Responsibility, Reverence, Stewardship, Vision, WorshipWeb
  • May the walls of this house be strong in the face of storms: Whether of winds or of words, whether of thunder or of tyranny. May the windows of this house be clear to the world's light: Whether of dawns or of daring, whether of sunsets or of stillness....
    Meditation | By Michael DeVernon Boblett | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Building/Space Dedication, Community, Friendship, Home, Hospitality, New Home
  • The most important thing that I’ve learned in traveling to more than twenty countries is the art of being a guest. And I’m a particularly fine visitor at the supper table. I’ve consumed live fish in Inner Mongolia, not-quite-coagulated blood sausage on the Tibetan plateau, shredded pig’s ear...
    Reading | By Jeffrey A. Lockwood | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Body, Direct Experience, Food, Home, Hospitality, Interdependence, Kindness, Prophetic Words & Deeds
  • In this small flame dwell: the beacon light of lanterns guiding travelers home; the warmth of hearth fires tended through the generations; the transforming energy of furnaces and the power and life of our sun. May these blessings -- warmth and light and life-giving energy -- be kindled in each of...
    Chalice Lighting | By Jean L Wahlstrom | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Community, Family, Friendship, Generations, Home, Journey, Love, Power, Transformation, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • In English This is a prayer for all the travelers. For the ones who start out in beauty, who fall from grace, who step gingerly, looking for the way back. And for those who are born into the margins, who travel from one liminal space to another, crossing boundaries in search of center. This is a...
    Meditation | By Angela Herrera | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Home, Journey, Multiculturalism, Partner Church Observation, Vision, Multiculturalism
  • To those of you who are visitors here for the first time, thank you again for being with us. If you are lonely, here you will find a warm companionship....
    Welcome | By David R Chapman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Connections, Direct Experience, Friendship, Home, Secular, Strength, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • Opening Prayer As we draw together this evening, let us pause for moment to remember the faces of the many women who have gathered in this space to build a house for <name>....
    Blessing | By Carie J Johnsen | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Building/Space Dedication, Community, Family, Grace, Gratitude, Home, Interdependence, Love, New Home, Sacred, Strength, Unitarian Universalism

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