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  • Spirit of Life and Love, Holy One of our Being and our Becoming, That which is Sacred Within, Among, and Beyond Us… We know so many stories about You: God, Lord, King, Father. Earth Mother, Great Spirit, Universe. Holy Parent, Divine Love, Deepest Longings, Covenanted Partner. We know stories...
    Prayer | By Mandie McGlynn | January 29, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Discernment, God, Honesty, Listening, Self-Respect, Truth, Unitarian Universalism, Vision
  • May all our hours together be blessed as this one has been: by open-hearted sharing, learning from one another, and making beautiful harmonies together. And may we greet everyone we encounter with the same acceptance and grateful kinship, until we meet again. Blessed be.
    Closing | By Amy Zucker Morgenstern | September 14, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Acceptance, Community, Honesty, Relationships, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Water Communion
  • Holy One, on this day of remembrance we say aloud their names again: the names of those who died this year. Died — the word is jarring. So jarring that we hardly use the word, substituting euphemisms that are a bit more vague. Sometimes people say “lost” when what they mean is dead: “We lost...
    Prayer | By Lori Walke | January 4, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), All Souls Day, Death, Día de los Muertos, Direct Experience, Family, Generations, Grief, Honesty, Love, Memorial Day, Memorial Services, Remembrance Day
  • Spirit of Compassion, help us draw strength from all that we are. Give us new language with which to claim our wholeness, a new litany of joy built out of words that wounded.
    Reflection | By Lindasusan Ulrich | December 6, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Body, Direct Experience, Fat Liberation, Fear, Honesty, Humanism, Secular, Self-Respect, Truth, Vulnerability, Wholeness
  • I long for progressive religious communities that are confessing communities—places where we admit our wrongdoings, are held accountable, and called back into covenant.
    Reflection | By Robin Tanner | May 3, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Character, Christianity, Community, Conscience, Direct Experience, Honesty, Humility
  • We are sometimes selfish, sometimes complicit with systems that do harm, sometimes the cause of pain and injustice. Until we can hold compassion for ourselves and others—until we can be forgiving when we fall short—our love is incomplete.
    Reflection | By Sean Parker Dennison | March 29, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Compassion, Conscience, Direct Experience, Disability, Growth, Honesty, Humanism, Multiculturalism, Secular, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability
  • This name now symbolizes all that you truly are and are becoming.
    Ritual | By Laura Bogle | April 5, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Body, Direct Experience, Gender, Honesty, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Life Transition, Multiculturalism, Transformation, Wholeness
  • #‎BlackLivesMatter Let the only burning be the fire of commitment in our hearts, minds, hands, spirits in our community of faith. Live solidarity. Use your voice. Demand justice... better, live it into being. Cry out for others to join you. Name hate as hate—without shrinking back without...
    Poetry | By Jeannie Shero | August 11, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Change, Direct Experience, Honesty, Humanism, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Oppression, Power, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism
  • There are different versions of this Middle Eastern folktale; this version is just one way to tell it. You can find storytelling tips on WorshipWeb, but this story is also followed by suggestions about integrating this story into worship....
    Story | By Anonymous | August 10, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Animals, Honesty, Integrity, International, Mindfulness, Playfulness, Power, Relationships, Vision
  • 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
  • Today I have too many friends who are dying. Sometimes at a memorial service I feel dissatisfied, and I’m the preacher in charge. I realize I can’t figure out how to preach my view of resurrection. I know that people would want to hear it, I’m not worried about offending or confusing anyone. I...
    Meditation | By Meg Barnhouse | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Death, Direct Experience, Family, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Intimacy, Love, Memorial Services, Nature, Peace, Truth
  • Let us be attendant now upon hope, faith, and love. Let us know ourselves to be in the presence of the Source and Ground of these things and everything, everything known and unknown, everything known and to-be-known, everything known and never-to-be-known. Here, in the conjunction of past and...
    Meditation | By Richard F. Beil | May 14, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Faith, Honesty, Hope, Installations, Justice, Love, Ministerial Transition, Peace, Sacred, Service, Solidarity, Transcendence
  • As the year winds down to its close And we are submerged once again In the seasonal darkness we have come to know so well, We have reason to think back upon the year that was, If only because it will soon be gone....
    Meditation | By Mark Stringer | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Honesty, Letting Go, New Year, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • My friend Sue has a son with autism who is now 19 years old. When Adam was younger (8–13) and when they would go to the grocery store, he would inevitably make a scene because he would want his parents to buy something he couldn’t have. This would be no ordinary scene of power play and wielding...
    Sermon | By Laurie Thomas | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Body, Children, Direct Experience, Disability, Honesty, Illness, Multiculturalism, Parents, Relationships, Respect, Unitarian Universalism

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