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  • This glitter ritual for Pride could be done as part of congregational worship, by a smaller group before going to a Pride event, or as a stand-alone ritual to provide a spiritual and religious LGBTQ+-affirming space within larger Pride festivities.
    Ritual | By Hannah Roberts Villnave, Kayla Parker, Caitlin Cotter Coillberg | May 23, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Gender, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Playfulness, Pride Sunday, Respect, Sexuality, Wholeness, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • People who aren't neurodiverse tend to frame neurodiversity as symptoms of inconvenience to people around them. For me, my ADHD means beauty.
    Reflection | By Quinn Gormley | March 13, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Beauty, Direct Experience, Identity, Multiculturalism, Psychology, Self-Respect, Wonder, Worship
  • Spirit of the divine masculine, grant us the strength to nurture in ourselves, and in every young person we have the privilege to know, the gifts of patience, curiosity, and compassion.
    Prayer | By AJ van Tine | February 29, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Children, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Community, Gender, Growth, Identity, Youth/Teens, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When someone lists Unitarians or Universalists, they usually name white men. Never anyone Black like me.
    Reflection | By Connie Simon | February 28, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackHistoryMonth, #BlackLivesMatter, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Generations, History, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Self-Respect, Truth, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Universalism, 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
  • Just as I can believe in others, I also believe in me.
    Reflection | By Vanessa Titang | January 10, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Activism, Direct Experience, Discernment, Doubt, Humanism, Identity, Leadership, Ministry, Self-Respect, Worship
  • May this flag inspire us to live with pride, to embrace our truths, and to unite in the face of adversity.
    Blessing | By Michelle Collins | December 12, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #LGBTQ, #LoveResists, #Pride, Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Equity, Gender, Identity, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Relationships, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • You can’t 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
  • 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
  • This chalice is for the living, the changing, the becoming.
    Chalice Lighting | By Li Kynvi | March 15, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Growth, Identity, Living Our Faith, Transformation, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Today we celebrate the new name that reflects a truth long-hidden, now revealed.
    Ritual | By Karen G. Johnston | March 9, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Caring, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Life Transition, Naming Ceremony, Self-Respect, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May we be our descendants’ bravest heroes, keepers of the flame.
    Blessing | By Vanessa Titang | February 28, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Grace, Healing, Identity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Food carries the love, wisdom, and stories of survival of a people.
    Reflection | By Tania Márquez | February 8, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Family, Food, Generations, Identity, Worship
  • If we believe in the promise of our faith, we must continue pushing forward.
    Reading | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Challenge, Change, Identity, Living Our Faith, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • We are part of the connective tissue that holds the legacy and future of our faith.
    Reading | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Bridging, Coming-of-Age, Faith, Generations, Identity, Living Our Faith, Trauma
  • Change can be uncomfortable. Like any time we learn a new technology, it can take a little while to adjust.
    Time for All Ages | January 12, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Challenge, Change, Faith, Identity, Living Our Faith, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I wasn’t really “born this way.” I grew this way.
    Reflection | By Heather McDuffee | September 28, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #Pride, Choice, Coming Out, Friendship, God, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Marriage, National Coming Out Day, Transformation, Trust, Worship
  • Coming out is vulnerable, intimate, and holy.
    Homily | By Heather McDuffee | September 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #Pride, Acceptance, Christianity, Coming Out, Courage, Direct Experience, Family, Friendship, God, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, National Coming Out Day, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Can we find space for lifting our heads in wonder—that we’re still striving, still trying together
    Chalice Lighting | By Li Kynvi | August 10, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Business Meetings, Commitment, Community, Faith, Hope, Identity, Living Our Faith, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May you feel the freedom to stretch fully into your most true self.
    Ritual | By Kim Wildszewski | July 20, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Gender, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Self-Respect, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship

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