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  • Your spiritual quest begins now.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Mystery, Religion, Six Sources, Wonder
  • I learned the hard way that there is a deep difference between the Jesus that Black folks worship and the Jesus that white Christians worship.
    Reading | By Austin Channing Brown | June 27, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Christianity, Direct Experience, History, Power, Race/Ethnicity, Religion
  • "A faith that is not the sister of justice is bound to bring people to grief....
    Quote | By James Luther Adams | October 16, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Freedom, Justice, Religion, Unitarianism
  • Reason is an important tool, sure — an essential arbiter of truth claims about the world. But religion is grounded someplace deeper, where we experience the joy of living and are connected intimately with all that is....
    Reading | By Mark Ward | April 20, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Humanism, Purpose, Reason, Religion, Reverence
  • This Time for All Ages is greatly enhanced by visual elements. If you're able to create a slide show, it may be helpful to show the accompanying images, as well as diagrams of the geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system. We humans have always looked up at the stars, wondered about...
    Time for All Ages | By Erika Hewitt | March 21, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Awe, Earth Day, History, Identity, International, Living Our Faith, Partner Church Observation, Religion, Science, Secular, Wonder
  • One day, your church was born. Maybe it was a gathering of saints, called together for the common worship of a wrathful god, ceaselessly praying between bouts of decrying the evil of Christmas or dancing. Or maybe a few brave souls answered a notice in the newspaper, curiosity piqued by the...
    Reading | By Sean Neil-Barron | February 26, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Building/Space Dedication, Business Meetings, Change, Child Dedication, Community, Creativity, Direct Experience, Generations, Installations, Leadership, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Religion, Sacred, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • Breathe with me Breathe with me—the breath of life Inhale, Inspire, Inspiration, Ruacḥ, Pneuma, Spiritus, the Holy Spirit the many names for breath. Breathe with me. Know that with each breath we take in molecules of air that were breathed by every person that ever lived. Breathe with me, and...
    Prayer | By Matt Alspaugh | February 26, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Body, Buddhism, Christianity, Commitment, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Hinduism, Interdependence, Peace, Religion, WorshipWeb
  • They say a story can carry a truth far greater than the literal truth. We Unitarians* know the value of stories. We know they carry truth. We know they carry more truth than just the plain truth ever can. Maybe we can’t believe a virgin gave birth to the son of God: but we can believe that all...
    Meditation | By Kate McKenna | January 12, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Belief, Birth, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Credo, Faith, Living Our Faith, Mystery, Religion, Unitarianism, WorshipWeb
  • For all who die in war We lift up our hearts For all who live in suffering in the aftermath of violence We lift up our hearts For all who give their lives in smoke and flame We lift up our hearts For all who go on in honor of the dead We lift up our hearts For all who have served We lift up our...
    Prayer | By Amy Petrie Shaw | October 30, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Brokenness, Buddhism, Christianity, Conflict, Direct Experience, Islam, Judaism, Memorial Day, Pain, Peace, Reconciliation, Religion, United Nations Day, Veterans Day, War, WorshipWeb
  • A religion that promises a life without tension, a life without conflict, a life without suffering, is a religion of passivity, a religion of mediocrity, a religion of insignificance. Everything worth doing in the world is a desperate gamble, a game of chance, where nothing is certain. What is love?
    Meditation | By David O. Rankin | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Challenge, Conflict, Courage, Faith, Journey, Living Our Faith, Love, Religion, Suffering
  • At one point in her novel Fly Away Home, American writer Marge Piercy has a mother say of her daughters: “The girls had been raised Unitarian (Universalist), which seemed a nice, sensible compromise between having no religion at all and having to lie about what we believed. Enough religion to be...
    Sermon | By Scott W. Alexander | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Belief, Commitment, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Religion, Unitarian Universalism
  • Overview: An awesome involving activity that helps people to answer those tough questions about Unitarian Universalism (UU). Gets people to open up and lets everyone learn about each other. Not to mention it's a lot of fun! Theme or Background: The theme is explaining your UU faith and heritage.
    Activity | By Barbara Wells ten Hove | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Faith, Playfulness, Religion
  • Many of us have stories about God. A college student once told me how he asked questions about God in his childhood church and the leaders did not know how to answer. He decided that God must not be real....
    Sermon | By Susan Maginn | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Agnosticism, Atheism, God, Love, Religion, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Universalism, Worth
  • Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    Quote | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, God, Hope, Justice, Peace, Religion
  • To escape the trap of public acclaim, an authentic church should advertise as follows:...
    Meditation | By David O. Rankin | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Love, Religion

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