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  • Throughout time, our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition has held a thread of clarity: how we relate to each other creates the conditions of hell or heaven here on earth. We may not know or agree about what lies beyond this life, but it's our conviction that that our actions– and our inactions...
    Meditation | By Deanna Vandiver | August 14, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Salvation
  • The flaming chalice was first used by the Unitarian Service Committee as a symbol of life-saving refuge for people fleeing persecution in Europe. As we light this chalice, we invoke the love that called people to put their lives at risk to save others. May we be vessels of life-saving welcome.
    Chalice Lighting | By Michael J. Tino | July 28, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Commitment, Community, Ethics, History, Justice, Justice Sunday, Relationships, Salvation, Unitarianism
  • She called to ask if I would baptize her infant son. I said, "What we do is like a baptism, but not exactly. And we normally do it only for people who are part of the church family. The next one we have scheduled is in May." She said, "Could we come to talk with you about it anyway?" They came to...
    Meditation | By Robert Walsh | January 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Child Dedication, Children, Faith, Family, Fathers, God, Grace, Love, Mothers, New Child, Parents, Salvation, Unitarian Universalism
  • Sheet Music (PDF) - In the darkness of the winter, quiet hearts beneath the sky, we are waiting for the daystar and a holy newborn’s cry. Friends and family here have gathered, gathered here from near and far, sharing hearts and...
    Music | By Ruben Piirainen, Suzelle Lynch | December 16, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Advent, Awe, Children, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Family, Hope, Love, Salvation, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule, Wonder
  • The statement Black Lives Matter might be hard to hear because it floats. It is a bit of hyperbole. There is no counter point, no balancing narrative. This is something our culture is not accustomed to. We are used to having a good guy and a bad guy, a protagonist and an antagonist. We’ve seen...
    Sermon | By Nathan Ryan | November 24, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Faith, Oppression, Pain, Race/Ethnicity, Redemption, Salvation, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • "We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”...
    Quote | By Dorothy Day | October 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Community, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Salvation
  • Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; Therefore, we are saved by...
    Reading | By Reinhold Neibuhr | June 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Ethics, Faith, Forgiveness, History, Hope, Limitations, Living Our Faith, Love, Salvation, Work
  • “It’s hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge. If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and...
    Meditation | By Richard S. Gilbert | June 4, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Balance, Guilt, Individualism, Joy, Justice, Salvation, Service, Suffering, Wholeness
  • All this talk of saving souls. Souls weren’t made to save, like Sunday clothes that give out at the seams. They’re made for wear; they come with lifetime guarantees. Don’t save your soul. Pour it out like rain on cracked, parched earth. Give your soul away, or pass it like a candle flame. Sing...
    Meditation | By Linda M. Underwood | June 2, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Activism, Empathy, Forgiveness, Playfulness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Sacrifice, Salvation, Service, Work
  • By what are you saved?And how? Saved like a bit of string, tucked away in a drawer? Saved like a child rushed from a burning building, already singed and coughing smoke? Or are you salvaged like a car part—the one good door when the rest is wrecked? Do you believe me when I say you are neither...
    Meditation | By Lynn Ungar | May 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beauty, Caring, Health, Salvation, Vulnerability
  • A good anger swallowed clots the blood to slime —Marge Piercy But what is to be done with it, this anger that dare not be swallowed? Should it be diluted with denial, cooled with indifference? Should it be sweetened with good intentions, softened with lies? Should it be spewed out red hot over...
    Poetry | By Stephen M. Shick | March 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Anger, Direct Experience, Salvation
  • Introduction One year for the November Service Auction, [a member] asked and I agreed to have a sermon topic listed among the many items available for bidding....
    Sermon | By Victoria Safford | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Generosity, Growth, Integrity, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Salvation, Unitarian Universalism
  • I do not know if the seasons remember their history or if the days and nights by which we count time remember their own passing. I do not know if the oak tree remembers its planting or if the pine remembers its slow climb toward sun and stars. I do not know if the squirrel remembers last fall's...
    Meditation | By Burton D. Carley | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Autumnal Equinox, Earth, Earth-Centered, Growth, Meaning, Nature, Reverence, Salvation, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • One day I was sitting in a coffee shop downtown when I noticed a couple of street corner evangelists setting up shop across the street—an older and a younger man (possibly his son?), wearing dark suits and ties and wielding King James Version bibles. They commenced taking turns preaching the...
    Sermon | By Richard R Davis | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Belief, Commitment, Faith, Salvation, Searching, Unitarian Universalism
  • As must be obvious to every one of you, these are times of great tension and conflict in America. Much of this turmoil in our nation is focused on what many observers have called The Culture Wars...the very vocal and visible battles that are occurring on many fronts to determine whose values,...
    Sermon | By Scott W. Alexander | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Culture, Grace, History, Salvation, Tradition, Universalism
  • Rev. James Madison Rasnake was the best Baptist minister in Georgia. His first career had been as a lawyer, and he was known for his splendid reasoning abilities. After creating a well-known law practice, he found his true calling—ministry—in particular, the Baptist ministry. In 1896 he was...
    Story | By Denise Tracy | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: History, Salvation, Universalism
  • The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord keep all those whom you love, whether here or in some other place. May God be your companion and you be God's friend, as you walk together through all the days of your life; and at the journey's end, may you find the welcome of God's love. It keeps us all.
    Closing | By Charles C Forman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Connections, Death, Friendship, God, Reverence, Sacred, Salvation, Unitarian Universalism
  • O Thou, whose kingdom is within, may all thy names be hallowed. May no one of them be turned against the others to divide those who address thee. May thy presence be made known to us in mercy, beauty, love and justice. May thy kingdom come to be in the life of all humankind....
    Meditation | By Jacob Trapp | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Forgiveness, God, Presence, Salvation, Searching
  • Thou who art the soul and heart of life, save us from fear—the fear of days and nights yet to be, the fear of the known and the unknown, the fear that builds high walls around our spirits and our lives, the fear that closes in and envelops us, the fear that nibbles at the edges of every...
    Meditation | By David A Johnson | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Compassion, Courage, Despair, Discernment, Doubt, Faith, Fear, Freedom, Hope, Palm Sunday, Salvation
  • "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;...
    Quote | By Reinhold Neibuhr | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Faith, Hope, Love, Salvation

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