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  • As we go forward into this frightening, exhilarating, confusing, miraculous world, may we offer our comfort to the afflicted our love to those who are lonely and our wish for all to be safe.
    Closing | By Cheryl Block | September 14, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Caring, Community, Compassion, Living Our Faith, Service
  • 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
  • I light this chalice for all the times you have lit this chalice; For every time you struck the match Or flicked that zapper thing Or empowered a nervous parishioner to do the same. I light this chalice for all that you've done: For all you've fostered and cultivated and nudged; For all you've...
    Chalice Lighting | By Celia Thurston | June 12, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Leadership, Ministerial Transition, Ministry, Relationships, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • We have basked in the warmth and beauty of this flame and this community. As the chalice flame is extinguished, let us carry its glow within. Let us kindle new sparks within these walls and beyond.
    Chalice Extinguishing | By Debra Burrell | May 30, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Beauty, Community, Living Our Faith, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Service, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism
  • I was talking with God the other day, ‘cause we’re cool like that. And God said “Hey, I want you to tell people something.” And I was kinda busy, so I pretended like I didn't hear. And God poked me and said, “I’m not kidding. Pay attention,” (‘cause while we’re cool, we aren’t...
    Meditation | By Amy Petrie Shaw | November 28, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, God, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Love, Playfulness, Progress, Service
  • "With our minds and our hearts and our hands, may we choose to bless the world." Sheet music available in 4-part harmony.
    Music | By Elizabeth H. Norton | July 29, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Commitment, Grace, Gratitude, Living Our Faith, Love, Purpose, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Holy One, known by many names and beyond all names—Spirit of Life, Spirit of Love, Spirit of Community, Spirit of Justice: We ask your blessings on the people who have been called to lead the community in which we live and work and play. Help them as leaders to not ask first “How do we fix...
    Prayer | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Community, Democracy, Humanism, Inclusion, Leadership, Secular, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Holy One, known by many names and beyond all names, known in many ways and beyond our knowing: We gather together this evening in the cold of winter as people of many faiths, as Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Unitarian Universalists, as believers and non believers, young and old, gay and straight...
    Prayer | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Compassion, Hope, Immigration, Interdependence, Justice, Poverty, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to bless or curse the world. The mind's power, the strength of the hands, the reaches of the heart, the gift of speaking, listening, imagining, seeing, waiting Any of these can serve to feed the hungry, bind up wounds, welcome the...
    Blessing | By Rebecca Ann Parker | February 9, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Choice, Community, Humanism, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Sacred, Secular, Service, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism
  • No matter how weak or how frightened we may feel, we each have gifts that can make a difference in the world. In this coming week, may you do at least one thing to support the broken; to welcome the stranger; to celebrate what is worthy; to do the work of justice and love. Be strong. Be connected.
    Benediction | By Maureen Killoran | February 7, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Calling, Caring, Challenge, Direct Experience, Hope, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Would you be with me in a spirit of meditation, reflection, and prayer. Friends, it has been another challenging week in our world. I want to invite us to start with some silence, time to reconnect with our breath and reground ourselves. Let’s be in silence together. Silence... ring bell. This...
    Prayer | By Laura Horton-Ludwig | February 1, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Humanism, Immigration, Justice, Living Our Faith, Service, Solidarity, Strength, Unitarian Universalism
  • What we would like to do is change the world—make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves... by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, the poor, of the destitute... [W]e can, to a certain extent, change the world; we...
    Quote | By Dorothy Day | December 19, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Christianity, Class, Justice, Poverty, Service, Transformation, Work
  • Spirit of Love and Life, may these common things be candles in the darkness, showing a refuge for those in need of safety and support....
    Blessing | By Patrick McLaughlin | December 6, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Caring, Commitment, Courage, Inclusion, Justice, Relationships, Secular, Service, Solidarity, Strength
  • When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild the nations, to...
    Affirmation | By Howard Thurman | December 6, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Advent, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Community, Hope, Justice, New Year, Peace, Purpose, Redemption, Service, Twelfth Night / Epiphany, Work
  • (written for the Presidential Election, 2016) I walk in, as on pilgrimage. The altar cloths are red, white, and blue the ushers are the women who have been running these things who have been running everything since before I was born. I’m handed the ballot like a scroll because the questions seem...
    Poetry | By Luke Stevens-Royer | November 25, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), America, Democracy, Direct Experience, Hope, Secular, Service, Spiritual Practice
  • This has been published with "they" pronouns; please use the most fitting pronoun in your own setting. Minister: I call (intern name) to the pulpit. Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of (name), we have begun a new thing by bringing (intern) into our midst, to learn the practice of...
    Ritual | By Michelle Buhite | October 12, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Commitment, Community, Growth, Leadership, Ministerial Transition, Purpose, Relationships, Service, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • The Chalice is now extinguished, but its light lives on in the minds and hearts and souls of each one of you. Carry that flame with you as you leave this place and share it With those you know With those you love and most especially, with those you have yet to meet.
    Chalice Extinguishing | By Brian Kiely | October 7, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Direct Experience, Purpose, Service, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism
  • Gracious God, from Exodus we hear you say, "I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared." You have called us all toward uncertain destinies, to cast our fate into unknown perils, upon paths as yet untrodden....
    Prayer | By Susan Maginn | September 18, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Calling, Caring, Christianity, God, Service, Trust, Vulnerability
  • Gracious God, A warrior fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. As a warrior prepares for battle, there is a solemn responsibility: to know how and when and if to take life, just as a warrior must know how and when and if to risk their own life....
    Prayer | By Susan Maginn | August 11, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Christianity, Discernment, Humanism, Justice, Military, Responsibility, Secular, Self-Respect, Service
  • In the first episode of "Call the Midwife"—a British show about post-WWII midwives—the main character Jenny Worth is just starting as a midwife in the East End of London. She experiences a moment of disgust and overwhelm at witnessing the awful experience of one of her expectant mothers. She...
    Reading | By Forrest Gilmore | July 28, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Compassion, Humanism, Integrity, Justice, Poverty, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Service, Spiritual Practice

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