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  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote has been widely attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Quote | May 2, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Power, Purpose, Seven Principles, Solidarity, Strength
  • Within each of our hearts there is a most glorious light....
    Benediction | By James Morison | April 4, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Generosity, Healing, Hope, Humanism, Love, Secular, Strength, Unitarian Universalism, Wisdom, Worth
  • وطن المرء ليس مكان ولادته و لكنه المكان الذي تنتهي فيه كل محاولاته للهروب "Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease."...
    Quote | By Naguib Mahfouz | March 4, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Family, Home, Identity, International, Presence, Strength
  • Today, you join in membership. This is a moment of excitement and possibility. And although I don’t wish to pull you out of this moment, I need to talk to you for a bit about a moment in your future....
    Reading | By Liz James | February 11, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Commitment, Community, Covenant, Inclusion, Living Our Faith, New Member Ceremony, Reconciliation, Relationships, Strength, Teamwork, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • We light this chalice on the brink of a new year Letting go of what has been Open and hopeful for what may come Renewed, restored, ready To live Life fully anew May we move forward with intention. Note: this chalice lighting can be read in unison or responsively.
    Chalice Lighting | By Lois Van Leer | January 14, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Chinese New Year, Ending, Healing, Health, Hope, Letting Go, New Year, Purpose, Rosh Hashanah, Strength, Vision, Wholeness
  • We light this flame As our fervent plea to brighten the dark corners of our hearts; We hold this flame For in it is the promise of warmth for souls grown cold in loss and despair; We kindle this light That we might continue to find comfort in its warmth; strength in its light; holiness in its...
    Chalice Lighting | By S. William Feiss | November 10, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), All Souls Day, Animal Memorial, Death, Día de los Muertos, Forgiveness, Healing, Love, Meaning, Memorial Services, Purpose, Sacred, Samhain, Sorrow, Strength, Truth
  • Reader 1: The word courage comes from the Latin cor, which means heart. According to poet Mark Nepo, the original use of the word courage meant to stand by one’s core: a “striking concept that reinforces the belief found in almost all traditions that living from the Center is what enables us to...
    Chalice Lighting | By Erika Hewitt | October 29, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Courage, Covenant, Identity, Love, Power, Purpose, Relationships, Responsibility, Strength, Trust
  • We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of...
    Affirmation | By Starhawk | August 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Community, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, Home, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Strength
  • This is a ritual of caring for one another, couched in terms of struggle and hope.
    Ritual | By Erika Hewitt | July 24, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Connections, Direct Experience, Hope, Pain, Relationships, Strength, Vulnerability
  • Be revered In thee the faithful hope that still looks forward, And keeps the life-spark warm of future action Beneath the cloak of patient sufferance.
    Closing | By Margaret Fuller | June 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Faith, Hope, Patience, Self-Respect, Strength, Suffering, Unitarianism
  • When we are overwhelmed with the world And cannot see our way clear, When life seems a struggle between tedium and apathy Or frenzy and exhaustion; When today seems a punishment and tomorrow a torment, May we find the courage of patience. May we recognize courage in ourselves and our companions;...
    Meditation | By Richard S. Gilbert | June 4, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Courage, Despair, Direct Experience, Fear, Pain, Patience, Solidarity, Strength, Stress, Suffering
  • Torn and confused, lonely and enraged, I greet the new day with suspicion. Spirit of Life, show me the gate to healing. May I find in my hands the tools to craft a way through the pain. When even those tools fail me, may other hands reach out....
    Prayer | By Jane E Mauldin | June 3, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Healing, Pain, Solidarity, Strength, Trust, Weakness
  • We traveled long We traveled far To be right here Where we are Reach out a hand No need to fear 'Cause all we need Right Here
    Music | By Sam Turton | May 28, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Community, Connections, Direct Experience, Hope, Humanism, Love, Purpose, Relationships, Strength, Unity
  • Text from "Love Will Guide Us," by Sally Rogers, #131,… the Living Tradition.
    Image | By Ellen Rockett | May 7, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Humanism, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Seven Principles, Strength, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • In order to get out I must go through. There is no other way. No other way? But there must be another way, an easier path, a well-lit road. I cast about, scan the horizon— No other way. The way out is the way through. The way through is the way hard....
    Poetry | By Kathy Fuson Hurt | April 27, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Challenge, Ending, Journey, Letting Go, Patience, Strength
  • Love is knotted and gnarled, like an old tree fighting with the wind, like branches too brittle for their own good, like roots that relentlessly inform how deeply we can trust and how freely we can forgive.
    Quote | By Jan Carlsson-Bull | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Forgiveness, Love, Strength, Trust, Weakness
  • Once upon a time there were two rivers flowing side by side. Both rivers liked to argue about who was the best. “The water in my river is better than the water in your river!” said one. “No, the water in my river is better than the water in your river!” said the other. The two rivers would...
    Story | By Christopher Buice | April 14, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Individualism, Nature, Purpose, Strength, Unity
  • Once, two frogs were hopping through the forest when they accidently hopped into a big churn of cream. The sides of the churn were so slick and slippery that there was no place to hold on to, so the frogs had to swim in circles to stay afloat. After a long time one frog said, “There is no hope.
    Story | By Christopher Buice | April 14, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Courage, Hope, Strength, Stress
  • Once there was a little girl who worried about a very big problem—world hunger. She read in the newspaper about children all over the world who did not have enough to eat. She wanted to do something about it, but she was only a little girl and this was a giant problem. What could she possibly do...
    Story | By Christopher Buice | April 14, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Generosity, Power, Service, Stewardship, Strength
  • There once was a beautiful and powerful tiger. One day she was captured by a mean and cruel man who put her into a cage. The man kept the cage in the jungle not far from his house. Everyday he would bring out a bowl of water and some food for the lonely tiger....
    Story | By Christopher Buice | April 14, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beauty, Freedom, Friendship, Power, Strength

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