The Deep Well of Black Lives

We will ring out the ghosts of those lost in the middle passages, lost to the whips and depravation, lost to the lynches and the bullets, lost to the prisons and the chains of racism.

K Kristen L. Harper

Love Is Our Greatest Purpose

We affirm that love is our greatest purpose. Accepting one another is the truest form of faithful living.

J Jay E Abernathy, Jr

You Matter

You matter. There is no one like you; never will be again, from the birth of the earth to its outermost end.

M Matthew Rosin

This Essential Work of Justice and Liberation for All

By no means are we [Unitarian Universalists] perfect; we often fail as much as we succeed. Yet even when "we have broken our vows a thousand times,"* we return to this essential work of justice and liberation for all. We do the work best when we remember what church is and what it is not. Church is...

R Rosemary Bray McNatt

A Stream of Living History

We place flowers on the altar to remember those people—living and dead—who shaped the congregation that we call our spiritual home.

E Erika A. Hewitt

Affirmation of Mutual Care

Reader 1: In 1637, the white settlers in what was to become the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, wanted to start a church. What they longed for was sincere religious association based in love, and founded in freedom. ...

E Erika A. Hewitt

Circle of Care

In religious community, we share our joys and our triumphs, our sorrows and our broken places. ...

L Lisa Bovee-Kemper

Constellations of Our Lives

Humans make maps of stars. May the stories we connect draw constellations that reflect a shared ministry calling out the best in us.

K Karen G. Johnston

We Are Grateful

Of all the gifts in all the world, for food we are grateful.

A Amy Kindred

All Water Is One Water

Water unites us. All water is one water, shape-shifting as it goes on and on in its unending cycle. The stream we gather by unites us with all the waters of the world, for all of life depends on water. ...

R Rose Edington and Mel Hoover