Weaving Our Losses

We can weave each other back into community and connection, just as we have woven our separate ribbons to make something beautiful.

S Shari Woodbury

COVID-19 Grief and Gratitude Ritual

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is real for all of us, whether we are touched by it directly or indirectly. Some of us know people who have the virus, and its impact is getting closer as we learn of second cousins and friends of friends who have died of COVID-19. ...

C Cathy Rion Starr

Circle This Flame

We share this water to honor the sacrifices of those who fight fires. We share this water, as tears of mourning for lost lives. We share this water with all who thirst for ecological justice.

A Amy Brooks

Blessing of Shared Ministry

Note: This was written and led by co-ministers to celebrate the installation of a third minister in a different congregation. Please change pronouns as necessary. ...

W Wendy Bartel and Lynn Gardner

Commissioning of RE Teachers

Minister: The cultural and ethnical diversity in our region shapes our mission of providing religious education that is meaningful and relevant to our members and community. Our faith is a living one, co-created by the promises we make and keep. It is enlivened when we lift up all of the voices,...

K Katie Romano Griffin and Tania Márquez

Memorial Garden Blessing

Those who have been a part of us remain within and around us, sustaining us like our blood, like rain.

A Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Four Part Water Communion

I invite you to share water that reminds you of the changes and transformations in your lives, your journeys whether spiritual or physical.

D Darcey Elizabeth Hegvik Laine

Honoring Those Who Have Mothered Us

I don't know about you, but I'm a little bit skittish about holidays that seem to have originated with the greeting card people. That's not true, in fact, of Mother's Day. At least as far back as the 18th century in England, for instance, people celebrated what they called Mothering Sunday, taking a...

B Barbara Child

Equinox Seed Ritual

This hands-on ritual could be used to celebrate Earth Day, a Solstice, or an Equinox. ...

D Diana Smith

Presentation of Quinceañera

Presentation of quinceañera by parents: (Minister’s name), I, (parent), and I, (parent), present to the congregation of [congregation's name] and of our family and friends, our daughter, (name), upon the occasion of her 15th birthday. Today we acknowledge her transition from the role of our...

K Kendyl R Gibbons

Presentation and Blessing of Quinceañera Gifts

In a few moments, there will be a splendid party celebrating (name)’s passage into young womanhood. At that time, she will receive a series of traditional gifts, symbolizing the duties as well as the privileges of her new status. At this moment, in the spirit of reverence, we present some of these...

K Kendyl R Gibbons

Communion Institution & Invitation

While they were eating the Passover meal, Jesus took the bread in his hands and began to speak. “I am working to create infinite Justice, and I will never stop as long as I live.” He looked around at them. “But you know as well as I do that ‘as long as I live’ isn’t going to be very...

M Mandie McGlynn

Advent Wreath Words for Four Sundays

Each week until Christmas, we light a new candle on the Advent wreath, a circle of evergreens, along with each of the preceding candles.

M Megan Visser

Thanksgrieving Bread Communion

This ritual connects us to our history; to the earth and the cycle of life. The times we are living in call for new ways to lean into the depths of ancient ritual.

S Sheri Prud'homme

Lighting the Candles of the Advent Wreath

We’ll light these Advent candles, one more each week, to remember hope, peace, joy, and love. As we light them throughout this season of waiting, let us remember to be fully present in the moment with each other, with ourselves, and with the source of blessing as we understand it to be.

L Lyn Cox