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Ecstasy of Christmas

May we be enraptured
By overshadowing Love;
May our souls magnify the Lord
Through our widening eyes,

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Christmas. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Christmas Day responsive reading

Leader: Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ.
People: We celebrate the birth of Jesus, who showed us how to express God by letting the Christ within be our guide.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Christmas. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Prayers and Readings.

Christmas Eve 95

A baby waits in a dark, warm womb
Lulled by the sway of a donkey’s walk

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Resource Types: Prayers and Readings.

Christmas Eve Responsive Reading

Leader: It is a night of anticipation, a night of waiting.
People: We wait, as Mary and Joseph waited for the birth of their son.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus and Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Prayers: Call to Worship and Invocation. Resource Types: Prayers and Readings.

Incarnation Meditation

I am what comes before sand and sandstone
Chickens and eggs.
I am the unproven truth
On which all proofs depend.

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Topics: Arts and Music and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Christmas Haiku

Advent comes again
time for watching and waiting
fill your days with hope

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Ages: All Ages. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Modern Magnificat

My soul sings in gratitude.

I’m dancing in the mystery of God.

The light of the Holy One is within me

and I am blessed, so truly blessed.

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Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Texts: Luke. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

Advent Responsive Reading

Leader: In this Advent season, we honor a time in history when people anticipated the birth of a child.
People: The child grew to be a man who gave hope to his people.

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The Posadas Song

English and Spanish verses of the song traditionally sung as Joseph and Mary search for shelter.

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Topics: Arts and Music, Devotional, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism. Seasons & Special Events: Advent. Resource Types: Music, Poetry, and Readings.

Hope Unseen

(based on John 5: 37-47, Romans 8: 18-25)

When one comes in a never-uttered name
God wins the glory for all that is done:
It’s in hoping for what cannot be claimed
That every inch of justice is won.

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The Flow

A meditation

One day, several years ago, I took our dog Kai for a walk. Just outside our home in Mill Valley, California, next to our steep driveway, was a flume where water ran in the rainy season. Halfway …

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Quotations of Jim Burklo

Christianity follows the humble faith of an empty man. So how did we Christians become so full of ourselves? It’s time to empty ourselves of the belief that our religion is better than others.

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We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them.


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Statement of Faith

We believe in God, a divine presence, gentle and loving, the ground of our being.

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Peace Litany

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

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8 Points: Point 6: Peace and Justice. Resource Types: Quotes and Readings.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Peace is not an absence of conflict and violence. It is a set of relationships based on justice, participation and a recognition of our mutual humanity and inter-dependence.

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 6: Peace and Justice. Prayers: Invocation. Resource Types: Readings.

“Always With Us” Litany

Those who cared for, nurtured and protected us
All: They are always with us

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Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Life Celebration (funeral). Resource Types: Readings.

The Apocalypse of the Teacher (The Book of the Great Divide)

(J.H. Marten is the pseudonym of a writer and educator based in the United States. Marten can be reached at jhmarten@outlook.com.)

“I didn’t say I created all that there is, and I didn’t say I was anything. That is what you say about me,” the voice said. “I am mystery and I am absence. There is no power to create in mystery and absence. There is power only in understanding the boundaries between knowledge and mystery, between presence and absence.”

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