Day One: Day of Wonder

Day One: UU Source: Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; Opening: Ring a chime, play a singing bowl, or call the Four Directions. Chalice Lighting In our time of […]

Day Two: Prophetic Words and Deeds

Day Two: UU Source: Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; Opening: Ring Chime, Singing Bowl, Call the Four Directions Chalice Lighting In our time of grief, we light a flame Of sharing, the flame […]

Day Three: Wisdom of World Religions

Day Three: UU Source: Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; Opening: Ring Chime, play a singing bowl, call the Four Directions Chalice Lighting: Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory […]

Day Four: Jewish and Christian Teachings

Day Four: Fourth Source: Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; Opening: Ring a chime, or play a singing bowl. Chalice Lighting Dear Lovely Death, Change is thy other name. -Langston Hughes Readings: Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepard, I shall not want, […]

Day Five: Day of Reason

Day 5: Fifth Source: Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; Opening: Ring a Chime, or play a singing bowl. Opening Hymn: “We Gather Together” #349 Singing the Living Tradition Chalice Lighting: “Since tragedy is at […]

Day Six: Day of Earth-Centered Traditions

Day 6: Sixth Source: Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature Opening: Call the Four Directions The Four Elements: air, fire, water, and earth, sacred because they sustain all existence, are cornerstones of the Earth-based and pagan traditions […]