Reflect and take prayerful action using Rise Up O Flame: A Ferguson Worship Toolkit for UUs curated by The Unitarian Universalist Ferguson Response Team
A Prayer for Ferguson by Rev. Christian Schmidt, First Parish Malden, Massachusetts
Spirit of Life and Love,
Be with us in this time, as people suffer, as parents grieve, as violence rages.
Be with us who feel the pain of loss, who feel anger at injustice.
Stand with the oppressed and change the heart of the oppressor, knowing that both are joined in their humanity, no matter how often we forget it.
Remind us of the hope we had, we have, and will have, of joy in the midst of sadness, of success in the midst of challenge, of good things in the midst of bad.
Help us to be better people, to work for better things, and to create a better world.
Being Sanctuary Rev. Kierstin Homblette, Beloved Community Coordinator, Beloved Community Ministries of Colorado: A UU Collaborative Justice Ministry
Darkest Truth Mia Wright, All Souls Unitarian Tulsa
Do All Lives Matter? Rev. Wayne Arnason and Rev. Kathleen Rolenz
From the Heart: A Mother’s Plea for God to Listen Rev. Robin Bartlett, First Church Sterling
A Great Groaning of All Creation Alex Haider-Winnett, First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Hope in Ourselves Rev. Catie Scudera, First UU Parish in Needham, MA
Joining the “Black Lives Matter” Conversation Racial Justice Task Force, First UU Parish in Needham, MA
Prepare Him Room Rev. Robin Bartlett, First Church Sterling
We Are Ferguson Rev. David Ruffin, All Souls Unitarian Tulsa
We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest Rev. Fred Small, First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist
“What Are We Waiting For?” Rev. Beth Dana, First Unitarian Church of Dallas