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In addition to the worship resources of our very popular Justice Sunday and Guest at Your Table programs, UUSC offers sample sermons, pulpit editorials, order of service pamphlets, etc., to incorporate topical human rights and social justice messages into congregational worship services.
Please note that while their content remains useful, some older materials may reference specific grassroots organizations that have become self-sufficient and may no longer be active program partners of UUSC. Please visit the partners web page for an up to date list of current partners.
Rights in Humanitarian Crises
Resources to address the Haiti earthquake in your congregational service, including a sermon and order of service insert.
Returning Home after War in Northern Uganda
Resources to address the return home after decades of war in northern Uganda in your congregational service.
Water Justice Taizé Ritual [PDF]
The Taizé community is an ecumenical monastic order with a strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation. This Taizé water ritual is an opportunity to witness the power of water in our lives.
"The Water of Life" Water Communion [PDF]
An intergenerational water communion homily by Rev. Jan Carlsson-Bull, UU Congregation of the Catskills, Kingston, N.Y.
Living Wage Days resource guide
Produced in cooperation with UUSC and the UUA, Let Justice Roll's publication, Resources for Living Wage Worship Services and Community Events, is a comprehensive tool kit for living wage advocates, and includes worship resources.
The Decency of a Living Wage sermon [PDF]
"The Decency of a Living Wage" was written by Rev. Paul Ratzlaff and presented to the UU Fellowship of Huntington, N.Y. on March 26, 2006 as part of the congregation's Justice Sunday celebration.
Justice Sunday 2006 worship resources [PDF]
The worship resources for Justice Sunday 2006 provides suggested hymns and readings, and also includes the sample sermon "Wages of Hope, Wages of Dignity" by Rev. Tim Temerson, then a ministerial intern with UUSC.
Reflections on the Struggle for Human Rights in Guatemala [PDF]
A sample pulpits reflecting on human rights in Guatemala written by participants on a UUSC delegation to the country.
"Oh Beautiful for Patriot's Dream" [PDF]
A sermon examining the costs of the Iraq War by Linda McKim-Bell, Pacific North West Regional Coordinator of UUSC's National Volunteer Network.
"Our Better Selves" [PDF]
A sermon examining civil liberties by Linda McKim-Bell, Pacific North West Regional Coordinator of UUSC's National Volunteer Network.