United Church of Christ

Worship Ways

Worship Ways: a variety of prayers, liturgies, and "how-to" articles for use on Sundays, Festivals, and special UCC calendar days. These resources come from all settings of the UCC; they are written by pastors, educators, musicians and covenanted ministry staff members. Many are based on the Sunday readings found in the Revised Common Lectionary. We encourage you to use the material "as is" or to take it and adapt it for your local setting.

Spanish Worship Ways
Worship Words UK
Worship Words UK is a progressive, lectionary-based resource, curated by Ana Gobledale, a UCC minister. Ana and her husband Tod hold standing in the UCC and the Disciples of Christ. They served with Global Ministries from 1983-2008 in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia and finally in the Cleveland office with three years out serving a UCC church in Franklin, New Hampshire. They have standing, also, in the United Reformed Church in Great Britain where they currently serve the Andover & Salisbury Pastorate, in Wiltshire.
Revised Common Lectionary
Sermon Seeds
African-American Lectionary
Narrative Lectionary
Liturgical Colors and the seasons of the church year

The links below are all Rich Text Files - when you click on the link your browser will ask you to save this as a download which can then be opened in Word or other text programs for your use.

New Songs for a New Day

God, Stir Compassion in our Hearts by Barbara Hamm concerns the plight of refugees. The hymn is owned by Hope Publishing Company and may be accessed at www.hopepublishing.com. Click on the link, click on "Hymns Online" across the top, then on the drop-down menu that appears, click on Newest Hymns and scroll down alphabetically to the title, "God, Stir Compassion in Our Hearts." If your church has a CCLI or OneLicense.net license, you may use the hymn, just being sure to put your license number on the copies and do the necessary reporting of its use. If you don't have such a license, there is a small fee for one-time use.

O for a Church with Open Doors (refugee theme)
A Little Bit of Salt (melody)(refugee theme)
A Little Bit of Salt (full music)(refugee theme)

The Heart will Choose the One it Loves (Barbara Hamm, LGBT marriage theme)
O God Bestow Your Love and Care (Barbara Hamm, LGBT marriage theme)
Coming Together (full score) (Justice and solidarity) (Christopher Grundy)