Vital Worship in this Generation

Sermon Preparation Tools

SAMUEL/Sermon Seeds (Scripture and Mission: A United Church of Christ Electronic Library) includes readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, "Sermon Seeds" helps for preaching and study, a focus scripture coordinated with "Seasons of the Spirit".

Enter the Bible a New Web based Bible study from Luther Seminary.

Worship Planning Tools

Worship Ways offers liturgies, prayers, and worship suggestions for the current season of the Church Year and UCC calendar days. It also includes a large archive of past resources for days found in the UCC Desk Calendar.

Inclusive and Expansive Language offers guidelines on expansive language about God and inclusive language about people for use by local churches, associations, and conferences for worship and publications. You will find a suggested inclusive language covenant, information on the witness of General Synod, and a link to download a new brochure on expansive and inclusive language.

Worshiping into God's Future includes worship, music, visual images, and study resources from the recent church-wide worship initiative. It also includes Summary and Strategies 2005, a report of the initiative's research and future plans. You will also find a research media presentation to download and use in your own church.

Even more Worship Tools

On other pages you'll find resources and articles from the Book of Worship, a weekly Mission Moment, and links to interactive liturgy, lectionary and preaching, or music and arts forums.

The Worship Page is your center for forming worship that deeply touches this generation of UCC churches. It includes resources for liturgy, sacraments, prayer, and preaching.

Most of these resources are ecumenical and suitable for use in other Christian churches.


Rev. Susan A. Blain
Minister for Worship, Liturgy and Spiritual Formation
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115