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Leading Congregations in Worship: A Guide

In 1983, the Commission on Common Worship created a resource titled, Leading Congregations in Worship: A Guide. (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1983). It remains the single most comprehensive resource by the Association on the subject of worship.

Giving credit where credit is due:

Commission on Common Worship

John Corrado, Til Evans, Frederick E. Gillis, Adrian Mak, Marjorie Montgomery, Christopher Moore, Lucy Nave, Clarke Dewey Wells. Carl Seaburg, secretary. Christopher Gist Raible, chair.

Assisted by: Vern Barnet, Mark Belletini, David Blanchard, Patricia Bowen, John Buehrens, David Bumbaugh, Ron Cook, Duke T. Gray, Donald Harrington, Ralph Helverson, Phillip Hewett, Raymond Hopkins, Barbara Hutchins, Leonard Mason, Jack Mendelsohn, Harry Meserve, Richard Myers, Eugene Navias, Kenneth L. Patton, Christine Robinson, David Sammons, Bruce Southworth, Don W. Vaughan, Alice Blair Wesley.

Leading the Congregation in Worship incorporated a previous document by the Commission, Common Worship: Why and How, which was written on behalf of the Commission by Frederick E. Gillis (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 1981).

This version of these materials was edited and adapted for the web by Chris Walton, August 2000.

To begin: Introduction

And then:

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Last updated on Monday, April 11, 2011.

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