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Circle Worship

Circle worship is a style of worship popular with Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth groups, young adult groups, small group ministries, children’s programs, and pagan groups. In circle worship we sit or stand in circles. It is:

  • Highly participatory—circle worship often includes movement and group sharing
  • More experiential—the experience is the focus much more than the words
  • Led by professionals and non-professionals alike

Sample Circle Worships

Pagan Worship

For planning pagan-influenced circle worships, such as Solstice, Equinox, and Samhain:

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Last updated on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Rites of Passage, Ways of Being—Part I, by Gregory Boyd, former Director of Young Adult Ministry at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA; Director of Children's Ministry at the River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, MD

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