Unitarian Universalist Same-Gender Service of Union

From "A Planning Guide from the Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns."


For every season there is a reason

And a time for every purpose under heaven.

Song: "Enter, Rejoice and Come In"

We are called together here on the age of space, the end of time for an occasion of utmost importance in the lives of ___________ and __________ . They have invited you, the members of their beloved community, to share in their joy, to participate as celebrants in their union.

For them this celebration means that they are going to count on one another, that they are going to treat one another with care, and that they are going to continue to share their lives with each other as partners, as friends and to go on building their future together. This is an expression of the spiritual bond that they experience together. They see their union not as a time of static contentment with each other and the world around them, but as an ongoing process of exploring the fullness of their individual persons and sharing their friendship and love with you, their friends and family.


What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspeakable memories?

We who have gathered here thank you for allowing us to share in your joy on this occasion.

Love is not some accident we fall into. Falling in love should be suspect. But if we grow in love, then there is the possibility that our tomorrows will be even more joyous, more tender and caressing, more devoted to life flowing through us; tomorrows more fall of the thrill of life even as each today is better than yesterday. Love has the capacity for that magic. Perhaps only love has such capacity.

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