Humanist Liturgy: Theory and Practice

Rev. Dr. David Breeden, Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis offers this collection of congregational humanist materials. You are welcome to download the entire document or individual sections of interest.

Humanist Liturgy and Proposals (Full Document)


Following are scores for music written by Paul Riedesel, a member of Rev. Breeden’s congregation and which have been used in Assemblies at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis.

For SATB Choir and Piano
Truth Telling Does, text by David Breeden
Your Poetry Place, text by David Breeden
Hymn to the Light, text by David Breeden
A Certain Slant of Light, text by Emily Dickinson
The Grass, text by Emily Dickinson
Nurse’s Song, text by William Blake
The Solstices Teach Us (Two voice parts and piano), text by David Breeden

For Voice(s) and Guitar (all texts by the composer)
In Everyone Immanuel, a different, humanist take on the Christmas Story
Poetry and Science (for Alto and Tenor)
Luna (Everyone Looks to the Moon)

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