Rise Up and Call Her Name
A Woman-honoring Journey into Global Earth-based Spiritualities by Elizabeth Fisher
Originally published by the UUWF in 1995, this multicultural and multimedia course has been experienced by thousands around the world. Many have been profoundly moved by its exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine, as well as the many diverse and creative activities included.
This re-release contains all the original content but is more flexible. Easier-to-use formats give facilitators additional possibilities for programming. Components are sold as a complete kit or separately.
RiseUp website has been updated in September 2016 with lots more resources! See www.RiseUpandCallHerName.com for more detailed information.
Complete Kit contains:
- Leader's Guide to 13 individual sessions, each running from 2-3 hours-with complete facilitation notes, orientation essays and group leadership guidelines; also suitable for solo use. Spiral bound.
- Two hour DVD of woman-honoring sacred art, both ancient and contemporary, that is sensitively narrated in 11 individual segments with full color menu.
- Music CD of chants, songs, stories, and instrumental selections which express the emotional essence of the journey. Selections playable in any order.
- 385 page Sourcebook in an e-book searchable file comprised of background and resources. It is recommended that each participant have a copy of this file or a printed version of this Sourcebook to use for home study. E-book can be shared with participants or additional copies can be purchased.
Thirteen Ships CD
You may purchase STANDING BEFORE US Sheet Music as a PDF to download. Please contact us if you would like license to print multiple copies. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirteen Ships by Carole Etzler Eagleheart and Bren Chambers
A2 Walk Gently In My Life 3:33 LYRICS
B1 Standing Before Us 4:01 LYRICS
B7 Travel Light And Travel Easy 2:01 LYRICS
"Standing Before Us" -- A women's chorus in Texas has an online recording.
Downloadable version coming soon.
The Water Ritual
We [were] asked to make available the original worship service Coming Home, Like Rivers to the Sea: A Woman's Ritual for distribution at the 1997 General Assembly of Unitarian Universalists in Phoenix, Arizona.
We originally created the worship service for the November 1980 Women and Religion Continental Convocation of Unitarian Universalists in East Lansing, Michigan.
As we worked to give the service shape, our awareness increased of water's presence and deep meaning in our lives. Water is more than simply a metaphor. It is elemental and primary, calling forth feelings of awe and reverence.
Coming back to this service again after seventeen years, we see in it a deeper meaning than we had been aware of earlier. Acknowledging that the ocean is considered by many to be the place from which all life on our planet came—it is the womb of life—and that amniotic waters surround each of us prenatally, we now realize that “Coming Home, Like Rivers to the Sea” was for us a new story of creation.
May 21, 1997
Helen Hughes passes
As you may know, last week Helen Hughes passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Belfast, ME. Many people at the UU Church in Park Forest, Illinois remember her dearly and wish to share memories with one another. There will be a memorial celebration to honor her on Saturday, June 20th at 2pm at UUCC. Our CUUPs chapter will follow the memorial with a Summer Solstice Celebration. You are invited to attend both of these events. We look forward to seeing you. If you cannot attend, please keep her in mind at that time, perhaps by lighting a candle for her.
Helen Elizabeth Hughes, PhD
Helen was born April 23, 1922, in Damariscotta, ME, the last of 10 children, to the Rev. Thomas Bennett Hughes (1865-1957) and the Rev. Sarah Barbara Mayhew Hughes (1876-1972). She died in Belfast, May 26, 2015. She was 93.