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Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Copies of Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, for all participants
  • Optional: Decorative cloth
  • Optional: Keyboard or piano

Preparation for Activity

  • Set up a worship or centering table with the chalice and (optional) decorative cloth.
  • Distribute copies of the hymnbook.
  • Optional: Arrange for musical accompaniment or a song leader.

Description of Activity

Gather the group around the chalice. Light the chalice and invite participants to sing Hymn 156, "Oh, Freedom."

Including All Participants

If the group is more comfortable reading together than singing, lead, in unison, Reading 462 in Singing the Living Tradition.

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