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Activity time: 2 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Centering table
  • A chime or bell
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape
  • Optional: Cloth for centering table

Preparation for Activity

  • If the group designed an Opening ritual in Session 9, set out materials you need to lead it. Alternatively, prepare to lead the Opening described below: Set a chalice table with a cloth, a chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle. Write the Opening words on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Lead the Opening ritual designed in Session 9. Or, use this Opening ritual:

Welcome all participants. Gather everyone in a circle around the chalice table. Ring the centering chime. Ask a volunteer to light the chalice, and recite together:

We gather together as Unitarian Universalists and members of the Signs of Our Faith community.

We come together in worship to rejoice and renew. We come together to remind ourselves what is worthy of our time, attention, and devotion.

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