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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

  • 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

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.

Together to learn. Together to care for each other in good times and bad. Together to celebrate the traditions of our faith.

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