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We gather this hour as people of faith
With joys and sorrows, gifts and needs
We light this beacon of hope, sign of our quest
For truth and meaning,
In celebration of the life we share together.
— Christine Robinson, Reading 448, Singing the Living Tradition
Life is a gift for which we are grateful. We gather in community to celebrate the glories and the mysteries of this gift.
— Marjorie Montgomery, Reading 452, Singing the Living Tradition
May the light we now kindle
Inspire us to use our powers
To heal and not to harm,
To help and not to hinder,
To bless and not to curse,
To serve you,
Spirit of freedom.
— from a Jewish Passover Haggadah, Reading 453, Singing the Living Tradition
We are Unitarian Universalists
With minds that think (hands tap head lightly)
Hearts that love (hands tap heart lightly)
And hands that are ready to serve (hands outstretched).
— David Herndon (from Rejoice Together)
We light this chalice to celebrate the love within us, among us, and all around us.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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