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LEADER RESOURCE 5: Children's Chalice Lighting with Gestures

Speak the text while performing the gestures described in italics.

We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism.

When saying "Unitarian," cup your right hand in a U shape.

When saying "Universalism," cup your left hand in a U shape.

This is the church of the open mind.

Touch your hands to your head, then open them outward.

This is the church of the helping hands.

Hold your hands out in front of you, palms up.

This is the church of the loving heart.

Cross your hands flat over your heart.

Together we care for our earth and work for friendship and peace in our world.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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