Reflections in Seaglass

Image of Rev. David Pyle.

You can stumble across the small pieces of beauty, wisdom and truth that surround us all the time, but to find them in earnest takes training and intentionality.

Opening Words

“In spite of despair staring me in the face on the political horizon, I have never lost my peace. In fact, I have found people who envy my peace. That peace, I tell you, comes from prayer; I am not a man of learning, but I humbly claim to be a man of prayer. I am indifferent as to the form. Every one is a law unto himself in that respect. But there are some well-marked roads, and it is safe to walk along the beaten tracks, trod by the ancient teachers.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

Chalice Lighting

Each Sunday Morning, we light our chalice, this symbol of Unitarian Universalist faith that connects us to congregations across the world. This morning, ___________________ will light our chalice. As she/he/they do(es), let the flame be the divine light that shines in each of us, reflected by the truth at the center of every being.

Opening Song

“Tis a Gift to be Simple”

Extinguishing the Chalice

We extinguish the chalice flame, but not the light that guides us, that gives us perspective, on our own search for beauty, truth, and meaning.

Closing Song

#118 “This Little Light of Mine”

About the Author

David Pyle

The Rev. David Pyle is the Regional Lead and a Congregational Life Consultant with the MidAmerica Regional Staff. Rev. Pyle holds a Masters of Divinity from the Meadville Lombard Theological School and a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science from East Tennessee State University. He...

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