UNISON CHALICE LIGHTING
We light this chalice in affirmation and acceptance of one another.
Each of us has a piece of the truth
and we need one another to be more whole.
May we each bring to our gathering an openness
to the forces that create and uphold life.
May our time together in ritual and celebration
renew our spirits, deepen our community,
and inspire us to lead lives of wholeness, justice and joy.
UNISON CLOSING WORDS
We give thanks for this time together,
for one another's ideas, for our creativity and shared ritual.
May our affirmation and acceptance of one another
and our common celebration of life make us strong.
As we extinguish this chalice,
the flame of truth, the spark of divinity, the light of knowledge,
the warmth of love, the energy of action glow on in each of us
and together the radiance grows brighter.
May it ever be so.
FOCUSING PRINCIPLE AND SOURCE
This workshop is grounded in the following Principle and Source from the Purposes and Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association:
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.