Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers


See the blazing Yule before us... — Hymn 235, "Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly," in Singing the Living Tradition

The theme of this session is candlelight for winter holidays. Candlelight is a part of many holidays in the wintertime, bringing magic and warmth. The children will make a candle centerpiece to take home.


This session will help preschoolers:

  • Associate candles with congregational worship
  • Learn that candles are a part of many winter holidays
  • Feel a sense of identity with a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Feel the warmth and magic of candles and light at wintertime
  • Experience the accomplishment of creating their own candle centerpiece
  • Learn that a lit candle resembles the chalice flame.