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

Spiritual Preparation

Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Consider lighting a candle for this reflection. What winter holidays do you celebrate? How are they connected to candlelight? The winter solstice is the basis for many traditions. People in ancient times found the lengthening of the night to be a frightening experience and lit candles and fires to hold the darkness at bay. Now, we still use candles to create a warm, cozy light at our dinnertimes, to create a romantic atmosphere, and to celebrate peace and hope. Do you ever wish for a power outage so that you can share some candlelight together? You may wish to create the magic of candlelight without waiting for the power to go out. Light a candle in the evening and enjoy the glow. Remember the peacefulness and magic of candlelight in your work with the children.