Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle
- Optional: Opening words on newsprint
Preparation for Activity
- If needed, write the opening words on newsprint, and post.
Description of Activity
Gather in a circle around the chalice. Welcome new participants and welcome back those from previous sessions. Review names as appropriate.
Light the chalice, or ask a volunteer to light it. Lead the group to say the chalice-lighting words:
We light this chalice
Knowing we are surrounded by miracles:
The miracle we are,
And the miracle we can make together.
Extinguish the chalice.
Including All Participants
To include vision-impaired participants, lead the group to say the chalice-lighting words as a call and response, phrase by phrase.