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Opening

Opening
Opening

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.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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