Tapestry of Faith: Miracles: A Multigenerational Program on Living in Awe and Wonder


Part of Miracles

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle
  • Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Write the chalice lighting words on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Gather participants in a circle around the chalice. Welcome new participants. Welcome back those from previous sessions. Review names as appropriate.

Light the chalice, or ask a volunteer to light it. Lead the group in saying the chalice-lighting words you have posted:

We light this chalice

For all who have shaped our world

For brave groups

Of small number and great vision,

and great passion, and great love

Who have changed our world, forever

May we be inspired by their example

And know that we too

With great love, passion and vision,

Can transform today

And shape history


─ Rev. Christopher Jablonsky

Extinguish the chalice.