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Opening

Opening
Opening

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

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

Preparation for Activity

  • Post the newsprint with the chalice-lighting words below.

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 participants in saying the chalice-lighting words:

We light this chalice

For the wonderful mysteries

in our world and in ourselves,

the ones science can explain

and the ones, in awe,

we still seek to understand. 

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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