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.