Chalice Lightings: Words for Worship

Girls lighting a chalice at the General Assembly Opening Ceremony.

Monthly Global Chalice Reading

The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists distributes a new Global Chalice Reading each month. Congregations are invited to use it during worship services, and to introduce it as a Global Chalice Lighting.

About the Chalice

A flame within a chalice (a cup with a stem and foot), represents the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and is a symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith. Read more about the history and symbolism of the flaming chalice.

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Chalice Lighting

  • A Chalice Lighting for Ingathering (WorshipWeb)
    By Janet Parsons
    Tagged as: Caring, Commitment, Community, Connections, Discernment, Faith, Friendship, Growth, Homecoming / Ingathering, Hope, Unitarian Universalism, Unity
  • A Chalice Lighting for When Things Aren't Okay (WorshipWeb)
    By Rev. Molly Brewer
    Tagged as: Anger, Disaster or Crisis, Fear, Love, Transcendence, Universalism
  • A Chalice Lighting Prayer for Uganda (WorshipWeb)
    By Anonymous
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Change, Equity, Evil, Freedom, Human Rights, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism, Worth
  • A Child’s Chalice Lighting of Gratitude for the Earth (WorshipWeb)
    By Karen G. Johnston
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Children, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Environment, Gratitude, Nature, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • A Communion of Heart and Soul (WorshipWeb)
    By Bruce Southworth
    Tagged as: Caring, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Faith, Gratitude, Growth, Hope, Presence, Reverence
  • A Community of Faith (WorshipWeb)
    By Judith L Quarles
    Tagged as: Calling, Community, Connections, Faith, Hope, Interdependence, Justice, Love, Presence, Unitarian Universalism
  • A Flame to Light Our Path (WorshipWeb)
    By Debra Burrell
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Beginnings, Direct Experience, Ending, Fear, Joy, Letting Go, New Year, Peace, Presence, Regret
  • A Spark of Hope (WorshipWeb)
    By Melanie Davis
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Calling, Despair, Hope, Justice, Justice Sunday, Peace, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Worry
  • Abundance Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Tagged as: Abundance, Caring, Commitment, Community, Gratitude, Inclusion, Journey, Love, Searching
  • Across The Distance (WorshipWeb)
    By Laura Thompson
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Building Community, Community, Love