Chalice Lighting for the Work of the Congregation

Holding a small lit candle, a UU named Carol lights a large chalice flame

As we approach our agenda
let us remember that we are doing the work of the congregation.*
When we do the work of this congregation*, we touch lives.
When we touch lives, we change the world.
May this chalice flame we now kindle
remind us throughout our meeting
of our ministry and our mission.

(*or "Church," "Fellowship," etc.)

About the Author

Erik Walker Wikstrom

Erik Walker Wikstrom is the Lead Minister at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of several books and curricula, including Serving With Grace: Lay Leadership as a Spiritual Practice.

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