Vessels of Life-Saving Welcome

The flaming chalice was first used by the Unitarian Service Committee as a symbol of life-saving refuge for people fleeing persecution in Europe.

As we light this chalice, we invoke the love that called people to put their lives at risk to save others. May we be vessels of life-saving welcome.

Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp

Martha and Waitstill Sharp, who carried out a rescue and relief operation in Czechoslovakia in early 1939 as Nazis began to occupy countries beyond Germany.

etched glass chalice made by Wade Stephen Baker, Kwakiutl Artist.