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We Carry The Flame
We Carry The Flame
Chalice Lighting

Voice One, Elder (with chalice):
Across the generations we have carried the flame.
We fought the injustice, sang the songs, spoke for truth, and built something lasting.
We join in the line and we carry the flame forward.
(pass chalice and mic to next speaker)

Voice Two, Active Leader (with metal candle lighter/snuffer):
Across the generations we are tending the flame.
Hand in hand together we share in the work of fighting injustice, singing the songs, speaking the truth
And we are here to build something lasting.
We join in the line and we carry the flame forward
(pass the chalice, candle lighter, and mic to next speaker)

Voice Three, Young Adult (with candle):
Across the generations we have been nourished by this flame.
We are singing new songs, breaking old barriers, sharing in the work
And as we find our own space in what has been, we are here to make space for the next person as well
We join in the line and we carry the flame forward.
(set up the chalice and candle on the table, pass the lighting stick and mic to next speaker)

Voice Four, Family with Young Child (with fire):
Across the generations, this flame comes to us.
We are here for the songs, for the justice, for the community sharing the work
We are here now, too, to build something new and lasting. We are ready for a new day together.
We join in the line and we carry the flame forward.
(Light the chalice)

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