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

  • 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
  • Afraid of the Dark (WorshipWeb)
    by Andrew Pakula
    Tagged as: Community, Courage, Despair, Fear, Hope, Limitations, Mystery, Peace, Purpose, Wisdom
  • All Animal Chalice (WorshipWeb)
    by Mark Causey
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Climate Justice, Compassion, Diversity, Earth, Earth-Centered, Equity, Ethics, Interdependence, Nature, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism
  • All Animals Are Our Relatives (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animal Blessing, Animals, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Interdependence, Nature, Relationships, Secular
  • All Souls Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Viola Abbitt
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Compassion, Connections, Death, Earth, Gratitude, History, Interdependence, Sacred, Strength, Unitarian Universalism
  • All Souls Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Connections, Death, Generations, History, Humanism, Mystery, Samhain
  • All the Lights of the Heavens (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Awe, Beauty, Connections, Contemplation, Earth, Journey, Mystery, Nature, Presence, Wonder
  • As the Wild Wind Bites (WorshipWeb)
    by Ben Soule
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Challenge, Community, Earth-Centered, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Integrity, Relationships, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • As We Travel in Unknown Lands (WorshipWeb)
    by Barnaby Feder
    Tagged as: Challenge, Community, Direct Experience, Journey, Mystery, Patience, Searching, Transcendence, Unitarianism