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

  • Chalice Lighting on Thresholds (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: Connections, Fear, Hope
  • Chalice lighting, for a memorial service (WorshipWeb)
    by Lori Gorgas Hlaban
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Birth, Courage, Death, Ending, Faith, Hope, Journey, Love, Mystery
  • Chalice Lightings for Advent (WorshipWeb)
    by David Breeden
    Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Forgiveness, Generosity, Hope, Justice, Love, Patience, Peace, Strength, Winter, Wisdom
  • Cherish Your Dreams (WorshipWeb)
    by Maureen Killoran
    Tagged as: Activism, Anti-Oppression, Hope, Vision
  • Come We Now Out of the Darkness (WorshipWeb)
    by Annie Foerster
    Tagged as: Despair, Earth-Centered, Hope, Hospitality, Nature, Shadow, Spirituality, Transformation, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • Coming of Age Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Rebecca Pankhurst
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Coming of Age, Community, Diversity, Healing, Reconciliation, Relationships, Sacred, Unity, Wholeness
  • Coming of Age Chalice Lighting Words (WorshipWeb)
    by Jamie Dorer
    Tagged as: Awe, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Community, Growth, Living Our Faith, Responsibility, Strength, Truth, Unity, Wholeness
  • Community Chalice Lighting (WorshipWeb)
    by Atticus Palmer
    Tagged as: Challenge, Community, Generosity, Hope, Joy, Playfulness, Responsibility, Sorrow, Strength, Unity
  • Connected through the Web of Life (WorshipWeb)
    by Jennifer Gracen
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Connections, Unitarian Universalism
  • Connection and Commitment (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Caring, Commitment, Connections, Interdependence, Living Our Faith, Relationships, Reverence, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Wonder