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

  • For This One Hour (WorshipWeb)
    by Paul Stephan Dodenhoff
    Tagged as: Anger, Doubt, Fear, Letting Go, Peace, Presence, Regret, Reverence, Transcendence, Worry
  • For Those Who Serve (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: America, Conflict, Death, Freedom, Gratitude, Memorial Day, Military, Military Service, Peace, Sacrifice, Secular, Service, Veterans Day, War
  • Future (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Commitment, Faith, Generations, History, Hope, Identity, Journey, Leadership, Living Our Faith, Responsibility, Unitarian Universalism
  • Grounding in Our Faith (WorshipWeb)
    by Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Courage, History, Hope, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism
  • Honoring Our Labors (WorshipWeb)
    by Florence Caplow
    Tagged as: Community, Gratitude, Interdependence, Labor Day, Responsibility, Secular, Service
  • Hymn to the Light (WorshipWeb)
    by David Breeden
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Awe, Beauty, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Humanism, Imagination, Nature, Science, Secular, Transcendence, Truth, Unitarian Universalism
  • I Light This Chalice for You (WorshipWeb)
    by Celia Thurston
    Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Leadership, Ministerial Transition, Ministry, Relationships, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • In a World Filled With Hate (WorshipWeb)
    by Douglas John Traversa
    Tagged as: Compassion, Despair, Faith, Fear, Growth, Healing, Hope, Inclusion, Love, Reason
  • In Memory of All the Flames (WorshipWeb)
    by Amarette Callaway
    Tagged as: Christianity, Commitment, Courage, Dignity, History, Hope, Journey, Meaning, Power, Service, Strength
  • In the Bleak and Cold Winter (WorshipWeb)
    by Cynthia Landrum
    Tagged as: Commitment, Community, Earth-Centered, Faith, Friendship, Hope, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Journey, Kindness, Love, New Year, Relationships, Twelfth Night / Epiphany, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule