We are not confined by the physical limits of walls...
We gather in this time of uncertainty, full of unknowns, as angst closes in upon us.
Long ago freedom-loving people put flames upon a chalice as a symbol of freedom and sharing for all. As we light this flame, so we dedicate ourselves to freedom and sharing.
May we remember that all animals are our relatives, worthy of our care and respect.
• It takes a spark. ...
For all the times, and all the ways, we have begun anew, together: we light our chalice.
As we light this chalice [this evening], may it serve to give us clarity of purpose and illumine our way as we set about doing the work of this congregation, in commitment, in cooperation, and in love.
For light, love, and hope we kindle our flame this night.
Our chalice reminds us that all is connected even though the space of the void is vast, and our experience here is but a blip in the cosmic timeline.
We honor and remember those who have passed into the mystery.
We light this chalice in memory of those who've struggled for justice...
Under the right circumstances, playing with fire is a delight—imagine being gathered round a firepit as the crackling flames invite us to sing, dance, and roast a marshmallow or two. ...
We remember those who share this earth with us no longer, and bear witness to their lives, and the roles they have played in ours.
As we light the chalice, may our souls become its hearth. We join our hearts in one flame of bright compassion and fervent justice. May our sparks create Beloved Community in the world.
May we remember to inhale the lushness in life knowing that we are a people of beauty.
During our darkest moments, still, there is hope. ...
Our light is the light of the cosmos, keeper of all we know
At this hour, in small towns and big cities, in single rooms and ornate sanctuaries, many of our sibling Unitarian Universalist congregations are also lighting a flaming chalice. ...
In a world filled with ignorance, let us bring the light of reason
United in hope for the future, guides us to trust in love.