We light this flame ...
The chalice arose as a beacon of hope in an atmosphere of tyranny.
May we become lanterns to the world, lighting the way for all.
We light this chalice, knowing our congregation as a church connected through the web of life.
This solstice night [or day] ...
We kindle this flame, Honoring the doorways in our souls: The windows through which we gaze at one another The balconies where we catch glimpses of sky The thresholds we stand on this morning Wondering, hoping, fearing, dreaming.
Across the distance, the light from within me shines, sending love to all.
Love is the only answer to everything and everyone in every moment.
In a time of uncertainty, when everything around us is changing constantly— ...
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...