CBD-Chalice Lighter Worship Service Resources
Chalice Lighters Worship Service Resource Suggestions
Hymns and readings below are to get you started in forming your own service.
All that we need is here now.
From the ages of the earth
We have gathered energies
In wood, coal, oil,
And other remnants of life.
And the air, it is here too,
And it need not be pure.
All is ready,
In the dark.
Will you strike yourself
Against life’s hard surfaces
And let the flame out,
Our let it be born from your giving,
Let it be eternally released
To spread the light?
From Consider the Lilies by Stephen M. Shick (Skinner House Books, 2004). Reprinted with permission. Consider the Lilies is available at (800) 215-9076 or www.uua.org/bookstore.
Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Singing the Living Tradition
360 Here We Have Gathered
362 Rise Up, O Flame
446 Joan Goodwin 686 Mark L. Belletini
447 Albert Schweitzer 692 Lauralyn Bellany
626 John Banister Tabb 704 John Murray
672-676 offertory words 706 Kathleen McTigue
Singing the Journey
1028 The Fire of Commitment
Rejoice Together Prayers, Meditations, and Other Readings for Family, Individual, and Small-Group Worship
Helen R. Pickett, Editor,Skinner House Books, Boston,1995
Available from the UUA Bookstore (800) 215-9076 or www.uua.org/bookstore
We drink from wells we did not dig.
We have been warmed by fires we did not build.
We light this chalice in thanksgiving
for those who passed their light to us.
-- Robert Schaibly (page 40)
Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere:
its temple, all space;
its shrine, the good heart;
its creed, all truth;
its ritual, works of love;
its profession of faith, divine living.
-- Theodore Parker (page 75)
To download a sample Chalice Lighter Worship Service, click here.
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