UU@Home March

Light a Chalice!Light a Chalice!

While most UUs have become accustomed to lighting a chalice at the beginning of our Sunday worship services, taking the time to light a chalice at home can turn any event, big or small, into a sacred occasion.

Light a ChaliceTry lighting a chalice:

  • At meal times
  • While celebrating special milestones
  • To begin a morning meditation
  • When offering well wishes and prayers for loved ones

At a loss for words? Not all chalice lighting occasions require special words; but for those that do, check out some of these great resources:

UU homemade chaliceIf you are looking for something a little more personalized, you can also invent your own words or ask each family member to contribute something from their day.

  • What are you thankful for?
  • What was your proudest moment today?
  • How did you live your UU Principles today?

 

I don’t have a chalice!

Not to worry! There are plenty of ways to bring a chalice into your home.
Online shopping makes this a breeze if you would like to purchase a beautiful chalice for your home:

OR
Make your own chaliceTurn this month’s @Home into a fun activity and make your own chalice, like the children of Flint, Michigan’s UU church (look left).

Try buying old cups and saucers from a second-hand store or a garage sale. With a little paint (or not), a little creativity (or not), and a very little bit of super glue, you will have your very own, one-of-a-kind chalice!

Check out your local craft store (or your garage) for some terracotta pots. Repeat the steps above and voilà!

Don’t forget that chalices make a great gift (so think about making a few extras)!

Comment below, contribute your ideas and upload pictures of your home chalice on the UU@Home Facebook page!

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