The Traveling Chalice:

Bringing the Light Home

Purpose

The Purpose of the Traveling Chalice Program is to deepen our understanding of one of our most familiar Unitarian Universalist symbols. The light of the Chalice connects us all together and is a sacred element of our beloved community. The Chalice may also be used as a symbol of hope when one is feeling or experiencing a sense of darkness. We will learn about its history and how it brings people together through learning and love.

How the Program Works

Each week a family/household (not just those with children) will take home the Traveling Chalice, which will be inside a special Chalice Box. A sign-up sheet is located at the Membership Table in the back of the Sanctuary.

You may want to use the Chalice during your meals, family meetings, or as a bedtime ritual. Choose a reading from the materials provided or make your own.

Take a photo of the chalice and post it on the Unitarian Universalists of NE Florida Facebook page or send it to our DLRE, Chris Jarman at dre@bbuc.org (is the Chalice on your dining room table, mantle, next to a bedside table?)

Record your experience in the included journal. How did the chalice enrich your experience? In what ways was the chalice used? If you created your own reading, please share it in the journal.

Bring the box and all of its contents back to church the following week so that the next family/household may use it.

The Box Includes A Chalice; Special Cloth, Battery Operated Candle, Votive with Wax Candle, Pen, Journal, Chalice Lighting Readings, and a book titled A Cup of Light: All About the Flaming Chalice by Pamela Baxter.

 

Adapted from materials provided by Cory M. Ness, Director of Religious Education from the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley