This is a service of communion and
this is our chalice of communion
at which all are welcome who come
All are equal here as they are equal
in the presence of the great mystery
we know as God. May no false divisions
of race or nation, class or sect, caste
or gender, or
We kindle our chalice flame,
Seeking to understand ourselves, each other and all beings
as unique reflections of the One Light
May this Light inspire us to be authentic with each other,
To listen well and deeply to each other,
As we embark on our journey of discovery,
Let us act justly, love kindness, and
(The New Economics Foundation created The Five Ways to Well-being in 2008 – as a set of evidence-based actions that promote well-being in everyday life. These are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Develop, and Give.)
Breathing in, I connect. Breathing out, I am aware of my connections. Breathing in, I am aware of
We light our chalice candle as a symbol of hope, peace, joy, and love.
The light reminds us that love is the greatest power in the world,
the love we share and bless each other with,
here in our beloved community;
the love we take out into the world,
bearing and sharing the light,
May the soul sing the song of life to the God in our hearts, in pleasant exploration.
Let us not dally with the mystery of God but simply look around us as we travel the meandering road…
See God in everything.
Let us be pleased with our souls, whether sailing on the seas or
Out of the Divine Unity we came.
In the Divine Unity we live and move
and have our being.
To the Divine Unity we will return.
There are no beginnings and no endings,
save those we impose to cope with eternity.
There is no knowledge of the Great Mystery,
save the precious fragments we are given