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Global Chalice Lighting for September

Somewhere in Berkeley and in Boston and in Bujumbura,
someone lights a chalice, and its light shines on freedom;
Somewhere in Kansas City and in Koloszvar and in Kampala,
Someone lights a chalice, and its light illumines truth;
Somewhere in Tierra del Fuego, and in Tulsa, and in Honolulu and in Havana,
and in Nashville and in Nantucket and in Nairobi,
Someone lights a chalice, and love is made visible.
Today, we light this chalice and hold in memory,
the many chalices whose steady flames hold us.

Rosemary Bray McNatt, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations of North America

(minister, 4th Universalist Society of New York City)


The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists announces the 97th in its monthly series of global chalice lighting readings.

Congregations worldwide are invited to participate.


All ICUU-affiliated groups have been asked to submit brief chalice lightings for the project.

Every month, a reading will be distributed to Unitarian and Universalist congregations around the world.


We ask each congregation to use the reading for at least one worship service in the designated month,
identifying it as the “Global Chalice Lighting” for that month and naming the group which submitted it.


Readings will be circulated in English and, where different, in their original language.


It is hoped that the ICUU Global Chalice Lighting Project will enhance the worship experience in our congregations
and raise awareness of the international dimensions of our religious movement.


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