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Chalice Lighting: “For every time we make a mistake

(May be read responsively)

For every time we make a mistake and we decide to start again:
We light this chalice.

For every time we are lonely and we let someone be our friend:
We light this chalice.

For every time we are disappointed and we choose to hope:
We light this chalice.


1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection; Published in Rejoice Together: Prayers, Meditations, and Other Readings for Family, Individual, and Small-Group Worship, ed. by Helen R. Pickett, Boston: Skinner House Books, 1995, 10.

Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.

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Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2013.

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