Category: RE News

A Time To Explore Religious Traditions

This past week in the April newsletter, I posted the following, discussing how this time of putting our whole lives online will prove to be a valuable period to see what other faith traditions are doing:

“…Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our … read more.

Chalica Week 6 – Peaceful, Fair and Free

Chalica – Week Six

Chalice Lighting

As we light this chalice,

May its flame consume the forces of violence in the world;

May its heat warm the chill of misunderstanding and hate;

May its light brighten the lives of the sick of heart and mind.

Chalice, burn with the fire of … read more.

Chalica Week Four – Grow by Exploring Ideas & Values

Chalice Lighting

Our chalice is a lamp,
lighting dark corners of ignorance;
illuminating falsehoods.
We hold this sacred lamp,
applying knowledge with care
and abiding purpose.

Reading/Song

Hymn 145, As Tranquil Streams, has the following lyrics:

Prophetic church, the future waits your liberating ministry;
Go forward in the power of love, proclaim the truth that … read more.

Chalica – Week Three

Chalice Lighting

This chalice is a lighthouse, a beacon reaching across the vast spaces.

This flame beckons all travelers, come, enter, and be welcome.

Join us on our mutual quest.

Reading/Song

Hymn 402, From You I Receive, has only this one simple lyric:

From you I receive, to you I give, … read more.

Chalica Week One – Respect All People

Chalice Lighting

Within us all burns the fire of life.
We share this common flame,
symbol of our precious being.
Each flame burns with a unique glow,
signifying our respect for the
inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Reading, Quote & Song

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can … read more.