Traveling Chalice

Bringing the Light Home


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 will be located in the Narthex at the Lifespan Faith Development counter.

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 UUCSV Facebook page or send it to me…(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, you may 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 handmade one-of-a-kind Chalice designed and created by our very own Dan Houston, specifically for this program; 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.

Much gratitude goes to Dan Houston for his vision and his creation in our sacred symbol – our Chalice, which will serve our beloved community for generations to come. Thank you!