Being UU at Home Chalice Gallery

This gallery presents some of the personal chalices shared by the GUUF community in response to Being UU at Home Lesson 1: Making your own Chalice. Read the captions beneath each picture to learn more about the chalices and the people who shared them.

A chalice from Patricia Carson, made of a glass with marbles and a tea, surrounded by amethyst.
“This chalice holds components from friends and family.” – Patricia Carson
A chalice made by Beverly Jackson from a tealight, some empty moisturizer jars, and a piece of cork
“I made this from a tealight, some empty moisturizer jars, and a piece of cork.” -Beverly Jackson
Three chalices from Jim Hennigan
“These are three of our chalices. Sometimes we drop a battery-powered votive “candle” into or atop any of these. I’ve taken my chalice with me to meetings where we may open with a reading or reflection. Lighting the chalice doesn’t convert anyone to UUism, but it does have the power to convert meetings to UUism! Depending on the participants I may explain that this comes from my faith community. I’ve even led a talk at First Baptist Greenville with a chalice lighting!” -Jim Hennigan
A small pottery chalice from Priscilla Phillips
“My personal chalice Is a small pottery version which I have had for at least 25 years, cherished as it was handmade by a UU friend I met at The Mountain. I have used it personally many times over the years and have also taken it to many meetings to serve as the group’s chalice.  Its  home base is at the center of my personal alter; I light it now during the GUUF virtual  Sunday Services, and Steve & I light it whenever we feel we need to have a chalice light burning.” -Priscilla Phillips
A chalice built from magnetic building toys from the Bovee-Kemper family
A chalice built from magnetic building toys from the Bovee-Kemper family
A second chalice built from magnetic building toys from the Bovee-Kemper family
A second chalice built from magnetic building toys from the Bovee-Kemper family
A chalice made by Amy and Forrester Thorsheim from crystal china, water beads, and an electric candle
“We made the crystal one today using pieces from my mommy’s china cabinet.  We used water beads for color and an electric candle. We had fun making it!” – Amy and Forrester Thorsheim
A chalice made by Forrester Thorsheim from a silver-painted clay flower pot, tutu fabric, ribbon, and sequins
“The silver chalice was made several years ago in the RE class. I decorated it with a tutu fabric, ribbon and sequins. We use it at home on special occasions like as a table centerpiece for holidays.” – Amy and Forrester Thorsheim
A chalice made by the Sullivan family from a painted clay pot, stones, and a candle
“As new UUs, making a chalice was a special experience for our family.

“Our chalice is made from a small terra cotta flower pot and saucer. The pot was turned upside down and the saucer glued on top. Then we decorated it with water color pencils, special rocks, and a candle. We chose flowers and a colorful motif because it brought us joy and hope for new beginnings, and a celebration of the life we have now.

“It’s really comforting how such a small, simple thing can symbolize so much happiness and encouragement in the darkest of times. We find it also marks the space for thoughtful reflection. It’s light gives us hope and sometimes that is the world.” – The Sullivan family (Javis, Lesley, Em, and Everett)
A second view of a chalice made by the Sullivan family from a painted clay pot, stones, and a candle
A second view of the Sullivan family chalice
A LEGO chalice made by Finnegan and David Funderburk with a tea light
A LEGO chalice made by Finnegan and David Funderburk

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