Chalice Lighting

Solstice  |  Apple Communion

As we light our chalice, our common light, let us be reminded that this flame embodies the spirit of love, the spirit of life. It is our birthright and our responsibility – our most precious gift and our greatest offering.


Rituals, whether old or new, mark significant times in our lives. They can be powerful because they invite us pause in a moment together. They encourage us to tenderly recognize moments of great meaning. Weddings, baby dedications, and memorials are just a few ways that we celebrate life’s passages. Seasonal rituals have a special appeal to me. The celebration of the Winter Solstice and an Apple Communion are two ways that I have created community ritual.