Celebrating the Festival of Chalica is a recent and growing addition to the practice of many Unitarian Universalist congregations. Chalica is probably not a familiar word. It comes from the word chalice, the symbol of our UU faith, and calls to mind some of the other festivals of the season, like Hanukah and Kwanzaa. It is a time, in a busy season, to take a few minutes for reflection and action each day around the seven principles of our faith. Each day focuses on one of the principles for a total of seven days. This year, we are encouraging everyone in our congregation to use the week of December 9-15, to mark the week of Chalica in your lives. Click here to view or download a document to
which includes for each day a chalice lighting, a brief meditation, and suggestions for helping you mindfully practice the principle of the day, including simple activities for children and families. Those who receive our weekly email
will also get those materials in their inboxes each day. Our multigenerational worship on December 15 will provide opportunities to share our experiences and learnings.