The Origins of Chalica
Chalica is an unofficial holiday, originally conceived by Daylene Marshall of Vancouver, BC, as a way to celebrate and put into intentional practice the Seven Principles of the Unitarian Universalist tradition - one a night, for seven nights. The celebration begins on the first Monday of December and is marked by the lighting of a chalice each day (or evening). For some more information and ideas, check out this Chalica Booklet.
Feel free to take the time you need to work through the principles at a pace that works for you!
Supplies Needed for activities in the videos:
Day 1: Construction Paper Blank Cards/Envelope
Day 2: Cardboard loom, yarn, pony beads, needle
Day 3: Dice
Day 5 and 6: Popsicle sticks, washi tape, markers
Day 7: Birdseed (will need recyclables or other supplies from home for making a bird feeder)
We affirm and promote the inherent dignity and worth of every human being.
Each person is important.
We affirm and promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
Be kind in all you do.
We affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
We’re free to learn together.
We affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
We search for what is true.
We affirm and promote the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
All people need a voice
We affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
Build a fair and peaceful world
We affirm and promote respect for the interconnected web of existence of which we are all a part.
We take care of the earth.
We care for earth’s lifeboat.
Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
Dismantle Racism and Oppression, Together