Our Sunday began with a lovely child dedication in the service that the kids and youth participated in. After that, we headed to the classroom to learn about the origins of our UU chalice. Did you know that the flaming chalice symbol was first used by the Unitarians during World War II as part of their work to help refugees? From this two-dimensional origin, chalices became a ritual part of UU services in the early 1980’s after UU children made a great variety of three-dimensional chalices in the 1970s! To celebrate the season, we made our own chalice out of a pumpkin.