Standing on the Side of Love message for all ages

The following message for all ages was delivered at First Church in Boston, MA on January 12, 2014 during our Standing on the Side of Love “Courageous Love” service.

You are welcome to use this message in your congregation. Download script here (DOC).

Cast in order of appearance:
The Rev. Amy Freedman, Consulting Minister, First Church Boston
David Ruffin, ministerial intern, First Church Boston
Schuyler Vogel, ministerial intern, First Church Boston

Written by the Rev. Amy Freedman and Peter Bowden

Alice the Chalice cardboard tube craft project!


  • Print Alice the Chalice project template page. Select black and white  to color in yourself  (or photocopy) or use a pre-colored template.
    Black and White (PDF) 
    Pre-Colored Blue (PDF)
  • toilet paper tube / cardboard tube
  • crayons or markers
  • scissors
  • glue or a glue stick


  1. Print black and white or color template.
  2. Color the Alice the Chalice template pieces – body, face, base and flame.
  3. Cut out pieces.
  4. Glue the rectangular body piece around the tube to cover it.
  5. Glue the face piece onto the top of the tube.
  6. Glue the base piece at the bottom of the tube.
  7. Insert the flame into the top of the tube