Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Worship table or designated space
- Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle
- List of this workshop's goals
- Covenant established in Workshop 1
Description of Activity
Light the chalice or invite a participant to light it while you read aloud this poem by Rev. Alicia Roxanne Forde, used with permission:.
It feels like We are eyeing one another across a great divide
A divide I sometimes call:
"class, race, ethnocentricity, theological perspectives and its implications for
How We practice, how We live, how We be"
If you be You and I be Me
If We speak truth in love - with love,
If We act, related with integrity
If We unite our spirits . . . open, and aching, and whole, and wanting, and giving . . .
the work We engage, the communities We create, the power of who We can be
holds a great promise
a great hope
for us and our wider communities . . . and . . . this . . . matters
Invite participants to consider which words and images from the reading are most powerful for them and, if they choose, to share with the group. Remind participants of the spirit of their covenant. Share the goals of this workshop.