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Closing (10 minutes), Workshop 9: Commitment

In "Principled Commitment," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of customized Taking It Home handout (see Preparation)

Preparation for Activity

  • Review the Taking It Home section of this workshop and decide which "Affection Connection" options you will encourage participants to do.
  • Download the Taking It Home section to your computer, customize it for your group, and make a printout or photocopy for each participant.

Description of Activity

Summarize the workshop, emphasizing the connection between growth, change, and commitment: that growth and change can be some of the biggest challenges to commitment. Ask participants whether they have any questions about the ideas discussed in this workshop.

Distribute the Taking It Home handout you have prepared.

Gather participants around the chalice. Invite each person to offer one thought or insight about commitment or this workshop.

As you extinguish the chalice, read the following closing words:

May our efforts here fuel the fires of connection in this world. May our individual efforts take us one step closer to creating a world of inherent worth and dignity for every person, beginning right here with our partners. Blessed be; may it be so; amen.

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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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