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Taking It Home, Workshop 10: Thandeka

In "What Moves Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

We love beyond belief. — Thandeka

Think of something you can do to create more of an ethos of care and compassion within your own congregation or small group ministry program. Explore the possibilities and make a commitment to make it happen.

Consider what you have learned in the What Moves Us program. How would you now articulate your own Unitarian Universalist theology of personal experience? Refine and expand your own theological reflections with journaling, conversations, or intentional reflection on your own service or social justice work.

Faith in Action

Does your congregation intentionally create a space for those whose life circumstances leave them longing for the uplift and embrace a faith community can offer? Find a way to start this as a small group project in your congregation. Enlist appropriate help in the congregation to plan a gathering or series of gatherings to offer care and compassion (and good conversation) to those who are lonely, both in your congregation and in the wider community. Possibilities include a cooperative Thanksgiving meal for those who are away from family or gathering parents of young adults newly away from home to share experiences and create "care packages."

Build a liturgical element into the gatherings (such as music from our faith tradition, a reading, a chalice-lighting, or another element). In that way, you will create sacred time and strengthen your congregation's ethos of care and compassion.

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Last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

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