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Opening (5 minutes), Workshop 3: Rising Tides – Reason as a Religious Source

In "Faith like a River," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Optional: Decorative cloth

Preparation for Activity

  • Set up a worship or centering table with the chalice and (optional) decorative cloth.
  • Optional: Invite a participant in advance to act as chalice lighter or reader to make the workshop more participatory.

Description of Activity

Light the chalice with these words of Ken Wisner:

The strengths of Unitarian Universalism spring from traditions of acceptance and generosity. Our enthusiasm for the diverse in human nature may invite, from time to time, a measure of chaos. We are prepared to go with the flow, using tools of reason, courage and moral strength to accept outcomes that cannot be known in advance.

Including All Participants

Remind volunteer readers to speak slowly and clearly so all can hear.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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