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Closing (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
  • Taking It Home
  • Optional: Faith in Action from this workshop and/or Spiritual Preparation from Workshop 4

Preparation for Activity

  • Download and customize Taking It Home as a handout. You may wish to add the Faith in Action activity suggestion from this workshop and/or the Spiritual Preparation questions for the next workshop.

Description of Activity

Distribute Taking It Home. Announce the date, time, and place of the next workshop and any other "housekeeping" information. Request or remind volunteers if you want participants to read material aloud or perform other roles at the next meeting.

Invite participants to gather around the chalice. Read these words by the Rev. Dr. William Schulz, from a sermon preached at the 1986 General Assembly:

Reason is still a cherished standard in our religious repertoire, but reason is coming to be supplemented by our immediate apprehension of the Holy and by our conviction that the Holy is embodied in the abundance of a scarred Creation.

Extinguish the chalice.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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