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Activity time: 5 minutes

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 8

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. Share these words of Martin Buber:

The real essence of community is to be found in the fact-manifest or otherwise-that it has a center. The real beginning of a community is when its members have a common relation to the center overriding all other relations; the circle is described by its radii, not by the points along its circumference.

Extinguish the chalice.

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