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Closing (5 minutes), Workshop 12: Spiritual Practices in a Material World

In "The Wi$dom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle
  • Handout 2, Meditation on Love
  • Taking It Home handout
  • Copies of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, Singing the Journey

Preparation for Activity

  • Customize Taking It Home and make copies for all participants.
  • Preview Hymn 1017 in Singing the Journey, "Building a New Way."
  • Optional: Recruit a volunteer song leader from the group.

Description of Activity

Distribute Taking It Home, Singing the Journey, and Handout 2 (for those who need a copy). Lead participants or have a volunteer to lead them in singing "Building a New Way," Hymn 1017 in Singing the Journey.

Then, form a circle and join hands. Invite each participant to offer a blessing for the group to carry away from the program. Model a blessing using your own words or these:

May you go from here, into a life of shared abundance. May that which you receive and that which you give enrich your life beyond measure.

After everyone has shared a blessing, extinguish the chalice.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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