In "The Wi$dom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life," a Tapestry of Faith program
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages.
Welcome people into the circle. Sound the chime and invite participants into quiet reflection as you prepare to enter into a time of centering and sharing.
Ask a volunteer to light the chalice as you share "O Spinner, Weaver, of Our Lives," Reading 431 in Singing the Living Tradition.
Lead the group to sing "We're Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table," Hymn 407 in Singing the Living Tradition.
Say that this workshop will continue the exploration of how our financial ways affect others, this time expanding outward to our local communities and the world. Read aloud the quote from Jeremiah 22:13 that you have written on newsprint.
Ask, "What meaning might this scripture have for us today?" Allow a moment or two for silent reflection, then invite participants to respond to the quote as they feel comfortable, passing the talking stick if you have chosen to use one.
Share these words by the Rev. Rebecca Edmiston-Lange:
Mindful of our highest aspirations,
Bound by common faith and purpose,
And, yet, beginning with ourselves as we are,
Let us take one more step, together, in our unending quest for dignity, justice and love.
Sound the chime to signal the end of the centering time.
If you wish to invite the group to rise and sing, ensure that the option to remain seated is communicated. You may say, "Rise in body or spirit."
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Last updated on Friday, November 22, 2013.
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