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Leader Resource 2: This House

Leader:

This house is for the ingathering of nature and human nature.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

It is a house of friendships, a haven in trouble, an open room for the encouragement of our struggle.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

It is a house of freedom, guarding the dignity and worth of every person.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

It offers a platform for the free voice, for declaring, both in times of security and danger, the full and undivided conflict of opinion.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

It is a house of truth-seeking, where scientists can encourage devotion to their quest, where mystics can abide in a community of searchers.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

It is a house of art, adorning its celebrations with melodies and handiworks.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

It is a house of prophecy, outrunning time past and times present in visions of growth and progress.

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

Leader:

This house is a cradle for our dreams, the workshop of our common endeavor

Children:

How rare it is, how lovely, this fellowship of those who meet together.

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