In "Faithful Journeys," a Tapestry of Faith program
In the story "The Perfect Peace Harvest," a pagan Unitarian Universalist child describes what is going on inside her and around her as she takes the stage and leads the gathering at a peace rally on the pagan harvest holiday, Lammas. In the story, Aisha and the others gathered with her demonstrate our third Unitarian Universalist Principle, acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth.
Teach the children the refrain that repeats through the story:
On Lammas you've gotta stomp your dancing feet,
On Lammas you've gotta raise your voice and speak,
Lammas is the harvest, we've gotta harvest peace.
If possible, create a drumbeat to use each time you chant the refrain.
Before you begin, look around the room and make eye contact with each person. Read or tell the story.
Sound the instrument to indicate that the story is over. Then, guide a brief discussion using these questions:
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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