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Activity 2: Story — The Treehouse Rules (10 minutes), Session 16: We are Active Creators of our Faith

In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Read the story several times so you will be comfortable reading or telling it.
  • Obtain a copy of your congregation's covenant and prepare to read it to the group.

Description of Activity

Tell or read the story.

After the story, invite the group to be silent for a moment to think about the story.

Begin a discussion by asking participants to recap the story in their own words. What they recall indicates what they found most meaningful or memorable.

Lead a discussion using questions such as:

  • How did the kids come to reach a compromise in this story?
  • Why were the children able to do so, when the adults were not?
  • How were the children active creators of their faith?
  • How do people in our congregation (or religious education group) reach compromises?
  • Does our congregation have a covenant? What does it say? Who created it? What might be missing from it—something that ought to be mentioned, yet isn't? (You may wish to read the congregational covenant to the group.)
  • How do covenants help us live in right relationship with one another?
  • When might covenants not be able to help us keep right relationship with one another?

Including All Participants

Provide a hard copy of the story so hearing impaired participants can read along as you tell it.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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