Descendent of slave and of slave owner, I had already been called poet, lawyer, teacher, and friend. Now I was empowered to minister the sacrament of One in whom there is no north or south, no black or white, no male or female—only the spirit of love and reconciliation drawing us all toward the goal of human wholeness. — Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray (1910-1985), civil rights activist, writer, lawyer, teacher, and Episcopal priest
This concluding session reinforces and celebrates connections among love, Unitarian Universalism, and the seven Sources. The story "Love is the Golden Rule" draws from many Sources to encourage participants to hold love as a central guiding force. The children take home a set of UU Source stars or constellations as a reminder to rely on our Sources in life's ongoing search for truth and meaning and as they make choices about how they will act.
If you have time, Alternate Activity 2, Rules We Live By, provides an interactive lead-in to the story.
Consider inviting all the adults who have led previous sessions, to enhance and affirm children's recap of their experiences and accomplishments in this program.
This session will:
- Review the seven Unitarian Universalist Sources
- Reinforce connections among Unitarian Universalism, our Sources, and the guiding force of love
- Show that many different religious and cultural settings honor and express the centrality of love
- Emphasize love as the Golden Rule and inspire participants to embrace love as a golden rule in their lives.
- Demonstrate and strengthen knowledge of the seven Unitarian Universalist Sources, as expressed in child-friendly language
- Explore in both religious and concrete terms what it means to be guided by love as the Golden Rule
- Express understanding of the connections among our faith, our Sources, and love, by creating Love Will Guide Us night sky displays.
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