In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Use this activity with your Opening to add additional Source constellations to your Night Sky.
Tell the children:
Our Sources are the way we are guided as Unitarian Universalists to help us live our faith.
Ask the children if they remember (or know) what a "source" is. Allow a moment for responses. Then, explain that the definition of source you are looking for has to do with origin, or beginning.
Say in your own words:
Today we are talking about the harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life—our sixth UU Source. We will talk about how this Source helps us answer the questions we have about death and dying.
Give the children time to think. Then, distribute the UU Source Constellation handout. Say:
We think it's important to learn from nature, so we have a constellation named in honor of this Source. Some of the stars can be connected to look like a terra (or Earth) symbol. It is a circle, with two lines across it to make four parts, like pieces of a pie. Can you find the terra symbol in our Night Sky?
Give them time to look for the terra symbol. As children find it, let them show you by tracing the shape with a finger on their own handouts.
Distribute gold and silver stars. Have children stick gold stars on the outlined stars and silver stars on the solid stars on their handouts. Then, invite them to pencil the terra constellation by connecting the gold stars. Tell them they may take home their own Harmony of Nature constellations.
As Unitarian Universalists, we learn from the harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life. Nature can teach us and guide us to love.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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