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Introduction, Session 12: The Future and Me

In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. — Native American (Dakota) proverb

Big Question: What should I do with my life?

Almost every sixth grader has wondered about their future. This session frames their wonderings as a Big Question which seeks a deeper answer than the right career to pursue. Youth learn how Unitarian Universalism can guide them toward intentional decision making based on their developing values. This session assures youth that they will find direction from a variety of sources including their inner selves, the examples and advice of trusted adults and the Principles affirmed by our faith.

The session takes participants ahead to their own 100th birthday parties for an imaginary look back at what they might have done with their lives. The story, "The Stonecutter," describes one man's circular and ultimately successful attempt to gain contentment. In WCUU, an advice panel offers Unitarian Universalist answers to youths' questions about shaping their lives. (Optional: Use Leader Resource 5, Outstanding UUs, to fill the advice panel with up to six prominent individuals from Unitarian Universalist history.) In WIT Time, participants consider how they can make their "little light shine" in the days and years ahead.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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