In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Choose from the following possible activities for the group.
Ongoing Faith in Action Project: If the group has chosen an ongoing Faith in Action project to do during Riddle and Mystery, continue work on it now.
Food Force: Sponsor a Food and Fun Night at the congregation, a local school, or other community-gathering place. Visit the website of the World Food Programme and download Food Force, a game where you are responsible for dispersing resources to a mythical village that has experienced a natural disaster. Let people play the game.
If the meeting space has internet access, you can set up a computer to play Darfur is Dying, which simulates life in a refugee camp.
After playing the games, discuss using the following questions as prompts:
What was your experience in playing the game?
What was surprising? What was disappointing? What gave you hope?
Did you gain any insight into coping with a disaster?
Have you ever participated in anything similar to this experience in real life? If so, how did it compare?
What can we do to help support the United Nations in their relief services? If a group is interested in taking further action, the website includes ideas for action s to take at school and at home. Most of these are adaptable for a congregation.
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Last updated on Monday, October 20, 2014.
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