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LEADER RESOURCE 1: WCUU Script

To the Co-Anchors:

Today's WCUU program is a news report about Unitarian Universalist ideas on where we come from. Your job is to read your lines and keep the show moving as this script describes.

[Director: Cue the station break.]

[Director: Cue Co-Anchor 1.]

Co-Anchor 1: This is WCUU, Wisdom of the Community of Unitarian Universalists, on the air.

[Director: Cue the theme music.]

Co-Anchor 2: Good morning. I am [give your real or stage name].

Co-Anchor 1: And I am [give your real or stage name].

Co-Anchor 1: Today's report will help viewers explore UU responses to the big question that asks "What are we?"

Co-Anchor 2: One way UUs respond to that question is very logical. They say, "We are Unitarian Universalists."

Co-Anchor 1: And Unitarian Universalists are people who believe in putting their faith into action.

Co-Anchor 2: How can you act out your faith? A well-known author and naturalist named Terry Tempest Williams has some ideas about that.

Co-Anchor 1: Williams is a Mormon, not a UU. But she is a source who can help UUs explore ideas that we are going to share now.

Co-Anchor 2: Share with the help of the famous UU Pantomime Players. As we call out some of the ways Williams says you can act out your faith, the Players will do the acting.

[Director: Cue the Pantomime Players. As the Co-Anchors call each word, cue the next Player in line to step in front of the camera and act it out.]

Co-Anchor 1: The first word is "question."

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: The next word is "explore."

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Walk.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Run.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Dance.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Eat.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Taste.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Touch.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Smell.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Listen.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Speak.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Write.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Read.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Cry.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Kneel.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Pray.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Bow.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Rise.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Laugh.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 2: Circle.

[A Pantomime Player acts out the word.]

Co-Anchor 1: Those aren't all the words that Williams gives us. Here's her full quote: "This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek."

Co-Anchor 2: Wow! That's sure a lot of ways to act out our faith. Now let's hear what our WCUU NUUs Analyst has to say about all this.

NUUs Analyst: Thank you, co-anchors. This is your NUUs Analyst with a comment on what you have just seen. Today's Big Question asks, "What are we?" UUs say, very logically that they are Unitarian Universalists. What are they? UUs are people who believe they should put their faith into action. In other words, it's not enough simply to believe something. You need to let your beliefs shape how you live your life. UUs have many different ideas about the big questions and their answers. But UUs do agree about some very important ideas. They agree on the UU Principles. They agree about the Golden Rule. They agree that wisdom can be found in many Sources. And they agree that we should focus on making our world a better place for everyone to live.

[Director: Cue the theme music.]

[Director: Cue the station break.]

Co-Anchor 1: This is [your real or stage name] signing off for WCUU.

Co-Anchor 2: That is W-C-U-U for Wisdom of the Community of Unitarian Universalists. And this is [your real or stage name] signing off, too.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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