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Participants present a WCUU broadcast involving six On-Air People—an Anchor, a NUUs Analyst and four UU Panelists—and as many UU Choristers as you want to perform a hymn.
The Studio Crew might include a director, a floor director, a camera operator, a sound engineer, a lighting director, a script supervisor and multiple production assistants.
This broadcast has three segments. The first has the Anchor and four UU Panelists chatting on camera, the second features the UU Choristers and the third has the Anchor and the NUUs Analyst. Assign roles, using volunteers for On-Air People and Studio Crew. You might invite the Kid for the Day to be the Anchor. The Choristers can include everyone except the Studio Crew needed to record the show. The Anchor and the four UU Panelists can easily join the Choristers.
Prepare the UU Choristers to present the song "When I Am Frightened," Hymn 1012 in Singing the Journey, in the second segment.
Give participants who need to follow the script a moment to look it over. Review it with them if you have participants with limited reading skills.
Tell the group when the show should end to keep the session on schedule; assign a Studio Crew member (director or floor director) to watch the time.
Begin the broadcast.
At the end of the broadcast, ask participants how it went. Ask them to summarize how typical Unitarian Universalists respond to today's Big Question: "Why do bad things happen?" Do they think non-UUs would understand Unitarian Universalism better after seeing this WCUU show?
Lead a discussion about the words of the hymn, using these questions:
Relate the hymn to the story of Job: Though we cannot control everything that happens to us, we can control our responses when bad things happen to us and to others.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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