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Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle
  • Newsprint, markers and tape
  • Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument
  • Taking It Home handout

Preparation for Activity

  • Adapt the Taking It Home section and copy it for all participants.
  • Write the closing words on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Briefly summarize the day's session with words like these:

Today's Big Question asks "How can I tell right from wrong?" We considered some tricky ethical situations and heard a story about a thief. We fed our consciences in WCUU, and for WIT Time we talked about where to get help making moral decisions. Like many other big questions, this one is more easily asked than answered. It seems that every situation is different, and not everyone will solve a situation the same way. We cannot find exact rules that will provide quick and easy answers every person can use to solve every challenging situation. We can find very useful guidelines that will help us do the right thing. We can use our UU community as a place to talk with about difficult situations and help each other find the best possible ways to respond.

Distribute the Taking It Home handout. Suggest participants use the activities to continue exploring the themes of today's session.

Relight the chalice. Ask the group to say these closing words with you:

May this light shine on in each of us as we search for the answers to our own biggest questions.

Extinguish the chalice (or ask the Kid for the Day to do it). Sound the bell or tingshas to end the session.

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