In "Signs of Our Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
As participants enter, greet each child in the same manner.
Lead the Opening ritual designed in Session 9, Activity 4. Or, use this Opening ritual:
If the children wear stoles for Opening and Closing, distribute stoles. Invite the children to put on their stoles. Offer any visitors a stole and explain that they may wear it during the Opening time and the Closing time if they wish. Remind the children their stoles are a sign that everyone in the group is a worship leader.
Welcome all participants. Gather everyone in a circle around the chalice table. Ring the centering chime. Ask a volunteer to light the chalice. Lead the group to say these Opening words:
We gather together as Unitarian Universalists and members of the Signs of Our Faith community.
Together, we demonstrate our open hearts by welcoming new people into our community.
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Last updated on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
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