In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Explain that the session is almost over and the group will now work together as a community to clean the meeting space. Ask everyone to first clean their own area and put away the materials they were using, then clean another area or help someone else. No one should sit in the circle until the meeting space is clean.
Gather the group in a circle. Tape the "connection" circle (Leader Resource 4) outside the "Earth" quadrant of the Circle of Elements mural, in the position shown on Leader Resource 3. Say:
Earth power connects us, like roots that weave together under the ground.
Explain that over the course of this program the children will create bead bracelets that represent the different kinds of elemental power. Invite each participant to take a bead and a length of string, and, as they take the items, to share one connection they have with someone else in the room.
Choose a reading from the Closing Words Basket and read it in closing.
Ask for (and record) volunteers to lead the opening and closing readings for the next session. Offer the volunteers a copy of Leader Resource 1, Opening Words for Basket or Leader Resource 5, Closing Words for Basket they may take home to choose and practice their readings. Tell them they are also welcome to choose their reading from a basket when they come next time.
Invite participants to put the bracelets they started in the Closing Words Basket. Distribute Taking It Home. Thank and dismiss participants.
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Last updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
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