In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Explain that the session is almost over and that the group will now work together as a community to clean the meeting space. Ask everyone to clean their own area and put away the materials they were using, and then to 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 "Reaching Out" circle (Leader Resource 2) outside the "Fire" quadrant of the Circle of Elements mural, in the position shown on Session 1, Leader Resource 3. Say:
Fire power moves from one person to another, catching people's energy up like a spreading wildfire.
Invite each participant to take a bead and string it on the elastic. Use a match to light a taper candle. Invite them to use the taper to light a tea light. Have the day's closing worship leader choose a reading from the Closing Words Basket and read it aloud (or, to read aloud the reading they prepared after the previous session). Extinguish all flames.
Ask for (and record) a volunteer to lead the opening and closing readings for the next session. Offer the volunteers a copy of Session 1, Leader Resource 1, Opening Words for Basket or Session 1, Leader Resource 5, Closing Words for Basket that 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.
You may wish to invite the opening worship volunteer to bring a symbol of the next element in the program (water) for the centering space.
Invite participants to put the bracelets in the Closing Words Basket. Distribute Taking It Home handout. Thank and dismiss participants.
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Last updated on Monday, October 20, 2014.
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