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In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather the group in a closing circle. Point out the Moral Compass. Say, in your own words:
Our Moral Compass shows us ways to make good decisions and how to be fair. Today we heard a story about a kingdom where some people didn't have enough food because the king was greedy. A dog barked until the king shared his food. We practiced being watchdogs for justice like the dog in the story. Unitarian Universalists believe that fairness is very important. We are going to add "fairness" to our Moral Compass.
Write the phrase, "Fairness" on the moral compass.
Teach the group "Love Will Guide Us," Hymn 131 in Singing the Living Tradition, line by line. Then lead the group in singing it once through together:
Love will guide us, peace has tried us,
Hope inside us will lead the way
On the road from greed to giving.
Love will guide us through the hard night.
If you cannot sing like angels,
If you cannot speak before thousands,
You can give from deep within you.
You can change the world
With your love.
(Repeat verse one.)
Distribute the Taking It Home handout you have prepared. If new participants need to take home a Gems of Goodness notebook and parent handout, make sure they have these. Thank the children, tell them you look forward to seeing them next time, and dismiss the group.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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