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In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants will create a tangible reminder of the support their Unitarian Universalist religious community provides for their actions of conviction and courage.
Invite the children to look at their list of convictions and choose one or two which are most important to them. Tell them they will then create an object they can use to focus their courage in a time of need.
If it is appropriate for the group, create a brief space of meditation or prayer. Lead participants to:
Invite participants to choose one or two stones that they can keep with them to remind them of their convictions and of the support of their religious community in helping them act with courage. Settle the group at the worktable and invite them to decorate the stone(s) in any way they choose. You might suggest they use a chalice or another symbol that will remind them of the conviction the stone represents.
If time is a constraint, participants can choose a stone to keep as a symbol of their convictions without decorating it. They could choose a stone now or at the Council Circle.
If appropriate for the group, when children finish decorating their stones, hold a brief ceremony. Here are some suggestions:
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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