As you adapt sessions to fit your resources and the needs of the group, take care to preserve the intent of a session and its purpose in the overall program.
Read each session at least several days before leading it. Get a feel for it, do a little extra research if your curiosity strikes, and follow your interests.
Preparing with co-leaders is very important. Set up the meeting room, ensure that the materials and equipment are ready, and be very familiar with the session. Experience the Spiritual Preparation exercise together or take a moment before children arrive to share briefly about your expectations for the session.
Share with co-leaders what you know about particular children's family situations and personal sensitivities as they are relevant with the day's topics. For example, if a child's family is facing homelessness and the story for the day centers on a Unitarian Universalist community's actions to combat homelessness, both you and the child may encounter an unintended learning experience.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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