Today you will help young participants see themselves—perhaps for the first time—as contributors to their communities. Older participants will reflect on their relationship(s) with communities in which they both serve and thrive. Take a few moments to reflect on your congregation. How has your congregation supported you to express your own gifts? When have you listened before helping, to discern others' needs and perspectives? How have you nourished yourself by being useful? Consider the times you felt most useful in community. Take that positive energy with you into the workshop.