In "Circle of Trees," a Tapestry of Faith program
Use this Closing only if you are not continuing with Workshop 7 today.
Have a participant or co-leader drum quietly, and ask everyone else to be silent. Invite participants to place their masks one by one into the container for safekeeping until Workshop 7.
Gather the group in a circle around the chalice. If needed, relight the chalice.
Distribute Taking It Home. Explain that Taking It Home includes a summary of what they did in the workshop, resources for further exploration, and fun "homework."
Invite participants to reflect for a moment on today's workshop. Ask each participant to share one word that describes how they feel. Go around the circle with this "one-word checkout."
Invite participants to join hands and say the closing words together:
Let us go out in joy, and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before us shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Extinguish the chalice together. As they go, ask participants to leave their name tags in the basket you've provided for this purpose.
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Last updated on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
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