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Opening (5 minutes), Workshop 7: Council Among the Trees, Part 2

In "Circle of Trees," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle
  • Newsprint, markers, and tape
  • Chalice lighting words and "Our Covenant" from the previous workshops

Preparation for Activity

  • Select an area where the group can comfortably sit in a circle.
  • Post the chalice lighting words and "Our Covenant" from the previous workshops.

Description of Activity

Gather participants in a circle around the chalice. Select someone to light the chalice. Lead the group in saying the chalice lighting words together:

We light this chalice for the air that is precious . . .

for all things share the same breath—

the beast, the tree, the person,

we all share the same breath.

Including All Participants

If any participants are hard of hearing, consider using a hand-held microphone to help with volume. If participants are sitting on the floor, make sure that there are also chairs for those who do not wish to or cannot sit on the floor.

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Last updated on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

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