In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth listen to a variety of genres of Christian Evangelical music and compare and contrast with Unitarian Universalist music they know.
Invite the youth to listen to Christian praise music you have selected. Then ask:
Now play a recording of, or lead the group to sing, "Spirit of Life," Hymn 123 in Singing the Living Tradition. Ask:
Distribute copies of Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey. Invite the youth to look for hymns that have Christianity as a source or seem to have an Evangelical flavor or message. Suggest they look at Hymn 268, "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" or Hymn 348, "Guide My Feet" in Singing the Living Tradition, and Hymn 1045, "There Is a Balm in Gilead" in Singing the Journey. Optional: Lead the group to sing one of the hymns.
Guide the youth to examine the hymns they have found. Ask them to point out phrases, tunes, and rhythms that suggest commonalities between UU beliefs and worship and Evangelical Christian beliefs and worship.
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Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2011.
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