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Activity time: 8 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Name tags and markers
  • Copies of Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook
  • Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out name tags and markers.
  • Set up the worship table with the chalice and any decorative items you choose.

Description of Activity

Gather the group in a circle. Introduce yourself and invite participants to introduce themselves.

Ask a participant to light the chalice. Pass the hymnbook around the circle, inviting volunteers to each read a paragraph from "Strange and Foolish Walls," Reading 662 in Singing the Living Tradition. Remind participants that they may pass if they do not wish to read.

Say in your own words:

Welcome to A Chorus of Faiths. During our time together, we will build some of the skills we need to become interfaith leaders in the world. We will discuss the theological foundations that support us in doing interfaith work as Unitarian Universalists. We will hear about others who have done this work before us, and we will experience it for ourselves through a service project we will create together.

Invite participants to make and wear name tags.

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