The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to one's self: "The work is done." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
During this session, participants reflect on their work throughout the program and synthesize what they have learned, both as a group and as individuals.
- Broaden and deepen their understandings and definitions of families, including the roles and functions of families
- Value each individual's perspective as an interpreter of our world and as a teller of our stories
- Understand and appreciate the emotional, affective, and spiritual dimensions of family
- Develop a personal sense of values, or "working" credo, regarding families
- Understand how the living tradition of the UU faith and its Principles interprets and guides families
- Reflect as leaders of a project that served the greater congregation and affirms more deeply their place in interdependent, multigenerational, congregational life
- Reflect on what they learned about families
- Reflect on the process of working together
- Reflect on the process of creating representations
- Provide feedback about their experience during this program