In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants plan a multigenerational worship service around a virtue ethics theme.
If you invited a guest to help with planning, introduce them to the group.
Plan a worship service:
1. Start by defining the goals of this service. Will youth invite the congregants to wrestle with one or more of the virtues the group has studied? Will the youth share about how these virtues play out in their lives? Defining the goals will help keep the conversation focused.
2. Help the youth decide what elements the worship will include. For example, will there be a sermon? A homily? Or, sharing of personal stories? Will there be a Story for All Ages? Hymns and/or recorded music?
3. Assign "To Do" items, with deadlines and clear lines of communication.
Plan to hold a second meeting to put all the pieces together. Depending on participants' access to technology, small groups might meet via phone or Skype.
4. Plan a rehearsal date.
5. Publicize the worship service to the wider congregation.
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Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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