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Closing (10 minutes), Workshop 1: Beginning Together

In "A Place of Wholeness," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of Singing the Living Tradition
  • Copies of Taking It Home

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Arrange for musical accompaniment.

Description of Activity

To close the workshop, relight the chalice. Ask for a couple of participants to share brief reflections from the journaling exercise about their beliefs, feelings, and actions. Wrap up the sharing after five minutes.

Inform participants that each workshop will close with a song. Ask them to find Hymn 188 "Come, Come, Whoever You Are." The words come from the Sufi poet Rumi, who lived in the 12th century. Ask participants what the words mean to them. Invite participants to rise in body or spirit and sing the song together. Invite a participant to extinguish the chalice. Distribute copies of Taking It Home, explaining that it is a list of suggestions of additional ways to explore the topics of today's workshop. Invite them to share Taking It Home with family and friends.

Including All Participants

An invitation to "rise in body or spirit" accommodates participants of all physical abilities.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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