In "A Place of Wholeness," a Tapestry of Faith program
Youth reflect artistically on the covenant that they as Unitarian Universalists make to affirm and promote our seven Principles.
Begin by directing the group's attention to the seven sheets of newsprint around the room. Ask someone near each sheet to read aloud the words written at the top. Tell them that for the next 25 minutes they will be depicting in words and images how they personally live out that Principle and how they live it out together in community such as a youth group or congregation. Read aloud the guiding questions you have posted and invite participants to respond to the questions with their art:
Encourage participants not to spend too much time on one Principle, but to try to contribute to the artwork for all seven.
After 25 minutes, ask participants to tape the seven newsprint sheets to the wall. Review together each one, inviting a couple of participants to share their action words and images.
After the workshop, consider posting this either in the youth room or somewhere else in the congregation as a reminder and an inspiration. If posting publicly, write an explanation of the activity to post next to the group's work.
If some participants are not confident about their artistic skills or would rather contribute in some other way, encourage them to focus more on writing action words around the border of each newsprint, or to use the magazines to make a collage.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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