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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of Singing the Journey for all participants
  • Copies of Taking It Home
  • Optional: Musical accompaniment or a recording of the song

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Arrange for musical accompaniment.

Description of Activity

Relight the chalice. Invite volunteers to share some brief reflections from the journaling exercise about their beliefs, feelings, and actions in response to today's workshop. Conclude the sharing after five minutes.

Close with the song "Standing on the Side of Love" Hymn 1014 in Singing the Journey. This song was written by the Reverend Jason Shelton to honor UUA President William Sinkford's and other Unitarian Universalists' work for marriage equality. Invite participants to rise in body or spirit and sing. Invite participants to share the ways they stand on the side of love in their everyday lives.

Invite a participant to extinguish the chalice and distribute Taking It Home.

Including All Participants

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

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