Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Focus table and cloth
- Chalice, candle, and matches
- Five smooth stones about the size of a fist
- Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones, from Workshop 1 for all participants
Preparation for Activity
- Set up the focus table with an attractive cloth, the chalice, and the five smooth stones.
Description of Activity
If youth did not do the Welcome and Entering activity, invite them to take a flower and place it in the vase in the center of the room. You will come back to the flowers later in the workshop.
Distribute Handout 1, Responsive Reading - Five Smooth Stones. Lead the group in the responsive reading or ask for a volunteer to lead. Encourage participants to take turns leading the responsive reading from workshop to workshop.
After the responsive reading, ask for a volunteer to light the chalice.
Including All Participants
Assist any youth that might need help with words in the responsive reading. Remember to allow participants to pass on reading.