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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants
  • Copies of Taking It Home
  • Optional: A piano accompaniment or a recorded version of the song

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Arrange for musical accompaniment.

Description of Activity

Invite a couple of volunteers to share brief reflections from the journaling exercise about their beliefs, feelings, and actions in response to today's workshop. After five minutes, close with a song, "Color and Fragrance," words and music by Norbert Capek. The song was translated by Paul and Anita Munk and the English version is by Grace Ulp. Invite participants to rise in body or spirit and sing "Color and Fragrance," Hymn 78 in Singing the Living Tradition.

Invite youth to reflect on the theme of hope as it relates to the words of the hymn.

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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