Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition: A Lay Leadership Development Program for Adults


(5 minutes)


  • Small worship table
  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Covenant created in Workshop 1 and wall-safe tape


  • Set up the chalice on the worship table.
  • Post the covenant created in Workshop 1.


Light the chalice, and share this reading from Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown:

Many of us have been socialized to understand that constant growth, violent competition, and critical mass are the ways to create change. But emergence shows us that adaptation and evolution depend more on critical, deep, and authentic connection, a thread that can be tugged for support and resilience. The quality of connection between the nodes in the patterns.

Dare I say love.

And we know how to connect—we long for it.