Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirit of Life: An Adult Program on Unitarian Universalist Spirituality

Activity 3: Singing "Spirit of Life"

Part of Spirit of Life

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Singing the Living Tradition
  • Optional: A recording of "Spirit of Life" and a music player

Preparation for Activity

  • Gather copies of Singing the Living Tradition, enough for all participants. Obtain large print and/or braille copies for participants who need them.
  • Optional: Arrange for musical accompaniment or set up music player.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to rise in body or spirit and sing "Spirit of Life" by Carolyn McDade, Hymn 123 in Singing the Living Tradition.

If your congregation has a tradition of using body movement or sign language to accompany this song, you may invite participants to share in this movement while they sing together.

Including All Participants

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