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

Activity 1: Story - Songwriting as a Prayer

Part of Spirit of Life

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Review the story and practice reading it aloud to ensure that you will present it effectively.
  • Optional: Copy the story for all participants.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to sit comfortably and listen to the story as you read it aloud.

Offer a minute for silent reflection after completing the story. Then, invite discussion with these questions:

  • What stands out for you from the story of Carolyn McDade and "Spirit of Life?"
  • When can work for justice become wearying, or lead to burnout?
  • How can spirituality help us sustain our work for a better world?