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Workshop 7: Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Spiritual Formation

Workshop 7: Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Spiritual Formation
Workshop 7: Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Spiritual Formation

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  • We covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. The living...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 15 Activity 1: Meditation on Leftovers 5 Activity 2: Tapping Our Personal Roots 35...
  • Reflection. You may wish to set aside some time to reflect on your personal experiences and understanding of your spiritual roots. Either...
  • Materials for Activity Nametags and bold markers Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Computer...
  • Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " Meditation on Leftovers " Optional: Cordless microphone Preparation for Activity Review the...
  • Materials for Activity Paper for drawing or writing Drawing and writing implements, such as pencils, color pencils, markers, crayons Table(...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Unitarian Universalism's Roots Newsprint, markers, and tape Easel for displaying newsprint...
  • Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle or LED battery-operated...
  • After the workshop, co-facilitators should make time to get together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops. Use these...
  • Description of Activity Are there traditions you enjoy that were passed on to you from your family or your culture? Create an opportunity...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Teachers, Mentors, and Role Models – A Letter of Thanks Pens or pencils Bell Clock, watch, or timer that...
  • We covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. The living...
  • By the Rev. Gordon McKeeman, reprinted from Out of the Ordinary with permission of the author. Copyright (C) 2000 by Gordon B. McKeeman...
  • UNISON CHALICE LIGHTING We light this chalice in gratitude for our Unitarian Universalist heritage of hope and liberation. We celebrate...
  • List the teachers, mentors, and role models (historical, fictional, and/or personal) who have supported you in being who you are and...
  • Participants brainstorm their own set of Unitarian Universalist Roots in Activity 3. This list is provided as a resource from which...
  • A Chosen Faith by ministers Forrest Church and John Buehrens offers a compelling description of the historical roots of Unitarian...

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