Workshop 7: Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Spiritual Formation Part of Spirit of Life In This Section Introduction From Spirit of Life We covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Spirit of Life Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 15 Activity 1: Meditation on Leftovers 5 Activity 2: Tapping Our Personal Roots 35 Activity 3: Tapping... Spiritual Preparation From Spirit of Life Reflection. You may wish to set aside some time to reflect on your personal experiences and understanding of your spiritual roots.... Welcoming and Entering From Spirit of Life Materials for Activity Nametags and bold markers Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Computer, digital... Opening From Spirit of Life Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice, candle and lighter or LED... Activity 1: Meditation on Leftovers From Spirit of Life Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Copy of the story, "Meditation on Leftovers" Optional: Cordless microphone Preparation for Activity Revi... Activity 2: Tapping Our Personal Roots From Spirit of Life Activity time: 35 minutes Materials for Activity Paper for drawing or writing Drawing and writing implements, such as pencils, color pencils, markers,... Activity 3: Tapping Our Unitarian Universalist Roots From Spirit of Life Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Unitarian Universalism's Roots Newsprint, markers, and tape Easel for displaying... Closing From Spirit of Life Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle or LED... Leader Reflection and Planning From Spirit of Life After the workshop, co-facilitators should make time to get together to evaluate this workshop and plan future workshops.... Faith In Action: Sharing Cultural Traditions From Spirit of Life Description of Activity Are there traditions you enjoy that were passed on to you from your family or your culture? Alternate Activity 1: Thanking Our Role Models From Spirit of Life Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 2, Teachers, Mentors, and Role Models – A Letter of Thanks Pens or pencils Bell Clock, watch, o... Taking It Home: Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Spiritual Formation From Spirit of Life We covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.... Meditation on Leftovers From Spirit of Life By the Rev. Gordon McKeeman, reprinted from Out of the Ordinary with permission of the author. Copyright (C) 2000 by Gordon B. McKeeman. Published by... Handout 1: Roots Hold Me Close From Spirit of Life UNISON CHALICE LIGHTING We light this chalice in gratitude for our Unitarian Universalist heritage of hope and liberation. We celebrate that our living... Handout 2: Teachers, Mentors, and Role Models - A Letter of Thanks From Spirit of Life List the teachers, mentors, and role models (historical, fictional, and/or personal) who have supported you in being who you are and becoming who you wa... Leader Resource 1: Unitarian Universalisms Roots From Spirit of Life Participants brainstorm their own set of Unitarian Universalist Roots in Activity 3.... Find Out More From Spirit of Life A Chosen Faith by ministers Forrest Church and John Buehrens offers a compelling description of the historical roots of Unitarian Universalist... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Spirit of Life NEXT: Introduction Download all of Spirit of Life (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.