Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirit in Practice: An Adult Program for Developing A Regular Practice of the Spirit

Activity 2: Singing "Gathered Here"

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copies of Singing the Living Tradition (one per participant) or lyrics of "Gathered Here" written on newsprint or digital slides
  • Optional: Computer and digital projector
  • Optional: A piano, guitar, or other form of accompaniment
  • Optional: Microphone

Preparation for Activity

  • If desired, list the lyrics of "Gathered Here" on newsprint or a digital slide and display them at the appropriate time.
  • Arrange for musical accompaniment if you believe it will be necessary for singing "Gathered Here." The song can work well a cappella and as a round.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to rise in body or spirit and sing "Gathered Here," 389 in Singing the Living Tradition.

Including All Participants

If your congregation has large-print and/or Braille versions of Singing the Living Tradition, make those copies available for participants who might need them.