Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Faith Like a River: A Program on Unitarian Universalist History for Adults


Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle
  • Taking It Home
  • Optional: Faith in Action from this workshop and/or Spiritual Preparation from Workshop 13

Preparation for Activity

  • Download and customize Taking It Home as a handout. You may wish to add the Faith in Action activity suggestion from this workshop and/or the Spiritual Preparation questions for the next workshop.

Description of Activity

Distribute Taking It Home. Announce the date, time, and place of the next workshop and any other "housekeeping" information. Request or remind volunteers if you want participants to read material aloud or perform other roles at the next meeting.

Invite participants to gather around the chalice. Extinguish the chalice with these words, adapted from Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, as the chalice is extinguished:

We want more soul, a higher cultivation of our spiritual faculties

We need more unselfishness, earnestness and integrity of high and lofty enthusiasm and beacons of light and hope,

People ready and willing to lay time, talent and money on the altar of freedom.