Call to mind the first time you came to a Unitarian Universalist congregation, or the first time you visited a congregation other than the one with which you were most familiar.
- What was the experience like?
- Can you identify some of the things you encountered that seemed "like you?"
- What aspects of your visit made you feel you were "different?"
- In what ways did you feel included? Excluded?
You may wish to ask participants to engage in this same spiritual practice so that they, too, arrive at the workshop centered and ready to engage with the material and the group.