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Session 2: A Tour of the Inside of Our Congregation

Session 2: A Tour of the Inside of Our Congregation
Session 2: A Tour of the Inside of Our Congregation

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  • Peace shall walk softly through these rooms . . . — "May Nothing Evil Cross This Door," Hymn 1 in Singing the Living Tradition The children...
  • Activity Minutes Activity 1: Free Play 15 Activity 2: Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Story 5 Activity 5:...
  • Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Imagine the inside of your facility, or find a quiet time when you can...
  • Description of Activity In the Chalice Children program, sessions begin with Activity 1, Free Play rather than a formal Opening. The...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags Variety of free play options, such as toys, a puzzle, a story book, manipulatives, dramatic play props,...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option Feelings...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Optional: Leader Resource 1, A House Blessing Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Scrapbooks, photographs, artifacts from congregational archives, and recent brochures and pictures for a...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs listed in Posters for Chalice Children, under Resources in the...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelope Optional: Hole punch Optional: Yarn...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leader: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the...
  • Peace shall walk softly through these rooms . . . — "May Nothing Evil Cross This Door," Hymn 1 in Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S...
  • By Welleran Poltarnees. Used with permission from Laughing Elephant Publishing. Use this text from the book A House Blessing by Welleran...
  • Find images of UU congregations on the UU stock photo collection . Online, read the December 6, 2009 sermon by Rev. Barbara Fast of...

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