Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers

Spiritual Preparation

Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Offer the finger play "This Is the Church" as a hand motion of deeper meaning, such as a Buddhist mudra. Move your hands quietly, saying the words in your mind or to yourself. What images come to mind? How does your body feel when you move your hands?

Bring to mind the faces of people in your congregation, and wish them well. Picture those who lead, and give thanks for their gifts while acknowledging their imperfections with forgiveness and grace. Where do you fit into the picture? What gifts and imperfections do you bring to your congregation?

End with a final clasping of your hands, feeling the love, compassion, and good wishes that come from being part of a spiritual community.