Session 2: Unconditional Love, a Gift from Our Universalist Heritage Part of Faithful Journeys In This Section Introduction From Faithful Journeys The law of heaven is love.... Session-at-a-Glance From Faithful Journeys Activity Minutes Opening 2 Activity 1: Faithful Footprints 5 Activity 2: Signing the Behavior Covenant 5 Activity 3: Move It! Horrific Posing Welcome... Spiritual Preparation From Faithful Journeys If it will help you create sacred space, light a candle or chalice.... Opening From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers and... Activity 1: Faithful Footprints From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Faithful Journeys Path (Session 1, Leader Resource 2) Cutouts of footprints and (optional) wheelchair... Activity 2: Signing the Behavior Covenant From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A poster board or large sheet of newsprint with the behavior covenant rules the group generated in Sessi... Activity 3: Move It! Horrific Posing Welcome Exercise From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 5 minutes Preparation for Activity Make sure that the group has room to form a standing or sitting circle where each person can move arou... Activity 4: Story Basket and Centering From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A large basket Objects related to the story "Muddy Children: Hosea Ballou," such as a picture of Hosea... Activity 5: Story - Muddy Children - Hosea Ballou From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Muddy Children: Hosea Ballou" A chime, rain stick or other calming sound instrumen... Activity 6: Gift Catchers From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 21 minutes Materials for Activity Copy of Leader Resource 3, Gift Catchers Instructions, or a few for children to share Copies of Handout... Closing From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Faithful Journeys Path Signpost for Session 2 (Leader Resource 1) and pins, glue stick or tape Copies of... Leader Reflection and Planning From Faithful Journeys Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh.... Faith In Action: Coffee Hour Interviews From Faithful Journeys Materials for Activity Optional: Camera, or video recorder and videotape Preparation for Activity Arrange a date with coffee-hour coordinators for the... Alternate Activity 1: Foot-Washing Ceremony From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Liquid soap, preferably ecologically friendly Dish pans or other large basins, one for every three... Alternate Activity 2: Unconditional Love Mud Art From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 22 minutes Materials for Activity Dirt (preferably not potting soil or sandy dirt) A few large pitchers A mixing bowl or tray, a small cu... Alternate Activity 3: Clay Symbols of Unconditional Love From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Self-hardening clay or modeling dough Smocks (large, old T-shirts are a good substitute) Newspapers or... Alternate Activity 4: Game - Darling, If You Love Me, Won't You Please, Please Smile From Faithful Journeys Activity time: 8 minutes Description of Activity Gather in a standing circle. Choose one volunteer to be the "Darling" and stand in the center of the... Taking It Home From Faithful Journeys The law of heaven is love. – Hosea Ballou IN TODAY'S SESSION... We focused on early Universalist preacher Hosea Ballou as an example of someone in... Muddy Children Hosea Ballou Janeen K Grohsmeyer From Faithful Journeys From A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook. To make the story more engaging and to help make it very clear who is speaking during... Handout 1: Affirmations From Faithful Journeys Use these affirmations in Activity 6, Gift Catchers. Children may copy these phrases or cut them out to paste into the gift catchers.... Handout 2: I Am Loved From Faithful Journeys Color in the figure as a self-portrait. Fill in the blanks at the bottom of the page with either words or pictures.... Leader Resource 1: Signpost for Session 2 From Faithful Journeys Cut out the signpost. During your closing circle, show it to the children and attach it to your Faithful Journeys Path. Printing This Handout Download a... Leader Resource 2: Fidget Objects From Faithful Journeys The idea of having a basket of "fidget objects" available during session activities comes from Sally Patton, author, workshop leader and advocate for... Leader Resource 3: Gift Catchers Instructions From Faithful Journeys Adapted from Barb Willmer's Squigly's Arts & Crafts website. Permission pending.There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations... Leader Resource 4: Unconditional Love Letters From Faithful Journeys Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More From Faithful Journeys Hosea Ballou Books about Universalist history which include information on Hosea Ballou include American Universalism: Fourth Edition, by George Huntsto... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Faithful Journeys NEXT: Introduction Download all of Faithful Journeys (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.