Activity time: 45 minutes
Preparation for Activity
- Find out about service clubs active in your area, such as Lions, Boys & Girls Club, and Kiwanis, and identify members of your congregation who are involved in local club projects.
- Focus on clubs that do service projects that benefit people outside their immediate community and welcome all who share their mission to join. Contact various clubs. Ask them about the justice or service work they do and investigate their mission to make sure it does not contradict Unitarian Universalist values.
- Invite representatives from one or more clubs to come and speak about their work to a group of adults and children during coffee hour. Ask them to be prepared to share why it has been important to them to be a part of the club. Whether or not they are UUs, see how the second Unitarian Universalist Principle resonates with them. Make sure they understand they should describe their club and its purpose and activities in a way young children can understand.
- Set up chairs in a comfortable meeting location.
- Inform parents in advance about this event and publicize for the entire congregation through newsletters, announcements, website, and e-mail.
Description of Activity
During coffee hour, or at some other convenient time, have a brief presentation with questions and answers about the clubs, focusing on ways that they use the power of a group in action to work for justice or offer service in your local community. Invite guest speakers to share why it has been important to them to be part of the club. If desired, arrange for the Faithful Journeys Action Club and/or other members of your congregation to work with them on a future community service or charitable event.