Session 5: Finding Balance

Session 5: Finding Balance
Session 5: Finding Balance

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  • To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable,...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 2 Activity 1: Faithful Footprints 5 Activity 2: Move It! Balance Games 7 Activity 3: Story Basket and Centering 5...
  • If it would be helpful in creating sacred space, light a candle or chalice. Read the story "Finding Balance." Reflect on these questions:...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Faithful Journeys Path (Session 1, Leader Resource 2 ) Cutouts of footprints and (optional) wheelchair tracks, at...
  • Materials for Activity Masking tape or blue painter's tape Preparation for Activity In a large, open space, use tape to lay out a straight...
  • Materials for Activity A large basket Objects related to the story, "Finding Balance," such as a picture of First Unitarian Church in...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Finding Balance" A chime, rain stick or other calming sound instrument Optional: Fidget object...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape A chime or bell Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with materials that are...
  • Materials for Activity Items from the meeting space, identified by children in Activity 5 Optional: Snacks or other items you wish to...
  • Materials for Activity Faithful Journeys Path Signpost for Session 5 ( Leader Resource 2 ), and pins, glue stick or tape Copies of Session...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other...
  • Preparation for Activity Your Faithful Journeys Action Club may wish to create a "birthday" fund to which children, or perhaps the entire...
  • Materials for Activity Toys, books, or other items to be sold or exchanged Optional: Price tags, pens, and cash box with coins and small...
  • To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable,...
  • "So, Ray," asked his mother, "what do you want for your birthday?" It was a surprisingly hard question to answer. What did he want for his...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Cut out the signpost to add to your Faithful Journeys Path. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for...
  • Creative Reuse Freecycle helps people connect with others in their community to ask for free donations of items they need, or to offer to...

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