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Session 1: A Covenant is a Promise

Session 1: A Covenant is a Promise
Session 1: A Covenant is a Promise

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  • Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law. This is our great covenant: To dwell together in peace, To seek the truth in love,...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Human Knots Game 7 Activity 2: Story — Noah and the Rainbow Covenant 15 Activity 3: Rainbow Wall...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and matches or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity...
  • Preparation for Activity Make sure you have an open space large enough for all participants to stand in a circle with their arms...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Noah and the Rainbow Covenant " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share...
  • Materials for Activity For Rainbow Wall Hanging: Wide ribbon in each of the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Newsprint with words of James Vila Blake's covenant (see Opening) Optional: A copy of...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home Preparation for Activity Download and adapt Taking It Home and copy as a handout for all participants...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity A large roll of blank paper, and markers and tape; or, alternatively, a few yards of plain fabric, and fabric paint...
  • Preparation for Activity Make sure you have an open strip of space across the length of the room. Description of Activity This activity...
  • Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Optional: Scissors, including left-handed scissors Description of Activity In addition to building...
  • Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law. This is our great covenant: To dwell together in peace, To seek the truth in love,...
  • Perhaps you've heard the story of Noah and the flood, from Hebrew scripture, or the Bible. It goes something like this: Did you ever make...
  • James Vila Blake The website of the Unitarian Church in Quincy, Illinois, where Blake served as minister from 1877 to 1884, offers this...

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