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Session 10: Peace Inside

Session 10: Peace Inside
Session 10: Peace Inside

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  • [God] grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. —...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom 10 Activity 2: "Wisdom to Know the...
  • 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 Card stock in various colors Scissors, including left-handed scissors Hole punch String or yarn Pencils and color...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and matches or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Peace sign ornaments cut...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Wisdom to Know the Difference Scenarios Preparation for Activity Review the three scenarios so...
  • Preparation for Activity Locate a space, preferably outdoors, where participants can walk briskly and safely, in a loose cluster, without...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the meditation below so you understand the timing and will be ready to leave sufficient...
  • Materials for Activity Hemp or silk cord Beads, large enough to string on hemp or silk cord Shallow containers for all participants to...
  • 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...
  • Preparation for Activity Arrange for the group to share meditation/centering exercises with another religious education group at your...
  • Materials for Activity Beads in silver, purple, and gold colors, one of each color for each participant Elastic thread, preferably black or...
  • Materials for Activity Ball of yarn Optional: Scissors, including left-handed scissors Description of Activity In addition to building...
  • [God] grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. —...
  • Marissa's mom could tell there was something wrong the minute Marissa slunk in the door after school. "What's wrong?" she asked. "Nothing...
  • Scenario A: You really want to play with a friend, who is only available for the next two hours. Your house rules are that you have to...
  • The Serenity Prayer Hear an NPR interview with Elizabeth Sifton, the daughter of Reinhold Niebuhr, about the circumstances which led to...

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