Session 6: The More We Get Together Part of Love Connects Us In This Section Introduction From Love Connects Us The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. — Mark Morrison-Reed Unitarian Universalist congregations are... Session-at-a-Glance From Love Connects Us Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — The Ant and the Grasshopper 10 Activity 2: Virtual Treasure Hunt for... Spiritual Preparation From Love Connects Us 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 or phrase to... Welcoming and Entering From Love Connects Us Materials for Activity Card stock in various colors Scissors, including left-handed scissors Hole punch String or yarn Pencils or markers Preparation fo... Opening From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and matches or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Heart ornament... Activity 1: Story - The Ant and the Grasshopper From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare ... Activity 2: Virtual Treasure Hunt for Congregational Volunteers From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of your congregation's member directory Leader Resource 1, Volunteer Treasure Hunt Newsprint,... Activity 3: Make Straw Loom Bookmarks From Love Connects Us Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Straw Loom Bookmark Instructions Variegated (multicolored) yarn Drinking straws, six... Closing From Love Connects Us Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home Optional: Bookmarks made in Activity 3 Preparation for Activity Download and adapt Taking... Leader Reflection and Planning From Love Connects Us 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 didn't? What... Faith In Action: Volunteer in Service to the Congregation From Love Connects Us Preparation for Activity Talk with congregational leaders who are responsible for the area(s) in which you wish participants to volunteer. Find out what... Alternate Activity 1: Make Beaded Bookmarks From Love Connects Us Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Beaded Bookmarks Colorful hemp cord, embroidery floss, or yarn Beads of a size... Alternate Activity 2: Learn the Song "From You I Receive" From Love Connects Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Preparation for Activity Le... Taking It Home From Love Connects Us The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. — Mark Morrison-Reed IN TODAY'S SESSION... we explored what... The Ant and the Grasshopper From Love Connects Us Adapted from an Aesop's fable.One summer's day, a Grasshopper was hopping about in a field, chirping and singing to his heart's content.... Leader Resource 1: Volunteer Treasure Hunt From Love Connects Us Who in this congregation... Plays music for services or sings in the choir? Makes coffee, tea, or snacks? Teaches religious education? Greets people as... Leader Resource 2: Straw Loom Bookmark Instructions From Love Connects Us 1. A two- to six-straw "loom" will work best. Decide how many straws to use; the more straws, the wider a bookmark you will weave. 2.... Leader Resource 3: Beaded Bookmarks From Love Connects Us Have children cut cord, embroidery floss, or 1/4-inch ribbon into 24-inch lengths. Knot one end of the cord, to keep beads from slipping off.... Find Out More From Love Connects Us Read the original Aesop's fable of the http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Aesop/Aesops_Fables/The_Ant_and_the_Gras… and the Grasshopper. Learn more about... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Love Connects Us NEXT: Introduction Download all of Love Connects Us (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.