Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Love Surrounds Us: A Program on the UU Principles and Beloved Community for Grades K-1

Spiritual Preparation

In our very busy lives, it can be difficult to believe that even a small gesture can make a difference in someone's life. We may even believe that we don't have any talents to offer. Think about small gestures you have made in the past that really did have an impact. How did you feel? Have you ever felt that you simply don't have any time or money to help another person? What volunteer activities do you hope to participate in, in the future? How can you make it happen? How can you teach children that they have their own gifts that can be used to help others?

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a kind gesture? Reflect on how you felt. You may choose to share this story with the group to demonstrate how simple a gesture can be and still make a difference. In what ways can you help participants understand that even young children can really make an impact in the world? Relax and make yourself ready to help participants discover their own gifts to share.