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Session 7: Love Surrounds Us in Ritual

Session 7: Love Surrounds Us in Ritual
Session 7: Love Surrounds Us in Ritual

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  • Ritual is the way we carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out. — Christina Baldwin, in Life's Companion:...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: What Is Ritual? 10 Activity 2: Story — The Flower Ceremony, A Plain and...
  • Not all Unitarian Universalist congregations use the same rituals, and the use of ritual within a congregation can vary. Your history of...
  • Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Drawing paper and crayons Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-...
  • Preparation for Activity Clear a large open space for participants to sit in a circle on the floor. Description of Activity This activity...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Flower Ceremony - A Plain and Simple Beauty " Leader Resource 1, Norbert Capek Optional: "...
  • Materials for Activity Sheets of tissue paper in multiple colors Green chenille pipe cleaners Preparation for Activity Cut the tissue paper...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Flower Ceremony Service Centering table (Opening) Vase or container to hold tissue paper flowers Tissue...
  • Description of Activity Invite everyone to gather in a circle and hold hands. Start by squeezing the hand to your right and saying: "Today...
  • Think about the participants who participated in the session today. What did they learn? Do they understand the idea of ritual? Are there...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Flower Ceremony Service Tissue paper flowers made in Activity 3, Flower Making Chalice, candle, and...
  • Materials for Activity Index cards, enough for each participant to have three Pencils for all participants Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Clay that air-dries or can be baked, various colors Parchment paper Preparation for Activity Separate clay into...
  • Materials for Activity Large pieces of construction paper in various colors Magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, and calendars with...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Poster - Third Principle Crayons and/or color markers Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 2 for all...
  • Ritual is the way we carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out. — Christina Baldwin, in Life's Companion:...
  • Adapted from a story by Janeen K. Grohsmeyer in her book Lamp in Every Corner: Our UU Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association...
  • Adapted from Flower Communion by Reginald Zotolli. This author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission...
  • Unitarian Universalist Third Principle In our congregations, we accept all people and we learn together. Printing This Handout Download a...
  • From the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society's online Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography. Norbert Fabian Capek, June...
  • Flower Ceremony The Unitarian Universalist Association online Leaders Library has readings, prayers, and ceremonial words for use in a...

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