Session 9: Love Surrounds Us in Our Search Part of Love Surrounds Us In This Section Introduction From Love Surrounds Us Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere. Session-at-a-Glance From Love Surrounds Us Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Many Paths to God 10 Activity 2: Personal Symbols 20 Activity 3: Chalice Sand... Spiritual Preparation From Love Surrounds Us Members of our congregations may be in a continual search for what is right and true for themselves. You may have been on a spiritual journey for many... Welcoming and Entering From Love Surrounds Us Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Drawing paper and crayons Preparation for Activity If you ha... Opening for Session 9 From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Chalice, candle, and lighter or... Activity 1: Story, Many Paths to God From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Many Paths to God" Optional: Four different hand puppets Optional: "Many Paths to... Activity 2: Personal Symbols From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Magazines and/or newspapers that can be cut up Large sheets of construction paper in various colors Glu... Activity 3: Chalice Sand Painting From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Cardboard Craft sand (at least three different colors), paper cups, and plastic spoons Pencils Glue and... Closing From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 5 minutes Description of Activity Invite everyone to gather in a circle and hold hands. Leader Reflection and Planning From Love Surrounds Us Think about the children in the session today. Did they understand what symbols are? Were participants able to choose their personal symbols? Did they... Faith In Action: Photos of Our Sacred Space From Love Surrounds Us Materials for Activity A digital still camera and photo printing equipment, or a Polaroid instant camera Construction paper, multiple colors Scissors Gl... Alternate Activity 1: Calling the Directions From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 5 minutes Preparation for Activity Read the Description of Activity so you are comfortable using it to lead this activity. Identify an... Alternate Activity 2: Basket Game From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Basket or flat bowl about ten inches in diameter, one for every five participants Heavy, light-colored... Alternate Activity 3: Poster, Fourth Principle From Love Surrounds Us Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Poster - Fourth Principle Crayons and/or color markers Preparation for Activity Copy Handout... Taking It Home From Love Surrounds Us Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere. — Theodore Parker, 19th-century Unitarian minister and abolitionist IN TODAY'S SESSION... Many Paths to God Mary Ann Moore From Love Surrounds Us Adapted from "Many Paths to God" in Hide and Seek with God (Skinner House Books, 1994). Used with permission. Narrator: Once upon a time, four travelers... Handout 1: Poster, Fourth Principle From Love Surrounds Us Unitarian Universalist Fourth Principle Each person is free to search for what is true and right in life.... Find Out More From Love Surrounds Us Books for adults that represent a wide variety of religious beliefs in prose and poetry include The Enlightened Heart (New York: Harper & Row, 1989) and... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Love Surrounds Us NEXT: Introduction Download all of Love Surrounds Us (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.