Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Riddle and Mystery: A Program on the Big Questions for Grade 6


Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle
  • Newsprint, markers and tape
  • Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument
  • Taking It Home handout

Preparation for Activity

  • Adapt the Taking It Home section and copy it for all participants.
  • Write the closing words on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Briefly summarize the session with words like these:

Today's Big Question asks "How am I connected with everything else?" Our story about Henry Bergh told about a man who took his responsibility to other species in the web very seriously. We drew concentric circles to show our many connections with just about everything else in the universe. These circles illustrated our seventh UU Principle. We saw how various parts of the web of life depend on each other. Today's WCUU showed what many UUs think about connection, community and responsibility. We put some of our ideas about connection into our tee shirt designs.

Distribute the Taking It Home handout. Suggest participants use the activities to continue exploring the themes of today's session.

Relight the chalice. Ask the group to say these closing words with you:

May this light shine on in each of us as we search for the answers to our own biggest questions.

Extinguish the chalice (or ask the Kid for the Day to do it). Sound the bell or tingshas to end the session.