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:

Today's Big Question asks "What should I do with my life?"

Individual responses will vary, of course, but perhaps all of us will share some ideas growing out of today's activities. In our first major activity, you imagined that you were celebrating your one hundredth birthday. We talked about who might best help guide you as you make decisions between now and that time, and then we discussed what it means to have "a calling." The day's story was about a stonecutter who kept changing his identity to achieve happiness. For WCUU, UU Panelists helped answer questions about making big life decisions. In WIT Time we created poems and drawings about the special "little light" we all have inside each of us and you considered how to make your own light shine, now or in the future.

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.