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 day's session with words like these:

Today's Big Question asks "Do I have a soul?" We talked about that in several different ways, starting with a soul-searching meditation. We responded to some statements reflecting other people's ideas about soul. Then we heard a story, "Why and Where God Hides," and talked about how a soul could be the place where something Divine and eternal hides and resides in each of us. In WCUU, we explored what various Unitarian Universalists have had to say about soul. And in WIT Time we made soul masks to help us explore our own inner selves.

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.