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

Leader Resource 3: WCUU Script - The Parade

To the Co-Anchors:

Today's WCUU program features the UU entries in a Mystery Day Parade. Your job is to follow the script, read your parts and keep things going. When the broadcast begins, you have a microphone. The parade can be seen in the background.

Co-Anchor 1: This is WCUU, Wisdom of the Community of Unitarian Universalists, on the air.

[Director: Cue the station break.]

[Director: Cue the theme music. Cue Co-Anchor 2.]

Co-Anchor 2: Good morning. I am [give your real or stage name].

Co-Anchor 1: And I am [give your real or stage name]. Today's broadcast comes to you live from the fantastic Mystery Day Parade. We are here to see the wonderful Unitarian Universalist contributions to that parade.

[Director: Cue the parade participants as previously arranged—for example, if they need to move toward the Co-Anchors or begin a parade.]

[Co-Anchors: Describe the UU contributions to the parade as the camera shows them. Talk to each other and to parade participants if you like. Ask participants to tell you about the message of their parade floats and other decorations.]

[Director: Cue Co-Anchors to wrap up parade interviews when they are out of time.]

Co-Anchor 2: Well, [use Co-Anchor 1's real or stage name], it is time to wrap up our coverage of this year's parade.

Co-Anchor 1: Right, [Co-Anchor 2's real or stage name]. Let's get NUUs Analyst to join us.

[Director: Cue NUUs Analyst to join the Co-Anchors.]

Co-Anchor 2: Good morning, NUUs Analyst. What can you tell us about the UU contributions to this year's Mystery Day Parade?

NUUs Analyst: They are wonderful, Co-Anchors, very wonderful, as your viewers have just seen. You see, nobody enjoys mystery more than UUs do. They truly celebrate mystery. UUs do not expect to ever know all the answers to all the big questions. They love to move through mystery, to solve parts of the mystery and to see new pieces of mystery unfolding before them.

Co-Anchor 1: Thank you NUUs Analyst. That is a very helpful summary.

NUUs Analyst: But wait a minute. Want to know what the biggest mystery of all is?

Co-Anchor 2: And what is that, NUUs Analyst?

NUUs Analyst: Why it is me, of course! I might look simple on the outside, but I am fascinating and complicated on the inside. You can tell that from my dreams. Want to know what I dreamt last night?

Co-Anchor 1. No!

Co-Anchor 2: Sound the theme music!

[Director: Cue the theme music.]

[Director: Cue the station break.]

Co-Anchor 1: This is [your name] signing off for WCUU.

Co-Anchor 2: That is W-C-U-U for Wisdom of the Community of Unitarian

Universalists. And this is [your real or stage name] signing off, too.