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

Alternate Activity 2: Song - Faith Is a Forest

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copy(ies) of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Singing the Living Tradition
  • Optional: A recording of the song and a music player

Preparation for Activity

  • Decide how best to present the song "Faith Is a Forest," Hymn 194 in Singing the Living Tradition-by reading the words aloud, singing together, or playing a recording. If you wish, invite a musical volunteer to help lead this activity.

Description of Activity

Remind/tell the group that Unitarian Universalists often express our ideas in hymns. Introduce "Faith Is a Forest." Invite participant responses to the hymn. Do they like it? How does the hymn connect belief and action? What does it mean by the plea that the singer's beliefs "speak through me in all I do and say"? What is the relationship of faith and belief?