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 Taking It Home 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 does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?" We reviewed UU ideas about faith, mystery and big questions. We heard a young woman's story about her experiences being a UU. In WIT Time we showed our religion is made up of people by making a human UU chalice. For our last WCUU we shared our ideas about Unitarian Universalism. You each received a lifetime WCUU press pass, and we had a snack to celebrate Riddle and Mystery.

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.

If you wish, add a few extra, formal words of closing:

May the light shine on in each of us. May our search continue through all the years of our lives.

Add some informal words saying that you enjoyed Riddle and Mystery, and you hope the youth did, too. Thank them for being part of the program. Tell the youth, as appropriate, what lies ahead for them in religious education for the remainder of the year or their next year.

Ask a few volunteers to remain when the session ends to help clean up.

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