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 with words like these:

Today's Big Question asked "Where are we going?" We said that humanists believe people have a lot of control over where we are going and what happens in the future, and that ours is a humanistic religion. We talked about cosmic and quotidian events and the butterfly effect. We heard a story about Rachel Carson, who changed the direction people are taking our world. Our WCUU broadcast showed what many Unitarian Universalists have to say about where we are going. In WIT Time, we talked about we have different amounts of control over where we are going, at different times in our lives.

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.