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Session 7: Stuff Happens

Session 7: Stuff Happens
Session 7: Stuff Happens

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  • I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. — Harold Kushner B ig Q uestio n: Why do bad...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Job 10 Activity 2: Exploring Answers 10 Activity 3: WCUU — A UU Panel 20 Activity 4: WIT...
  • Carve out a meditative moment for yourself. Relax. Take several deep breaths. Examine your own current understanding of why bad things...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers and tape Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Job " Preparation for Activity Review and print out the story. Description of Activity Read or...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Leader Resource 1 , Some Answers Two red and two green cards (or, any two contrasting...
  • Materials for Activity Microphone(s), video camera(s) and tripod(s), real or simulated For studio set Backdrop made in Session 1 Painter's...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3 , Bad Things That Happen Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Use Leader Resource...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers and tape Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument...
  • Meet with your co-leaders after the session to reflect on it. Does the group have any new behavioral issues you need to address? Do the...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Local newspapers and (optional) congregational newsletters Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Bag or box containing participants' Big Questions notebooks (see Session 1, Alternate Activity 1, Notable Thoughts)...
  • Materials for Activity Copy(ies) of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Singing the Living Tradition Optional: A recording of the song and...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Optional: Write the challenge question on newsprint,...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 4 , Hopeful People Preparation for Activity Print out Leader Resource 4 and cut up as shown...
  • I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. — Harold Kushner Talk about the quote. Do...
  • Based on Hebrew scripture. Have you heard about Job? He had quite a story. You can find it in Hebrew scripture—the Book of Job. Job lived...
  • To the Kid for the Day: You have two jobs. The first is getting your group excited about hearing today's Big Question. The second is...
  • Includes material from Why Do Bad Things Happen? by Charlene Brotman, Barbara Marsh, and Ann Field (Brotman Marsh-Field Curriculums, 1975...
  • To the Anchor: Today's WCUU broadcast explores UU answers to today's Big Question: "Why do bad things happen?" The script has three parts...
  • You break your arm—the one you write with. A hurricane destroys the homes of 5,000 families in another part of the country. You had let go...
  • 1.a. Your name is Jay. You are one of three finalists for the single scholarship that Super Summer Camp offers every year. You hear the...
  • Reconciling Faith and Evil Rabbi Harold Kushner's classic book When Bad Things Happen to Good People attempts to reconcile a belief in God...

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