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

Activity 4: WIT Time Group Covenant

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint, markers and tape
  • Optional: Copy of group covenant

Description of Activity

Ask the group how the balance of right and wrong seems to be in this Riddle and Mystery group. Are they content with the way they and others behave? Do youth and leaders treat each other in acceptable ways? What could be better about how everyone interacts?

If the group has not made a covenant, lead them to develop guidelines and record them on newsprint.

If the group already has a covenant, review it. Ask, is the covenant working? Would anyone like to suggest changes? Reach consensus about what the changes should be and record them on newsprint (Also suggest the changes you have thought of, if youth do not.). Prepare the new covenant to post, or choose a volunteer to do so before the next session.

Discuss the covenant in terms of the ethical basis for its elements. For example, if the covenant says participants should take turns, how do they know that people in the group should take turns? Did they learn that value from their families? Is it a common rule of society? Is it always desirable? Can they find statements in our UU Principles that support their belief that this is a good way to act?