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

Alternate Activity 2: Song - Building a New Way

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Copy(ies) of Singing the Journey, the supplement to 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 "Building a New Way," Hymn 1017 in Singing the Journey-reading the words, singing, or playing a recording.

Description of Activity

Point out that Unitarian Universalists often express their ideas in hymns. Introduce "Building a New Way," being sure the group hears the words to at least the first verse.

Invite responses:

What is right about the "new way" the song describes? What kind of wrong things are being left out of the new way?

Does singing hymns about right and wrong help people understand the difference, and choose the right instead of the wrong?