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Session 4: Seeking Knowledge

Session 4: Seeking Knowledge
Session 4: Seeking Knowledge

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  • I am not going to question your opinions. I am not going to meddle with your belief. I am not going to dictate to you mine. All that I say...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 2 Activity 1: Religious Explorers 10 Activity 2: Story — Sitting on the Answer 10 Activity 3: Ritual of Prayer or...
  • What does religious exploration mean to you? How does it occur in the context of your involvement with Unitarian Universalism? Discuss this...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Centering table A chime or bell Newsprint, markers, and...
  • Materials for Activity Puzzle pieces from Session 3, Activity 3 Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Obtain the puzzle...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " Sitting on the Answer " Optional: Fidget basket (see Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Fidget...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, UU Prayers and Meditations A chime or bell Writing paper and pencils A binder notebook, and clear plastic...
  • Materials for Activity Stoles Craft materials Optional: Leader Resource 1, First Emblem Optional: Children's symbols of themselves (Session...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Taking It Home Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional:...
  • What went well in this session? What would you do differently next time? What did the children understand about the use of prayer or...
  • Preparation for Activity Choose a date for the collection, and publicize it via congregational newsletter, website, and pulpit...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A display board and materials to decorate it, such as markers, construction paper,...
  • Description of Activity Say in these words, or your own: A spiritual practice is an activity you do regularly to deepen your spirituality,...
  • Materials for Activity A recording of the song, "Question Me an Answer," and a music player Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " How Do We Know? " Preparation for Activity Read the story to become familiar with it...
  • I am not going to question your opinions. I am not going to meddle with your belief. I am not going to dictate to you mine. All that I say...
  • An adaptation of a traditional story, retold by Doug Lipman, used with permission. Some students of the Rabbi Baal Shem Tov came to him one...
  • By Eckhart Tolle
    From The Power of Now (Novato: New World Library, 2004). A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a...
  • Prayers Dear God, May I be kind, Strong and brave, Joyful, useful, loving, Honest and healthy. — Meg Barnhouse, used with permission Thank...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • The UUA WorshipWeb has guidelines for writing your own prayers, meditations, and blessings. See the activity Writing Family Prayers in...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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