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Session 5: We Revere Life

Session 5: We Revere Life
Session 5: We Revere Life

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  • ... each of the three times I have been present at the birth of one of my children, I have been overwhelmed by a sense of reverence... It...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 2 Activity 1: Birth in Nature 15 Activity 2: Reverence for Life 10 Activity 3: Story — Hannah Dedicates Samuel to...
  • Even when a new beginning is welcome, it sometimes involves pain and sacrifice. Think about giving birth—both literally and figuratively...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Centering table A chime or bell Newsprint, markers, and...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Magnifying glasses Preparation for Activity If needed, seek permission and alert parents that the children...
  • Description of Activity Remind the group of how careful they were not to harm the new life forms they found in nature. Say that that action...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " Hannah Dedicates Samuel to the Lord " Leader Resource 1, 1 Samuel 10-17, 20 A children's book...
  • Materials for Activity Photos and memorabilia from child dedications in your congregation Preparation for Activity Invite one or two...
  • 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 have you learned that you can apply in the future? How did the children interact? Did everyone in the...
  • Preparation for Activity At least three weeks ahead of time, invite a guest speaker to talk to the group about programs that enlist...
  • Materials for Activity Yarn, in different colors Scissors, fabric glue, and fabric markers Refreshments Music and music player Optional: An...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Rituals to Welcome a New Child Drawing paper and crayons/markers Preparation for Activity Print...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Holy Babies Leader Resource 4, For So the Children Come Preparation for Activity Print Leader...
  • ... each of the three times I have been present at the birth of one of my children, I have been overwhelmed by a sense of reverence... It...
  • From the Hebrew Scriptures, 1 Samuel 1:10-17, 20, New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Hannah was a very religious woman. She spent...
  • From the Hebrew Scriptures, 1 Samuel 1:10-17, 20, New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the...
  • Image 1: Baptism from Wikimedia Commons ; Little girl at Catholic christening. Taken September, 2005 by Nils Fretwurst. Image 2: Jewish...
  • Image 1: Baby Jesus Image 2: Baby Moses Image 3: Baby Krishna Image 4: Birth of Aphrodite Image 5: Baby Buddha, from Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    For so the children come And so they have been coming. Always in the same way they come— Born of the seed of man and woman. No angels...
  • "We Dedicate This Child" is a pamphlet by Unitarian Universalist minister Linda Olsen Peebles, available from inSpirit: The UU Book and...

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