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Session 8: Memorial Rituals

Session 8: Memorial Rituals
Session 8: Memorial Rituals

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  • I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away like a tree that sows seed every spring and never counts the loss, because...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: The Story of Easter 10 Activity 2: Ritual Matching Game 15 Activity 3: Second Emblem 10 Activity 4:...
  • Take a moment to recall memorial rituals you have attended or planned. Think about why you felt it was important to participate in a...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Centering table A chime or bell Newsprint, markers, and...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of " The Story of Easter " Optional: Fidget basket (see Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Fidget Objects )...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Ritual Matching Game Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Print Leader Resource...
  • Materials for Activity Stoles Craft materials Optional: Leader Resource 3, Second Emblem Preparation for Activity Print copies of Leader...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Memorial Ritual - Letter to Parents A table for a memorial altar, an attractive cloth, and one or...
  • 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...
  • Materials for Activity Wood frames, plain with wide border for decorating Newsprint, markers, and tape Newspaper to cover work tables...
  • Materials for Activity Hardy flowers and/or plants in pots Garden tools (ask congregants to borrow planting supplies). Construction paper...
  • I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away like a tree that sows seed every spring and never counts the loss, because...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    Adapted from Jesus, The Carpenter's Son (Boston: Beacon Press, 1945). Jesus was a great teacher long, long ago who preached God's love...
  • A Unitarian Universalist memorial service might include: Saying opening words Lighting candles Sharing a moment of silence Sharing memories...
  • Muslim Loved ones observe a three-day mourning period. Body is buried within 24 hours and with only a white sheet. Catholic Funerals...
  • Dear Parents, When we meet on [DATE], the Signs of Our Faith group will talk about Unitarian Universalist memorial rituals and enact a...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals , by Earl A. Grollman (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996), compiles the...

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