Session 9: Looking for Signs of Community

Session 9: Looking for Signs of Community
Session 9: Looking for Signs of Community

In This Section

  • What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 3 Activity 1: Story — Journey of the Birds 10 Activity 2: Bird Art 20 Activity 3: Find the Simorgh 10 Activity 4:...
  • Think back to your first experience with the congregation, even if you have been here since birth. What was your impression of 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 Copy of the story, " The Journey of the Birds " Optional: Hoopoe coloring page by Jan Brett , and crayons Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Materials and supplies for art project and (optional) display Preparation for Activity Decide on a project. Plan for...
  • Preparation for Activity Arrange an open space for playing this game. If the space is small or safety is a concern, plan for children to...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Stoles Preparation for Activity Write the Opening words used in this session...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Taking It Home Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional:...
  • Think back to the first meetings of the Signs our Faith group. How has the group changed? Has it coalesced into a community, as you may...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 1, Six Pillars Writing instruments Simple prizes Preparation for...
  • Description of Activity Work with the group to plan a reception for the children (or families) of new members. Children in the Signs of Our...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " The Journey of the Birds " Paper invitations or blank cards, and writing implements Snacks...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " The Journey of the Birds " Recording of the song "We Are the Ones (We've Been Waiting For)" by...
  • What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in...
  • Inspired by the ancient epic poem, "The Conference of the Birds," by the Persian Sufi Muslim writer Fariduddin Attar. Once upon a time, all...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • On YouTube, watch this cartoon version of "The Conference of the Birds." The Persian Sufi Muslim Fariduddin Attar's original poem is long,...

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