Session 2: The Power of Roots

Session 2: The Power of Roots
Session 2: The Power of Roots

In This Section

  • All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. — St. Theresa of Avila The power of the earth is the power of...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Where I'm From 10 Activity 2: "I am From... ." Poems 20 Activity 3: Roots Geography Game 5...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Opening Words for Basket (Session 1,...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " Where I'm From " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share it with the group. Read the...
  • Materials for Activity Writing paper and pencils Optional: Clipboards Preparation for Activity Optional: Find more detailed instruction for...
  • Preparation for Activity Find a large, open space to use for this activity-ideally, outdoors. Description of Activity Gather the group in a...
  • Materials for Activity Graph paper, 11x17-inch Pencils with erasers, and color pencils or crayons Optional: One or more architectural-style...
  • Materials for Activity Circle of Elements mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, " Roots" Circle and tape Session 1, Leader Resource 3,...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity This activity is designed to continue the activity begun in...
  • Materials for Activity Attractive bowl Smooth stones, at least one for each participant Preparation for Activity Fill the bowl halfway with...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Historical items or documents from your congregation Optional: A large roll of paper, washable markers,...
  • All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. — St. Theresa of Avila IN TODAY'S SESSION... the children heard...
  • By George Ella Lyons
    Jo Carson is a Southern writer with deep roots—in her case to the town and even the house in East Tennessee where her grandparents lived...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing
  • George Ella Lyons' website offers ideas for using her poem "Where I'm From" as a writing prompt, and shares an "I am from... ." poem by an...

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