Session 2: The Power of Roots Part of Sing to the Power In This Section Introduction From Sing to the Power 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 roots—the... Session-at-a-Glance From Sing to the Power Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Where I'm From 10 Activity 2: "I am From... Spiritual Preparation From Sing to the Power 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 phrase to... Opening From Sing to the Power Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Opening Words for Basket (Sess... Activity 1: Story - Where I'm From From Sing to the Power Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "Where I'm From" Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share it with the group. Activity 2: "I am From... ." Poems From Sing to the Power Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Writing paper and pencils Optional: Clipboards Preparation for Activity Optional: Find more detailed... Activity 3: Roots Geography Game From Sing to the Power Activity time: 5 minutes Preparation for Activity Find a large, open space to use for this activity-ideally, outdoors.... Activity 4: Living Space Memory Plan From Sing to the Power Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Graph paper, 11x17-inch Pencils with erasers, and color pencils or crayons Optional: One or more... Closing From Sing to the Power Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Circle of Elements mural from Session 1 Leader Resource 1, "Roots" Circle and tape Session 1, Leader... Leader Reflection and Planning From Sing to the Power 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 didn't? What... Faith In Action: Planning Our Earth Power From Sing to the Power Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity This activity is designed to continue the activity begun in Session 1. Alternate Activity 1: Sharing Joys and Sorrows From Sing to the Power Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Attractive bowl Smooth stones, at least one for each participant Preparation for Activity Fill the bowl... Alternate Activity 2: Research Congregational History From Sing to the Power Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Historical items or documents from your congregation Optional: A large roll of paper, washabl... Taking It Home From Sing to the Power All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. — St. Theresa of Avila IN TODAY'S SESSION...... Where I'm From George Ella Lyons From Sing to the Power 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 before her. Her... Leader Resource 1: Roots Circle From Sing to the Power Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing... Find Out More From Sing to the Power George Ella Lyons' websiteScribd website and on Fred First's blogsite. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Sing to the Power NEXT: Introduction Download all of Sing to the Power (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.