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Session 15: Courage and Perseverance

Session 15: Courage and Perseverance
Session 15: Courage and Perseverance

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  • God has not called on me to be successful. He has called on me to be faithful. — Mother Teresa This session emphasizes the virtues of...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming & Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Story Basket and Centering 5 Activity 3:...
  • Read over the story of "The Brave Little Parrot" and try to put yourself in the parrot's shoes. Have you ever felt so passionate about...
  • Materials for Activity Mosaic gemstones, at least three per participant A colorful cloth A small notebook, approximately two by three...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Clear glass jar or vase Small notebooks, approximately 2"x3", for any newcomers Markers and stick-on gems or other...
  • Materials for Activity A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story, "The Brave Little Parrot," such as a...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Brave Little Parrot" A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, "Hi, My Name's Joe" Script Preparation for Activity Make sure you have enough open floor space...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: A copy of Story 1, " Giraffe Hero Stories, " and/or printed-out or live web stories of individuals who...
  • Materials for Activity Construction paper, preferably the large "legal" size, for all participants Crayons, color markers, pens and pencils...
  • Materials for Activity Plastic tubs or baskets to store markers, pens, stickers and other art materials. Waste basket lined with a bag. Bag...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster A bold marker, or a piece of card stock and tape or a stapler...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other...
  • Materials for Activity Courage stickers (made or distributed in Session 14, Faith in Action: Courage Stickers) Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Large container, such as ceramic or metal bowl Play sand (can be found at local hardware store) or unscented cat...
  • Materials for Activity A fairly narrow bowl with high sides A manually operated egg-beater One to two pints of whipping cream Sugar to...
  • God has not called on me to be successful. He has called on me to be faithful. — Mother Teresa IN TODAY'S SESSION... We talked about...
  • Stories adapted from the Giraffe Heroes Project website John Holland McCowan John Holland-McCowan was five years old when he first...
  • A Jataka Tale from India. Martin, Rafe. The Hungry Tigress: Buddhist Myths, Legends, and Jataka Tales (Somerville, MA: Yellow Moon Press,...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    Reprinted from A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004). When...
  • Leader: "Hi, my name's Joe." (Wave one hand and continue waving.) Participants: (Repeat words and keep the movement going.)) Leader: "I've...
  • Session Title Concept as Noted on Moral Compass Poster 1 We Are All One Interdependence 2 Conscience: Hearing the Inner Voice Inner voice 3...
  • Dear Parents, As part of our session on Perseverance, the children started a new Faith in Action project today. Faith in Action projects...
  • The game, "Hi, My Name's Joe" was adapted, with permission, from Crazy Gibberish and other story hour stretches from a storyteller's bag of...

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