Session 1: Faith (Toolbox and Ruler) Part of Toolbox of Faith In This Section Introduction From Toolbox of Faith It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts.... Session-at-a-Glance From Toolbox of Faith ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — The Difference between Heaven and Hell 5 Activity 2: Eating in Heaven and Hell Gam... Spiritual Preparation From Toolbox of Faith Take a moment and let your body and mind settle. If you are comfortable doing so, spend a few moments in peaceful meditation. In preparation for this... Welcoming and Entering From Toolbox of Faith Materials for Activity Large sheet of poster board Hardware store ads for cutting out pictures of tools, toolboxes, tool belts, etc.... Opening From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers... Activity 1: Story - The Difference between Heaven and Hell From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "The Difference between Heaven and Hell" Optional: Two wooden spoons (or other long... Activity 2: Eating in Heaven and Hell Game From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Wooden spoons (or other long spoons), duct tape or masking tape, and rulers, dowels, or yardsticks for ... Activity 3: Expression Music From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of Hymn 402, "From You I Receive," in the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, Singing the Living... Activity 4: Toolbox of Our Faith Poster and Group Covenant From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Markers, glitter pens, or other media for writing and decorating the coven... Activity 5: Council Circle From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Tools of the Day - a toolbox and a ruler Chalice and candle or LED chalice Council candles (a tea light... Leader Reflection and Planning From Toolbox of Faith Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked well?... Faith In Action: Ideas From Toolbox of Faith Description of Activity Gift of Covenant Engage the group in creating and decorating a poster with the words of your own congregational covenant.... Taking It Home From Toolbox of Faith It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts.... The Difference Between Heaven And Hell From Toolbox of Faith Adapted by Elisa Pearmain from a Japanese and Chinese folk tale. To tell the story dramatically, tape a spoon to a ruler so that the entire length is... Leader Resource 1: Introductory Letter to Participants and Families From Toolbox of Faith Before the Toolbox of Faith program begins, customize this letter for your program and distribute to participants' families as a handout, mailer, or gro... Find Out More From Toolbox of Faith For an introduction to our faith, check out some of the pamphlets that may be available in your congregation or from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop. PREVIOUS: Participant Feedback Form UP: Toolbox of Faith NEXT: Introduction Download all of Toolbox of Faith (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.