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Session 12: Humor (Sandpaper)

Session 12: Humor (Sandpaper)
Session 12: Humor (Sandpaper)

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  • It is the test of a good religion if you can joke about it. — G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer and journalist Laughter is...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Mullah Nasruddin and His Donkey 5 Activity 2: Laughing Exercises and...
  • Take a moment and let your body and mind settle. If you are comfortable doing so, spend a few moments in peaceful meditation. In...
  • Materials for Activity Small pieces of scrap wood, enough for all participants Pieces of sandpaper for all participants Optional: A Slinky...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Mullah Nasruddin and His Donkey" Preparation for Activity Read and prepare to tell the story...
  • Materials for Activity Captain Underpants' Name Game. Newsprint, markers, and tape; large blank name tags and markers Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Mural paper, masking tape, and markers Preparation for Activity Find a place to spread out mural paper for children...
  • Materials for Activity For each group of three participants: a set of face paints or make-up; cotton swabs for brushes, one per color; a...
  • Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - sandpaper Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches Small dish for spent...
  • 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...
  • Description of Activity Visit the Faithful Fools Street Ministry website. Sister Carmen Barsody and the Reverend Kay Jorgensen bring,...
  • IN TODAY'S SESSION... Today's Toolbox of Faith topic is humor and the Tool of the Day is sandpaper. The sandpaper symbolizes humor, a tool...
  • An Islamic folk tale. To engage participants in the storytelling, ask for three volunteers to pantomime the actions of Mullah Nasruddin,...
  • For a perspective about humor in Unitarian Universalism, read Rev. Judith E. Meyer's sermon, "Irreverent or Irrelevant?" given in October...

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