Session 8: Power (Hammer) Part of Toolbox of Faith In This Section Introduction From Toolbox of Faith The power to question is the basis of all human progress.... Session-at-a-Glance From Toolbox of Faith ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Feel the Power 5 Activity 2: Story — Theodore Parker and the Fugitive Slaves: Refusing to... 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. Welcoming and Entering From Toolbox of Faith Materials for Activity A hammer A few slender nails A sheet of paper large enough for tracing the outline of a hammer A pencil, color markers, clear tap... 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: Feel The Power From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Hammers, enough for all participants, if possible Nails of different lengths and materials, at least fou... Activity 2: Story - Theodore Parker And The Fugitive Slaves: Refusing To Follow An Unjust Law From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Theodore Parker and the Fugitive Slaves: Refusing to Follow an Unjust Law"... Activity 3: Active Games Of Strength And Power From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity For Pyramid. Optional: Tumbling mats For Carry the Load. Two markers, such as orange rubber cones, or... Activity 4: Singing "If I Had A Hammer" From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 1, "If I Had a Hammer" lyrics Preparation for Activity Listen to a recording ... Activity 5: Council Circle From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - a hammer Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches Small dish for... 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 Lead the Congregation in Song Arrange for the children to lead the congregation in the song, "If I Had a Hammer," during a worsh... Alternate Activity 1: Word Art - "if I Had A Hammer" From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity Large sheet(s) of poster board and markers A copy of Leader Resource 1, "If I Had a Hammer" lyrics... Taking It Home: Power (Hammer) From Toolbox of Faith The power to question is the basis of all human progress.... Theodore Parker and the Fugitive Slaves Refusing to Follow an Unjust Law Polly Peterson From Toolbox of Faith For a more interactive storytelling, assign a few participants to give voice to the words of Theodore Parker and Millard Fillmore, both of whose writing... Leader Resource 1: If I Had a Hammer Lyrics From Toolbox of Faith The song, “If I Had a Hammer,” was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in the 1950s while they were members of the band, The Weavers, and popularized... Find Out More From Toolbox of Faith Hear "If I Had a Hammer" The YouTube website has vignettes of several perform… of the song, "If I Had a Hammer." One video includes clips of performance... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Toolbox of Faith NEXT: Introduction Download all of Toolbox of Faith (Word) to edit or print.