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Session 8: Power (Hammer)

Session 8: Power (Hammer)
Session 8: Power (Hammer)

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  • The power to question is the basis of all human progress. — Indira Gandhi I became convinced that non-cooperation with evil is as much a...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Feel the Power 5 Activity 2: Story — Theodore Parker and the Fugitive Slaves...
  • Take a moment and let your body and mind settle. If you are comfortable doing so, spend a few moments in peaceful meditation. Consider this...
  • 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...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Hammers, enough for all participants, if possible Nails of different lengths and materials, at least four nails for...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Theodore Parker and the Fugitive Slaves: Refusing to Follow an Unjust Law " Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity For Pyramid. Optional: Tumbling mats For Carry the Load. Two markers, such as orange rubber cones, or masking tape...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 1, " If I Had a Hammer " lyrics Preparation for Activity Listen to a recording of the song...
  • Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - a hammer Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches Small dish for spent matches...
  • 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 Lead the Congregation in Song Arrange for the children to lead the congregation in the song, "If I Had a Hammer,"...
  • Materials for Activity Large sheet(s) of poster board and markers A copy of Leader Resource 1, " If I Had a Hammer " lyrics Preparation for...
  • The power to question is the basis of all human progress. — Indira Gandhi I became convinced that non-cooperation with evil is as much a...
  • By Polly Peterson
    For a more interactive storytelling, assign a few participants to give voice to the words of Theodore Parker and Millard Fillmore, both of...
  • 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...
  • Hear "If I Had a Hammer" The YouTube website has vignettes of several performances of the song , "If I Had a Hammer." One video includes...

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