Session 9: Spirit Of Life (Canteen) Part of Toolbox of Faith In This Section Introduction From Toolbox of Faith Spirit of Life, come unto me. — Carolyn McDade The spirit is really the bouquet of life. It is not something breathed into life, it comes out of life. Session-at-a-Glance From Toolbox of Faith ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Creation 10 Activity 2: Water Play 8 Activity 3: Water Communion 10 Activity 4:... 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 Shallow basins of water, one for every two or three participants Straws for all participants Newspaper to cover worktable(s)... Opening From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, an... Activity 1: Story - Creation From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Creation," a retelling of a story in Genesis, in the Hebrew scriptures Preparatio... Activity 2: Water Play From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 8 minutes Materials for Activity Shallow basins of water, one for every two or three participants Water play items, such as funnels, whis... Activity 3: Water Communion From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity An attractive, clear vase or pitcher Clear plastic drinking cups for all participants A large, glass bo... Activity 4: Singing "spirit Of Life" From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, Singing the Living Tradition Optional: Newsprint, marker... Activity 5: Council Circle From Toolbox of Faith Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - water in a water bottle Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches... 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 "Spirit of Life" Arrange with your minister or lay worship leaders for the congregation to sing the song, "Spirit of Life," when... Taking It Home From Toolbox of Faith Spirit of Life, come unto me. — Carolyn McDade The spirit is really the bouquet of life. It is not something breathed into life, it comes out of life. Creation From Toolbox of Faith This story is based on the first of two versions of the creation story found in Hebrew scripture in the Book of Genesis, Chapters 1 and 2. It comes from... Find Out More From Toolbox of Faith The website, The Great Story, blends evolutionary and creationist views of cosmology, presenting many resources about "the sacred narrative of an evolvi... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Toolbox of Faith NEXT: Introduction Download all of Toolbox of Faith (Word) to edit or print.