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Session 1: Looking In/looking Out

Session 1: Looking In/looking Out
Session 1: Looking In/looking Out

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  • Unitarian Universalists seek always to discover deeper truth and meaning in our lives and in our experience of the world. — Gail Forsyth-...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Inner/Outer Self-Portrait 20 Activity 2: Story — Charles Darwin 15 Activity 3: Looking Closely 10...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Large, round mirror to hold the chalice Reflective materials, such as beads...
  • Materials for Activity Card stock or construction paper for all participants Markers in a variety of colors Scissors (including left-handed...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Charles Darwin " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share it with the...
  • Materials for Activity Three or more large magnifying glasses Three objects that would be interesting to examine closely, such as a rock, a...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: To include a vision-impaired participant, a large object that has a variety of textures/shapes, such as a...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Leader Resource 2, Namaste Taking It Home handout Preparation for Activity Write the...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Notepads and pencils Preparation for Activity Make arrangements with the religious...
  • Materials for Activity A variety of complex fine art images (see Leader Resource 3 ) Optional: To include a vision-impaired participant,...
  • Materials for Activity Large roll of brown paper, pencils and scissors (including left-handed scissors) Markers in a variety of colors...
  • Unitarian Universalists seek always to discover deeper truth and meaning in our lives and in our experience of the world. — Gail Forsyth-...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    Adapted from "Charles Darwin" in Stories in Faith: Exploring Our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources Through Wisdom Tales, (...
  • After downloading, add opening words alternatives commonly used in your congregation or other readings you like. Print them and cut so each...
  • Adapted from an article on Wikipedia. Namaste is a Sanskrit word that is a common spoken greeting in India and other South Asian countries...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Charles Darwin's most famous work is The Origin of Species ; he is also the author of many other books — find a list on the literature.org...

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