Workshop 4: Conscience Refined Part of Gather the Spirit In This Section Introduction From Gather the Spirit There is a silent holocaust occurring around the world caused by lack of water and sanitation.... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Gather the Spirit Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Guided Meditation 10 Activity 2: 100 Drops of Water 10 Activity 3: Story — Why Toilets Are Important 10 Activity... Spiritual Preparation From Gather the Spirit Have you ever considered the role of sanitation in securing your health, comfort and ability to enjoy daily life?... Opening From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Clear bowl to serve as a chalice Cup of water A small, hardy plant (such as a spider plant or shamrock... Activity 1: Guided Meditation From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Read the two-part meditation and prepare to present it to the group. Arrange the meeting space so... Activity 2: 100 Drops of Water From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Water Drops Sheet Color pencils or markers Preparation for Activity Copy Handout 1 for all... Activity 3: Story - Why Toilets Are Important From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Why Toilets Are Important" Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the... Activity 4: Turdlywinks From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Turdlywinks Game Board Plastic, colored disks for a traditional game of tiddlywinks... Activity 5: River Scene - Signs to Bathrooms From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity River Scene mural (Workshop 1, Activity 2) Drawing supplies such as oil pastels; color markers; paints,... Closing From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Clear bowl to serve as a chalice A small, hardy plant (such as a spider plant or... Leader Reflection and Planning From Gather the Spirit Meet with your co-leaders after the workshop to reflect on it. How was your mix of discussion and action? In the midst of the busy-ness, did you... Faith In Action: World Toilet Day - Toilet Tax From Gather the Spirit Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, World Toilet Day Poster board (enough to post signs outside each bathroom in the congregational building), col... Alternate Activity 1: 100 Drops of Real Water From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Graph paper, 100-square grids for each participant Waxed paper New (sterile) eyedroppers for all... Alternate Activity 2: Painting with Rain Drops From Gather the Spirit Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Watercolor paper or another absorbent drawing/painting paper, such as construction paper Watercolor pai... Taking It Home From Gather the Spirit IN TODAY'S WORKSHOP... We talked about how sanitation protects the water people drink, and learned that in many places, a simple lack of toilets reduces... Why Toilets Are Important From Gather the Spirit When you go camping, what do you miss most? Electricity? Or toilets? Only a hundred years or so ago, people didn't have either one.... Handout 1: Water Drops Sheet From Gather the Spirit Leader Resource 1: Turdlywinks Game Board From Gather the Spirit There's a toilet at the top of the page, surrounded by expanding circles associated with scores. How to play: From outside the board try to flick your... Leader Resource 2: World Toilet Day From Gather the Spirit Toilet Tax Please pay what you can before entering the bathroom.... Find Out More From Gather the Spirit WaterAid On the Water Aid U.S. website, learn about the impact of dozens of projects to improve access to clean water in dozens of localities around the... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Gather the Spirit NEXT: Introduction Download all of Gather the Spirit (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.