Workshop 1: David and Goliath

Workshop 1: David and Goliath
Workshop 1: David and Goliath

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  • I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eyes reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: David and Goliath 15 Activity 2: Retelling the Story 15 Activity 3: What...
  • As you prepare to facilitate this workshop, ask yourself the key questions: Who or what am I afraid of? What is courage? What helps me be...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags, durable or single use Bold markers Sign-in sheet and pen/pencil Small table Optional: Refreshments...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter, or LED battery-operated candle Stand or table space for the chalice Decorative covering...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " David and Goliath " Leader Resource 1, David and Goliath Background Information Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " David and Goliath " Five small stones Bandana or scarf to serve as slingshot Optional: Simple costumes...
  • Description of Activity Ask: "What gave David courage? Why was he able to be brave, meeting Goliath with no armor and only a slingshot with...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity List the small group activities and their locations on...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write these questions on newsprint and post: Why is this story...
  • Materials for Activity Simple costumes Preparation for Activity Set out simple costumes. Description of Activity Invite the small group to...
  • Materials for Activity Small flat stones, such as those found in a craft store, at least five for each participant Acrylic paints, brushes...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Creating the Closing Worship Taking It Home handout Chalice, candle and lighter, or LED battery-...
  • Take a few minutes to talk with your co-facilitator about how the workshop went, using these questions as a guide: What went well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Slingshot-making supplies for each participant: Y-shaped sticks, about six inches long. Collect them outdoors or ask...
  • I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eyes reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and...
  • 1 Samuel 17 (New Revised Standard Version) Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle... The Philistines stood on the mountain on...
  • Preparation for Activity Invite someone from your congregation who has taken a courageous stance on behalf of justice to come and tell...
  • David and the Goliath is one of the most well-known and beloved stories of the Hebrew scripture. It is an adventure story which seems to be...
  • The closing worship circle brings the group back together to enrich each other's understanding of the story and of their own life...
  • Twentieth Century Unitarian theologian James Luther Adams describes the five smooth stones of liberalism, a metaphor drawn from the David...

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