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Session 1: Naming Miracles

Session 1: Naming Miracles
Session 1: Naming Miracles

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  • To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. — Walt Whitman Everything that can be counted...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 10 Activity 1: It’s a Miracle 10 Activity 2: Our Own Definition 10 Activity 3: Story – Maui and Pele Make Hawai’i...
  • Try to leave yourself five minutes before the class in which you are not worried or preoccupied—five minutes to center yourself and sink...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and LED battery-operated candle Bell or chime Preparation for Activity Have name tag materials out for all...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, It’s a Miracle Basket Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Print Leader Resource...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Post a sheet of newsprint. Description of Activity Ask...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, “ Maui and Pele Make Hawai’i ” Preparation for Activity Read through the story a few times,...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, “ Grandmother Spider Brings the Light ” Preparation for Activity Read the story a few times, so...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, “ The Big Bang Theory ” Preparation for Activity Read the story a few times, so you will be...
  • Description of Activity Use these questions to elicit participants’ conclusions from today’s activities: Does everyone agree on what is a...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home Optional: Handout 1, Say “Yes” to a Miracle Optional: Handout 2, For the Beauty of the Earth Optional...
  • Briefly recap the central theme of this session—to consider miracles in the world around us. Say, “We have started with our own beginning...
  • Materials for Activity Poster board or large sheets of paper Art materials, including drawing paper and color markers or pencils List of...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint or a large roll of paper, and markers Leader Resource 2, You Are Here Leader Resource 3, The Atom...
  • Preparation for Activity Choose one of the topics below or make up your own. Make sure the animal you choose for a topic is one everyone...
  • Materials for Activity Slips of paper, pencils, and a basket Newsprint, markers, and tape A timer Description of Activity Give each person...
  • To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. — Walt Whitman Everything that can be counted...
  • A retelling of a Hawaiian legend. The god Maui was the smallest but smartest of his brothers, who often made fun of him because he couldn’t...
  • A retelling of a story from Cherokee tradition. When the earth was first made, it was very dark, and the animals were afraid. One day Bear...
  • In 1927 a Roman Catholic priest and scientist Georges Lemaitre proposed what later became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the...
  • Words and music copyright Susan Dana Lawrence. Used with permission. Verse 1: The frost is losing its hold on the ground. Buds are opening...
  • Hymn 21 in Singing the Living Tradition. Words adapted by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint; music by Conrad Kocher (abridged). Public domain. 1...
  • The Universe The Sun Stars Earth Seasons Love Snowflakes Human hands The brain Fingerprints A beating heart Childbirth Our senses Growing...
  • Photo credit: Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF. From the website of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a facility of the...
  • A vast array of photographic images of the universe are available to view on the Internet. To become familiar with the concept of an ever-...

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