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Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice and LED battery-operated candle
  • Bell or chime

Preparation for Activity

  • Have name tag materials out for all participants to create a name tag.

Description of Activity

Briefly introduce the idea of miracles and the miraculous. Tell the group that in this program, they will explore what Unitarian Universalism, and each participant, finds miraculous.

Say that you will begin with a chalice lighting.

Light the chalice and invite participants to think quietly for a few moments on the following quote by Walt Whitman:

Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.

After 30 seconds, ring the bell or chime. Invite participants to introduce themselves by stating their name and something about themselves that they find miraculous.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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