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Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Review the song suggestions. Find lyrics and melody notes for “Say ‘Yes’ to a Miracle” on Session 1, Handout 1 and listen to the song online. “For the Beauty of the Earth” is Hymn 21 in Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, and the lyrics are provided on Session 1, Handout 2.
  • Choose one of these or another song or unison reading you prefer. If you like, invite a musical volunteer to help lead a song. You may wish to help the group learn two or three closing songs/readings and alternate among these over the course of the program.
  • Prepare song sheets for participants to help them learn the song you have chosen. You may also write song lyrics (or a unison reading) on newsprint, and post.
  • Download the Taking It Home section and copy for all participants.
  • Write on newsprint, and post:

I am thankful for the miracle that people who have done hurtful actions can change.

Description of Activity

Gather participants in a circle. Distribute handouts or indicate lyrics on newsprint.

Lead participants in singing the song you have chosen.

Indicate the words you have posted. Lead a group benediction by inviting everyone to say together:

I am thankful for the miracle that people who have done hurtful actions can change.

Distribute the Taking It Home handout. Ask participants to look for miraculous changes in the people around them, or in themselves, between today and the next session.

Including All Participants

Teaching a new song phrase by phrase helps many participants learn it.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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