Session 6: The Miracle of Social Change Part of Miracles In This Section Introduction From Miracles Every great dream begins with a dreamer.... Session-at-a-Glance From Miracles Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Sharing Miracle Moments 5 Activity 2: Story – Loaves and Fishes 10 Activity 3: We Need a Miracle 15 Activity 4:... Spiritual Preparation From Miracles Set aside five minutes before the session. Sit comfortably and take three deep breaths to center yourself. Bring your thoughts to some of the major,... Opening From Miracles Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Optional: Opening words on newsprint Preparation for Activity If... Activity 1: Sharing Miracle Moments From Miracles Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Newsprint with definition(s) of a miracle generated by the group in previou... Activity 2: Story – Loaves and Fishes From Miracles Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, “Loaves and Fishes” Leader Resource 1, Loaves and Fishes Skit Newsprint, markers,... Activity 3: We Need a Miracle From Miracles Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Illustrated news magazines Optional: Computer(s) with Internet access... Activity 4: The Ripple Effect From Miracles Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Large, shallow bowl or basin Cooking oil Rubber duck or other small, floating object A few stones of... Closing From Miracles Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Taking It Home Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Choose a closing song; if... Leader Reflection and Planning From Miracles Reflect together on the session. You may wish to use these questions: How was our mix of discussion and action? How well did the timing of this session... Faith In Action: Transforming Communities with Food Distribution From Miracles Preparation for Activity Research local opportunities to assist in food sharing. Plan how you will work with a local agency or organization to conduct a... Alternate Activity 1: Story – A Lamp in Every Corner From Miracles Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, “A Lamp in Every Corner” Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to... Taking It Home From Miracles Every great dream begins with a dreamer.... Loaves and Fishes From Miracles From Christian scripture, John 6:1-19, New Revised Standard Version (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1990). A large crowd kept following... A Lamp in Every Corner From Miracles By Janeen K. Grohsmeyer, in her book A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004). Leader Resource 1: Loaves and Fishes Skit From Miracles “The Story of the Loaves and the Fishes,” adapted by Patti Walzer, M.Ed. Narrator: Wherever Jesus went, thousands of followers would come to hear him... Leader Resource 2: Loaves and Fishes – The Real Miracle From Miracles Excerpts from Gil Bailie’s discussion of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, in Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads (New York: Crossroad, 1995). Find Out More From Miracles Loaves and Fishes In a sermon delivered in March, 2008 to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, the Rev.... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Miracles NEXT: Introduction Download all of Miracles (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.