Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Choose a closing song; if you like, invite a musical volunteer to help lead. Or, choose a closing reading.
  • If needed, write song lyrics or closing words on newsprint, and post.
  • Download the Taking It Home section. Adapt it and copy for all participants.

Description of Activity

Gather participants in a circle.

Lead participants to sing the song or say the closing words you have chosen.

Invite the group to compose a spontaneous benediction together by having each participant complete the phrase “I am thankful for the miracle of _____.”

Encourage everyone to keep looking for and working for miracles after the program ends. Distribute the Taking It Home handout. Wish everyone well as they leave.

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