Activity time: 5 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Taking It Home
- Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape
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.