Workshop 1: Come Into the Circle

Workshop 1: Come Into the Circle
Workshop 1: Come Into the Circle

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  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. — Chinese proverb Trees are an integral part of all life on...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Rise Up for Trees, Team Up for Trees 10 Activity 2: Guided Imagery — Among...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for several minutes, perhaps repeating a word or...
  • Materials for Activity Leaf name tag template, and construction paper, scissors, hole punch, and yarn Bold markers Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and LED/battery-operated candle Cloth for altar or centering space Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Rise Up for Trees / Team Up for Trees Preparation for Activity Choose one version (Rise Up for...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Guided Imagery - Among the Trees Preparation for Activity Read the guided imagery so you will be...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Post a blank sheet of newsprint where all participants can see...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Tree in the Ancient Forest " Optional: A copy of the The Tree in the Ancient Forest by Carol Reed-Jones...
  • Materials for Activity Chime or rain stick Preparation for Activity Designate a large, open space (preferably outdoors) with plenty of room...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Taking It Home Handout 2, Selected Bibliography Basket for name tags on the centering...
  • Meet with your co-leader after the workshop to reflect on the following: How was the mix of discussion and action? In the midst of the busy...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 1, Tree-Related Project Ideas Colored dot stickers or other stickers...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Multiple copies of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook supplement, Singing...
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. — Chinese proverb IN TODAY'S WORKSHOP ... we explored our...
  • By Carol Reed-Jones
    We gratefully acknowledge Dawn Publications for permission to use the text of the children's picture book The Tree in the Ancient Forest by...
  • Here are some suggestions for tree-related projects: Create a "Tree Guide" to the congregation's property. Identify the types of trees, and...
  • A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard. Readers will climb through the pages of this vivid photographic book to explore the parts of a...
  • Rise Up for Trees is adapted from the activity How Many Are Standing? (p. 35 in Everyone Wins! by Josette and Sambhava Luvmour, New Society...
  • Moving as quietly as you can, sit or lie down in a comfortable position and close your eyes. (pause) Take a deep breath. (pause) Notice how...
  • Two good UU environmental resources are the UU Ministry for Earth and the Green Sanctuary Program . The Rev. Daniel S. Brosier of the...

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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