Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Welcoming and Entering

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint, markers, and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • List on newsprint, and post:

1. God Creates the World in Six Days (then Rests)

2. Jonah and the Big Fish (Whale)

3. Lazarus Raised from the Dead

4. Moses and the Ten Commandments

5. Daniel and the Lion's Den

6. The Prodigal Son

7. Queen Esther Saves Her People

8. John the Baptist

9. Noah and the Ark (the Great Flood)

10. Samson and Delilah

11. The Good Samaritan

12. Joseph and His Amazing Coat of Many Colors

13. Adam and Eve

14. Wise King Solomon

15. Cain and Abel

16. David and Goliath

17. The Birth of Jesus

18. Lot, His Wife, and the Pillar of Salt

19. The Book of Ruth

20. Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

Description of Activity

As participants enter, invite them to read the list of stories and identify which they think are from the Hebrew Bible, sometimes called the Old Testament. When it is time for the session to begin, share with youth that all the stories except for numbers 3, 6, 8, 11, and 17 come from Hebrew scripture. Point out that biblical stories from Hebrew scripture connect Unitarian Universalists to our Jewish religious heritage.