Tapestry of Faith: Heeding the Call: A Program on Justicemaking for Junior High School Youth

Alternate Activity 1: Joy to the World Greetings

Activity time: 30 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Handout 1, Words of Joy, for all participants
  • Two sheets of white cardstock for each participant
  • Scissors (including left-handed scissors)
  • Markers and colored pencils
  • Magazines

Description of Activity

Youth create joyful greeting cards.

Invite youth to take a moment to think about what they shared during the chalice lighting as something that brings them joy. Encourage them to consider how youth and children around the world also find joy in similar experiences such as spending time with friends or family, or playing sports or musical instruments. Invite them to create two "Joy to the World" collage greeting cards using words and images that reflect the meaning or the effects of joy and laughter in the world. Explain that these cards will be given to the congregation's Social Justice Committee to be used as thank you cards or greeting cards.