Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: A Chorus of Faiths: A Program That Builds Interfaith Youth Leaders


Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Name tags and markers
  • Copies of Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook
  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle

Preparation for Activity

  • Set up a worship table with the chalice and any decorative items you choose.
  • Familiarize yourself with "This Little Light of Mine," Hymn 118 in Singing the Living Tradition.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to wear name tags. Gather the group in a circle.

Say, in your own words:

Today's workshop is about getting the word out about the upcoming interfaith service event. In the Christian scriptures, a passage in Matthew, Chapter 5, Verse 15 states "No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house." Maybe you have heard the saying "Do not hide your light under a bushel."

We have a song in our hymnbook which encourages us to let our light shine.

Lead participants to sing Hymn 118, "This Little Light of Mine." Light the chalice.