Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Opening

Part of Families

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Chalice and matches

Description of Activity

Gather participants in a circle and welcome them. If someone volunteered last session to write words for this session's chalice lighting, ask him/her to offer them as the chalice is lighted. If no one volunteered, invite participants to offer some spontaneous chalice lighting words or a blessing. You might ask, "What are some words we can say as we light the chalice today?"