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Chapter 4: Sample Sessions

Chapter 4: Sample Sessions
Chapter 4: Sample Sessions

The sample sessions included here follow the format outlined above. A variety of focus material is used. Most sessions can be completed in an hour or less. Sessions 7 and 9 suggest a movie; make sure you have time for the entire movie, or select scenes to show, or choose different focus material. As you plan your sessions, assign time to all the components.

Within the sessions, questions are divided into "Questions" and "Deeper Questions." Deeper questions invite a level of sharing recommended for a group of youth already comfortable with each other. Note that the sample sessions are presented in an order that encourages youth toward increasingly meaningful sharing. For example, Session 1, Being Together, Part I, assumes participants are newly met; whereas Session 8, The Importance of Being Right, is written for a group where participants feel safe discussing more personal memories.

The sessions may used as written or in parts. The next chapters offer more sample sessions.

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  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape A calendar Timepiece (seconds) Bell or chime DESCRIPTION...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape PREPARATION Print out the four skits (below). Make enough...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Computer with Internet access Optional: Music...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Optional: Computer with Internet access PREPARATION Choose and plan a way for participants...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle DESCRIPTION Opening Use your established opening ritual or light the chalice and share the...
  • Materials Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: A copy of an episode of the Animal Planet...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle A copy of the movie The King of Kong , PG-13, 83 minutes, and a player Optional: A copy of...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Paper and pens/pencils DESCRIPTION Opening Use your established opening ritual. Check-In...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle A copy of the movie Monsters, Inc. , and a player For Optional Activity: Note cards and...
  • MATERIALS Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: Nametags and markers Optional: A copy of the...

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